Lesbian Life

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1973-74 Witch Hunt

Lesbian groups and women’s centers join forces   On the occasion of the 1974 murder trial of Marion Ihns and Judy Andersen in Itzehoe, lesbian groups and women’s centers throughout Germany began to work together. In November 1972 the couple had been arrested and charged with paying a man to kill Marion Ihns’s abusive husband.[...]

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1950-72 Lesbian Life before Liberation

Everything happened in private/ They’re more sophisticated nowadays, but the romance is gone/The 1950s/ a gift to all the women in the world! Lyrics of We are the homosexual women   In the chapter Little Band of Perverts I describe the beginnings and structure of a visible lesbian subculture in Berlin in the early 1970s.[...]

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