The Other L Words: Lynn Lavner, Life, Love, and Laughter – An interview with Lynn Lavner by Gregg Shapiro
Stonewall National Museum – Wilton Manors
2157 Wilton Drive, Wilton Manors
Free to attend. Suggested donation $5.
Pioneering lesbian musician, comedian, and leather clad dynamo Lynn Lavner is a forerunner of the gay and lesbian civil rights movement. “My songs and humor are drawn”, she says, “from my own experience as a short, left-handed, Jewish, lesbian from New York”.
A self-described “vertically challenged, lesbian, activist from Brooklyn, New York, she has been billed as “America’s Most Politically Incorrect Entertainer.” Lynn Lavner’s albums Something Different (1983), I’d Rather Be Cute (1986), You Are What You Wear (1988), and Butch Fatale (1992) are recognized as groundbreaking classics of lesbian culture.
Enjoyed by lesbian and gay male fans alike, Lavner has performed at events as diverse as he National March on Washington (emcee 1987, 1993), the 25th Anniversary GALA for the National Organization for Women to pride celebrations and college campuses nationwide. In an interview with entertainment journalist Gregg Shapiro, Lynn Lavner shares stories and experiences behind her original brand of music and hilarious comic monologues that she has performed in more than 41 states and 7 countries.
Enjoy a display of unique items donated by Lynn Lavner to the Stonewall National Archives.
Check out this Lynn Lavner Tribute Page – http://www.queermusicheritage.com/mar2003l.html