The Legacy Project

The Legacy Project The World's only Museum Walk, Traveling Exhibit, and Education Program created to combat Anti-Gay Bullying by celebrating LGBTQ Contributions to History.
A non-profit 501(c)3 charity devoted to sharing, celebrating, and promoting LGBT achievements and contributions to world history and culture as a means to counter the negative stereotypes that contribute to bullying LGBTQ youth in schools.
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07/12/2020
George Washington Carver Video Legacy

MORE THAN PEANUTS: GEORGE WASHINGTON CARVER
Today the Legacy Project celebrates the birth of gay scientist, botanist, agricultural chemist, and inventor George Washington Carver, who is credited with establishing the concept of crop rotation and who advocated that poor farmers learn how to make household products from the things they could grow themselves, thus leading to a life of greater self-sufficiency. He was born into slavery on July 12, 1864 in Diamond Grove, MO. Read more about Legacy Nominee # GeorgeWashingtonCarver at… https://vimeo.com/435394788

A short video highlighting LGBTQ icon George Washington Carver's life and work.

DR. TOM WADDELL: FOUNDER OF THE GAY GAMESToday the Legacy Project commemorates the death of Dr. Tom Waddell, who passed ...
07/11/2020

DR. TOM WADDELL: FOUNDER OF THE GAY GAMES
Today the Legacy Project commemorates the death of Dr. Tom Waddell, who passed away on July 11, 1987 from an AIDS-related illness at age 49 in San Francisco, CA. A former Olympic decathlete (1968), Waddell was the founder of The Gay Games in San Francisco in 1982. He was inducted onto Chicago’s Legacy Walk in 2013. His bronze memorial can be found at 3512 N. Halsted. Read more about #TomWaddell at https://legacyprojectchicago.org/person/dr-tom-waddell

R.I.P. NOBUKO YOSHIYAToday the Legacy Project commemorates the death of bestselling writer Nobuko Yoshiya (Flower Tales,...
07/11/2020
Nobuko Yoshiya | Legacy Project Chicago

R.I.P. NOBUKO YOSHIYA
Today the Legacy Project commemorates the death of bestselling writer Nobuko Yoshiya (Flower Tales, Two Virgins in the Attic, To the Ends of the Earth) – an “out” lesbian in Japan during the 1920s who also began her own magazine Black Rose. She died on July 11, 1973 from colon cancer at age 77 in Kamakura, Japan. Read more about Legacy Nominee # NobukoYoshiya at… https://legacyprojectchicago.org/person/nobuko-yoshiya

Pioneer of Japanese lesbian literature, Nobuko Yoshiya, was born in the Niigata prefecture of Japan as the only daughter of parents from samurai families. She began writing while still in her teens. One of her early works, Flower Tales (1916-1924), a series of 52 stories of romantic friendships betw...

HE OPENED THE DOOR TO THE CELLULOID CLOSETToday the Legacy Project celebrates the birth of Stonewall Award-winning activ...
07/11/2020
Vito Russo | Legacy Project Chicago

HE OPENED THE DOOR TO THE CELLULOID CLOSET
Today the Legacy Project celebrates the birth of Stonewall Award-winning activist, author, and film aficionado VITO RUSSO (The Celluloid Closet). Russo was one of the earliest gay activists to study and chronical the impact of the media and the entertainment industry’s depiction of LGBT people on society. He also organized queer cinema screenings for the Gay Activists Alliance and later was a founding member of both the Gay and Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation (GLAAD) and the AIDS Coalition to Unleash Power (Act-UP). He was born on July 11, 1946 in New York City. His bronze memorial, which joined the Legacy Walk in 2016, thanks to the generosity of several people coordinated by the Queer Film Society, can be found at 3411 N. Halsted. To learn more about Legacy Walk Inductee #VitoRusso go to… https://legacyprojectchicago.org/person/vito-russo

We have always preferred the name "Rainbow Village"... but it should be pointed out that the name of the neighborhood ha...
07/10/2020
Will Boystown become Rainbow Way? Local leaders consider a name change for Chicago’s signature gay neighborhood after a petition complains of sexism, racism and transphobia.

