Lost Lesbian Spaces Public Panel

Listen to the panel.

Couldn’t make it to our June 16 public panel discussion “Lost Lesbian Spaces?” You can now find the full audio recording and accompanying images on our online archives.

The Rainbow History Project partnered with LC-GLOBE to present the lunchtime panel “Lost Lesbian Spaces” at the Library Congress. The panel addressed the swift disappearance of local lesbian spaces, such as bookstores and bars, since the 1980s. Dr. Bonnie Morris traced the history of the changing cultural landscape through images, while Denise Bump shared her perspective as former owner of the now-closed local women’s bookstore Lammas. In a Q&A session, members of the audience contributed their own thoughts, as well as memories of the “lost lesbian spaces.”

This item is part of our collection Rainbow History Project Panel Discussions:

The Rainbow History Project hosts public panels and group discussions on a wide variety of topics. Each of these sessions is recorded and the tapes are available to researchers and members of the community. Some panels stream online through the catalog, others are only described and need to be requested. 

We invite you to explore this collection of public panels and stay posted for future events!