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Subject: What is the best Lesbian magazine?
Date Posted: 10/3/2008 11:00 PM ET
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I figured that it was Curve, so I bought a year's subscription for $19.95 ($5 cheaper than the official Curve magazine website) off of Amazon.com because it was suggested to me when I logged in to buy a new book.

I read some reviews on the magazine from other readers and they were saying thing like, "Too much L Word" and "Just not a good magazine for Lesbians."

I went ahead and purchased it anyway, in hopes that there was just a slight possibility that I might get some amusement out of it.

Also, I wanted to ask what all magazines, if any, that you all normally get.  I honestly just read the newspaper, so this magazine is the first that I've gotten a subscription to in a few years.  I used to get Reminisce because the stories and stuff were amusing and very interesting, but that was a good while ago.

 

So, any suggestions Ladies? :P



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Date Posted: 10/4/2008 8:26 PM ET
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I was really hoping that someone could help me on this matter.

I would really like to start reading magazines again.  :(

Sharon C. (Mamu) - ,
Date Posted: 10/5/2008 10:00 PM ET
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Sorry, I haven't read any lesbian related magazines in ages, so don't have any input.  Good luck!  Let us know if you find out anything...

Date Posted: 10/6/2008 10:50 AM ET
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Amy - I'm not sure.  We subscribed to Curve for about 2 years and I'm not subscribing again.  I think it's gotten a bit better, with more topics of interest to me like parenting, gay weddings, etc. but I'm just not that impressed by it.  I've enjoyed it but don't love it.  I'd be interested to hear what you think!

Date Posted: 10/7/2008 1:03 PM ET
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Girlfriend was a decent Mag...but then I thought Curve was okay as well. I think though for heavier reading, you may want to try something like The Advocate- not strictly a lesbian magazine... but for the entire gay community, more of an around the world news type of thing.

 

Date Posted: 10/7/2008 5:01 PM ET
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Sothernnyte, They stopped making that Girlfriend Magazine from what I can understand.  The last issue was in March 2006 http://www.girlfriendsmag.com/faq.html#sub 

I also found this:

LESBIAN MAGAZINE VELVETPARK BUYS SUBSCRIBERS FROM
GIRLFRIENDS AND ON OUR BACKS


New York, NY June 27, 2006: Velvetpark, the progressive and innovative national lesbian lifestyle magazine, has purchased the active subscribers of the lesbian magazines Girlfriends and On Our Backs.

Girlfriends and On Our Backs ceased publication in March 2006 and its former owner, H.A.F. Publishing closed the sale with Velvetpark in May 2006.

Velvetpark has assembled a new editorial staff for the launch of its Summer Issue July 1 2006, starting with managing editor, Diana Cage. Diana was editor at On Our Backs for five years and is the author of several books on sex, dating and relationships. Angela Jimenez signs on as senior editor. Angela's background in journalism includes both writing and photojournalism. She is a regular contributing photographer for the New York Times and the Newark Star Ledger.

Founder, Grace Moon, remains as Editor in Chief. Grace Moon started Velvetpark four years ago in July 2002. Velvetpark has been knownfor its original content, high quality graphics and photography due impart to Moon?s background and training in the fine and applied arts.

Velvetpark is published four times a year by Tableau Editions Ltd. a women owned independent publishing company based in Chicago. Velvetpark's editorial headquarters is located in Brooklyn, New York.

 

That stinks :/  Although maybe Velvetpark would be woth my time?



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Date Posted: 10/12/2008 12:07 PM ET
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ok...that does suck. i was thinking it wasnt 2 years since i had bought one... but thanks for the update.

maybe i will check out this Velvetpark also. i used to have a couple of copies of On Our Backs... way back in the day... i do have a couple of the books though... let's just say... it will depend on what you like... if you like things more risque....you may like it. *w*.