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Joan Nestle

Born: May 12, 1940

Birthplace: The Bronx

Profession: Writer

Nationality: United States

Joan Nestle

Date of Birth : May 12, 1940
Birth Place : The Bronx

Joan Nestle is a Lambda Award winning writer and editor and a founder of the Lesbian Herstory Archives, which holds, among other things, everything she has ever written. She is openly gay and sees her work of archiving history as critical to her identity as "a woman, as a lesbian, and as a Jew."


  • Writer

Awards Won

  • Stonewall Book Award
  • Lambda Literary Award for Anthologies/Fiction
  • Lambda Literary Award for Anthologies/Non-fiction
  • Lambda Literary Award for Lesbian Studies
  • Lambda Literary Award for Lesbian Anthology
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