Skip to comments.Barbara Grier, Publisher of Lesbian Books, Dies at 78
Posted on 11/15/2011 10:00:04 AM PST by massmike
Barbara Grier, a founder of one of the most successful publishing houses for books by and about lesbians, including a nonfiction chronicle about lesbian nuns that became a phenomenon after it drew complaints from Roman Catholic officials, died on Thursday in Tallahassee, Fla. She was 78.
Ms. Griers most controversial and successful book, Lesbian Nuns: Breaking Silence, was a 1985 nonfiction work by two former nuns, based on interviews with 50 former and active nuns who were lesbians like them. Nancy Manahan, one of the authors, wrote in the foreword to the book that its intent was to break the silence about erotic love between women in religious life.
When Ms. Grier was 12, she told her mother that she was a homosexual, Ms. Grier said in the Before Stonewall profile. Mother said since I was a woman, I wasnt a homosexual, I was a lesbian. She also said that since I was 12, I was a little young to make this decision and we should wait six months to tell the newspapers.
A few years later, when her sexual identity seemed fully mature, Ms. Grier received two of her first lesbian-themed books from her mother.
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Barbara Grier, left, and Donna McBride, founders of Naiad Press, in 1993.
(It never quite looks like the way it's portrayed on tv or movies,does it?)
I always wonder why women become homosexuals, and then I see the photos.
Yep, somehow these two missed out on those roles in “The L Word.”
So who inherits her collection of flannel shirts and hockey sticks?
A lifetime collecting cash spreading the lesbian lie, and an eternity separated from God. Crappy trade girls...
I'd hate to think about what she's going through right now. It's not like the world didn't try to warn her.
Oh well. She's the one who made the reservations.
Oh ... never mind
Just two guys hanging out.
Seriously, they’re both “the guy”. Must not have been into each other.
Take you a week to walk around the one on the right.
Good grief!!! How these bitches become famous?
I take it by the picture of the author that these books aren’t the “erotic” type of lesbian literature that your average teenage boy might like?
I must apologize for not posting a “Graphic Photos” warning!
Oh the crocodile tears at the loss.
Hey! I’m straight and I have hockey sticks!(and pucks)LOL!