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"We Are/We Have Always Been"

A Multi-Linear History of LGBT Experiences at Bryn Mawr College, 1970-2000

Brenna Levitin, Author

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Outside the Bryn Mawr Bubble

Though this path is short, it gives a broad overview of some of the places off-campus where Bryn Mawr students lived LGBT lives.

Two alumnae also spoke to the campus/off-campus dichotomy.

Listen to Denise Kulp, Class of 1980, discuss the relationship between the Philadelphia lesbian community and the Bryn Mawr lesbian community.

Robin Bernstein, Class of 1991, discussed feeling boxed in on such a small campus:

"By the end of my senior year...Bryn Mawr's lesbian community made me feel claustrophobic. One time, I went to a party where there were probably 60 or 70 dykes. I slowly looked around the room and realized that every woman there was either my ex-lover, or my ex-roommate, or my ex-lover's ex-roommate, or my ex-roommate's ex-lover, and so forth. I was separated by no more than one degree from everyone at the party.

At that moment, Bryn Mawr felt small, and I needed to get out."
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