Friday, February 22, 2008

from our Archives

The Lesbian Tide had very colorful covers even when they were in monochrome. Doesn't this cover make you want to read what's inside - even today ... and be one of the 2,000 women who showed up on the campus of UCLA, April 17, 1973?
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from our Archives

If you ask the average feminist of 2008 if the world has changed much in the past 30 years she will likely say, "No." When it comes to violence against women, not much has changed as all.
These women could be marching just like this today and they are.

Violence against women and girls continues unabated in every continent, country and culture. It takes a devastating toll on women’s lives, on their families, and on society as a whole. Most societies prohibit such violence — yet the reality is that too often, it is covered up or tacitly condoned. — UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-Moon, 8 March 2007

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Friday, February 15, 2008

Jeanne at the Gay Woman's West Coast Conference, L.A. 1971

Margie Adam Said ...

"The first invitation I ever received to perform in public was made by Jeanne Córdova of The Lesbian Tide magazine in Los Angeles after she heard me sing at an open mike at Kate Millet's Sacramento Women's Music Festival. I told her I wasn't a performer. I told her I wasn't political. She said just come and sing your songs at our benefit. Come and sing your woman's life for us. I went to LA. I sang songs about my life at a benefit for this lesbian feminist magazine." Margie Adam

Jeanne Córdova and The Lesbian Tide

The Lesbian Tide
Jeanne Cordova, lesbian feminist activist and organizer, was the founder of The Lesbian Tide magazine in 1971. Cordova was one of twelve children born in Germany to a culturally conservative Catholic family. After coming to the US with her family, she attended Catholic High School, where she was involved in sports and the student body organization. After graduating, she entered the convent, fulfilling the desire she had from the age of seven to be a nun. Her exposure to poverty, homosexuality, drugs and the peace movement during her work in the convent led her to seek a career in social work. After leaving the convent and getting her BA in social work in 1970, Cordova became involved in the gay rights movement. She was active in the Gay Liberation Front, Lesbian Feminists, Daughters of Bilitis (DOB), and the Crenshaw Women's Center and was one of the organizers of the first Gay Women's West Coast Conference.