Lesbian Connection

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Lesbian Connection
Lesbian Connection (magazine cover).jpg
Executive DirectorMargy Lesher
PublisherElsie Publishing Institute
FounderAmbitious Amazons
Year founded1974
Based inEast Lansing, Michigan
OCLC number10734023

Lesbian Connection is a worldwide forum of news and ideas for, by, and about lesbians. Founded in 1974[2][3] by the lesbian-feminist collective Ambitious Amazons,[1] it is run by the Michigan-based nonprofit Elsie Publishing Institute. The magazine is published bimonthly[3] and is notable for offering subscriptions on a sliding scale basis (asking for flexible donations based on each subscriber's ability to pay).

A unique aspect of Lesbian Connection is the fact that its content consists largely of reader submissions. It maintains and distributes an international list of "Contact Dykes" who volunteer to provide information about their hometowns to other women.[4] Items and topics include reprints of the comic strip Dykes to Watch Out For, lesbian and women's music festivals and gatherings, Womyn's land, announcements, and obituaries. It does not publish fiction, personal ads, or requests for pen pals.

Lesbian Connection was instrumental in the building of national spiritual, political and social networks for lesbians.

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  1. ^ a b Whitt, Jan (2008). Women in American Journalism: A New History. Urbana: University of Illinois Press. pp. 163–165. ISBN 978-0-252-07556-8.
  2. ^ "Women's Magazines". Schlesinger Library. Harvard University. Retrieved October 19, 2015.
  3. ^ a b "Feminist Magazines". Feminist Majority Foundation. Retrieved October 27, 2015.
  4. ^ Zimmerman, Bonnie (ed.) (2000). Lesbian Histories and Cultures: An Encyclopedia, Volume 1. New York; London: Garland Publishing. p. 455. ISBN 978-0-8153-1920-7.

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