Texas Lesbian Conferences
1988 to 2004

From the 1989 TLC flyer:
The first TLC was held in Dallas in May 1988 and was hosted by the groups Lesbian Visionaries
and Among Friends. It featured keynote speeches by feminist theorist Sonia Johnson and
NJ attorney and chair of the Lesbian Task Force of NOW, Rosemary Dempsey.

The emphasis of the conference is to bring together women of all races, economic backgrounds,
religions and ages to share in our lives as women who love women.

A total of sixteen conferences were held between 1988 and 2004, featuring workshops, keynote speakers,
entertainment and a whole lot of networking.

I thank Arden Eversmeyer of LOAF (Lesbians Over the Age of Fifty, Houston) for providing access
to her files on the conferences. In most cases the programs were available, and in a few,
just flyers and articles. If you an provide scans of additional information, missing programs, etc,
I would be most appreciative to be able to add them to this data.
(In several instances, when I did not have a program to scan
I cobbled together a cover image to represent that year)

TLC Clippings
With thanks to the Dallas Voice,
the source of almost all I found

And, Additional Clippings

TLC 1, Dallas, 1988, PDF
Speakers & Entertainers:
Sonia Johnson,
Rosemary Dempsey

TLC 2, Houston, 1989, PDF
Speakers & Entertainers:
Gloria Anzaldua
Antoinette Azolakov

TLC 3, San Antonio, 1990, PDF
Speakers & Entertainers:
Leti Gomez, Joan Nestle,
Ivy Young, Pat Bond

TLC 4, Austin, 1991, PDF
Speakers & Entertainers:
Del Martin, Linda Morales,
Deborah Johnson, Laurie Eiserloh, Carmen Zepeda,
Second Wind

TLC 5, Dallas, 1992, PDF
Speakers & Entertainers:
Emma Perez, Laurie Eiserloh,
Sabrina Sojourner,
Kate Clinton

TLC 6, Houston, 1993, PDF
Speakers & Entertainers:
Del Martin & Phyllis Lyon,
Akasha Hull, Suzie Bright,
Denise Franke, Therapy Sisters, Girls in the Nose

TLC 7, San Antonio, 1994, PDF
Speakers & Entertainers:
JoAnn Loulan, Linda Villarosa, Marga Gomez, Dianne Hardy-Garcia, Graciela Sanchez

TLC 8, Austin, 1995, PDF
Speakers & Entertainers:
Leticia Gomez, Ann Northrop, Lourdes Pérez

TLC 9, Dallas, 1996, PDF
Speakers & Entertainers:
Marj Plumb, Rita Shimmin,
Harryette Ehrhardt,
Suzanne Westenhoefer

TLC 10, Houston, 1997, PDF
Speakers & Entertainers:
Col. Margarethe Cammerrmeyer, Deb Price, Linda Morales, Peggy Herring, Lea DeLaria, Dos Lesbos

TLC 11, San Antonio, 1998, PDF
and Womanspace, PDF
Speakers & Entertainers:
Suzanne Pharr, Shannon Bridgforth, Carmen Vasquez, Katherine Forrest, Karen Ripley

TLC 12, Dallas, 1999, PDF
Speakers & Entertainers:
Robin Tyler, Joan M Garry,
Kelli Herd, Suzi Berger,
Jamie Anderson,
Cris Williamson & Tret Fure

TLC 13, Houston, 2000, PDF
Speakers & Entertainers:
Urvashi Vaid, Alison Bechdel, Ntozake Shange, Marga Gomez

TLC 14, San Antonio, 2001, PDF
Speakers & Entertainers:
Luz Guerra, Kelli Herd, Sharon Bridgforth, Trigger Happy Jacks


I have only found the article below about a conference for 2002,
a cruise from Galveston to Cozumel, with Michele Balan set to perform

Dallas Voice article,
8/16/02, PDF

and there apparently was no conference in 2003, as the one in 2004 was TLC-16

TLC 16, San Antonio, 2004, PDF
Speakers & Entertainers:
Dr Virginia Mollenkott, Bettie Naylor, SharonBridgforth, Merryl Sloane, Mimi Gonzlez, Erika Lopez, Therapy Sisters


(courtesy of the Arden Eversmeyer collection)