Thursday, July 31, 2008

Check out OLOC

For more information about Old Lesbians Organizing for Change
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Saturday, July 26, 2008

"Kissing in Casts" by Carolyn Weathers

WHAT? Is that a cast on her arm? Is that a cast on her leg??? It is just another gem in the True Life Lesbian Adventure series we have on The Mazer Lesbian Archives web site. Click here to read the latest story!

Thursday, July 10, 2008

Memorial for Jo Duffy Sunday July 20th @ 2pm

Memorial For Jo Duffy

Please join the Board of the June Mazer Lesbian Archives as we celebrate Jo Duffy's contributions to the Lesbian Community as our longest and oldest volunteer. Although Jo was camera shy we have found a video that shows her at her best!

Date: July,20 2008
Time: 2PM
Place 626 North Robertson (the down stairs all access space)

We will begin with the video, followed by stories from our collective memory, a special dedication to Jo and light refreshments. It's amazing how one self-effacing woman has done so much to preserve our history. Please join us!

JO DUFFY 1926-2008

“I’m home”

So said Jo Duffy when she first entered the doors of the June L. Mazer Lesbian Archives.
That was 1991

Initially, Jo worked with the periodicals, but soon became the “Queen” of the subject files at the Mazer Archives. She knew the subject and periodical files so well that researchers from all over the world were able to find information necessary for their research and often this data could be found nowhere else. Additionally, Jo was our primary contact with the City of West Hollywood.

Jo took the bus over the hill from the San Fernando Valley and was regularly at the Mazer Archives Tuesdays and Thursdays to meet the public and process materials. No one could have been more dedicated. She kept the Mazer alive.

A Story About Jo
In the past, downstairs from the Mazer, was an alternative school for LGBT teens. Those young people would periodically have a “field trip” upstairs to the Mazer Archives where Jo would be their teacher and mentor. Over time, the students and Jo formed a relationship. Each Tuesday or Thursday as Jo got on the bus for her ride home, the students, with their tattoos and typical teen dress, would rush over to her and say, “Hi Jo!” and give her hugs. They loved and respected her, as we all did. She altered lives.

Jo truly believed in the importance of saving our Lesbian history and committed herself to that end. She had a presence and force not to be replicated. Those who worked with her remember her passion, sense of humor and her LAUGH.

Jo! You are in our hearts and are missed by all of us here at the June L. Mazer Lesbian Archives. The Archives have survived because of YOU, your warmth, your knowledge and your love of who we are in this world.

Monday, July 7, 2008

Lesbian Photo Exhibit a Big Success!

UPDATE: Photographers from left to right: Jenny Wrenn, Karen Schmidt, Danna Kinsky and Laura Aguilar talk about their perspectives, lives and work as well as answer questions from the audience.
The all lesbian photographer's exhibit was a big success with about seventy in attendance!
The Mazer Lesbian Archives would like to thank all of you who made this the big success it was by coming out to see the gallery and participating in the panel discussion. We would also like to express our appreciation to the photographers who donated their time and amazing work to this exhibit. Thank you Laura Aguilar, Denise Crippen Andersen, Jenny Wrenn, Karen Schmidt, Danna Kinsky, Cathy Cade and Pat Gargaetas! Thanks to Carolyn Weathers and a big thanks again to the City Of West Hollywood!

SUNDAY, July 6th
Lesbian Photographer Exhibit
The Mazer Lesbian Archives

Thanks to the support of The City of West Hollywood, The Mazer Lesbian Archives will display an ALL LESBIAN PHOTOGRAPHER EXHIBIT which will open at The Mazer Lesbian Archives on Sunday, July 6, 2008. It is still a rarity to have such an exhibit anywhere. The exhibit includes several photographers who have been taking photos within the GLBT community in California for over thirty years including Cathy Cade, Pat Gargaetas, Denise Crippen Andersen as well as Jenny Wrenn, Karen Schmidt and Danna Kinsky. Also on display will be amazing new work by acclaimed photographer Laura Aguilar which will include her new short film (at the Opening on July 6th).

The photographers panel will be downstairs and exhibit will be upstairs in the Salon.
Parking meters are free on Sundays and there is 2 hour free parking in West Hollywood Park, on San Vicente between, Santa Monica and Melrose Blvd.

Here's our address!
626 N. Robertson Blvd.
West Hollywood, CA 90069
(310) 659-2478