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In Memory of Mildred Loving

Posted on May 7, 2008 at 12:38pm 4 Comments

Mildred Loving, of the landmark case Loving vs. Virginia passed away earlier this week, just a month shy of her 50th wedding anniversary. Her husband passed away in the mid-1970s, but she never remarried. I think it is appropriate to post here the speech she made a little less than a year ago, on the 40th anniversary of the Loving decision:

Loving for All

By Mildred Loving*

Prepared for Delivery on June 12, 2007,

The 40th Anniversary of the Loving vs. Virginia… Continue

Femme Musings...

Posted on May 7, 2008 at 10:00am 5 Comments

Lately I've been thinking a lot about my queer identity. It has always been very important to me to be recognized as queer. Now that I am in a long-term committed relationship, I don't feel as 'invisible' as I used to be. When I was single, it used to really burn me that I was always pegged as a straight girl. Even in a gay bar, I would be written off as a 'fag hag', or one of those straight people who like to hang out at gay bars (which I always found weird). I couldn't get someone to flirt… Continue

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