Peggie Miller: New Millennium Butch
March 3 – December, 2010
Peggie Miller, creator of NMB: New Millennium Butch, is determined to bring butch women out of “the shadows” and into mainstream society. Unlike gay men, who have enjoyed relative acceptance, lesbian women have “taken a back seat,” Miller writes. She believes that lesbians of color, particularly those who are identified as “butch” or “aggressive,” need to step out; “It is time to emerge and be noticed.” Miller, who identifies herself as a butch woman, began the New Millennium Butch fashion shows in Newark, New Jersey, in 2000. These annual events, which showcase butch identified models, designers, and entertainers, have enjoyed great success over the last decade. To celebrate this success, Miller created the table book, NMB: New Millennium Butch. She writes, “I decided to take us to the next level and bring us out of the darkness into the light for the whole
world to see.”
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