Yolanda Retter

The activist, left, shown with Gloria Steinem, was respected despite her abrasive and radical stances. The self-described "herstorian" was a pivotal advocate for lesbians during the early years of the L.A. Gay & Lesbian Center and helped organize lesbian history repositories at USC, UCLA and in West Hollywood.
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