List of Jewish American Activists - Activists - Feminism and Gay Rights

Feminism and Gay Rights

  • Bella Abzug, feminist politician, deceased
  • Gloria Allred (1941–) lawyer and radio talk show host
  • Bettina Aptheker (1944–) lesbian activist, author, and educator
  • Andrea Dworkin, feminist writer
  • Susan Faludi, feminist writer
  • Leslie Feinberg, transgender activist & author
  • Clara Fraser, founder of Radical Women and the Freedom Socialist Party
  • Betty Friedan, co-founder & first president of NOW
  • Franklin E. Kameny, gay rights leader
  • Harvey Milk, murdered gay rights activist and openly gay politician
  • Robin Morgan, editor of Ms. Magazine
  • Ernestine Rose, feminist
  • Gloria Steinem, founder of Ms. Magazine (Jewish father)
  • Rebecca Walker (1969–) feminist writer
  • Naomi Wolf, feminist writer
  • Evan Wolfson, gay marriage activist

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Famous quotes containing the words rights, feminism and/or gay:

    Why hast thou lost the fresh blood in thy cheeks,
    And given my treasures and my rights of thee
    To thick-eyed musing and cursed melancholy?
    William Shakespeare (1564–1616)

    ... feminism is a political term and it must be recognized as such: it is political in women’s terms. What are these terms? Essentially it means making connections: between personal power and economic power, between domestic oppression and labor exploitation, between plants and chemicals, feelings and theories; it means making connections between our inside worlds and the outside world.
    Anica Vesel Mander, U.S. author and feminist, and Anne Kent Rush (b. 1945)

    What then in love can woman do?
    If we grow fond they shun us.
    And when we fly them, they pursue:
    But leave us when they’ve won us.
    —John Gay (1685–1732)