Dimensions
1986-1996

Who would expect a lesbian publication in Lubbock, Texas?

Well, from July 1986 until the end of 1996 Dimensions was in print.
"On Our Backs" called it a non-political, lifestyle magazine, and it
was mostly on the lighter side, with a bit of national news, poetry,
book reviews, advice columns, horoscopes, etc.
5 1/2" x 8 1/2"

Running mostly around 40 pages, with colorful covers, it was begun
by Roxanne Hunter (Editor, until March 1989), Kelly Chambers
(Assistant Editor, and soon Managing Editor). Tasha Sumner did
Art and Advertising. And those were the prominent people through
the magazine's run. In September 1988 Houston writer Nancy Ford
brought her very popular "What a World, What a World" column
(also syndicated elsewhere) and she stayed until the end.

By 1996 they were down to a bare bones staff, with Chambers and
Sumner now co-Managing Editors, Ford as the main writer, and the
number of pages dropped sharply, signaling the end.

One of their best qualities was their wide distribution...all across
Texas and reaching into Oklahoma, serving a lesbian market
not always addressed.

I want to thank Nancy Ford for loaning me her archives of the publication,
so that I could include it in my website. I do not by far have had access to
all of the issues, but there are enough to be quite representative.


July 1986
First issue
(unfortunately
I have none
from that year)

 


1987

Nov 1987, PDF

Dec 1987/Jan 1988, PDF

 

1988

Nancy Ford began contributing the column "What a World" with the September 1988 issue



Aug 1988, PDF


Sep 1988, PDF

Oct 1988, PDF

Nov 1988, PDF

Dec 1988/Jan 1989, PDF



1989


Feb 1989, PDF

Apr 1989, PDF



Jun 1989, PDF



1990


Oct 1990, PDF


1991

Mar 1991, PDF


Apr 1991, PDF


May 1991, PDF

Jul 1991, PDF

Aug 1991, PDF

 

1992


Feb 1992, PDF

Jul 1992, PDF

Nov 1992, PDF

Dec 1992/Jan 1993, PDF

 

1993

Feb 1993, PDF



1994


May 1994, PDF

Jul 1994, PDF

 

1995

Jun 1995, PDF

Jul 1995, PDF


Dec 1995/Jan 1996, PDF


 

1996

 

Mar 1996, PDF


Sep 1996, PDF


Dec 1996/Jan 1997, PDF

 


Publication Info


  

     

  

If you can provide scans of the missing issues, or loan them to me, please let me know