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Palo Alto Professor Named S.F. Pride’s 2014 Lifetime Achievement Grand Marshal

Original post made by Sofia University, Meadow Park, on Jun 4, 2014

Sofia University Women's Spirituality Professor Judy Grahn, will be honored at the upcoming San Francisco Pride Celebration to be held the weekend of June 28 and 29, 2014, at the foot of San Francisco's historic City Hall. Recently, the SF Pride Board of Directors selected Grahn as the 2014 Lifetime Achievement Grand Marshal. This very special award honors her many years of dedication to furthering the causes of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer (LGBTQ) communities.

Grahn is internationally known as a poet, woman-centered cultural theorist, early gay activist, co-founder of lesbian-feminism, and early contributor to literature of women's spirituality. Some of her work centers on the reclamation of stories, values and methods of sacred feminine traditions.
Since 1965, Grahn's writings have inspired and fueled second wave feminism, women's spirituality movements and lesbian activism. Grahn was a member of the first lesbian feminist collectives on the West Coast, the Gay Women's Liberation Group, which established A Woman's Place, the first women's bookstore, and The Woman's Press Collective, the first all-woman press.

She has published three poetry collections, eight chapbooks, a novel, four nonfiction books and numerous short stories and articles. Her work has won her an NEA grant, an American Book Review award, an American Library Award and a Bill Whitehead Award for Lifetime Achievement. Selected works include but are not limited to: Edward the Dyke and Other Poems, Another Mother Tongue, A Simple Revolution, She Who, Blood, Bread, and Roses: How Menstruation Created the World, Mundane's World, An Ecotopian Novel and Love Belongs to Those Who Do the Feeling.

As a member of the first lesbian feminist collective in the U.S., Judy's contributions to the feminist and LGBTQ movements have been instrumental. In 1995, she was awarded The Publishing Triangle's Lifetime Achievement Award (in Lesbian Letters). Publisher's Triangle also established "The Judy Grahn Nonfiction Award" in 1996.

Past recipients of the Grand Marshal Lifetime Achievement award include; Theresa Sparks, William Beasley, Ambassador James Hormel and Willie L. Brown, Jr. to name a few.

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