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About Lesbian News

Lesbian News— or as is more commonly known, the LN— has the distinction and responsibility of being North America’s longest running lesbian publication.

Founded in 1975 in Southern California, the LN began as the lone voice for lesbian issues. Today, the LN is still the nation’s foremost voice for lesbians of all ages.

Lesbian News is the vehicle for the experience of women’s art, music, literature, films and history. We have premiered women’s films which would not have otherwise been seen. We have reviewed women’s literature and music which would not have found an audience and we have financially supported workshops and fundraisers that could not have been successful without us.

With informative current articles and the truth about political matters which impact us, such as same-sex marriage, adoptions and discrimination in the workplace, no other magazine in the world is as targeted directly to the lesbian community or as much a leader in supporting lesbian issues as Lesbian News. We are not only a magazine published for and about lesbians, but also by lesbians.

Published monthly at our digital magazine shop in downloadable PDF format, the LN features our regular departments along with specific featured sections such as:

COVER STORY – A substantial pictorial feature story of national importance that have included many celebrities like Melissa Etheridge, kd lang, Ellen DeGeneres, Marlee Matlin, Hillary Clinton, Toni Braxton, Lady GaGa, Katy Perry, Judith Light, and Janet McTeer to name a few.

LESBIANS ON LOCATION – A paparazzi look at women and events.

LIFESTYLES – Features on health, fitness, style, photographic essays, and our regular monthly columns.

ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT – Features on artists, writers, movies, music, and books.

The editorial vision of the LN has always been to inform, entertain, and be of service to women who love women of all ages, economic class, and color. We hope women from all walks of life will not only find something of themselves in the LN, but also be accepting of those with differing opinions.

Lesbian News is our small contribution to the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender liberation movement.


Ella Matthes
Publisher & Editor in Chief