Girlfriends (magazine)

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Girlfriends (magazine) 2003 cover.jpg
2003 cover with Missy Giove
Frequency Monthly
Publisher Half Moon Bay
Year founded 1993
Final issue 2006
Based in San Francisco, California
ISSN 1078-8875
OCLC number 31216302

Girlfriends was a women's magazine that provided critical coverage of culture, entertainment and world events from a lesbian perspective.[1] It was founded by Jacob Anderson-Minshall, Diane Anderson-Minshall and Heather Findlay.[2] It also offered relationship, health and travel advice. Published monthly from San Francisco since 1993, it was distributed nationwide by Disticor. It had the same publisher as lesbian erotica magazine On Our Backs, but distanced itself from its pornographic counterpart by refusing to carry sexual ads.[3] Girlfriends magazine ceased publication in 2006.[4][5]

One of the major features of the magazine was its annual list on the best cities for a lesbian to live in, which it began publishing in 1994.[6] The magazine also ran an online personals service through its website while it was still in operation.[7]

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  1. ^ Jeff Dawson (November 24, 1999). "Gay Issues Gaining Ground Online". Online Journalism Review. Retrieved November 17, 2010. 
  2. ^ Tracy O'Keefe; Katrina Fox (2008). Trans people in love. Psychology Press. pp. xi and 104. Retrieved November 17, 2010. 
  3. ^ Sender, Katherine (2004). Business, not politics: the making of the gay market. Columbia University Press. p. 209. Retrieved November 17, 2010. 
  4. ^ Marketplace finds lesbians an attractive, but elusive, niche, SF Chronicle, September 7, 2006
  5. ^ Karman Kregloe (January 9, 2007). "Lesbian magazines reinvent themselves". After Ellen. Retrieved October 25, 2015. 
  6. ^ Nahal Toosi (October 2, 2001). "Milwaukee ranked No. 1 for lesbians". Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Retrieved November 17, 2010. 
  7. ^ Susan Driver (2007). Queer girls and popular culture: reading, resisting, and creating media. Peter Lang. p. 159. Retrieved November 17, 2010.