Lesbian/Womyn's Yellow Pages, 1979 MOHAI, 2014.40.10
We’re looking back into MOHAI’s archives to highlight some of the artifacts the museum has. Why? Because sometimes it’s good to look back as we move into the future. Plus, MOHAI has a bunch of cool stuff worth sharing. (Editor’s note: I definitely had my 10th birthday party at MOHAI — some may call me a nerd, others know how cool Seattle’s history is.)
Today we’re taking a look at one of the museum’s “Objects of Pride.” This ongoing series asks the community to share personal stories of LGBTQ+ memories. This past Tuesday, they had an online event that was a part of the project, and they’ve got another planned for Saturday, June 12.
Another Seattle ‘Object of Pride’ is the “Lesbian/Womyn’s Yellow Pages,” which was published and edited by Donna Burgess and Patty Mead of the Gay Community Center in Seattle in 1979. The book served as a sort of directory of individuals and companies who provided “moral-free” services in everything from counseling to taverns.
If you have your own object of pride, you can share it with MOHAI by tagging them on social media with a photo of it and a short description of why you chose that particular item.