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A timeline of the initial publication dates of notable Lesbian magazines, periodicals, newsletters, and journals in the United States.


1947Edit

Vice Versa was the first documented lesbian periodical in the United States.

1956Edit

The Ladder was the first widely-distributed lesbian periodical in the United States.

1968Edit

No more fun and games is considered by some scholars to be the first lesbian magazine to espouse separatist feminism.[5]

1969Edit

  • Maiden Voyage - Boston, MA, 1969-1971, magazine published by the last surviving chapter of Daughters of Bilitis - the Boston chapter (formed in 1969). The first issues of this periodical were called Maiden Voyage; in 1971 the magazine's name was changed to Focus: A Journal for Gay Women [6]][8][9] [10]

1970Edit

1971Edit

1972Edit

1973Edit

1974Edit

1975Edit

1976Edit

1977Edit

1978Edit

1979Edit

1980Edit

1981Edit

1982Edit

1983Edit

  • Woman to woman - Lake Charles, Louisiana. Personal newsletter, edited by Linda Parks, issued free to lesbians and other women in prisons. 1983-1985 [67]

1984Edit

1985Edit

  • Anamika - Asian American focus Brooklyn, NY, c1985-?[71]
  • Lesbian Health Resource Center Newsletter - Lesbian Health Resource Center (LHRC), Durham, NC, c1985 [74]
  • Golden Threads - Network for older lesbians - Demorest, Georgia, 1985–Present [75]
  • WAVELENGTH. A lesbian feminist publication - newsletter of "Groundswell", a lesbian feminist revolutionary political group. Seattle 1985-? [76] [77]

1986Edit

1987Edit

  • Colores: Newsletter of Bay Area Lesbians of Color - San Francisco c1987-?[72]
  • Visibilities - Print version 1987-1991, On-Line version 2000-? [79] [80] [81]

1988Edit

1989Edit

  • Aché: A (Free) Publication for Black Lesbians - also subtitled: "The Bay Area's Journal for Black Lesbians", "A Journal for Black Lesbians" & "A Journal for Lesbians of African Descent" Albany/Berkeley, California, 1989-1993[74][75] [84]
  • Cheek to cheek: the gay lesbian partner dancing newsletter Oakland, California, c1989 [85]
  • Hag Rag - Intergalactic Lesbian Feminist Press, Milwaukee, WI, c1989 [86] [87]
  • Hikané: The Capable Womon - Disabled Wimmin's Magazine for Lesbians and our Wimmin Friends. Hillsdale, New York, 1989-? [88][76]
  • Tacoma Lesbian Concern (TLC) newsletter - Tacoma, Washington, c1989-c2003 [89]

1990Edit

1991Edit

1992Edit

  • Canswers: the Quarterly Newsletter of the Lesbian Community Cancer Project - Chicago, c1992 [98]
  • MATRICES. Lesbian Feminist Resources and Research Network - Minneapolis, c1992 [99]

1993Edit

  • Dykespeak - 1993-?[83]
  • Girlfriends - USA 1993-2006

1994Edit

1995Edit

  • Conmoción: an international Latina lesbian vision - Revista y Red Revolucionaria de Lesbianas Latinas Miami, Florida 1995-1996[84][85] [102]

