Margaret Brownlee is a multi-racial/Afro-Latina Lipstick Lesbian who was born and spent most of her life residing in Maine. Margaret was 16 when she came out and is now married to a woman and has a daughter. Margaret attended multiple universities–including Wells College, Lesley University, and the University of New England–as a first generation college student in her family with the goal of becoming a dancer. Margaret is currently a Burlesque dancer and instructor and is also employed with the Maine Department of Education. She has been involved in political activism and a number of organizations based in Maine–including Portland Outright, EqualityMaine, EmergeMaine, South Portland Human Rights Commission, Maine Black Community Development, and Indigo Arts.
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Lesbian; Lipstick Lesbian; Femme; Portland, ME; Monogamy; Polyamory; Multi-Racial; Afro-Latina; Coming out; Burlesque; Wells College; Lesley University; University of New England; Education; University of Southern Maine; Maine Department of Education; Rhona Beauty; Spirituality; Pagan; Feminist; Mother; Activism; EqualityMaine.
History of Gender | Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Studies | Oral History | Women's Studies
Muehle, Gretchen and Wilson, Shelice, "Brownlee, Margaret" (2022). Querying the Past: LGBTQ Maine Oral History Project Collection. 84.
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