Photograph taken by Liza Cowan
-born in 1940. While on concert tour in the 1980s I met some OLOC founders & they helped me look forward to turning 60, so I joined OLOC in 2000, the Steering Committee in 2006, & became Co-director five years later. Woodstock, NY is my home, near my daughter and three grandchildren. I’ve produced six records, three CDs, a songbook, & My Red Blood: A Memoir of Growing Up Communist, Coming Onto the Greenwich Village Folk Scene, & Coming Out in the Feminist Movement, a 2009 Lambda Literary Award finalist.
Cleveland Heights, OH
–born in 1937. I’ve been an activist all my life and feel lucky to be continuing my activism as part of OLOC in these late years of life. I am especially happy to be involved with one of the few remaining woman/lesbian only spaces left on the planet.
–born in 1942. After hearing about OLOC since its beginning and meeting Ruth Silver and Shevy Healey in the early 1990’s, I attended the 1996 OLOC national gathering with my over 60 partner. I began as an OLOC intern at age 58 in year 2000 and have LOVED serving on the Steering Committee ever since. I am a founding resident of the Susan B. Anthony Memorial UnRest Home Womyn’s Land Trust near Athens Ohio and sing in Calliope Feminist Choir.
Palm Springs, CA
–born in 1944. I joined the OLOC Steering Committee in the spring of 2008 after beginning the process in October 2006 and am thrilled to be a part of this wonderful organization. I’m a life-long feminist and activist and have a strong belief in OLOC’s mission. I have been a part of founding numerous organizations including Desert Women for Equality and the Coachella Valley Chapter/Group of OLOC.
-born in 1942. I happily discovered the Lesbian activists in the Bay Area OLOC Chapter/Group at a retreat in 2006 and felt as though I had come home. I strongly believe in OLOC’s mission and am delighted to be able to work with the Steering Committee (just joined in March 2013) and contribute to our community. I have been involved in many activist activities through the years.
-born in 1942 in Brooklyn, New York. Bonnie moved to Woodstock, New York in 1976, where she became active in the battered women’s movement. She was the founder and director of the NYS Coalition against Domestic Violence, a statewide hotline in English and Spanish, and then worked as a guidance counselor from 1990-2010. It was at this time she became active in the lesbian movement, trying to pass a human rights law in Ulster County, becoming a founding member of the Hudson Valley LGBTQ Center, and a member of the Pride Committee. Bonnie joined OLOC in 2007 and is delighted to be involved in this lesbian feminist activist organization.
-born in 1948. I was born in Puerto Rico and raised in the US. I am an Army Brat. I have been active in the Lesbian community in the San Francisco/Oakland Bay Area since 1969. I was one of the first Dykes on Bikes here in 1976. I have worked for the rights of People of Color since the Briggs Initiative in California and helped coordinate security at the International Women’s Conference in Houston in 1977. I am now married to my partner of 15 years, Doris Muñiz, who is also Puerto Rican. I want to work towards parity for Lesbians of Color, especially more visibility for Latina/Caribbean Lesbians. I would love to see more Old Latina/Caribeña Lesbians involved with OLOC and my goal is to start a group.