OUTstanding Virginians 2009

L.A. “Shep” Shepherd and Norma Hofheimer

Mid-century lesbian activist couple from Richmond

Shep (1917-1996) and Norma Janet (1905-2001) were a long term Richmond couple, active in the Women’s Political Caucus, Richmond Lesbian Feminists, Richmond WomensBooks, the Sierra Club, and Fare Share Food Coop and were members of Congregation Beth Ahabah. The couple was known for their strong opinions as well as their active involvement.  They lived openly as lesbians.