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.

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

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,
29 issues, 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.

May 2018--
A bit of Archival serendipty, I was contacted by Shay Beezley, a librarian at the University of Central Oklahoma, who found this page and said they were digitizing their collection of Dimensions. That is now complete and they are gracious enough to share them with me.... 48 additional issues!
I am very pleased to credit them as follows: any issue with the Property of Herland Library/Property of the Center notation was provided by Chambers Library’s Metadata & Cataloging department at the University of Central Oklahoma. Thanks!

And there are obviously a number of missing issues,
Please, if you can provide digital or real copies let me know.

 

July 1986
First issue
(unfortunately
I have none
from that year,
or before Aug 1987)

 


1987

 

Aug 1987, PDF

Sep 1987, PDF

Oct 1987, PDF

Nov 1987, PDF

Dec 1987/Jan 1988, PDF



Feb
1988, PDF

Mar 1988, PDF

Apr 1988, PDF

May 1988, PDF

Jun 1988, PDF

Jul 1988, PDF



Aug 1988, PDF


Sep 1988, PDF

Oct 1988, PDF

Nov 1988, PDF

Dec 1988/Jan 1989, PDF


Feb 1989, PDF

Mar 1989, PDF

Apr 1989, PDF

May 1989, PDF



Jun 1989, PDF

 

 

 

Missing

Jul 1989

Aug 1989, PDF

Sep 1989, PDF

Oct 1989, PDF

Nov 1989, PDF

 

 

 

Missing

Dec 1989-Jan 1990

 

 

 

Missing

Feb 1990

Mar 1990 , PDF


Apr 1990 , PDF



May 1990 , PDF

Jun 1990 , PDF


Jul 1990 , PDF

Aug 1990 , PDF

Sep 1990 , PDF


Oct 1990, PDF

 

 

Missing

Nov 1990

Dec 1990-Jan 1991, PDF

 



Missing

Feb 1991

Mar 1991, PDF


Apr 1991, PDF


May 1991, PDF

Jun 1991, PDF

Jul 1991, PDF

Aug 1991, PDF

Sep 1991, PDF

Oct 1991, PDF

Nov 1991, PDF

 

 

 

Missing

Dec 1991-Jan 1992


Feb 1992, PDF

 

 

 

Missing

Mar 1992

Apr 1992, PDF

 

 

 

Missing

May 1992

 

 

 

Missing

Jun 1992

Jul 1992, PDF

 

 

 

Missing

Aug 1992

Sep 1992, PDF

 

 

 

Missing

Oct 1992

Nov 1992, PDF

Dec 1992/Jan 1993, PDF

Feb 1993, PDF

 

 

 

Missing

Mar 1993

Apr 1993, PDF



May 1993, PDF

 

 

 

Missing

Jun 1993

 




Missing

Jul 1993

Aug 1993, PDF

 

 

 

Missing

Sep 1993

 

 

 

Missing

Oct 1993

 

 

 

Missing

Nov 1993


Dec 1993-Jan 1994, PDF

 

 



Missing

Feb 1994

 

 

 

Missing

Mar 1994

 

 

 

Missing

Apr 1994


May 1994, PDF

 

 

 

Missing

Jun 1994

Jul 1994, PDF

Aug 1994, PDF

Sep 1994, PDF

Oct 1994, PDF

Nov 1994, PDF

Dec 1994-Jan 1995, PDF

Feb 1995, PDF

Mar 1995, PDF

Apr 1995, PDF

May 1995, PDF

Jun 1995, PDF

Jul 1995, PDF

Aug 1995, PDF

 

 

 

Missing

Sep 1995

 

 

 

Missing

Oct 1995

Nov 1995, PDF


Dec 1995/Jan 1996, PDF

 

 

 

Missing

Feb 1996

Mar 1996, PDF

 

 

 

Missing

Apr 1996

 

 

 

 

Missing

May 1996

Jun 1996, PDF

Jul 1996, PDF

 

 

 

Missing

Aug 1996


Sep 1996, PDF

Oct 1996, PDF

 

 

 

Missing

Nov 1996


Dec 1996/Jan 1997, PDF

 

The Dec 1996-Jan 1997 issue was the last

Publication Info


  

     

  

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