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Two Lesbian Activists on Discovering Their Identity

Del Martin and Phyllis Lyon are the founders of the Daughters of Bilitis, an early lesbian organization. They started the group in the 1950s before the rise of the gay liberation movement. Shortly after, they began publishing "The Ladder," the first Lesbian-themed magazine. Their landmark book, "Lesbian/Woman," published in 1972 has been updated. The two have also been a couple for 39 years.

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Other segments from the episode on December 29, 1992

Fresh Air with Terry Gross, December 29, 1992: Interview with Del Martin and Phyllis Lyon; Interview with Nicholas Cage; Review of Richard Fletcher's book "Fletcher's Spain."

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