1997Edit

1998Edit

2000 to PresentEdit

Year UnknownEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. Potter 1986, p xii.
  2. Lo, Malinda. "Back in the Day: The Ladder, America's First National Lesbian Magazine" 2005, as seen at [1]
  3. Lo, Malinda. "Back in the Day: The Ladder, America's First National Lesbian Magazine" 2005, as seen at [2]
  4. Armstrong. South End Press 2002, p 239
  5. Saulnier, Christine. Feminist Theories and Social Work: Approaches and Applications, 1996 ISBN 1560249455
  6. Potter 1986, p xiii.
  7. http://glbthistory.orgarchives@glbthistory.org Holdings: Vol. 1, #1-#2, #4-#17 (June 1970-July 1971), Vol. 2, #1-#[9] (Aug. 1971-[June 1972]), Vol. 3, #1-#5 (Aug. 1972-July 1973), Vol. 4, #2 (May 1974)
  8. Potter 1986, p xiii.
  9. Faderman 1991, p346.
  10. Lo, Malinda. "Back in the Day: The Ladder, America's First National Lesbian Magazine" 2005, as seen at [3]
  11. Meg Barnett, Vicky Killgore, and Susan Ferentinos. A Timeline of 1970's Austin Lesbian-Gay Activism: 1968 to 1983, Austin Lesbian Activism in the 1970s Herstory Project
  12. Potter 1986, p xii.
  13. Faderman 1991, p 346.
  14. Potter 1986, p xiii.
  15. Potter 1986, p xiii.
  16. Potter 1986, p xiii.
  17. Potter 1986, p xiii.
  18. Potter 1986, p xiii.
  19. Faderman 1991, p 346.
  20. Armstrong. South End Press 2002, p 240
  21. Potter 1986, p xii.
  22. Potter 1986, p xii.
  23. Lo, Malinda. "Back in the Day: The Ladder, America's First National Lesbian Magazine" 2005, as seen at [4]
  24. Potter 1986, p xii.
  25. Meg Barnett, Vicky Killgore, and Susan Ferentinos. A Timeline of 1970's Austin Lesbian-Gay Activism: 1968 to 1983, Austin Lesbian Activism in the 1970s Herstory Project
  26. Potter 1986, p xiii.
  27. Potter 1986, p xiii.
  28. Potter 1986, p xiii.
  29. Potter 1986, p xiii.
  30. Armstrong. South End Press 2002, p 240
  31. Potter 1986, p xiii.
  32. http://glbthistory.orgarchives@glbthistory.org Holdings: vol. 1 #2 (Jun 1973) - #5 (Feb 1974); vol. 2 #1 (Apr 1974), #2 (Jun 1974)
  33. Potter 1986, p xii.
  34. Potter 1986, p xii.
  35. Potter 1986, p xiii.
  36. Lo, Malinda. "Back in the Day: The Ladder, America's First National Lesbian Magazine" 2005, as seen at [5]
  37. Potter 1986, p xiii.
  38. Potter 1986, p xiii.
  39. Potter 1986, p xiii.
  40. Potter 1986, p xiii.
  41. Potter 1986, p xiii.
  42. http://glbthistory.orgarchives@glbthistory.org Holdings: June, Sep., Oct. 1975, Winter-Fall 1976, Winter and Spring/Summer 1977, Winter and Summer 1978.
  43. Lo, Malinda. "Back in the Day: The Ladder, America's First National Lesbian Magazine" 2005, as seen at [6]
  44. Potter 1986, p xiii.
  45. Covina 1975,pp 244-245.
  46. Kravetz. University Press of America 2004, p27
  47. Armstrong South End Press 2002 p 240
  48. Potter 1986, p xiii.
  49. Potter 1986, p xiii.
  50. Meg Barnett, Vicky Killgore, and Susan Ferentinos. A Timeline of 1970's Austin Lesbian-Gay Activism: 1968 to 1983, Austin Lesbian Activism in the 1970s Herstory Project
  51. Potter 1986, p xii.
  52. Carbado, Cleis Press p1976
  53. Potter 1986, p xiii.
  54. Potter 1986, p xiii.
  55. Potter 1986, p xiii.
  56. Armstrong. South End Press 2002, p 240
  57. Potter 1986, p xiii.
  58. Anderson 2002, p 143.
  59. Covina 1975,pp 244-245.
  60. Meg Barnett, Vicky Killgore, and Susan Ferentinos. A Timeline of 1970's Austin Lesbian-Gay Activism: 1968 to 1983, Austin Lesbian Activism in the 1970s Herstory Project
  61. Carbado, Cleis Press p1976
  62. http://glbthistory.orgarchives@glbthistory.org Holdings: Vol. 1, #2-#3 (1978), Vol. 3, #2-#3 (1980), Vol. 4, #1-#2 (1980-1981), Vol. 5, #1(1983)
  63. D'Emilio, John. Making Trouble: Essays on Gay History, Politics, and the University, Routledge, 1992 p261
  64. Potter 1986, p xii.
  65. Faderman 1991, p 348
  66. Lo, Malinda. "Back in the Day: The Ladder, America's First National Lesbian Magazine" 2005, as seen at [7]
  67. Meg Barnett, Vicky Killgore, and Susan Ferentinos. A Timeline of 1970's Austin Lesbian-Gay Activism: 1968 to 1983, Austin Lesbian Activism in the 1970s Herstory Project
  68. Potter 1986, p xii.
  69. Potter 1986, p xii.
  70. Chambers, Routledge Press, 2001 pp161-162
  71. http://glbthistory.orgarchives@glbthistory.org Holdings: Vol. 1 #1, #3 (May 1985, June 1987)
  72. http://glbthistory.orgarchives@glbthistory.org Holdings: #1
  73. Tremain 1996, p 232.
  74. Carbado, Cleis Press p1976
  75. http://glbthistory.orgarchives@glbthistory.org Holdings: Vol. 1, #2-#4, #6-#11 (1989), Vol. 2, #1-#6 (1990), Vol. 3, #1-#5 (1991), Vol. 4, #1-#3 (1992), Vol. 5, #1-#2 (1993)
  76. Tremain 1996, p 232.
  77. http://glbthistory.orgarchives@glbthistory.org Holdings: #59 (Dec 15, 1996/Jan 15, 1997), #60 (Feb 15, 1997/Mar 15, 1997), #61 (Apr 1997), #65 (Spt 1997), #66 (Oct 1997), #76 (Aug 1998)
  78. http://glbthistory.orgarchives@glbthistory.org Holdings: #1 (Summer 1990) - #16 (1997)
  79. http://glbthistory.orgarchives@glbthistory.org Holdings: #2 (Wint 1991), #3 (Sum 1992), #13 (Sum 1997) - #17 (Sum 1999), #19 (Dec 1999) - #28 (Fall 2002)
  80. Anzaldúa. This Bridge We Call Home: Radical Visions for Transformation Routledge 2002
  81. Ostertag. Beacon Press 2006 pp112-115
  82. http://glbthistory.orgarchives@glbthistory.org Holdings: vol. 2 #1 (Fall 1992) - #4 (1993); vol. 3 #1 (1994)
  83. Armstrong, University of Chicago Press 2002, p 141
  84. Anzaldúa. This Bridge We Call Home: Radical Visions for Transformation Routledge 2002
  85. Ostertag. Beacon Press 2006 pp112-115
  86. http://sfpl4.sfpl.org/librarylocations/main/glc.htm Holdings: MAIN:Floor 5 MAG OpenStacks Bound: Vol. 1, no. 1 (2000)-v. 2, no. 4 (2001); MAIN:Floor 5 MAG ClosedStacks Unbound: Vol. 3, no. 1 (2002)
  87. Ostertag. Beacon Press 2006 p112
  88. Covina 1975,pp 244-245.
  89. Covina 1975,pp 244-245.
  90. Covina 1975,pp 244-245.
  91. Covina 1975,pp 244-245.
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