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Alix Dobkin

When Alix Dobkin graduated having a Bachelor of Good Arts level in 1962, she headed befitting NY City’s Greenwich Town, where she initiated a profession for herself like a folk singer. In the first ’70s, having found out ladies in her existence, she released Lavendar Jane Loves Ladies (1973). A confident role model because of its obvious feminist lyrics and because of its unwavering pro-lesbian position, it set an early on standard using its self-reliance of creation (her personal Women’s Wax Functions label), in addition to because of its collective soul. After that, Dobkin continues to be the most noticeable and vocal lesbian feminist locally. Unlike various other performers, Dobkin offers shared the procedure of her existence with her target audience; unlike almost every other performers, she’s been personally open to nonperformers after gigs; on site, at celebrations; like a lesbian and feminist source performing workshops (around the sexism and misogyny of industrial album art, for instance). Like few additional performers, she publicly stated her own identification like a Jewish lesbian, and brought music from her tradition into her displays. Two decades and five albums later on, she’s, with Ladyslipper Music, released a 30-track cassette and Compact disc, Like and Politics, tracing her profession and highlighting lots of the tunes, from Coping with Lesbians and XXAlix to These Ladies By no means Been Better and Yahoo Australia — that have founded her like a foremother of modern lesbian tradition. The FBI called Dobkin a “troublemaker; ” to her peers, she actually is “Mind Lesbian.”

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