Old Lesbian Oral Herstory Project Symposium: Celebrating Our Lesbian Legacies

October 10, 2013 - October 13, 2013, 12:00 am
(all times are local to the event)
Houston Marriott South

The Old Lesbian Oral Herstory project is hosting a symposium called Celebrating Our Lesbian Legacies, October 10-13, 2013 in Houston, TX.

The lineup includes Annise Parker, the first openly gay mayor of a major city (Houston) in the United States.  As an open lesbian, Annise was elected to public office six times before she was elected, and re-elected, mayor.  She’s a fierce advocate for the LGBTQ community.

Lillian Faderman, lesbian historian and award-winning author, will deliver the keynote, speaking Friday morning.  Lillian recently retired from California State University at Fresno.  She is the author of nine books about lesbian relationships throughout history, including the ground-breaking Surpassing the Love of Men and Odd Girls and Twilight Lovers.

Jamie Anderson, singer-songwriter and long-time favorite lesbian performer will entertain us Saturday evening.  In her own words, Jamie’s style of music is “folk without the Birkenstocks, country without the big hair, pop without the meat dress, and jazz without all the weird chords.”

Other panels are planned too, of course, as well as a series of opportunities for you to share your thoughts and memories on various subjects.  Also in the mix will be a concert by Texas favorites The Therapy Sisters, a dance that will draw lots of local women, and more.

For more information on the symposum, visit www.olohp.org, and click on the celebration tab in the menu bar. You’re also welcome to drop us an email at info@olohp.org or write us an old-fashioned note!

Arden, and the rest of the OLOHP gang

PO Box 980422, Houston, TX 77098