As a new member of NWSA, I was unprepared for but delighted by the number and quality of the lesbian-centered sessions. At Kansas, lesbian culture was not only superficially acknowledged, but validated and treated with respect as a significant aspect of women's studies.
The Friday morning panel, "Voices of the Lesbian Community: A Workshop on Researching, Archiving, and Teaching," presented a wealth of images. From the Cambridge Women's Center, we heard Chris Czernik report on a teacher's responsibility to include all aspects of women's culture in her courses: "If I am doing an introductory section on AfroAmerican women," Czernik noted, "I should include some information on AfroAmerican lesbians. If I'm doing a section on lesbian history/culture, it should not be focused on white, middle-class women."