Jill Johnston

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Jill Johnston


United States

Birth - Death

1929 - 2010




Radical lesbian, contributor as cultural critic to Village Voice, New York Times Book Review, and Art in America. Writer, notably of the book 'Lesbian Nation: The Feminist Solution' (1973). Notable for her early 'radical tactics' in lesbian activism. Her same-sex kiss in a public debate with Norman Mailer (1971) is considered a seminal event in lesbian history and feminism. Inducted into the National Lesbian and Gay Journalists Association Hall of Fame (2012).

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