East Lansing, Michigan: Helen Diner Memorial Women's Center Ambitious Amazons, 1993-2000.
Staplebound. These 37 issues of the lesbian magazine Lesbian Connection span from 1993 to 2000 and hold letters and responses about issues as varied as nipple piercing, fatphobia, transgender politics, and adoption, the "Directory of Contact Dykes," subscribers who have volunteered to be listed to provide information about their areas to traveling lesbians and new women in town, directories of stores and restaurants, places to live, publications and videos, and workshops, retreats, and groups like Afragoddess Spiritual, the Lesbian Teachers' Network, and the Menstrual Health Foundation, festival schedules, advertisements for events like Wild Western Women's Weekend in Virginia, the Ohio Lesbian Festival, the Sappho Lesbian Witchcamp outside Vancouver, Sisters in a Strange Land: A Retreat for Christian Lesbians in Michigan, book reviews, including a several-page illustrated review of recommended African American lesbian books, along with emerging subjects like "Lesbians & Land," advertising rural lesbian publications and alternative communities, Alison Bechdel's Dykes to Watch Out For comic strips, a crossword puzzle, and more, together forming a vivid and lively look at the lesbian community in the 1990s in print and periodical.
First seven issues measure 11" X 8 1/2", all others 10" X 7". 21-66pp. each. Staplebound printed wraps. Moderate edgewear, creasing, toning, and foxing to most issues. Staples open and pages loose leaf to Volume 16, Issue 4.
This set of 37 issues dates from 1993 to 2000 and includes the following issues:
Volume 16, Issues 2-6, September/October 1993 to May/June 1994.
Volume 17, Issues 1, 3-5, July/August 1994, November/December 1994 to March/April 1995.
Volume 18, Issues 1, 3-6, July/August 1995, November/December 1995 to May/June 1996.
Volume 19, Issues 1, 3-6, July/August 1996, November/December 1996 to May/June 1997.
Volume 20, Issues 1-6, July/August 1997 to May/June 1998.
Volume 21, Issues 1-5, July/August 1998 to March/April 1999.
Volume 22, Issues 1-6, July/August 1999 to May/June 2000.
Volume 23, Issue 1, July/August 2000. Good. Item #6025