Editor of The Lesbian Tide & Los Angeles Free Press. President of the Stonewall Democratic Club. Co-founder of the Gay and Lesbian Caucus of the Democratic Party. Publisher of the Community Yellow Pages. The list of what she did as an activist and journalist is voluminous.
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