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Edith Eyde (Lisa Ben)

Edith Eyde (pseudonym Lisa Ben) was born November 7, 1921 in San Francisco. She grew up in Los Altos, CA on an apricrot ranch. She created Vice Versa, often considered the first lesbian publication, in 1947. Eyde contributed many articles to The Ladder. In addition to being a writer, Eyde was a musician. She performs several songs during her interview.

-From Gallo, M. (2006). Different daughters: A history of the Daughers of Bilitis and the rise of the lesbian rights movement. New York: Carroll & Graf.

You can find additional information on her involvement with zines on the ZineWiki