Black Lesbian Newsletter, later titled
Onyx, was published in San Francisco and, later, Berkeley from 1982-1984. The newsletter includes poems, drawings, political perspectives,
photographs, book reviews, event listings, personals, and some business listings. There is one letter to the newsletter and
two mounted newsletter covers. The collection also includes related materials on the Bay Area Black Lesbian Political Caucus
and BAST Cafe (Bay Area African-American Sisters Together).
Black Lesbian Newsletter was published in San Francisco and, later, Berkeley from 1982-1984. Its working title changed to
Onyx as the result of suggestions from its readership. The newsletter was the brainchild of Laverne Gagehabib, A. C. Barber and
(0.25 linear feet)
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