Our Legacy: Six Lesbian Magazines From The Then Before Now
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So she took that money to the horse races, and left with enough cash to print three editions of the magazine. She turned to her community for collaboration, posting signs in the windows of A Different Light looking for photographers and writers, and got calls within the month. They were down to print the first editions of the magazine, then called Deneuve after a copyright battle with Catherine Deneuve in , it changed names to Curve. But alongside all the celebrity profiles were pieces on regular queer folks doing great things in the community. We can see each other as queer women not because we wear a certain outfit or have a certain haircut. Lesbians exist.
38 Lesbian Magazines That Burned Brightly, Died Hard, Left A Mark
In the mid-twentieth century, as gay men in urban areas began forming communities and meeting each other via the sexual subcultures prospering in bars, bathhouses and outdoor cruising spots, lesbians started communing around a more cerebral common ground: READING! And, obviously, groups of ambitious dykes all over the land gathered with one another to create magazines they hoped could change the world. I can relate to this desire!
But the means of funding these connections has been an everlasting thorn in our ample sides. Like most activism, those who do it; do it for free. We need time or we need money and money can buy time so money, of the two, seems like the best thing to get. But we tend to be short on money, as a group, and so, you know: time!