This section includes literature by lesbian authors, as well as nonfiction works on related subjects, and the ephemera of lesbian political and social organizations. Many items that are relevant to the broader LGBTQ+ movement will also be found listed in the Gay studies section.
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Los Angeles: Gay and Lesbian Media Coalition et al, 1988-2000. Newspaper. Five film schedule broadsheets folded to 8.5x11 inches and two pastebound magazine-style schedules, photos, descriptions, stills, very good on newsprint. Included are the 6th, 8th, 9th,10th, 14th, 17th & 18th schedules, 1988, 1990-1992, 1996, 1999 & 2000.
San Francisco, etc. the photographer, [1980s-2010s]. A major photographic archive containing over 10,500 original photographic negatives and slides and more than 700 original prints. These photographs, many of which were taken for the groundbreaking sex-positive magazine On Our Backs, document San Francisco's lesbian leather community and the rise of sex.....
Hollywood: IGLA, 1987. 6p., 7.5x10 inches, very good simple interim newsletter of 3 sheets stapled upper-left corner. The IGLA Bulletin interim issue. Includes a report on the death of June Mazer, the recent publication by the Archives of a Book of Obits, a call for more space, the March on.....
New York: The Lesbian & Gay Discrimination Documentation Project of the New York City Commission on Human Rights, . Eight-panel brochure folded to 3.5x8.5 inches, very good on peach stock. Includes extensive information on discrimation by employers and on the Project with community contacts including S.A.G.E. & B.W.M.T.
Denver: Renaissance Artists and Writers Association, . Two issues of the staplebound magazine, 32 pages each, some foxing and light handling wear. Progressive arts magazine, including interviews with Holly Near, Mimi Farina, Oh Shinnah and Jose Arguelles, plus poetry, articles and reviews. Issue number four notes that the journal was.....
Denver: Renaissance Artists and Writers Association, . Single issue of the staplebound magazine, 32 pages, very good. Progressive arts magazine, including interviews with Holly Near and Jose Arguelles, plus poetry, articles and reviews. Also includes an article on John Cassavetes.
Boston: The Gay, Lesbian and Bisexual Speakers Bureau, [1980s?]. Six-panel brochure folded to 3.5x8.5 inches, very good on heavy stock. The organization formed in 1972 and trained speakers to answer questions at schools, workplaces and in workshops. No mention of AIDS nor any mention of technology so likely late 1970s.....
New York: Astraea, 2004. 8.5x11 inch folder containing two sheet letter and 8p. newsletter, very good. Letter is dated Fall 2004. The newsletter is the Spring 2004 Bulletin announcing the organization's new website and other info.The folder contains lists of panel grants and programs.
San Francisco: SF Lesbian Gay Bisexual Transgender Community Center, 2002. Newspaper. Three event calendars on folded newsprint, color photos, wall calendar, news, services, resources and tenants, very good. Informational calendars in tabloid newspaper format for June, July and December at the Charles M. Holmes Campus at The Center, SF.
Los Angeles: L.A. Gay & Lesbian Center, 2000-2001. Magazine. Three issues, various pagination, 8.5x11 inches, event schedule, workshops, services and resources, photos, ads, very good newsletter in stapled gray pictorial wraps. Events and workshops at The Village, LA's LGBTQ Center. Issues include May 2000, October and November 2001. Events include.....
Chicago: Aware & Life OUTside, . Media publicity kit in glossy blue folder with label affixed front cover, contains a CD of The Best of Life OUTside recordings, nine press releases on station stationery, from one to several stapled pages, a 5x7 inch color photo of the radio personalities, and.....
Sunnvale, CA: Back Drop Club, 1989. [16p] 8.5x11 inches, Club history and information, event and party calendar, application forms, membership rules and dues, very good in unbound nested sheets. House organ for the California BDSM club originally called The Menlo Park Scool of Bondage.
San Francisco: David Information Network, 1985. Single 5.5x8.5 inch leaflet printed one-side only on blue stock, cartoon by Robert of Dorothy, Toto and a tornado taking away her house at 18th and Castro, very good. "Just Visiting? Our Community would like to welcome you!" Dorothy says: "Toto...I don't think we're.....
no place: no publisher, [1970s?]. Single 11x8.5 inch handbill landscape layout illustrated one side only with explicit and pornographic drawing of two heart-shaped genitalia, one female, one male, being manipulated with the owners' hands surrounded by ribbon bearing the statement; "Be Your Own Valentine", light wear and pinholes at top.....