We have always preferred the name "Rainbow Village"... but it should be pointed out that the name of the neighborhood has never been "official" nor is it chiselled in stone. When we were younger it was called "New Town" or "Belmont Harbor" or, of course, just "Lakeview." The city considers the neighborhood to be "Northalsted" because that is the moniker on the pylons since the "Northalsted Streetscape " was recognized with the dedication of the pylons in 1998. The reflexive use of "Boystown" stems from the column of the same name written by gay journalist Rex Walkner in the late 80s/early 90s - and that was a tongue-in-cheek reference to the Spencer Tracy film "Boys Town" about Fr. Flanagan in Omaha, Nebraska from 1938. We were in the tightening grip of AIDS's decimation of all the "boys" on Halsted Street. As the community was trying to recover from the death knell of AIDS, the name stuck. "Boystown" became a whimsical - though unofficial - part of the marketing for the neighborhood's comeback from the funereal malaise that was life for gay men at the time. It was never intended to be exclusionary. It was never "intended" to be anything. It was just... cute. And funny. If people want the name to be "changed", that change will have to come about in the same way... an organic result of another cultural shift in response to circumstances. Given the thousands of hours spent by volunteers and the millions donated towards the creation of the Legacy Walk outdoor museum, we are, of course, flattered by even a casual suggestion that the term "Legacy" be part of any new name... especially because we are now a Chicago Historical Landmark. It's cool. But people need to understand where "Boystown" came from. It's part of the area's historical evolution from "New Town" - a counterpoint to "Old Town" - which was an outgrowth of the neighborhood's evolution from having been a largely Hispanic neighborhood prior to the gentrification that brought so many gay men into the area... a change that was by no means easy or particularly welcomed by the people it displaced. Life goes on... "Rainbow Village" seems the least offensive and the most encompassing and still suggests the character of the neighborhood as being gay-ish for those who might not get the same nuance from anything else. But, it would be cool and very flattering if Legacy was part of any new name. We just wish this push for a new name was an outgrowth of celebration and not a negative reaction to a misplaced belief that "Boystown" was ever intended to slight anyone. A celebration of Legacy's current work to help craft Illinois's new LGBTQ-Inclusive Curriculum, launching this fall in all public schools, seems like an excellent reason to celebrate!

More than 900 people have signed a Change.org petition calling for a name change for Chicago's best-known LGBTQ neighborhood.

THE INCOMPARABLE MARCEL PROUSTToday the Legacy Project celebrates the birth of gay writer Marcel Proust, whose Remembran...
07/10/2020

THE INCOMPARABLE MARCEL PROUST
Today the Legacy Project celebrates the birth of gay writer Marcel Proust, whose Remembrance of Things Past – published in seven parts from 1913 to 1927 – is considered a masterpiece of literature. Proust was born on July 10, 1871 in Auteuil, France. Read more about Legacy Nominee #MarcelProust at… https://legacyprojectchicago.org/person/marcel-proust

HAPPY BIRTHDAY JUNE JORDAN!!!Today the Legacy Project celebrates the birth of bisexual writer, poet, playwright, and act...
07/09/2020
June Jordan | Legacy Project Chicago

HAPPY BIRTHDAY JUNE JORDAN!!!
Today the Legacy Project celebrates the birth of bisexual writer, poet, playwright, and activist June Jordan (Some of Us Did Not Die, Directed By Desire: The Collected Poems of June Jordan) author of the American Poetry Review column “The Black Poet Speaks of Poetry” and regular columnist for the Progressive. She was born on July 9, 1936 in New York City. Read more about Legacy Candidate for Induction #JuneJordan at… https://legacyprojectchicago.org/person/june-jordan

SHE SAW HITLER (and tried to warn the world)Today the Legacy Project celebrates the birth of bisexual journalist and rad...
07/09/2020
Dorothy Thompson | Legacy Project Chicago

SHE SAW HITLER (and tried to warn the world)
Today the Legacy Project celebrates the birth of bisexual journalist and radio personality DOROTHY THOMPSON (On the Record, I Saw Hitler, Let the Record Speak) – once the second most influential woman in the U.S. behind First Lady Eleanor Roosevelt. She was born on July 9, 1893 in Lancaster, N.Y. Read more about Legacy Nominee #DorothyThompson at… https://legacyprojectchicago.org/person/dorothy-thompson

