Rita Mae Brown

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Birthday
28, 1944
Birthplace
Pennsylvania
Birth Sign
Sagittarius
Birthday
28, 1944 (age 74)
Birthplace
Pennsylvania

About

An American writer and feminist, she is best known for her explicit novel, Rubyfruit Jungle, which deals with lesbian themes. Her other novels include Venus Envy, In Her Day, and Loose Lips.

Before Fame

She studied English at New York University. She published her debut poetry collection, The Hand that Cradles the Rock, in 1971.

Trivia

She was a founding member of The Furies Collective, a lesbian feminist publication.

Family Life

She is a lesbian and had relationships with tennis player Martina Navratilova and actress/writer Fannie Flagg.

Associated With

She resigned from the National Organization for Women due to Betty Friedan's anti-gay remarks.