Amazones d'Hier, Lesbiennes d'Aujourd'hui

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Amazones d'Hier, Lesbiennes d'Aujourd'hui (AHLA)
Frequency Quarterly
Publisher Louise Turcotte
Danielle Charest
Genette Bergeron
Ariane Brunet
Year founded 1982
Country Montreal, Quebec, Canada
Language French

Amazones d'Hier, Lesbiennes d'Aujourd'hui (AHLA) (Amazons of Yesterday, Lesbians of Today) is the name of a quarterly French language magazine published starting 1982 by a lesbian collective in Montreal, Quebec made of Louise Turcotte, Danielle Charest, Genette Bergeron and Ariane Brunet.[1][2][3]

AHLA was written from a radical lesbian (Lesbiennes radicales) perspective, and aimed to offer analysis and reflection about political and philosophical issues affecting lesbians globally as well as in Quebec.[4]

The magazine's content drew heavily from francophone material feminism, and the ideas of French theorists Monique Wittig and Nicole-Claude Mathieu. The front page of every issue clearly stated that the magazine was intended "for lesbians only".[2]

Documentary: Amazones d'Hier, Lesbiennes d'Aujourd'hui[edit]

Amazones d'Hier, Lesbiennes d'Aujourd'hui
Release date
  • June 13, 1982 (1982-06-13)
Country Canada
Language French

A similar titled documentary film was developed from 1979 to 1981, and premiered on June 13, 1982 in Montreal.

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Documents concernant les Lesbiennes
  2. ^ a b Wittig, Monique. The Straight Mind, Beacon Press, 1992, ISBN 0-8070-7917-0, p xvii
  3. ^ Hoagland & Penelope. For Lesbians Only: A Separatist Anthology, Onlywoman Press, 1988 ISBN 0-906500-28-1, p582
  4. ^ Hughes, Johnson, Perreault. Stepping Out of Line: A Workbook on Lesbianism and Feminism, Press Gang Publishers, 1984, ISBN 0-88974-016-X, p202