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Who Took the
Politics Out of Pride? flyer (1994)
“Lesbian feminists especially cannot waste this
opportunity to educate ourselves and others….”
In this flyer, the Boston Women’s Action Coalition (WAC) react
negatively to the Boston Pride Committee’s transformation
of Pride into a festive celebration, rather than a political demonstration.
Also noticing the lack of women on the Boston Pride Committee, the
Boston WAC flyer ask why the Committee was dominated by men. Although
gay men and lesbians face many of the same forms of discrimination,
differences in culture and concerns and the history of male oppression
of women have caused tension between gays and lesbians in many organizations.
The Boston WAC formed in 1992 to take direct action on issues relating
to the rights of women. It disbanded in 1996. From
the Women's Action Coalition (Boston, Mass.) records.