Title: Motive Magazine: Lesbian / Feminist Issue (...
Publisher: United Methodist Church, New York
Publication Date: 1972
Book Condition: Very Good
Edition: First Edition
Special Lesbian/Feminist issue. The Fall 1972 issue of "Motive" Magazine entitled "lesbian/feminist issue" devoted to political and cultural issues related to lesbian identity and liberation, and written exclusively by gay women. A stapled Newsweek-size magazine containing 64 internal pages. "Motive" was published from 1941 until 1972 by the Division of Higher Education of the Board of Education of the United Methodist Church. This special issue was printed by the Sojourner Truth Printing Collective out of Atlanta, Georgia. Containing splendid artwork and photographs throughout, contents include: Editorial "Motive Comes Out!" (by Joan E. Biren, Rita Mae Brown, Charlotte Bunch, and Coletta Reid); cover illustration by Ginger Legato, Cornwall; full-page silk screen by Joyce Sills, New York; full-page woodcut by Maria; pen and ink drawing by Wendy Cadden, Oakland; other splendid artwork throughout; short story "Edward the Dyke" by Judy Grahn (with illustrations by Lynda Koolish, Berkley, and Nancy Adair, Albuquerque); article "What Every Lesbian Should Know" by Charlotte Bunch and Rita Mae Brown; poetry by Rita Mae Brown, Sharon Deevey, Harriette Frances, Pat Ouellette, Judy Grahn, Alta, others; article "Baby Don't Live Here Anymore" by Helaine Harris ("The summer between twelve and thirteen years old can be the most traumatic and destructive three months in a young woman's life"); article "Notes of an Old Gay" (no author given); article "Romaine Brooks: Thief of Souls" by Michela Griffo (with photo and several art pieces); article ".at least you could act like ladies!" by Katz (with photos); splendid lavender centerfold comic strip "Mr. & Mrs. Strangelove" and "A Good Gay Relationship" by Maude; memoir "Lace Curtains and a Plastic Jesus" by Nancy Myron; excerpt of article "My thinking with Gertrude Stein with my thinking" by Nancy Adair; article "If That's All There Is" by Del Martin (who, along with her life partner, Phyllis Lyon, founded the first lesbian homophile organization in the United States, the Daughters of Bilitis, in 1955); article "Bringing Up Children in the Gay Community" (an interview with Sandra and Linda, a lesbian couple who have been together for five years and who are raising Sandra's children, Jeff, 10, and Judy, 12); article "The Last Straw: No More S-" by Rita Mae Brown; much, much more. Condition: in lightly rubbed, lightly age-toned covers showing light, tiny spot to upper left corner; center page detached but present. An outstanding and beautifully illustrated historical item from the early gay liberation movement. Bookseller Inventory # 006103
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