I Was a 20th Century Lesbian > 1: The Curse

Chapter opener for "I Was a 20th Century Lesbian" image of hands pointing and a garden of eden
Woodblock print
14.5" x 20.5" (37 x 52.4 cm)

Chapter opener. This is a melodramatic title, but coming out as gay in the 1970s was full of drama. It was a dangerous thing to do. We were subject to ridicule at best and violence at worst, were often fired from jobs, rejected as tenants, kicked out of our families or faith communities, and ‘un-friended’ in real life.