Issue 12 is dedicated to Jeanne Córdova a pioneer lesbian and gay rights activist, a founder of the West Coast LGBTQ movement, and a journalist and Lammy-award winning author for her memoir: When We Were Outlaws: a Memoir of Love and Revolution. Now she’s dying. We love you, and we’ll miss you, Jeanne. Thanks for your courageous contributions to justice.

From a great essay by Eileen Myles, Being Female: "Speaking frankly as a lesbian I have to say that the salient fact about the danger zone I call home is the persistent experience of witnessing the quick revulsion of people who believe that because I love women I am a bottom feeder. I am desperately running towards what anyone in their right mind would be running away from. Which is femaleness, which is failure."

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