"Wham Bam Tap Scratch Screech"

the brief-but proud-history of lesbian London, 1991-1994

Ashley Lavelle*

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During its time in circulation from 1991-1994, Lesbian London set out to provide a voice for lesbians, but also to resist what it saw as the creeping malaise of commercialization and depoliticization of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) communities. Virtually every topic of relevance to its readership was covered within the pages of each monthly issue, available free of charge. Despite its standout contribution, the magazine has been all but forgotten. Moreover, its untimely demise raises important questions about the future prospects of radical, non-commercial publications as well as about the direction of LGBT politics.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)88-100
Number of pages13
JournalJournal of Lesbian Studies
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - Jan 2014

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