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
First issue  1982 (1982-month)
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 dates
  • 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