Ruthie & Connie: Two Memoirs and a Love Story
Ruth Berman and Constance Kurtz
Watch Ruthie and Connie: Every Room in the House (2002 - Free Movies | Tubi (tubitv.com). No matter how many times I watch this movie; I laugh, I cry and I cheer.
“To say that Connie is the love of my life is too simple to describe it,” said Ruthie Berman. “There are no such words, only feelings.” After 36 years together, the couple legally married in New York on July 26, 2011 — two days after same sex marriage became legal in the state. They made history when they sued the New York City Board of Education for domestic partner benefits and won in 1994, securing benefits for all New York City employees. Their victory lap included appearances on “Phil Donahue” and “Geraldo.” Along the way, the women, both certified counselors, founded The Answer is Loving Counseling Center in West Palm Beach where they worked for two decades. In 2002, the documentary “Ruthie & Connie: Every Room in the House” captured their coming out story, their devotion and politics. They were together for 44 years. “We had a marvelous life together,” Ruthie said. “We had an amazing love, an amazing life and an amazing experience. I’m not crying now, because I love talking about her.” As Ruthie often notes, “I want people to know. I want young people to know
On Race and Religion
In On Race and Religion - My Journey from Jim Crow to Mysticism, three-time author Lauren Joichin Nile shares two compelling memoires - the story of growing up under segregation and experiencing other forms of racism in the United States, and the story of her journey from Methodism to Mysticism
Travels Into Discomfort
Journey into Discomfort is a reflection on my backpacking journal from 1980. I am a 26-year-old lesbian-in-the-making whose life explodes, and I set off searching for an emotional Exlax to rid myself of my internal discomfort. Because my life has been a trail of "Oh, I shouldn't have done that." decisions, I chose to backpack through Asia. My internal discomfort can now be mirrored and amplified externally. One-eyed, one-armed machete-carrying innkeepers, train derailments, and floating bodies will light my path, and there will be a thousand ways to die at the hands of tour guides. But there will be great beauty as well. Kim
Lesbians in Bed
Lesbians in Bed: Reading Haikus is a reflection of my journey learning to love myself while discovering what it means for me to be a queer femme lesbian. The chapters within are a mix of romance, erotica, and little lessons that lesbians can either relate to, identify with, or laugh out loud at. Basically, there’s something for everyone. Especially, the late blooming lesbians like me. Please enjoy!
Lesbians on The Loose
A book of poetry...and drawings.
From the Introduction: In the two decades during which most of this book was written, and the drawings penned, half of us didn’t know what we were, and the other half didn’t know what we were doing. So, we did it all, became it all, cried at it all and laughed at it all.
We were crazy, drunk with the power of finding places to meet our own kind, and cute…we were very cute. But crazy. We were hot with desire, money, fashion, cool facades and shaky interiors. We drank too much, smoked too much, partied too much and wasted a lot of time.