• 28 Feb 2013 5:05 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)
    Tamar Westphal '12 [Lyon's Pride member] is recognized for her senior performance project in an Education Life section of the New York Times that features outstanding student projects.

    Click to see:
  • 25 Feb 2013 5:58 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)
    Kim Shaw '88 has written a new novel that sounds like lots of fun. "Who wouldn’t want to go to a 300-year-old school of magic, wave a wand, and learn to fly? But this girl falls off her broom, gets her spells wrong, and isn’t sure her cat really is a familiar. All because her ears don’t work as well as everyone else’s. But once Caitlin Leo finds her real community, everything changes."

    Buy it from the Harvard Book Store here:
  • 18 Feb 2013 1:34 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)
    Education Aid, Inc. has announced the recipient of the first Gay Dating - Speak out against Prejudice Scholarship Program. The recipient, Qesar Veliu, is a law student at Quinnipiac University. Qesar, like many members of the GLBT community, has both witnessed and been a victim of bullying and prejudice. The Scholarship Program was created by Education Aid, Inc. and funded by Gay Dating Its purpose is to support a student pursuing a career that will make a difference in the fight against bullying, prejudice, and the negative stereotypes that are often associated with the GLBT community. Veliu will have $5,000 contributed toward his rent, textbooks, and school supplies for the 2012-2013 academic school year.

    Read more about the program here:
  • 12 Nov 2012 10:21 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)
    Sundance Channel has unveiled its slate of original scripted series for 2013-14, including a new show about a transgender man dealing with his new life, and his past as a lesbian activist.

    A press notice describes the series, which doesn’t have a launch date yet:

    A deeply personal look at Terrence, a transgender male who has recently undergone gender reassignment surgery and is beginning to live life as a man. Series cuts between Terrence’s emotional struggle in the present and his past as Thora – a lesbian, student activist at Mt. Holyoke College circa 2005 struggling to find her true self.

    Read full article here:
  • 23 Oct 2012 1:03 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator) columnist Bessy Reyna [Mount Holyoke '70 and Lyon's Pride member] has been designated a 2012 “Voices and Vision” honoree by the Connecticut Women’s Hall of Fame. Reyna, a recipient of the Library of Congress’s Connecticut Lifetime Achievement Award for Service to the Literary Community, is an award-winning bilingual poet, opinion columnist and activist. She was one of 12 “Voices and Vision” honorees.

    Read the full story here:
  • 22 Oct 2012 1:51 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)
    Annie Arbuthnot '12 currently lives in Northampton but has spent this past week in Portland, ME, volunteering with Mainers United for Marriage, the "Yes on 1" campaign to win marriage for same-sex couples in Maine.  Already here working on the campaign are other alumnae--Amelia Nugent '11, Amy Gaidis '10, Nicole Gaidis '11, as well as many other volunteers with connections to Mount Holyoke.

    With only two weeks left until Election Day, polls show that voting on this issue could really go either way, and Mainers United is in desperate need of volunteers.

    Annie suggests it would be really great if MHC alumnae could come up here to Portland for the next couple of weekends before November 6th to volunteer. Maine came so close to allowing same-sex marriage in 2009. This issue affects so many of us connected to Mount Holyoke, not to mention the thousands of gay and lesbian families across Maine.  We have friends and family in Maine who will be directly affected by the outcome of this election, but this is more than just a personal issue. Maine has the opportunity to set an example for the whole country, and extending marriage rights to same-sex couples is the right thing to do.

    Any groups or individuals who are interested in coming up to Portland, please contact Amelia at, or call her at (207)504-0204.
  • 22 Oct 2012 12:47 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)
    Congratulations to Wendy Ritch '90 for having her photography selected to grace the cover of the Nov/Dec issue of Lesbian Connection <>.

  • 19 Oct 2012 10:38 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Boston-Area Couples Needed for Paid Research Opportunity


    Earn $50 for participating in a study about long-term relationships and health.



    What kinds of couples do we need?


    * Long-term: in a committed relationship for at least 7 years

    * Between the ages of 40 and 60

                * Gay, lesbian, or straight

    * Married or unmarried

    * With kids or childless

    * Same- and mixed-race couples


    Couples who participate in a confidential interview and complete a series of short questionnaires will receive two $25 gift cards ($50) as a token of our appreciation.


    This project is supported by a Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Investigator Award in Health Policy Research awarded to Dr. Debra Umberson.


    The Massachusetts Health and Relationships Project

    617-475-0494  ­  ­

  • 25 Sep 2012 6:15 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)
    A photo of Mount Holyoke students in the 1880s made this gallery, as well as numerous photos by lesbian photographer (and Lyon's Pride member) Joan E. Biren '66 (JEB). Take a look!

    See the gallery here:
  • 13 Sep 2012 9:55 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)
    Was Emily Dickinson lesbian? We'll probably never know ... but we do know she was capable of feeling great love and passion for another woman. Read this letter she wrote to her sister-in-law, Susan Gilbert, in 1852:

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