'It Gets Better for Lesbian Butches' by Carolyn Gage
Words of encouragement for young lesbians dreaming of a career in theatre!
Carolyn Gage's video submission for Dan Savage's "It Gets Better Campaign."
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Carolyn Gage is a lesbian feminist playwright, performer, director, and activist. The author of nine books on lesbian theatre and sixty-five plays, musicals, and one-woman shows, she specializes in non-traditional roles for women, especially those reclaiming famous lesbians whose stories have been distorted or erased from history. In 2011, her play Stigmata won the Maine Literary Award in Drama from the Maine Writers and Publishers Alliance. Also in 2011, her play The Ladies' Room was named national finalist for the prestigious Heideman Award, given to the winner of the National 10-Minute Play Contest of the Actors' Theatre of Louisville. Her collection of plays The Second Coming of Joan of Arc and Selected Plays won the 2008 Lambda Literary Award in Drama, the top LGBT book award in the US. In 2009, she was named one of the "Ten Most Intriguing People in Maine" by Portland Magazine, and was awarded a three-month residency at the Wurlitzer Foundation in Taos, New Mexico. In 2010, she was named one of the "Most Influential People in Portland" by the Portland Phoenix.
Carolyn Gage tours internationally in her award-winning, one-woman play, The Second Coming of Joan of Arc, offering performances, workshops, and lectures on lesbian theatre.
- A History of Lesbianism by Judy Grahn
Judy Grahn reading her poem, "A History of Lesbiansm." Excerpted from "Lesbian Concentrate: A Lesbian Anthology of Songs and Poems," a compilation of music and spoken word by Lesbian artists released by Olivia Records in l977.
- The Lesbian Tent Revival Radio Hour Podcasts by Sister Carolyn Gage$15.95
More than 10 hours of hilarious, lesbian feminist, rabble-rousing inspiration! 21 Audio Sermons by Sister Carolyn of the "Sisterhood of the Sacred Synapse." Please note: This is a DVD, not a CD.
- Sermons for a Lesbian Tent Revival by Carolyn Gage$14.99
Thirteen of “Sister Carolyn’s” most popular sermons from her notoriously funny, radically feminist, Lesbian Tent Revivals. Radical feminist spirituality.
- Synapse Pendant by K Robins Designs$41.00
Inspired by Carolyn Gage's Sisterhood of the Sacred Synapse. May electrifying synaptic connections open us to clear, pure and ethical thoughts and actions. Sterling Silver Pendant, 1.5" x .5" on a Black Satin Cord.
- Supplemental Sermons for a Lesbian Tent Revival by Carolyn Gage$14.99
Evangelical radical feminism at its best! Featuring "The Lesbian Butch: Hope of the Planet" and the wildly popular "Equal Opportunity Marriage Ceremony: Partners Not Necessary!"
- The Other Side of Paradise by Staceyann Chin$16.00
Memoir by Jamaican performance artist, Staceyann Chin. Growing up gay in Montego Bay. Family relationships from Jamaica to NY. Absolutely absorbing and a must read for all fans of Chin’s work.