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Victoria Brownworth @VABVOX
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There was no #LesbianVisibilityDay when I was 16.
I was expelled from my all-girls high school for being a #lesbian & put in a mental hospital for #conversiontherapy.

I became an #LGBT activist to prevent that from happening to other girls like I was.
On #LesbianVisibilityDay I memorialize every #lesbian who died hidden in the shadows because of #homophobia, who was forced into compulsory heterosexuality, who was made to live a lie. You deserved better and we honor you by making a safer world for lesbians now, today. Amen. 💜
One of America's greatest poets was a #lesbian--#AdrienneRich. When she died March 27, 2012, I wrote this tribute to her, illuminating her work and life.

Diving into the Wreck: A Remembrance of Adrienne Rich…
I think of the lesbian who became my mentor and who propelled me forward into #lesbian #feminist writing every day with gratitude and love. Audre Lorde opened a door for me I didn't know existed. She was taken from us too soon.
When Nancy Garden died, the @nytimes failed to print an obit for her. Mine was the only obit out there until the NYT was shamed into reporting her death.
This is why #LesbianVisibilityDay matters--because we are so easily and readily erased.…
When my last novel, #OrdinaryMayhem, came out, Paige Cohen did this interview with me. In it I talked about the importance of lesbian writing & visibility, among other issues. The novel later won the IPPY & the Lambda Literary Award.
On #LesbianVisibilityDay our allies should know how much danger lesbians are in and how much risk we face just being ourselves. #CorrectiveRape is employed against us in the US and around the world as I wrote here:

The Other Ex-Gay 'Therapy'…
#LesbianVisibilityDay comes with cats.
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