first edition Magazine
1964 · San Francisco
by Gittings, Barbara, editor, Gene Damon [pseudonym of Barbara Grier], Del Martin et al.
San Francisco: Daughters of Bilitis, 1964. Magazine. 28p. including covers, 5.5x8.5 inches, very good digest-size magazine in stapled pictorial wraps, lightly rusted staples. Issue covers sociological studies on gay life, historical information on lesbian British royalty, and book reviews. Cover photo is of a reader in Indonesia, identified as Ger van B.
Daughters of Bilitis was formed in 1955 in San Francisco by Del Martin and Phyllis Lyon and was based upon - and in the beginning supported by - the homophile organization The Mattachine Society and One Magazine. The Ladder was the house organ/newsletter and published information, news, events, articles, poetry and stories relevant to the lesbian reader. (Inventory #: 157465)