Legendary Lesbian Feminist writer, Jill Johnston Dies


Published:

Just days after being named a finalist in Curve's First Annual Lesbian Awards, in the October 2010 Special 20th Anniversary Collector's Edition, legendary lesbian feminist author Jill Johnston has died. Johnston, whose weekly column for the Village Voice incisively documented the lesbian, feminist revolution of the 1960s and '70s, was 81. She is survived by her wife, Ingrid Nyeboe, who told the New York Times that Johnston died Saturday at Hartford Hospital, near their home in Connecticut, from complications from a stroke she suffered earlier this month. Though her muckraking days were behind her, Johnston will always be revered for her challenging (some say militant) 1973 tome, Lesbian Nation: The Feminist Solution as well as her long-running column.
 

Related Articles

Not So GLAAD In Hollywood

GLAAD finds films that have been released by seven of the largest studios lack LGBT images with offensive content.

Texas Politicians Favor Gay-to-Straight Conversion Therapy

Ignorance is NOT bliss for LGBT Rights.

New Mexico Mom Accused of Sexually Assaulting Daughter

Mother taken into custody for allegedly sexually abusing her 17- year-old daughter for being gay.

We Heart It!

A new social network champions live and let love.

Add your comment: