Die Freundin, better known in English as “The Girlfriend: Journal for Ideal Friendship Between Women,” was a lesbian magazine published in Berlin from 1924 to 1933. The magazine covered a variety of topics, from short stories to political perspectives to information on lesbian nightspots. The topics were similar to many of the same subjects covered in today’s lesbian and queer publications.
Throughout its publication, the magazine faced myriad political troubles of its own. During 1928 and 1929, the German government claimed the contents of the magazine were “trashy and obscene.” As a result, the magazine changed its title to Ledige Frauden (which translates to Single Women) and kept publishing until the Nazis party shut it down in 1933.
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