HE REDFINED OUR CONCEPT OF ARCHITECTUREToday the Legacy Project celebrates the birth of gay architect PHILIP JOHNSON, wh...
07/08/2020

HE REDFINED OUR CONCEPT OF ARCHITECTURE
Today the Legacy Project celebrates the birth of gay architect PHILIP JOHNSON, who established the Department of Architecture and Design at the New York Museum of Modern Art in 1930. Johnson was celebrated for championing BOTH the International and Post-Modern styles of architecture. He was born on July 8, 1906 in Cleveland, OH. Read more about Legacy Nominee #PhilipJohnson at… https://legacyprojectchicago.org/person/philip-johnson

07/07/2020
BAYARD RUSTIN VIDEO LEGACY

As we work our way steadily through the creation of Illinois's new LGBTQ-Inclusive Curriculum (launching this fall) we are creating short (and some long) video tributes of the lives and legacies of those individuals for which we have created lesson plans... here is Bayard Rustin's... https://vimeo.com/435406237

A brief video highlighting the life and work of gay Civil Rights icon Bayard Rustin.

R.I.P. MARSHA P. JOHNSONToday the Legacy Project commemorates the unsolved murder of transgender activist MARSHA P. JOHN...
07/06/2020

R.I.P. MARSHA P. JOHNSON
Today the Legacy Project commemorates the unsolved murder of transgender activist MARSHA P. JOHNSON, who was found floating in the Hudson River in New York City on July 6, 1992. She was 48. Johnson – who was a veteran of the Stonewall Era – was a popular member of New York’s gay art scene, and instrumental in co-founding the organization S.T.A.R. (Street Transvestite Action Revolutionaries) along with her friend, fellow-activist, and icon – Sylvia Rivera – with whom she shares a “Rainbow Pylon” on the Legacy Walk at 3656 N. Halsted. Read more about Legacy Walk inductee #MarshaPJohnson at… https://legacyprojectchicago.org/person/marsha-p-johnson

“I AM A HOMOSEXUAL”Today the Legacy Project celebrates the birth of Vietnam Air Force SGT. LEONARD MATLOVICH – the first...
07/06/2020
Leonard Matlovich | Legacy Project Chicago

“I AM A HOMOSEXUAL”
Today the Legacy Project celebrates the birth of Vietnam Air Force SGT. LEONARD MATLOVICH – the first gay service member to purposely out himself in order to challenge the military’s ban on gays serving openly. He was born on July 6, 1943 in Savannah, GA. Matlovich, who was a veteran of three tours in Vietnam, received a Purple Heart and a Bronze Star, and was among the Inaugural Inductees to the Legacy Walk in 2012. His bronze memorial can be found at 3441 N. Halsted. Read more about #LeonardMatlovich at… https://legacyprojectchicago.org/person/leonard-matlovich #MichaelBedwell #JimDarby

¡FELIZ CUMPLEAŇOS, FRIDA KAHLO!Today the Legacy Project celebrates the birth of iconic self-taught surrealist painter Fr...
07/06/2020

¡FELIZ CUMPLEAŇOS, FRIDA KAHLO!
Today the Legacy Project celebrates the birth of iconic self-taught surrealist painter Frida Kahlo (Self-Portrait with Thorn Necklace, Self-Portrait with Cropped Hair, Frida and Diego Rivera). She was born on July 6, 1907 in Coyoacan, Mexico. Thanks to the generosity of The Highfield Group, a bronze memorial commemorating Kahlo's complex life can be found at 3540 N. Halsted. Read more about 2012 Legacy Walk Inductee #FridaKahlo at… https://legacyprojectchicago.org/person/frida-kahlo

A TRUE AUTEUR: JEAN COCTEAUToday the Legacy Project celebrates the birth of multi-talented writer, designer, artist, and...
07/05/2020

