History in the Making
In response to Tara Murtha’s article about the Dyketactics, a group of lesbian activists whose 1975 City Hall protest set the stage for gay-rights progress in Philly:
Thank you, Tara. As a member of the Hera Collective and Dyketactics by close association, I am proud to be remembered for my ‘70s activism.
Although we now live in different parts of the country, we still keep in touch directly or indirectly. We are now in our 50s and 60s. For the most part, we have become lawyers, educators and authors. We are still contributing actively toward the betterment of women and lesbians in our professions. And I, for one, am looking forward to the emergence of the third wave of feminism.
I appreciate the article, especially for our young people. It’s a reminder that we’ve been fighting for equal rights for a very long time. It’s a long and bumpy road to freedom; millions of us have traveled it, in every nation, in every time, wherever the cruelties of bigotry and inequality exist. The fight for human rights in all its forms is all the same fight, all the same long road.