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Azalea: A Magazine by Third World Lesbians was a quarterly periodical for black and Latina lesbians published between 1977-1983[1] by the Salsa Soul Sisters, Third World Wimmin Inc Collective.[2] The collective also published the Salsa Soul Sisters/Third World Women's Gay-zette, (published: c1982)[3][4][5]

Early history

The group formed in 1974, growing out of the Black Lesbian Caucus of the New York City Gay Activists Alliance (GAA).[6]

Content

Rodger Streitmatter, author of Unspeakable: The Rise of the Gay and Lesbian Press in America, notes that the founders of the periodical attempted not to perpetuate oppression and replicate societal biases by refusing to "assess the quality of contributions sent to them, publishing all material without any editing."[7]

The magazine published contributions from Africa, Asia and South America as well as material from the United States.[8]

Select contributors

  • Donna Allegra
  • Becky Birtha
  • Linda Jean Brown
  • Robin Christian
  • Michelle Cliff
  • a. S. Natwa
  • Joan Gibbs
  • Julie Blackwomon Carter
  • Sapphire
  • Robinet LaVerne Christian
  • Michiyo Fukaya (Michiyo Cornell)
  • Audre Lorde
  • Anita Cornwell
  • Rosita Libre de Marulanda

References

  1. ^ "Lesbian and Gay Periodicals", The Canadian Lesbian and Gay Archives, http://www.clga.ca/Material/PeriodicalsLGBT/inven/PeriodicalsInventoryA-B.htm, retrieved 2008-03-24  
  2. ^ Shockley, Ann Allen. The Black Lesbian in American Literature in Home Girls: A Black Feminist Anthology, ed: Barbara Smith, Kitchen Table: Women of Color Press, 1983
  3. ^ "Lesbian and Gay Periodicals", The Canadian Lesbian and Gay Archives, http://www.clga.ca/Material/PeriodicalsLGBT/inven/PeriodicalsInventoryP-S.htm, retrieved 2008-03-24  
  4. ^ Covina, Gina/Galana, Laurel. (The) Lesbian Reader: An Amazon Quarterly Anthology, Amazon Press 1975, ISBN 0960962603
  5. ^ D'Emilio, John. Making Trouble: Essays on Gay History, Politics, and the University, Routledge, 1992 p261
  6. ^ Beemyn, Brett Genny (2004), "African Americans", glbtq.com, http://www.glbtq.com/social-sciences/african_americans,3.html  
  7. ^ Streitmatter, Rodger. Unspeakable: The rise of the Gay and Lesbian Press in America, Fabe & Faber, 1995 ISBN 0571198732, p175
  8. ^ Streitmatter, Rodger. Unspeakable: The rise of the Gay and Lesbian Press in America, Fabe & Faber, 1995 ISBN 0571198732, p179

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