THE VFA PIONEER HISTORIES PROJECT
Sidney Afton Abbott
July 11, 1937 – April 15, 2015
“Women’s Rights are Human Rights.”
Lesbian activist and author. Co-authored Sappho Was a Right-on Woman: A Liberated View of Lesbianism with Barbara Love. Vocal and active member of the National Organization for Women. Founding member of the board of directors of the National Gay Task Force (now known as the National Gay and Lesbian Task Force). Helped found Lavender Menace.
Photo 1. Sidney honors Kate Millett, 1998. Photo 2. 1971.
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