Location: Los Angeles
I was deeply afraid that my parents could tell I was a lesbian so I got married to a man to hide my sexual orientation. When I came out eight years later, I lost custody of my children.
The LGBT Postcards: Snippets from our Past project documents moments from our LGBT histories/herstories. I use postcards because they guarantee anonymity. If one doesn’t need the anonymity, emailed snippets are fine. Send your postcards to me at:
Dr. Ronni Sanlo
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On this day in LGBT history (from QUIST and/or Lavender Effect: 1958 – first performance of Alvin Ailey American Dance theater, New York; 1985 – In a letter to ultra-conservative American Coalition for Family Values, former Los Angeles Police Chief and state assembly member Ed Davis responds against anti-gay politicians and pressure from the group that he take a public pledge refusing donation or endorsements from gay political groups. “I close this letter,” he says, “by asking you to take a few minutes to read two short documents with which you may not be familiar – the Declaration of Independence and the Bill of Rights.” In the 1970s, Davis had been seen as one of the gay movement’s primary political enemies and used his position as police chief to malign and harass gay men and lesbians.
What ‘s your history moment?
My meditation today from A Woman’s Spirit: Eileen Fehlen said, z’by embracing the unfair, I no longer feel fear or rejection or lack of self-esteem.” I am certain that God gives me only what is right for me today.
Today I’m grateful to have had the opportunity to visit with a sick friend, and for a wonderful birthday dinner with Kelly.
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