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Martin has worked tor many years as a lesbian chatting with guys and was a founder of Old Lesbians Organizing for Change OLOCwhich claims a nationwide membership ol over 1women It has been difficult to convince African-American lesbians to the lesbian liberation movement. Racial discrimination is a deterrent.
Lesbians who come out in the African-American community risk losing their children and the support of their families, and face rejection by their religious institutions. OLOC itself has not been actively receptive to lesbians of color, so Martin devotes much of her organizing energy to bringing about the racial integration of OLOC.
The group, which is for lesbians aged 60 and over, provides an opportunity for old lesbians to be together and to speak for themselves, as necessary components of community. Please note the Feb.
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