“How Arena 3 saved my life”: Lesbian networking before the Internet

When:
February 15, 2018 @ 1:00 pm
2018-02-15T13:00:00+00:00
2018-02-15T13:30:00+00:00
Where:
LSE Library (Education Room)
Lionel Robbins Building
10 Portugal St, London WC2A 2HD
UK
Cost:
Free
Contact:
“How Arena 3 saved my life”: Lesbian networking before the Internet @ LSE Library (Education Room) | England | United Kingdom

In these days of Diva, dating sites and meet-ups, it’s easy to forget that as recently fifty years ago, simply finding each other was a real challenge for lesbians. Jane Traies details the arrival of the very first lesbian newsletter, Arena Three, in 1964, which was a quiet revolution. This presentation foregrounds the oral testimonies of older lesbians whose lives were changed by this new contact with other women like themselves.

There will also be original copies of Arena Three from the 1960s and 1970s, collected by the Hall-Carpenter Archive, available to see.