This photo, from The Los Angeles Free Press’s coverage of the 1973 West Coast Lesbian Conference, shows Beth Elliott performing in front of the crowd with her guitar. Unfortunately, the caption makes a point of misgendering her and placing the blame for the controversy that erupted entirely on her. To read the more of the article and its general background on the conference, go here. To read the article’s coverage on Beth Elliott herself, go here.

Beth Elliott was a guitar player who performed with and belonged to a band for a number of years.