A TRUE AUTEUR: JEAN COCTEAU
Today the Legacy Project celebrates the birth of multi-talented writer, designer, artist, and filmmaker JEAN COCTEAU (Orpheus, Beauty and the Beast, Les Enfants Terribles) – who won France’s film award the Prix Louis Delluc. He was born on July 5, 1889 in Maisons-Laffitte, France. Read more about the fascinating life of Legacy Candidate for Induction #JeanCocteau at… http://legacyprojectchicago.org/Jean_Cocteau.html

HAPPY GAY 4th OF JULY TO EVERYONE!!As we take time out from the pandemic and sheltering in place to celebrate the birth ...
07/04/2020

HAPPY GAY 4th OF JULY TO EVERYONE!!
As we take time out from the pandemic and sheltering in place to celebrate the birth of our nation, it is a perfect time reflect on the fact that, had not been for at least one gay man, there may have been no American Revolution – or, worse yet – we could have lost the Revolutionary War. That person was “Baron Friederich von Steuben” – the first Secretary General of War for the fledgling United States. I encourage you to read the biography linked below and be prepared to share what you will learn at today’s BBQ! Happy 4th, everyone!!
https://legacyprojectchicago.org/person/friedrich-wilhelm-von-steuben #LGBTQHistoryIsAwesome

ON THIS DAY IN HISTORY (1855) WALT WHITMANGay poet WALT WHITMAN published Leaves of Grass (for the first time) on July 4...
07/04/2020

ON THIS DAY IN HISTORY (1855) WALT WHITMAN
Gay poet WALT WHITMAN published Leaves of Grass (for the first time) on July 4, 1855. It became a classic of American literature that enshrined Whitman as one of the most influential poets ever to have lived. Read about 2013 Legacy Walk Inductee #WaltWhitman – whose bronze memorial can be found at 3342 N. Halsted – at… https://legacyprojectchicago.org/person/walt-whitman

ON THIS DAY IN HISTORY: 1965 “THE ANNUAL REMINDERS” BEGINIn 1964 the first gay picket in the U.S., led by activist Randy...
07/04/2020

ON THIS DAY IN HISTORY: 1965 “THE ANNUAL REMINDERS” BEGIN
In 1964 the first gay picket in the U.S., led by activist Randy Wicker, was to protest the military’s treatment of gay people at the Whitehall Street Induction Center in New York City. It proved to be a prologue to what would come to be called “The Annual Reminders”, which were launched on this day in 1965.

Early homophile organizations such as the Mattachine Society and Daughters of Bilitis began holding these annual protests – simply demanding equal treatment under the law – by picketing in front of Independence Hall in Philadelphia, PA to remind the American people that gays and lesbians had no basic civil rights protections.

Participants included activists Barbara Gittings and Frank Kameny, (Legacy Walk Inductees from 2012 and 2013 – see images), Craig Rodwell, Kay Tobin Lahusen (Gittings surviving partner), Lilli Vincenz, and Jack Nichols (Legacy Nominee). Kameny – who had been fired from the U.S. Map Service for being homosexual – famously insisted on a dress code for participants – jackets and ties for the men and dresses for the women – to convey the group’s respectability, admonishing them that “If you want a job, look employable!”

51 years have passed since the last of the Annual Reminders in 1969. Public approval for the equal treatment of sexual minorities under the law has exceeded 70% in every poll taken since 2011. (Indeed, most people polled are incredulous that this is even still a question in the United States of America.) But the recent Supreme Court “BOSTOCK” ruling on Title VII seems to have finally succeeded in securing equal treatment under the law for sexual minorities in a way that has been legislatively unreachable for half-a-century. We must take our victories however and whenever we can. Especially in today’s political climate.

You can watch a terrific video about the 1968 picket in Philadelphia narrated by Kay Tobin Lahusen by clicking here… http://www.newsworks.org/index.php/essay-works/item/83694-gay-rights-picketer-recalls-1965-somebody-had-to-get-out-and-show-their-face-in-public?linktype=related_articlepage.

