Conditions (full title:Conditions: a feminist
magazine of writing by women with a particular emphasis on writing
by lesbians) was a lesbian feminist
founded in 1976 in Brooklyn
, New York
Bulkin, Jan Clausen, Irena Klepfisz and Rima Shore.
Conditions was a magazine which
emphasised the lives and writings of lesbians, and, throughout its
history, the magazine maintained an all-lesbian collective. This
collective expressed a "long standing commitment to diversity; of
writing style and content and of background of contributors,"
within the lesbian and feminist communities. Conditions was
especially dedicated to publishing the work of lesbians, in
lesbians and lesbians of color.
The Black Women's Issue
The journal's fifth issue,
published in November, 1979, was edited by Barbara
. Conditions 5 was "the first widely distributed
collection of Black
writing in the U.S."