Vicki Gabriner (b. 1942)
A civil rights, peace, feminist, and lesbian activist, Vicki (Levins) Gabriner is a graduate of Cornell (B.A. 1963), University of Wisconsin (M.A. 1966), and Union Institute and University (Ph.D. 2009). In 1968, she moved to New York City to teach, joined the Weathermen, traveled to Cuba with the Venceremos Brigade, and became a feminist. In 1970, Gabriner moved to Atlanta, Georgia, where she came out as a lesbian and helped to found the Atlanta Lesbian Feminist Alliance. While in Georgia she co-founded Georgians for the ERA and ATTHIS, which offered workshops in lesbian sexuality; she was also the project director for the Human Sexuality--Family Life Skills Program for the Northwest Georgia Girl Scout Council. In 1973, Gabriner was arrested for her participation in a Weathermen action. She was convicted in 1977 but exonerated upon appeal in 1978. In 1979, she moved to Boston, Mass., where she wrote for Sojourner and Gay Community News. Gabriner is the author of Sleeping Beauty: A Lesbian Fairy Tale (1971, 1976), among other works.