Feminism, and particularly lesbian-feminism, was the next wave that she caught. Transitioning from the softball fields of Pico Rivera to the presidency of the LA chapter of the Daughters of Bilitis, she saw the need for a publication to give voice to the new generation of lesbian feminists, and she began The Lesbian Tide, which became a national newsmagazine and the voice of a generation of lesbians.
This second career in journalism led to a job as Human Rights Editor of the LA Free Press, during the heyday of progressive newspapers. In the 1970’s her columns represented the voices of her various identities – “three-for-one” as a lesbian, a Chicana and a woman.
During the ‘70s she was at the forefront of many “firsts” – first national lesbian conference, fighting the first California anti-gay initiative and more.
And as the gay & lesbian movement became more politically mainstream, she transitioned into the presidency the Stonewall Democratic Club and led the California state wide campaign to elect eighty-eight openly gay delegates to the 1980 Democratic National Convention.