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Play ball! How the softball diamond shaped & continues to shape queer women’s culture

The following in an excerpt from A Place of Our Own: Six Spaces That Shaped Queer Women’s Culture by June Thomas, available today from Seal Press, an imprint of Hachette Book Group, Inc. One Monday afternoon in the mid-1980s, I was working a shift in the Capitol Hill branch of Lammas. It had been a quiet day— I’d seen the mailman, a UPS delivery person, and maybe one customer. I wish I could say that I was doing something productive for feminist literature, but I was almost certainly parked at the register by the door, novel in hand, reading.

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