Olivia’s 50th cruise. (Photo courtesy Miki Vargas) Olivia Travel — by and for lesbians — celebrates 50 years JENNY BLOCK | Contributing Writerjennyeblock@icloud.com Judy Dlugacz, the founder of Olivia Travel (Olivia.com), is one of those remarkable kinds of women who sees a problem and can’t help but fix it — even when the solution seems, well, outrageous.
In the early 1970s, Dlugacz noticed a problem that was as massive as it was challenging to fix: Women musicians — lesbian musicians — were simply not being recorded.
So, she did what she figured had to be done. She joined with other like-minded women and founded Olivia Records. …………… ONLINE EXCLUSIVE Visit DallasVoice.com to read Jenny Block’s article on Princess Cruises, now sailing out of Galveston. …………… It was 1973 and the undertaking was downright revolutionary.
But if you know anything about Dlugacz, you know revolutions don’t scare her; they inspire her. So naturally, she didn’t stop there.