Mar 092015
 

lesbians concentratingAs lesbians, it is very important to know our herstory.  The song and lyrics “Leaping Lesbians”was released in the USA during the 1970s. It was largely in response to Anita Bryant, a right-wing religious homophobe and poster girl for the Florida Citrus Commission.

 History today (2015) is repeating itself, particularly in southern states.  The religious right is attacking the LGBT community not only on same-sex marriage, but it is actually passing laws to enable “Christians” to discriminate in jobs, housing and public services.

The 1970s.

Born 1940.  Spokesperson for Florida Citrus Commission

Born 1940. Spokesperson for Florida Citrus Commission

Anita Bryant was vehemently, venomously against the gays. She made hateful statements such as, “As a mother, I know that homosexuals cannot biologically reproduce children; therefore, they must recruit our children,” and, “If gays are granted rights, next we’ll have to give rights to prostitutes and to people who sleep with St. Bernards and to nail biters.” She launched a campaign, Save Our Children, and stopped early gay-rights advances in Florida, California, and other states.

Olivia Records from California was the lesbian’s musical family.  They hit back with an album “Lesbian Concentrate” – a very appropriate name since Anita Bryant was the poster girl for Florida’s orange growers.  The boycott by the LGBT communities and their supporters removed Anita – the LGBT community resumed its love of Florida oranges.

This song is performed by Sue Fink and appears on the compilation Lesbian Concentrate (1977).

 
Bwahahahhahaha!
Here come the lesbians
Here come the leaping lesbians
We’re going to please you, tease you
Hypnotize you, try to squeeze you
We’re going to get you if we can
Here come the lesbians
Don’t go and try to fight it

Run away or try to hide it
We want your loving; that’s our plan

Here come the lesbians

Ah-ah-ah
Don’t look in the closet
Ah-ah-ah
Who’s creeping down the stairs
Ah-ah-ah
Who’s slipping up behind you
Ah-ah-ah
Watch out; better beware

Ice fingers feeling, stealing
Reaching out from floor to ceiling
You can’t escape; you’re in our hands

Here come the lesbians

Inside your heart is racing
When you see our shadow’s chasing

Here come the lesbians
(Here come the lesbians)
Here come the lesbians
(Here come the lesbians)
The leaping lesbians…

Bo-de-o bo-de-o bo-de-o bo
Bo-de-o bo-de-o bo-de-o bo

Ah-ah-ah
Don’t look in the closet
Ah-ah-ah
Who’s creeping down the stairs
Ah-ah-ah
Who’s slipping up behind you
Ah-ah-ah
Watch out; better beware

Ice fingers feeling, stealing
Reaching out from floor to ceiling
You can’t escape; you’re in our hands
(We’ll save your children)

Inside your heart is racing
When you see our shadow’s chasing

Here come the lesbians
(Here come the lesbians)
Here come the lesbians
(Here come the lesbians)
The leaping lesbians…

Paula’s parting comment:

I remember a line that I was reading with regard to lesbians just wanting to seduce straight women.  “Lesbians wait in parking lots with huge butterfly nets.  Hiding behind their cars they strike and drive away with women, who often do not protest for long.”  LOL

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