Martha Shelley

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  • ''...I discovered that I could take a risk and survive. I could march in Philadelphia. I could go out in the street and be gay even in a dress or a skirt without getting shot. Each victory gave me courage for the next one.''
    Martha Shelley, U.S. author and social activist. As quoted in Making History, part 3, by Eric Marcus (1992). On the lessons learned and courage gained as a radical gay rights activist in the Gay Liberation Front of the 1960s.
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  • ''I have met many feminists who were not Lesbians—but I have never met a Lesbian who was not a feminist.''
    Martha Shelley (b. c. 1942), U.S. lesbian author and political activist. Notes of a Radical Lesbian (essay) (1969).

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