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Gay Literature

 
Gay Literature, A New Journal.  Edited and published by Daniel Curzon 1975 -1976, Fresno, California.  Associate Editor Tom McNamara. 8.5 x 9.5, 56 pages. Curzon released "Something You Do in the Dark" which was the first gay prostest novel in 1971.  
 
 
Winter 1975:
Memoir:    Allen Young recalls his psychiatrist and the man's reaction to homosexuality.
Short Stories:  Daniel Curzon dramatizes the confrontation between a daughter and her parents over the daughter's choice of lifestyle; Robert Bentley presents 2 men coping with their sexual needs.
Photographs:   Robert Hopkins shows scenes from Gay Pride Day in San Francisco, June, 1974.
Novel in Progress: Dan Allen shows a love affair in Spain.
Poems:   Frankie Hucklenbroich gives varying pictures of Sappho.   Poems both serious and light, are provided by Ian Young, R. Bruce Moody, Jeannie Stroebel, Roger Austen, Robert Hopkins, and Jon Bracker, Scott Whitney, and Louie Crew.
Review:  Tom McNamara give an analysis of popular literature about gay people.
Also included a call for entries to "The Gay Academic," a who's who about the contributors, Apologia by Daniel Curzon explaining the mission of the magazine.  
 
 
Spring 1975:
Literary Criticism:  Jack Shreve give an overview of attitudes toward gayness in Renaissance Italy.
Short Story:  John Mitzel shows an isolated gay man in the midst of a "love affair."
Photographs:   Robert Hopkins shows scenes from life. (with a pense´e by David Wray)
Play: Maurice Kenny dramatizes a night in a motel shared by two buddies.
Poems:  Daisy Aldan gives us intelligent, but readable, poems about women; poems by Arnie Kantrowitz, Michael Shernoff, and Dan Fee. 
Reviews:  Tom McNamara give an analysis commercial gay press, Roger Autsen comments on a new non-fiction book.
Fictoir:  Daniel Curzon presents, in a new genre, impressions of a woman writer and a gay male - part memoir, part fiction.
Also included a a who's who about the contributors.  
 
 
Summer 1975:
Short Stories:  Daniel Curzon's sour comedyagout the double standard -  one for gays, quite another for straights; Bernhard Frank tells of an old love and a new development; Jerry Rosco persuades us that even hustlers have feelings; Daniel Luckinbill dramatizes what an attraction to straight men does to a military officer.
Drawings: by Kevin Stevens.
Play: Douglas Derek Roome's look at chicken (pederasty to the Greeks).
Poems:   Richard Bennett, Eric Nabokov, Laura Lechinger, R. Daniel Evans, Tom McNamara, Kenneth Ross, Aaron Cohen, Dan Allen, William Harrold and W. I. Scobie.
Also included a a who's who about the contributors. 
 
 
Fall 1975:
Short Story:  L. A. Ritter writes about two women friends.
Novella: Jack Burris tells the captivating tale of the world's greatest writer and his lover.
Poems:   Nils Hallbeck sends up pictures of erotic moments from Sweden; W. I. Scobie answers sex ads; El Gilbert gives us a look at a leather bar. 
Essay:  Louie Crew discusses stereotypes and truth in gay literature.
Poems:  Daisy Aldan gives us intelligent, but readable, poems about women; poems by Arnie Kantrowitz, Michael Shernoff, and Dan Fee. 
Reviews:  WIlliam Harrold reviews Robert Peter's "Cool Zebras of Light;" Jacob Stockinger looks at a chapbook of poems.
Photographs:   By Daniel Curzon.
Also included a a who's who about the contributors. 
 
 
Winter 1976:
Short Stories:  Daniel Curzon presents an old legend with an new twist; Rolf Jarlsson gives us a glimpse of Fire Island; William McLeod takes us to Europe with a Texan and a Frenchman in an "honest fiction;" Perry Brass writes a wistful story about Fire Islanders. 
Essays:  gingerlox (sic) discusses roles lesbians play; Margaret Cruikshank looks at bias in literary criticism; Martin Smith gives a tantalizing perspective on (get this) John Henry (Cardinal) Newman.Drawings: by Kevin Stevens; Stephen Wright gives us a short explanation of his work as the editor of an anthology of gay stories.
Novel in Progress: Karl Keller shows us a man emerging from one world into another.
Poems:   Larry Brimner, Joseph Butkie, El Gilbert, Will Inman, Rolf Jarlsson, James Kirkup, Norman Lubowsky, Eldon E. Murray, William Alan Robinson and David Russell.
Letters:  Gerard Brissette lets us see an excerpt from the chatty, informed letters of one Amanda Reckonwith, who recalls an early gay rights movement.
Satire: At last a prominent scientist explains the cause of homosexuality! by N. A. Diaman.
Photographs:   By Rusty Morris, Michael McRed.
Also included a a who's who about the contributors, an ad for Daniel Curzon's first novel. 
 
