Lesbian Activism

These buttons represent some of the issues that women demonstrated and fought for in the 1970s. Collection owned by Sarah Wales.

Lesbian activism led to the development of a gay presence in the Democratic party.  Here members of the Harvey Milk Gay Democratic Club, including Gwenn Craig (center, white top), march in a gay pride parade in San Francisco.

By the end of the 70s women activists opened the Women’s Building in San Francisco, which served a wide variety of women’s needs.