Friday-Sunday, May 27-29, 1960: Daughters of Bilitis

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): @
* "Beebo Brinker" and lesbian pulp fiction: @ and @

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