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Radicalesbians

Summary

- Established in 1973 in Melbourne when activists came together from Womens Liberation and Gay Liberation.

- Radicalesbians was formed by a group of women who had studied women's liberation in London and who wanted to create a more radical group in Australia, as Gay Liberation was not living up to its hopes and claims.

- 'The radicalesbian struggle was for a genderless society, one that did not differentiate on the basis of sex and which allowed people to relate to each other as people, rather than through their social and gender roles.'

Graham Willett

Resources

Conference Papers

  • Various Authors, 'Radicalesbian Sorrento Conference Paper', Radicalesbian [This scan courtesy of the Australian Lesbian and Gay Archives, Melbourne], 1973, p. 10. PDF Details

Journals

  • Melbourne Gay Liberation (ed.), Melbourne Gay Liberation Newsletter No. 6, no. 6, Melbourne Gay Liberation [This scan courtesy of the Australian Lesbian and Gay Archives], Melbourne, November/December, 21 pp. PDF Details
  • Melbourne Gay Liberation (ed.), Melbourne Gay Liberation Newsletter No. 4, no. 4, Melbourne Gay Liberation [This scan courtesy of the Australian Lesbian and Gay Archives], Melbourne, September, 11 pp. PDF Details
  • Melbourne Gay Liberation (ed.), Melbourne Gay Liberation Newsletter No. 2, no. 2, Melbourne Gay Liberation [This scan courtesy of the Australian Lesbian and Gay Archives], Melbourne, July, 5 pp. PDF Details
  • Melbourne Gay Liberation (ed.), Melbourne Gay Liberation Newsletter No. 1, no. 1, Melbourne Gay Liberation [This scan courtesy of the Australian Lesbian and Gay Archives], Melbourne, June, 4 pp. PDF Details
  • Melbourne Gay Liberation (ed.), Melbourne Gay Liberation Newsletter No.12, no. 12, Melbourne Gay Liberation [This scan courtesy of the Australian Lesbian and Gay Archives], Melbourne, 1974, 8 pp. PDF Details
  • Melbourne Gay Liberation (ed.), Melbourne Gay Liberation Newsletter No.9, no. 9, Melbourne Gay Liberation [This scan courtesy of the Australian Lesbian and Gay Archives], Melbourne, 1974, 6 pp. PDF Details
  • Melbourne Gay Liberation (ed.), Melbourne Gay Liberation Newsletter No. 8, no. 8, Melbourne Gay Liberation [This scan courtesy of the Australian Lesbian and Gay Archives], Melbourne, 1974, 6 pp. PDF Details

Journal Articles

  • Karen, 'Radicalesbian Weekend in Sorrento', Vashti's Voice?, 1973, p. 1. PDF Details

Letters

  • Radicalesbians, Here's Some Further Information about the National Radical Lesbian Conference., [This scan courtesy of the Australian Lesbian and Gay Archives, Melbourne], Melbourne, 1973, 1 pp. PDF Details

Papers

  • Barbara Creed, The Radicalesbian in Gay Liberation, Radicalesbian [This scan courtesy of the Australian Lesbian and Gay Archives, Melbourne], ?. PDF Details
  • Barbara Creed, Gay & Straight in the Movement, Radicalesbian [This scan courtesy of the Australian Lesbian and Gay Archives, Melbourne], ?. PDF Details
  • Bebbington, Laurie & Clarke, Jocelyn, Lesbian Oppression and Liberation, Radicalesbian [This scan courtesy of the Australian Lesbian and Gay Archives, Melbourne], ?. PDF Details
  • Radical Lesbians, The Woman - Identified Woman, Adelaide Womens Liberation Movement [This scan courtesy of the Australian Lesbian and Gay Archives, Melbourne], 1970. PDF Details

Graham Willett and Beth Hallett