ONE – SINGULAR SENSATIONToday the Legacy Project commemorates the death of gay innovative musical theater director and c...
07/04/2020

ONE – SINGULAR SENSATION
Today the Legacy Project commemorates the death of gay innovative musical theater director and choreographer MICHAEL BENNETT (Follies, A Chorus Line, Dreamgirls, Ballroom) – who received Tony nominations for every musical he was associated with and won a total of eight awards. He died on July 2, 1987 at age 44 from an AIDS-related illness in Tucson, AZ. Read more about Legacy Nominee #MichaelBennett at… https://legacyprojectchicago.org/person/michael-bennett

HAPPY BIRTHDAY SYLVIA!!!Today the Legacy Project celebrates the birth of early transgender activist SYLVIA RIVERA who wa...
07/04/2020

HAPPY BIRTHDAY SYLVIA!!!
Today the Legacy Project celebrates the birth of early transgender activist SYLVIA RIVERA who was a member of the Gay Activists Alliance and the Gay Liberation Front. She became an outspoken critic during the early gay rights movement in New York because of its endemic desire to marginalize transgender people, in spite of their contributions. She advocated tirelessly for the health and welfare of transgender people through the creation of S.T.A.R. (Street Transvestite Action Revolutionaries) which she co-founded with Marsha P. Johnson. Rivera was born on July 2, 1951 in New York City. Her bronze memorial on the Legacy Walk can be found at 3656 N. Halsted (right next to Marsha’s). Read more about #SylviaRivera at… https://legacyprojectchicago.org/person/sylvia-rivera

THE DAY THE MUSIC DIEDToday the Legacy Project commemorates the death of gay singer, songwriter, and record producer LUT...
07/04/2020

THE DAY THE MUSIC DIED
Today the Legacy Project commemorates the death of gay singer, songwriter, and record producer LUTHER VANDROSS (Here and Now, A House is Not a Home, Never Too Much) – who won eight Grammy Awards and had every one of his 14 albums go
either platinum or multi-platinum. He died on July 1, 2005 at age 54 of a heart attack in Edison, N.J. Read more about Legacy Nominee #LutherVandross at… https://legacyprojectchicago.org/person/luther-vandross

HE SAVED THOUSANDS OF LIVES: DR. ALAN L. HARTToday the Legacy Project commemorates the death of transgender novelist, ph...
07/04/2020

HE SAVED THOUSANDS OF LIVES: DR. ALAN L. HART
Today the Legacy Project commemorates the death of transgender novelist, physician, and medical researcher Alan L. Hart – who championed the radiological diagnosis of tuberculosis decades before epidemiological testing becomes available, saving thousands of lives. He died on July 1, 1962 of heart failure at age 71. Read more about Legacy Candidate for Induction #AlanLHart at… https://legacyprojectchicago.org/person/dr-alan-l-hart

WILLEM ARONDEUS: A FASCINATING STORYToday the Legacy Project commemorates the death of Willem Arondeus – artist, writer,...
07/04/2020

WILLEM ARONDEUS: A FASCINATING STORY
Today the Legacy Project commemorates the death of Willem Arondeus – artist, writer, and member of the Dutch Resistance during WWII – who was executed on July 1, 1943 at age 48 in Haarlem, The Netherlands, for blowing up the Nazi’s registration building. He instructed his attorney to declare his homosexuality after his death so the public would know that gays are not cowards. Read more about Legacy Nominee #WillemArondeus at… https://legacyprojectchicago.org/person/willem-arondeus

07/01/2020
Amazing Legacies for An Inclusive Curriculum – Part I

ON THIS DAY WE ARE MAKING LGBTQ HISTORY
In commemoration of the Illinois LGBTQ-Inclusive Curriculum Law going into effect on July 1, 2020, we have created this video composite of several diverse and historically significant LGBTQ figures to introduce the new education program. The Legacy Project has partnered with #EqualityIllinois, Public Health Institute of Metropolitan Chicago (#PHIMC), and #IllinoisSafeSchoolsAlliance to develop new teaching tools for all Illinois public schools. This video takes you on a journey back to the Legacy Project’s creation through some amazing eras in history right up to this moment in time… the unqualified realization of a dream we had so long ago to give LGBTQ youth the knowledge that people like them matter – and have always mattered... because our kids need role models, too.
Amazing Legacies for An Inclusive Curriculum – Part I

In commemoration of the Illinois LGBTQ-Inclusive Curriculum Law going into effect on July 1, 2020, we have created this video composite of several diverse and historically…

