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Loraine Hutchins

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Loraine Hutchins
Occupationauthor, editor in chief, cultural critic and professor
Periodlate 20th/early 21st century
Genrebooks, essays, magazine articles
Subjectfeminism, bisexuality
Literary movementfeminism and LGBT rights movement
Notable worksBi Any Other Name

Loraine Hutchins is an American bisexual and feminist author, activist, and sex educator.[1][2] Hutchins rose to prominence as co-editor (with Lani Kaʻahumanu) of Bi Any Other Name, an anthology that is one of the seminal books in the bisexual rights movement.[3][4] Hutchins contributed the pieces "Letting Go: An Interview with John Horne" and "Love That Kink" to that anthology.[5] After the anthology was forced to compete in the Lambda Literary Awards under the category Lesbian Anthology, and Directed by Desire: Collected Poems, a posthumous collection of the bisexual poet June Jordan’s work, had to compete (and won) in the category "Lesbian Poetry", BiNet USA led the bisexual community in a multi-year campaign eventually resulting in the addition of a Bisexual category, starting with the 2006 Awards.

She is a graduate of The Institute for the Advanced Study of Human Sexuality's Sexological Bodyworkers Certification Training program. She currently teaches Intro to Women's Studies, Intro to LGBT Studies, Women's Health, and Health Issues in Sexuality at two different campuses in the Washington, D.C., area.[1]

In June 2006 Hutchins delivered the keynote address at the Ninth International Conference On Bisexuality, Gender And Sexual Diversity (9ICB).[6]

In October 2009, Hutchins was honored as a "Community Pioneer" by the Rainbow History Project in Washington, D.C., for her activist work.[7]

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  1. ^ a b "About Loraine Hutchins". Archived from the original on February 12, 2012.
  2. ^ "About Loraine Hutchins Profile".
  3. ^ Bisexual Movements Archived August 14, 2007, at the Wayback Machine glbtq.com.
  4. ^ "A Brief History of the Bisexual Movement by Liz A. Highleyman". Archived from the original on September 26, 2007.
  5. ^ "b i · a n y · o t h e r · n a m e".
  6. ^ ""A Slippery Slice of The Rainbow," Xtra".
  7. ^ "Dr. Loraine Hutchins · Community Pioneers: Creators of DC's LGBTQ Communities · Rainbow History Project Digital Collections".
  8. ^ Some women (Book, 1995). [WorldCat.org]. OCLC 34697142. Retrieved April 25, 2020.

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