Secret Sisters: Stories of Being Lesbian and Bisexual in a College Sorority
|Author:||Shane L Windmeyer, Pamela W. Freeman|
In the 1960s Purdue officials tell a young coedshe must leave her girlfriend or face expulsion. A sorority sister in the early 1980s comes to terms with her sexuality in the face of a stifiling conservative campus. Nearly 20 years later a young woman stands up at a meeting of her sorority to proudly say, "I am a lesbian."
In the groundbreaking Out on Fraternity Row, editors Shane L. Windmeyer and Pamela L. Freeman shattered the silence of gay men in college fraternities. Now they havet urned their attention to college sororities to examine the traditionally homophobic and heterosexist atmosphere they engender. This anthology, resulting from the work of the nationally renowned Lamda 10 project, presents 32 moving first-person accounts of lesbian and bisexual sorority sisters - stories of pain, isolation, and personal conviction that stand as a powerful and courageous effort to gain greater understanding within sororities of the true nature of sisterhood.
Shane L. Windmeyer is the assistant director of student activities at the University of North Carolina in Charlotte.
Pamela W. Freeman is the assistant dean of students at Indiana University in Bloomington, Ind.