Forster, Jacqueline Moir (1926-1998)

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Forster, Jacqueline Moir (1926-1998)

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  • Forster, Jackie

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    • Mackenzie, Jacqueline

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    Jackie Forster (née Jacqueline Moir Mackenzie; 6 November 1926 – 10 October 1998) was an English lesbian activist, journalist and actress and a prominent figure within the feminist movement. She was a pioneer who helped set up Sappho magazine, that reached out to many isolated lesbian women for over ten years. After Sappho disbanded in 1984, Jackie helped set up the Lesbian Archive and Information Centre (LAIC). It became a unique resource of cataloguing and recording the history of lesbians, specifically within the United Kingdom but includes material from across the world. LAIC’s funds were heavily cut in 1995 and LAIC was moved to Glasgow Women’s Library (GWL). Jackie remained involved in the administration of LAIC until her death in 1998.



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    Journalist, broadcaster and campaigner for homosexual rights.
    Prix d'Italia 1956; founder and editor of Sappho 1971-1981; director of London Women's Centre 1992-1996; founder of Daytime Dykes 1995.

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    GB 1534

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    ISAAR(CPF): International Standard Archival Authority Record for Corporate Bodies, Persons and Families, International Council on Archives (2nd edition, 2003); Rules for the construction of personal, place and corporate names, National Council on Archives (1997)



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    Created 20th July 2021




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