Jane Rule, RIP

Jane Rule, the well-known lesbian writer, died on Tuesday. I had the great pleasure to go to Galliano Island, where she lived, and meet her a few years ago, because a good friend of mine was a friend of hers.  Jane was wonderful to spend time with. I had one of those interesting experiences, where you think about what your younger self would have thought if you had been able to see yourself in the future. I remember quite well going to the movie "Desert Hearts" with my girlfriend at the time, when I was a very young 26. The movie was pretty ground-breaking - a movie about lesbians with a happy ending, in 1985. The book, "Desert of the Heart" that it was based on, was itself groundbreaking - part of the first wave of lesbian literature. She gave so much, and will be remembered well.

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