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Legacy Project Co-Founder and Executive Director sits down with Sirius XM Progressive Talk personality Xorje Olivares, host of "Affirmative Reaction", to discuss the work of the Legacy Project. https://www.siriusxm.com/clips/social/embed/clip/63c04bed-0899-f292-0747-57f384bed5d7/05347b1c-106e-4064-8c3a-645b3d1efeb9
Title: Witchwoman [Novelette] Author: Helen Dunn Supernatural/lesbian/historical/romance/fiction Set in 1761 Victoria Nathan - victim of a brutish, drunken husband is near despair when she is told of a healing woman called Sera Kane, who operates a small shop in the French Quarter of New Orleans. Her companion is Micheline, her familiar, a black cat that communicates telepathically. E-book and paperback: http://amzn.to/TCTSyW FREE to those with Kindle Unlimited! Don't have a Kindle? No problem, Amazon will supply a free app at the book site so that you can download this to any reading device. The URL given is for Amazon USA, but this book and all my books are available in other countries where Amazon is on-line. If you read this book and enjoy it, please leave a review at Amazon. It will be greatly appreciated. Thank you.
Title: 1-2-3 Okay, Everybody Change [author: Helen Dunn] A Rompy LGBT Comedy set in 1999 Surgical genius and female medical student at the Frankenstein College of Medicine and Trivia, French Toast stole some male parts and attached them to her friend, Loretta Periwinkle, enabling her to become a male stripper calling himself Roman Candle. Now someone has put out a hit on Roman Candle! When the hit goes awry, everything's up in the air including Roman's private parts. However, that's just the beginning for this cast of characters: Everybody's either made some changes or will be making some changes – sometimes in gender, sometimes in personality and sometimes even what species they are! FREE to those with Kindle Unlimited. No Kindle – No problem – a free Amazon app at the book site will allow you to download this to any reading device. The URL given is for Amazon USA, but this book and all my books are available in other countries where Amazon is on-line. http://www.amazon.com/dp/B006NGUY10 Disclaimer: This novel is meant to be nothing more than an exaggerated comedy – and should in no way be considered a true reflection of transgendered, gay or lesbian people in any way. Or for that matter: doctors, lawyers, religious leaders, pornographers or cats! Visit my author's page at amazon to see all my books; excerpts are at the individual screen for each book: http://amzn.to/1jh5IEN If you enjoy reading this book, please take a moment to leave a review at Amazon. It will be much appreciated. Thank you.
Some Lesbians and Vampires and Oh Yeah, a Worried Werewolf [humorous novel/a spoof on the supernatural] Author: Helen Dunn http://amzn.to/1ovuVii FREE to those with Kindle Unlimited. Set in the mid 1980's. This darkly humorous novel, a spoof on werewolves, vampires and highly dysfunctional family relationships, follows three eventual lesbian couples' adventures including encounters with the supernatural. Twists and turns in the tale involve: an ancient curse and a young female werewolf who seeks a cure. There are plenty of problems to go around – from Lydia Vernon of KWOW radio station, with family problems she solves rather abruptly, to her avid listeners such as 102 year old retired farmer, Thomas Tiggle, who has a few quirks of his own. If you don't have to have a Kindle to read this –Amazon offers a free app at the book site allowing you to download this book to any reading device. The wonderful cover art was done by Patty Henderson – also an excellent author—check her out at her Amazon author's page: http://amzn.to/1RuTj4P The URL given is for Amazon USA, but this book and all my books are available in other countries where Amazon is on-line. To see more of my books visit my Amazon author's page: http://amzn.to/1jh5IEN Blurbs & excerpts are at the individual page at Amazon for each book. If you read this book and enjoy it, please leave a review at Amazon. It will be much appreciated. Thank you.
BOOTLEG [novelette] author: Helen Dunn Bullets, Booze & Love/Lesbian Historical Fiction/Action & Romance Independent, tough, young mountain woman, Bailey Skinner, a bootlegger, is falling for pretty widow, Minnie Givens, who doesn't approve of "the devil's brew". Bailey, her pit bull named Moonshine and her partner, Little Jack - who may be small in size but big in courage - are also dealing with a crooked Sheriff, and shoot-outs with rival bootleggers. FREE TO THOSE WITH KINDLE UNLIMITED! Don't have a Kindle – no problem – Amazon offers a free app at the book site that will allow you to download to any reading device.Available as an e-book or paperback at Amazon: http://amzn.to/1udNrxr The URL given is for Amazon USA, but this book and all my books are available in other countries where Amazon is on-line. To see all my books and covers please visit my author's page at amazon. Blurbs & excerpts are at the screen for each individual book: http://amzn.to/1jh5IEN If you get this book and enjoy it, please leave a review at Amazon. It will be greatly appreciated. Thank you.
