Disappearing L Book Cover

For the latest post on "Back in the Stacks," Cataloging Specialist Jan Hardy reviews "The Disappearing L: Erasure of Lesbian Spaces and Culture" by Bonnie J. Morris.

Maybe it’s not surprising that any civil rights movement changes its terminology over time. In a few decades, we’ve gone from “homosexual” to “gay” to “lesbian and gay” to the all-inclusive LGBTQIA. However, with greater visibility for other identities, women who love women face another round of oversight and invisibility. In "The Disappearing L," Bonnie J. Morris reclaims the history and accomplishments of lesbian feminist culture. 

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