ONE Archives Exhibit Highlights Queer L.A. Mags Dating Back to the 1940s

An exhibit from the ONE Archives in Los Angeles showcases the role of Southern California in the creation of LGBT publishing and activism. Check out some of these daring and confrontational publications.



The Ladder, Vol. 5, No. 2 (November 1960)
While founded in San Francisco as the magazine of the lesbian homophile group The Daughters of Bilitis, The Ladder regularly featured information from Los Angeles. ONE editor Stella Rush wrote for The Ladder, as well as Edith Eyde, who used the named Lisa Ben, an anagram for “lesbian,” in the magazine.