Co-editor Nancy Manahan will read from the book, and a book signing and reception will follow. Thursday, May 9, from to p. Reading : p.
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Jeanne Cordova was a pioneering lesbian feminist activist and ex-nun who shook the world by revealing lesbian life in the convent. She died on Jan. It is also one of the best-selling lesbian books of all time. Cordova left the convent far behind and transferred her devotion to the lesbian community, but her early religious experiences helped shape her into the effective activist that she became.
She was the founder of Lesbian Feminist Liberationone of the first lesbian activist groups in the women's movementand an early member and co-director of the National Gay and Lesbian Task Force. She co-founded National Coming Out Day. Before becoming a lesbian and gay rights activist she was a Roman Catholic religious sister.
Barbara Grier, writer, publisher and the co-founder of Naiad Press, once the world's largest publishing house for gay and lesbian literature, died of cancer yesterday in Tallahassee, Fla. She was Grier's partner Donna McBride, who confirmed the death to Associated Press, said: It was her belief that through literature she could make lesbians feel good about themselves and find a happy life.
Sign up for LibraryThing to find out whether you'll like this book. I love books about women's identity in a world where they are forced to conform to a certain mold. I really like nun stories in general, but I think this was one of the best.
Once again being ''banned in Boston'' is having an effect in the literary world, and, partly as a result, an extraordinary new book about homosexuality among nuns is gaining national attention. The book, published by a small, serious feminist and lesbian press in Tallahassee, Fla. Edited by two college teachers who are lesbians and former nuns, the book was just reaching store shelves almost a month ago, when the Rev.
Patricia Craig. SexReligion and theologyBiography and memoirs. Rosemary Curb and Nancy Manahan a well-named pair have assembled the testimonies of a lot of naughty American nuns and ex-nuns who chafed under the restrictions of convent life. One restriction in particular galled them all: the embargo on sexual activity.