Monday, November 25, 2013

No Secret Anymore clip

Here our some snippets from No Secret Anymore, the documentary on Del Martin and Phyllis Lyon. They are being interviewed when they are older, but there are great pictures of them from when they were younger. They are an adorable couple and an example of the work that so many women did for their rights in the 1960s-70s. It is interesting to look at how their less radical views of LGBT assimilation into heterosexual mainstream culture are being taken up again and reinforced through current debates surrounding same-sex marriage. How does their relationship set up standards that are similar to heterosexual relationships, in terms of monogamy, whiteness, and class background? How can we appreciate their contributions to the cause of gay rights while grappling with their assertion that the LGBT community should assimilate to heterosexual structures?

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