Lilli Vincenz on the cover of The Ladder


Lesbian activist Lilli Vincenz featured on the cover of the Ladder, the magazine of the San Francisco lesbian organization the Daughters of Bilitis. This is the first known instance of an Out Lesbian choosing to show her face on the cover of a magazine. It was coordinated with Barbara Gittings, who had taken over editorial leadership of The Ladder.



“Lilli Vincenz on the cover of The Ladder,” Rainbow History Project Digital Collections, accessed June 25, 2024,

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