first edition Magazine
1957 · San Francisco
by Lyon, Phyllis, editor, Del Martin, Barbara Stephens et al.
San Francisco: Daughters of Bilitis, 1957. Magazine. 32p., including covers, 5.5x8.5 inches, very good first edition digest size magazine in stapled pictorial wraps, lightly-rusted staples. Includes a piece by Phyllis Lyon on the censorship fight between One, Inc. and the Postal Service. Stephens offers a cross-cultural view of Transvestism. 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 #: 57052)