Jeanne Cordova

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Jeanne Cordova (July 18, 1948 – January 10, 2016) was an American lesbian and gay rights activist and writer. She was a founder of the West Coast LGBTQ movement. She was a columnist for Lesbian Tide, Los Angeles Free Press and The Advocate. Her memoir, When We Were Outlaws: a Memoir of Love and Revolution, won a Lammy.

Cordova was born in Bremerhaven, Germany. She grew up in California. She was of Irish and Mexican ancestry.

Cordova died from brain cancer on January 10, 2016 in Los Angeles, aged 67.[1]

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  1. "Lesbian Pioneer Jeanne Cordova Dies at 67 (Photos)". Frontiers Media. January 10, 2016. Archived from the original on February 4, 2016. Retrieved January 11, 2016.