Home' LOTL : August 2004 Contents EDITOR'S LETTER
What a wonderful issue we have for you! It's months like
these I am thankful for working on a magazine like
LOTL. There are so many interesting stories, and good reading
is such a pleasure in winter. This month we celebrate the efforts
of lesbian mums, lesbian brides, lesbians behind bars and
lesbian bookworms. I know I'm being cheeky, but think I can
safely say that this month we have a lesbian centrefold as well.
Now, I agree: the politics of that can be tricky, but the lovely
Ann-Marie was officially ordained the sexiest lesbian in Sydney,
and when I asked her to pose for us she very generously
showed why she is so deserving of this hard-won title. (Turn to
page 13 and you'll quickly see why. If this doesn't warm you
up, nothing will.) We even have news of the elusive k.d. lang's
next album. What more could a girl want?
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Tiffany Jones, 22, is an artist and journalist
who writes for several publications. She studied
Queer Theory as part of her Bachelor of
Creative Arts, and is obsessed with yoga,
painting and politics of gender and community.
She lives on the Gold Coast with soulmate Kelly
('Kelvis') and two kitties.
Jackie Braw has had a hectic time of late.
Unwittingly caught up in the Playschool
drama as the co-parent of Brenna, featured
on a Through the Window segment featuring
Brenna and her two mums, Jackie has this
month put her thoughts to paper. But more
importantly, she's asked the kids of other lesbian parents
what they think of the issue.
Dawn Cohen is an activist, psychologist and
writer. This month she celebrates Sydney
landmark The Feminist Bookshop. "Once
upon a time there were three lesbian sisters.
That's a fairy tale to begin with. Then the
sisters buy a bookshop that becomes a haven
for lesbians and feminists from all over the country. It's not all
lavender, but the thirtieth anniversary is certainly worth
celebrating," says Dawn.
Nic Van Dyke is a radio producer and music
industry insider with Nova 969. She has
been breaking music news in LOTL for three
years with access to the world's biggest and
best musicians. Along with music, Nic's other
pleasure in life is her golden retriever, Jordan.
Bev Malzard is a writer and editor who has
been just about everywhere in the world and
this month takes us on a trip to the French
Pacific -- which is looking even better than usual
at this time of year.
Evelyn Hartogh looks at UK TV Series Bad Girls
and the genre of 'women in prison' this month.
Evelyn has two Masters, in Women's Studies
and in Creative Writing, and likes to see herself
as a 'MAMA' who nurtured artists in producing
the 'Art Love Jam' cabaret for the Brisbane
GLBT Pride Festival and showcased strong women in her Pop
Cult Sheroes column for Queensland Pride. She freelances for
LOTL and The Australian Women's Book Review.
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