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Early Gay Liberation Movement at Iowa State University, Ames, Iowa, 1971-1978
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The Killing of Sister George

Letter to the Editor/Protest Lesbian Portrayal
Iowa State University Daily, (circa) January 25, 1974

Letter to the Editor re: The Killing of Sister George

Sister George


From Jan. 23 through Jan. 26 Frank Marx us's play, The Killing of Sister George will be presented in Curtiss Auditorium.

The Ames Lesbian Alliance protests its production. This play presents the stereotyped myth of an extremely oppressive, destructive relationship. By continuing this ignorant view of lesbianism, the play itself is oppressive and destructive to all people.

Every relationship has a myriad of potential shapes or forms which it can take. Women who love each other choose more positive, constructive ways to share their lives and those feelings.

—Ames Lesbian Alliance
names withheld
upon request

Protest Lesbian Portrayal

Protest lesbian portrayal

The fictional drama "The Killing of Sister George," an adult comedy, will continue through Saturday in Curtiss Auditorium. The real life drama is being protested by the Lesbian Alliance and the Gay Peoples Liberation Alliance of Ames because of the portrayal of lesbianism in the play. Actors Kate Gibbs as Sister George (left), and Kathy Jul as Mrs. Mercy Croft are shown recently during a dress rehearsal.

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