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Alumni Hall of Fame
Martha Shelley '60

Prominent activist Martha Shelley has worked diligently for various campaigns, including the feminist and LGBTQ movements. Shelley was first spurred on by the civil rights and antiwar movements of the 1960s. After witnessing the Stonewall riots in Greenwich Village, Shelley began working with the Daughters of Bilitis, and in the 1970s, became involved with the Gay Liberation Front and Radicalesbians. She produced lesbian feminist radio for WBAI and ran the Women’s Press Collective. Shelley’s outspoken political writings, including “Gay is Good” and “Notes of a Radical Lesbian”, put her at the frontlines of the LGBTQ movement. Shelley is now a writer and legal researcher for disability cases. After graduating from Bronx Science in 1960, Shelley attended City College.



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