SAVAGE LAND (lesbian historical fiction/western Author: Helen Dunn E-book and paperback available at Amazon: http://amzn.to/2j6aD30 Can two well bred ladies survive in the wild west? Hannah Stone is determined to go west and homestead her late father's place near Falling Star, Kansas. She isn't expecting the changes that will come to her life upon her encounter with the beautiful native warrior woman, Thunder Hawk. Constance Demeret is trying to escape her pathetic existence as an unwanted spinster in her brother's home, by traveling west to be a mail order bride. Her soon to be husband, Patrick Flanigan is a crude, brutal man unlike what he represented in his letters; and Constance finds much more solace with Sadie Browning, the daughter of the boardinghouse lady. Both women encounter some very unexpected changes, that involve Native American lives and the roughshod environment itself. The URL given is the USA Amazon site for the e-book, but the book is available in any country where Amazon is on line. Also--the e-book is available FREE to those of you with Kindle Unlimited. Don't have a Kindle? No problem, Amazon offers a free app at the book site that will allow you to download to any reading device. If you enjoy this book, please leave a review at Amazon, it helps the author and readers both. Thank you.
Title: Heart of the Southland [Novella] author Helen Dunn Available at amazon as an e-book: https://amzn.to/2xCRQ7D Lesbian historical fiction/supernatural happenings/interracial romance taking place on a plantation during the Civil War. Eighteen year old Gabrielle Burnett is completely alone, or so she thinks, on East Wind Plantation in Arkansas. Her father and four older brothers have all been killed in the Civil War, her mother has recently died, and all the slaves have left. Although deeply frightened, Gabrielle elects to stay put. Unknown to Gabrielle, a run-away slave called Bronze, disguised as a man, has been hiding at East Wind. Bronze's former owner, Cerise Piper, is losing her mind in her crumbling New Orleans mansion over the loss of her lover and slave and decides her only option is to ride north and find Bronze. Bronze has likewise been searching for her first love, a slave named Sophie. FREE For those who have Kindle Unlimited. No Kindle – No problem – a free app at the book site will allow you to download this book to any reading device. The URL given is for Amazon USA, but this book, and all my books, are available in other countries where Amazon is on-line. If you read this book and enjoy it, please leave a review at Amazon. It will be greatly appreciated. Thank you.
Thank you, Michael Bedwell, for sharing this loving tribute...
What an impressive event!
Fascinating. We are honored to host one of the only bronze memorials to Two Spirit people in North America on the Legacy Walk. Their marker can be found at 3601 N. Halsted.
Title: VENUS [novella] Available in paperback and e-book http://amzn.to/1l2Gael Author: Helen Dunn African American lesbian historical fiction/mystery/romance - and a coming of age story set in 1970. Venus can't remember anything before the age of six and living with two white people, George and Beatrice Slocum. How did she, an African-American, come to be with them? After all, there was no love for her in that house. As she matures, Venus seeks the answers to the mysteries of her past, and why she has the terrible nightmares she has. Along the way she meets and falls in love with another African American girl; as well as falling into a trap she discovers was set for her long ago. FREE to those with Kindle Unlimited. Don't have a Kindle—you can still read this book – a free Amazon app available at the book site allows you to download this book to any reading device. The URL given is for Amazon USA, but this book and all my books are available in other countries where Amazon is on-line. To see all my books and covers please visit my author's page at amazon. Blurbs & excerpts are at the screen for each individual book: http://amzn.to/1jh5IEN If you read this book and enjoy it, please leave a review at Amazon. It will be greatly appreciated. Thank you.