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The 1960s

The Ladder November 1963 detailThe Ladder
One of the first magazines for lesbians appeared in the United States in the 1950's. Called 'The Ladder', it billed itself as a lesbian review.
Arena 3 1966 detailArena 3
Lesbian women took advantage of their invisibility in the eyes of the law to publish the first British magazine to address the interests of gay and bi women.
Arena 3 Personal Ads 1966 detailPersonal Ads
This insert came with every copy of 'Arena 3' and lists services for lesbian women as well as a safe meeting point for many women who were not out.
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