Periodical profile published 1980
Publisher: Lesbian/Lesbienne, Toronto, Canada
Year Published: 1980
Resource Type: Serial Publication (Periodical)
Cx Number: CX2111
Abstract: This national newsmagazine was launched at the Bi-National Lesbian Conference held in Toronto in 1979. A group of women in Toronto subsequently came together and agreed to take on the work of coordinating and publishing the newsmagazine.
One of the central aims of Lesbian/Lesbienne is to develop a communication network among lesbians in Canada. the publishers, themselves, have a sense of being out of touch with that lesbians from coast to coast are thinking and doing and how lesbian communities are growing and changing. The publication hopes to provide a forum to enable lesbians to get to know each other and discover commonalities and differences. A special effort is being made to create communication links between lesbians in Quebec and in English Canada.
The cross-country discussion forum occurring in Lesbian/Lesbienne will assist the women organizing the National Lesbian Conference planned for May, 1981 in Vancouver. A special pre-conference issue is currently being planned.
The Toronto collective is especially concerned that the newsmagazine reflect the needs and concerns of lesbians from coast to coast, and not just be the mouth-piece of Toronto. any woman wishing to act as a contact in her region or wishing to write for the new publication is urged to write the above address.