The first national lesbian conference is held in San Francisco. It's organized by the Daughters of Bilitis (DOB), an organization formed in 1955 and taking its name from a character in a series of poems by France's Pierre Louys. "The Ladder" is the name of the DOB's magazine.
* More on the DOB: @
* "The Songs of Bilitis," complete text by Pierre Louys: @
* "Different Daughters: A History of the Daughters of Bilitis and the Rise of the Lesbian Rights Movement" (book): @
* "Lesbians in the Twentieth Century" (from course in Lesbian History at the University of Michigan): @