Season 4: Episode 11: Martha Shelley

Season 4: Episode 11: Martha Shelley

Season 4: Episode 11: Martha Shelley

Making Gay History | LGBTQ Oral Histories from the Archive - February 21, 2019 - 23:49

Brooklyn-born Martha Shelley was a rebel. She didn’t like being told what to do, wear, or say. She hated the lesbian bars, and even after joining the Daughters of Bilitis she strained against the self-imposed limits of the homophile movement. All along, the 1960s revolution called to her.Visit our episode webpage for background information, archival photos, and other resources.

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