“I’m addicted to uniqueness and originality. I knew my coming out would be important and significant.”
- Name: Alix Dobkin
- Born: August 16, 1940
- Died: May 19, 2021
- From: New York, NY, U.S.A
- Pronouns: She/Her
- Contribution/Impact: The first American lesbian feminist musician to do a European concert tour.
- Occupation: Musician, Singer, Songwriter
- Known For: “Lesbian Code” and “Every Woman Can Be a Lesbian”
- Awards: Nominated for a 2010 Lambda Literary Award, and Americana Trailblazer Award.
- Interesting Facts: Ms. Dobkin was a star of the women’s festivals that were an expression of the alternative economy that lesbian feminists were building in the ’70s a byproduct of secondwave feminism with their own books, publishing companies, record labels and magazines.
Alix Cecil Dobkin (August 16, 1940 – May 19, 2021) was an American folk singer-songwriter, memoirist, and lesbian feminist activist. In 1979, Dobkin was born in New York City into a Jewish Communist family. Dobkin began her career by performing on the Greenwich Village coffeehouse scene in 1962. Alix Dobkin, an indisputable legend in women’s music and longtime lesbian activist, died May 19 after suffering a brain aneurism and subsequent stroke.
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