In the late 1960s and early 1970s, opportunities for women in the music industry were the exception rather than the rule. If being a woman musician meant few opportunities in the music business, being an “out” lesbian meant getting cut out of the equation completely.
Women’s music was created as an alternative to the male-dominated music industry: Musicians, engineers, cover artists, producers and distributors. Although not all women associated with the movement were homosexual or bisexual, lesbians were the driving force behind it, devoted to cultivating a separate creative space that encouraged women’s autonomy and supported the lesbian lifestyle.
This exhibition is presented with generous support from Wells Fargo Bank, as a partnership between The Center on Colfax, CenterLink: The Community of LGBT Centers and Stonewall National Museum & Archives.
Opening Reception: Wednesday, January 15, 5:30 to 7:30 pm
Featuring a special live performance by Take Note! From the Denver Women’s Chorus
*Take Note! is the small a cappella ensemble of the Denver Women's Chorus, a multi-generational chorus of LGBTQ+ singers and allies. Their upcoming concert, Make Them Hear You, is dedicated to voting rights and will take place on January 24th and 25th at Central Presbyterian Church in Denver.