Interview with Lois Johnson, president of the Boston Chapter of the Daughters of Bilitis, 1989 April 23

Title

Interview with Lois Johnson, president of the Boston Chapter of the Daughters of Bilitis, 1989 April 23

Date

1989-04-23

Description

In this recording of Boston's Other Voice, which aired on April 23, 1989, host Peter Stickel interviews Lois Johnson, president of the Boston chapter of the Daughters of Bilitis (DOB). Johnson talks about the history of DOB, which began in San Francisco in 1955, while the Boston chapter was founded in 1969. The group was formed in part as a response to the negative experiences many lesbians were having in the bar scene. Johnson describes many of the gatherings, meetups, and parties that the DOB organized for it's 250 to 300 members. Stickel speaks with Johnson about what matters are important to women, particularly lesbians, in society today. Johnson discusses politics, the AIDS crisis, coming out, family life, emotional issues, and more.

Creator

Boston's Other Voice

Subject

Johnson, Lois; Daughters of Bilitis. Boston Chapter; Radio programs; Boston (Mass.); Lesbians; Gay men; Bisexuals; Transgender people

Contributor

Stickel, Peter

Publisher

The History Project: Documenting LGBTQ Boston

Rights

Copyright restrictions may apply. Email info@historyproject.org for more information.

Type

Sound

Format

audio/mp3

Identifier

THP-046-BOV-064_19890423

Duration

31:15

Bit Rate/Frequency

128000

Citation

Boston's Other Voice, “Interview with Lois Johnson, president of the Boston Chapter of the Daughters of Bilitis, 1989 April 23,” Documented | Digital Collections of The History Project, accessed November 13, 2019, https://historyproject.omeka.net/items/show/167.

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