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Amazones d'Hier, Lesbiennes d'Aujourd'hui (AHLA) (Amazons of Yesterday, Lesbians of Today) is the name of both a quarterly french-language magazine and a documentary film developed by a lesbian collective in Montreal, Quebec in the early 1980s.

The film was developed from 1979 to 1981, and premiered on June 13, 1982 in Montreal, and the magazine followed, also in 1982, and by the same collective, 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]

See also


  1. ^ Documents concernant les Lesbiennes
  2. ^ a b Wittig, Monique. The Straight Mind, Beacon Press, 1992, ISBN 0807079170, p xvii
  3. ^ Hoagland & Penelope. For Lesbians Only: A Separatist Anthology, Onlywoman Press, 1988 ISBN 0906500281, p582
  4. ^ Hughes, Johnson, Perreault. Stepping Out of Line: A Workbook on Lesbianism and Feminism, Press Gang Publishers, 1984, ISBN 088974016X, p202

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