Monday, December 21, 2009

If you haven't seen it yet, check out the new site!

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Monday, July 20, 2009

Join Us Sunday, August 2, 2009 3-5pm

Join us for a talk by two amazing lawyers about legal issues concerning lesbians today.

Tara Borelli (Lambda Legal)
Wendy Hartman (Specialist in Life Planning Issues)

They will discuss these subjects:
What do lesbians need in order to be protected??
Living trusts--Wills--Power of Attorney

Tuesday, June 30, 2009

The Mazer is coming to you!

The Mazer is on the road and traveling to your town and group or group of friends! If you are interested in hearing about lesbians and the rich lesbian and feminist history of The Mazer Archives make an appointment today and see a 20 minute presentation including a 3 minute slide show of historical photos starting in 1900!
Contact us by email: or by phone (310) 659-2478 or see us on Facebook ! CONTACT US TODAY!

Thursday, May 14, 2009

Lesbians and Marriage Discussion on June 7, 2009 3-5pm

Sunday, June 7, 2009 from 3 to 5pm
The Mazer will have a grass roots panel of lesbians talking about their experience of getting married before the passing of Prop 8 and how they feel about it now. Please join us in this discussion and bring a wedding photo to share or perhaps donate a copy to the archives. We will also have a photographer available to take photos of married couples and couples planning to marry.

Monday, May 11, 2009

Visit the Mazer table at the West Hollywood Dyke March!

Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Feminist Activist Zoe Nicholson Sunday, May 3rd from 3-5pm

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Activist, author and speaker, Zoe Nicholson presents her story about the 1982 fast for the Equal Rights Amendment. Leading the audience through this living history with slides and actual documents she shares her intimate diary about traveling to Springfield, Illinois, joining with 6 women and living on only water for 37 days.
Zoe sat in the eye of the political storm and searched for spiritual insight. She shares her confusion, idealism, spiritual longing and hunger for justice. She shares it all from Phyllis Schlafly to Governor James Thompson, Mahatma Gandhi to Dick Gregory. Her personal and private story is filled with politics and prayer. Historical and inspiring, she speaks from the heart with intimacy and humor.

Tuesday, April 21, 2009

UCLATuesday, May 5th The Center for the Study of Women & Mazer Symposium

Everyone is welcome to come to this panel about the processing of specific Mazer collections through a joint grant we shared with UCLA.
Tuesday, May 5th from 1:30-3:30pm
Library Conference Room
Young Research Library

Wednesday, April 1, 2009

Come to this Mazer sponsored event at The Center's Village! Saturday, April 25th, 2pm

Lesbians50+ Kick-off Party
Come join us for a fun, social afternoon for lesbians over 50!
Are you looking for places to connect with like-minded women? We had Connexxus, we had the Woman’s Building…what’s next? This kick-off party is the beginning of a great, new women’s series. All you need to bring with you is your ideas for activities, classes and events. Appetizers and drinks will be served. You won’t want to miss it!
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Saturday, March 21, 2009

Check out: IN THE LIFE Women Through the Lens

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This month's IN THE LIFE commemorates Women's History Month by focusing its lens on popular representations of LGBT women in television and cinema, highlighting the stories and the collaborations behind them.

In January 2005, IN THE LIFE went behind-the-scenes of the, then, new and groundbreaking hit drama, The L Word. As the provocative and controversial series enters its 6th and final season, we take a nostalgic look with the cast and creators who made it the cutting-edge portrayal of lesbian life and culture on television.

A CONVERSATION WITH… Julianne Moore and Christine Vachon
Long-time collaborators, screen actress Julianne Moore and Killer Films co-founder and producer Christine Vachon talk about lesbian representation in film, the state of queer cinema and homophobia in Hollywood.

In 1986, critics hailed the film Desert Hearts as a one of "undeniable power,” unique in its portrayal of the intimate relationship of two women in love. It remains one of the top-grossing lesbian features of all time. The film's star, Patrice Charboneau, and director Donna Deitch remember the excitement of its production.

