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Check out the outro to this list at the end for some lesbian travel herstory and also the sources I used for this post! The property included tropical gardens, a pool, continental breakfast brought to your door and individually decorated rooms named after famous women like Gertrude Stein, Alice B Toklas, Georges Sand, Tallulah Bankhead and Patience and Sarah.
Lounging by the pool in 76 degree temperatures, babbling with peers into the morning hours left us with some of our fondest memories of Key West. Now, the 3,square-foot renovated house is on the market for 2. Together, Kay and her partners renovated the dilapidated property and cleaned up the Floridian Pool. The place looked great on the inside, but the owners left the outside a little raw in order to avoid attracting any attention to their establishment.
A community quickly developed around the unit 3-bar complex; they hosted weddings, sponsored a softball team, featured performances by gay musicians, celebrated holidays together and held summer picnics. Although primarily a space for women, gay men with lesbian friends also frequented the venue. Google Earth reveals empty land where it once existed. Augustine, Fla.
While women in Oregon were buying up cheap property and living off the land in secluded areas where they could live openly, free of patriarchy, the ladies of St. Augustine kept their clothes on and their voices down. Within their parcel of land, however, a magical lesbian community was given room to develop. Julie passed away in from cancer, and inthe Mispollion Art League in Milton hosted a retrospective of her work.
The fun came to an end when, inthe year-old environmental activist, outspoken lesbian and substitute teacher was found dead in a stream that runs through her land. The state medical examiner determined drowning — an accident — as the cause of death. But by whom, they do not know. Lesbian publishing legend Barbara Grier began collecting lesbian books at the age of 16, served as editor of The Ladder from —and launched Naiad Press indedicated to publishing lesbian literature.
Forrest and Claire McNab. Naiad eventually became one of the few lesbian business success stories ever it has since been folded into Bella Booksand eventually Barbara and her partner, Donna McBride, relocated from the East Coast to Tallahassee, Florida, subsequently buying up up two vacation rentals in Alligator Point. They rented one or the other to visiting women, who could book by calling Barbara on the phone. Maybe one day I will have a beachhouse with my Lesbiana in it and you can call me and come sleep there and read the books.
See you in twenty years ago! So Diane moved to Atlanta and became the first female general contractor in the area, starting her own construction company as well as helping to start foundations including the Lumpkin Literary Coalition and the Atlanta Gay Center. I feel the same way about A-Camp!
Special events and themed weekends included the homosexual standards: lesbian comedians, musical performances, meditation sessions, song circles, canoeing trips, cooking classes. Inthe owners announced that it was time to move on to other things, and that they would be putting 13 acres of the property on sale. Owned and operated by a lesbian couple adorably named Pat and Greta, this womens-only guest house in the Poconos Mountains promised a full country breakfast, nearby Lesbian nudist resorts, and a panoramic view of the Delaware Water Gap.
Its last listing on Purple Roofs is from Some obsessive googling suggests its owners, now in their early 80s, spend a lot of time golfing, which, good for them! Now, little identical cottages are being built in its place and everybody on the See Vue Inn Facebook is really mad about it and misses the old place. Palm Springs has been, and remains, chock-full of gay men, and is mostly known to younger lesbians as the location of the annual sexy pool party, Dinah Shore Weekend.
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According to this interview, some women loved the place so much they lived there half the year. They even advertised on Autostraddle back in the day. An amateur historian, Holly also has videotapes of many of her lesbian guests telling their coming out stories. You should check it out.
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The Lesbian Connection, one of the few remaining lesbian publications in the U. But because so much of our space-making was promoted only on the underground, through community networks, we risk forgetting it ever happened at all. She had a very popular personal blog once upon a time, and then she recapped The L Wordand then she had the idea to make this place, and now here we all are! Follow her on twitter and instagram. This is so good. I would love to hear stories from the women that ran these, both about what these places were like in their heydays, and what the circumstances were that led to their eventual decline.
Also, this Beachhut of Lesbiana needs to happen, and I will gladly contribute all the lesbian sci-fi with terrible covers and back issues of Diva as you can take.
I notice Florida-my current home state! I feel like I missed out on a great opportunity. Will we ever know the magic of a farmhouse renovated by Mary Ann and Julie? There is still one in Palm Springs.
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Queen of Hearts Resort. My wife and I spent many a day at the Casitas in P. The owners were wonderful and provided such a great environment that we fell in love with it the first time we stayed.
Thank you for this. I would love to read an entire book on the subject of the history of lesbian resorts! I nearly stayed at the Casitas Laquita Inn when I went to Dinah a few years back, but the price per night was more than we wanted to spend. A shame, cause it looked very nice place to stay at, and lots of fun.
Thank you! I scolded all the way down here to make the same complaint. If they owners are going to name their space after a flower with a racist name, can AS at least censor the word? The cabins were enveloped in snow—literally—from a record-breaking nine-foot snow fall. It was a magical weekend. We also stayed at her rental in Sayulita, Mexico, a lovely one-bedroom I think in the hills overlooking the Pacific.
Not women-only, but owned by Kate Pierson and wife Monica Coleman. Jemez Hot Springs giggling springs is not womyn only, but it is run by two amazing lesbians who are a married couple.
It is a hot spring pool and rooms to rent. Beautiful all year. Located in Jemez, NM. Oh wow! We never had a single one in Brazil since day 1 in history. What an interesting read! I love the idea of having a huge library of lesbian literature! Fond memories of both. Great women.
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