Patricia Lee Jackson


A Memoir in Lesbian Parables

Not until nearly three decades into my life could I begin living as my complete self. My journey out of those early years from shame into pride and defiance evolved the way people often come into our own, through movements for social change.

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OutLoud Radio & Intergenerational Storytelling Projectoutloud radio

For over 5 years, I co-facilitated workshops bringing together LGBTQ youth and elders. Such a blessing this time spent with youth who shared stories of their lives and filled me with hope and delight.

OutLoud Radio increases the well-being of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer young people by helping them develop the skills and confidence to decide for themselves how they will be represented, advance social justice and make the most of their lives.  OutLoud Radio’s Facebook Page

Youth Radio  Founded in 1993 in Berkeley during a period of heightened youth violence and homicide, Youth Radio was established as an outlet for Bay Area youth to process their experiences and provide an alternative perspective to the prevailing media dialogue. In 2007, Youth Radio moved its headquarters to downtown Oakland, helping transform an under-invested part of the city into a world-class center of art, commerce, and culture.

Youth Radio operates bureaus in Los Angeles, Atlanta, and Washington, DC.

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Openhouse enables San Francisco Bay Area LGBT seniors to overcome the unique challenges they face as they age by providing housing, direct services and community programs.  As a result, we have reduced isolation and empowered LGBT seniors to improve their overall health, well-bring and economic security. OUR GOAL IS FOR EVERY LGBT SENIOR TO:

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LYRIC’s mission is to build community and inspire positive social change through education enhancement, career trainings, health promotion, and leadership development with lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, and questioning (LGBTQQ) youth, their families, and allies of all races, classes, genders, and abilities. LYRIC envisions a diverse society where LGBTQQ youth are embraced for who they are and encouraged to be who they want to be. By working towards social justice and supporting young leaders, their families and allies, LYRIC is building a world that honors, respects and appreciates LGBTQQ youth and their contributions.

Gray Panthers of San Francisco

08-11-19-demoI have the honor of currently serving as a co-convener of the Gray Panthers of San Francisco.

Gray Panthers stands as a front-line advocate and defender of our social safety nets including Social Security, Medicare, & Medicaid. We support single payer health care, protect our civil liberties & human rights, and demand the repeal the Patriot Act. We combat racism, and organize to eliminate environmental racism. We join with other organizations fighting for immigrant rights, for youth empowerment, and work together to make a world in which the young can look forward to meaningful employment, affordable housing, a country free of racism, free from fear, and a world in peace.

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Aunt Lute Books

Aunt Lute Books is a nonprofit multicultural women’s press based in San Francisco. For nearly thirty years, we have been publishing literature that voices the perspectives of women from a broad range of communities.

Aunt Lute Books is dedicated to publishing literature by women whose voices have been traditionally underrepresented in mainstream and small press publishing. Since 1982, Aunt Lute Books has published books that incorporate the histories and lives of women whose stories often go untold. Our aim is to distribute literature that expresses the true complexity of women’s lives and the possibilities for personal and social change.

Our latest project is called A Simple Revolution: Community Dialogue with Judy Grahn. This project hopes to build understanding about—and community around—the history and legacy of the Bay Area lesbian movement.

Judy Grahn – poet, writer, and social theorist

Judy Grahn and her writings embody all we strived for in making a movement of lesbians- women loving women in the ‘70s, and her words continue…

Arc and Type Design

San Francisco Bay Area Graphic Design

Den of Arc & Type graphics made my book come alive with her magic design

My Friend Karen Smillie an awesome therapist

She also designed my website!


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Our passion and dedication is to “Woman-Identified Sustainable Development,” putting women and our experiences back at the center  of development strategies