Los Angeles: The Tide Collective, 1980. Magazine. 23p., 8.5x11 inches, illustrations, evenly toned else very good condition on newsprint.
AKA The Tide. This was the first national lesbian-oriented newspaper in the US. It began in 1971 as a newsletter for the Los Angeles chapter of the Daughters of Bilitis but the editor Jeanne Cordova and other editorial staff decided to take a more radical stance and split from the DOB in December of 1972. They toyed with renaming the magazine/newspaper simply The Tide in 1973 but returned almost immediately to Lesbian Tide. Cover story on Frances Farmer, a troubled 1940s actress who was forcibly incarcerated in a mental hospital and possibly lobotimized.