Oral History: Molly Martin

Oral History

Molly Martin arrived in San Francisco in the mid-1970s, and lived through the long heyday of the lesbian scene along Valencia, worked as an electrician and founded the Wonder Women electrical collective (and wired many of the women's businesses in the Mission), competed in the Gay Games in weight lifting, frequented numerous bars and clubs. She also worked at dozens of blue collar work sites and was part of a major lawsuit to open the trades to women workers, after which she founded Tradeswomen.

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Read more by Molly Martin:

Sisters Restoring Justice

Why I Hate Firemen

How the Lesbians Invaded

Remembering All That We Have Lost

Chuck Cannon, pilebutt

Finding Wonder Women in the Tenderloin