“Women Through The Lens” begins airing March 1st, and will be available for free video streaming and downloadable podcasts from the IN THE LIFE website starting March 2nd. To find out when it will air in their local areas, to stream or download it, viewers should go to

Wednesday, February 18, 2009

JOIN US Sunday, March 1, 2009 3-5pm

The First Women's Olympic Marathon was in Los Angeles in 1984. Before that time they said women could not run a marathon!
What is the most important moment in Lesbian and Women's History for you?
Sunday, March 1, 2009 3-5pm
Celebrate Women's History Month at The Mazer Lesbian Archives :
Women's Roundtable
Come and share your most important moment in Lesbian & Women's History
Bring some personal papers, journals, a photo to share or donate OR just bring yourself and get into the discussion with us!

Mark your calendar for April 5th !
When we have Ann Giagni
Giving a talk about Alternative Investments : Gold and Silver!

Disclaimer: Ann has no certification in investing. She is self educated.
She is a member of the board of The Mazer Archives. Ann is presenting as a private citizen and in no way represents the board.

Sunday, February 15, 2009

Meet Jinx Beers Sunday, February 1st at 3PM!

Meet Jinx Beers!
Sunday February 1, 2009
at The June Mazer Lesbian Archives
Get your copy of Jinx Beers' new autobiography! Jinx is generously donating all proceeds from her memoirs to The Mazer!
Her book will be available on February 1st. Limited signed, numbered edition of the book will be available for a donation of $35 at this event. All others will be available for $20. Jinx will be speaking as well as autographing books for a donation of $20. If you cannot attend the event you may order a book by sending a request via our email or by web site by using paypal.
Jinx Book Jinx is the founder of The Lesbian News.
Talk & book signing will be downstairs in an all accessible room.
Refreshments will be served.

For more info on everything Mazer please email us at :

June L. Mazer Lesbian Archives
626 N. Robertson Blvd.
West Hollywood, California 90069 (310) 659-2478

Monday, February 2, 2009

Sally Miller Gearhart Left Out of "MILK" Lesbian History Will Not Be Left Behind.

Sally at a San Francisco Pride Parade holding out her shirt which says, "Lesbian Agenda."

I was recently watching “MILK” in the theater and felt a familiar anger when yet another courageous woman, a Lesbian, was blatantly ignored. Who made this film anyway, a clueless straight guy? No, actually. Here in lies the problem. “MILK” is not a documentary, but a lesbian filmmaker doing research to make this movie could not help but be inspired by the lesbians involved in the real story. She would not allow Sally Miller Gearhart's contribution to lesbian and gay rights be passed over or left on the cutting room floor. The exclusion of Gearheart’s contribution is far too important and too empowering to even consider changing this history.
The next time a young lesbian looks at me a bit puzzled when I talk about The Mazer Lesbian Archives and says, “Why do we need a lesbian archive in 2009 anyway?”
I will calmly say, “Whenever you see a film like “MILK” you will never leave the theater thinking, “I wish someone like me had been as brave as Harvey Milk. You will know that indeed, someone like you, Sally Miller Gearhart, actually was as brave as Harvey Milk."

Today we honor Sally Miller Gearhart. Her activism over these many years has been absolutely courageous. Look at the clip of this brave teacher who stood up and faced John Briggs head on. She worked side by side with Harvey Milk in 1978 to defeat the Briggs Initiative which would have prevented lesbians and gays or those who supported lesbian and gay rights from working in public schools in California. It is easy to see that Gearhart had far more to lose than Harvey Milk. You have to decide. In that crucial time Gearhart was not a politician, but a human being who stood to lose her entire career,not just an election.
Angela Brinskele
February 2, 2009
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Monday, January 5, 2009

How do you know if you are a lesbian?

One way to know is if you are always paying more attention to your girlfriend than your male date!

Thursday, January 1, 2009

Jane Rule on YouTube. Something Worth Seeing

Jane Rule is the author of many books but most known in the lesbian community for Desert of the Heart (1964) which was later made into the film by Donna Deitch, "Desert Hearts" 1986. She was a great fighter for Lesbian & Gay rights. Jane Rule's speech here on youtube is nothing short of inspiring.
Jane Rule 1931-2007

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