 
Spring 1976:
Short Stories:  Rolf Jarlsson on evanescence, a wife learns of a skeleton in the closet by Tom Felt; is love for everyone asks Daniel Curzon; Writer by John Gilgun; Petunias by Rolf Jarlsson.
Essays:  The Character of Aretino's Marescalco, a play about a homosexual written in the Renaissance, by Jack Shreve; an account of friendship/sex in prison by Peter Dunham: Henry James's gay themes by Vern Haddick,
Poems: Dean Hartley, Aaron Cohen, Rolf Jarlsson, Joseph Butkie, Dennis Gary, Geoffrey Talbert, Laura Lechenger, William Suflefski and Wayne Jefferson.
Play: Cry Wolf by Douglas Roome. 
Reviews:  WIlliam Harrold reviews the poetic "Angels of the Lyre;" Daniel Curzon reviews a major book on literary politics. 
Photograph of Portuguese Macao
Also included a a who's who about the contributors, an ad for Daniel Curzon's first novel. 
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GAY WAYS
 
V.1, #2 of GAY WAYS, published in late 1969 in New York City.
 
Concurrent with (and shortly after) the Stonewall uprising of June 1969, a number of homophile publications began appearing in larger cities across the United States. GAY WAYS was just one of a number of these publications launched in New York City. This issue measures appx. 11x17 inches and has never been folded in half, and therefore its cover is uncreased, as shown in my first photo. It has appx. 20 pages printed on newsprint, which has browned and chipped slightly around the edges (and which may show in my photographs). Nonetheless, it is in remarkable condition for its age, and is all the more desirable because of its rarity in this unfolded condition.
 
Edited by BRUCE KING (a/k/a the physique and theatrical photographer AVERY WILLARD), this issue features a cover photo of drag performer MARIO MONTEZ, as well as a lengthy feature by Robert Liechti entitled "Four of a Kind," about the cross-dressing legitimate theatrical performers JULIAN ELTINGE, BERT SAVOY & JAY BRENNAN, KARYL NORMAN and FRANCIS RENAULT (as shown in my second photo). Page 8 has a nearly full-page feature entitled :Letters to a Physique Photographer" by Bruce King (as shown in my third photo), and another lengthy feature entitled "Equal Rights for Drag Queens." The content is interesting (and militant for its time), and this periodical is likely among the lesser known (and perhaps lesser collected) of all the pulp periodicals of that era.

Gay Times

 

With fantastic vintage cover art. "Gay Times" (Issue #19, 1974) published by the Gaytimes Company out of Van Nuys, California. A large newspaper, left-folded, containing 32 pages.

 

 

Well-illustrated with male nude photography and simulated action shots, erotic short stories, news items, articles, reviews, cartoons, erotic advertisements, and photo classifieds. Of special note is a two-page review of Jack Deveau's gay erotic film "Drive" (with five photos). Other items of interest include: article "The Bar Scene: Gay or Straight" by Chad Stuart (with several male nude erotic photos); full-page advertisement from the Bob Anthony Studio (with several very small photos); gay erotic short story "Re-Enlistment" by Carter Sand (with several gay male erotic photos); article "Robert Patrick: The Happy Gay Playwright" by James Fredericks (with three photos of Robert Patrick, and one from his play "Mercy Drop"); much more.

 

 

"Gay Times" (Issue #21, 1974) published by the Gaytimes Company out of Van Nuys, California. A large newspaper, left-folded, containing 32 pages. Well-illustrated with male nude photography and simulated action shots, erotic short stories, news items, articles, reviews, cartoons, erotic advertisements, and photo classifieds. Highlights include: erotic article "Guide to Gay Living" by Chad Stuart (with several male erotic photos); article and photospread "Celebrating Gay Pride - Hollywood Style" by Robert Leighton (on the 1973 Christopher Street West Parade, with several photos); gay erotic short story "In Military Fashion" by Petrie Warthan (with several male erotic photos); much more.

 

 

"Gaytimes" (Issue #22, 1974) published by the Gaytimes Company out of Van Nuys, California. A large newspaper containing 32 pages including front and rear covers. A gay erotic publication with short stories (photo fantasies), art, comics, book reviews, news, articles, photo classifieds, advertisements, packed with male nude photographs. Highlights include:

 

*male erotic short story "The Husband" (with several male nude duo photos);

*article "Parents: Proceed With Caution!" (on coming out, with several male nude duo photos);

*large centerfold photograph of two handsome young men;

*two-page article on male erotic superstar Cal Culver - Casey Donovan (with three photos);

*article on the gay scene in Houston, Texas (with photos);

*vintage photo advertisements from Calston Industries, Target Studios, Bob Anthony Studio, Hangin' Tree Ranch, others; *much more.

 

 

"Gaytimes" (Issue #24, 1974) published by the Gaytimes Company out of Van Nuys, California. A large newspaper containing 32 pages including front and rear covers. A gay erotic publication with short stories (photo fantasies), art, book reviews, news, articles, photo classifieds, advertisements, packed with male nude photographs. Highlights include:

 

*erotic article "Love: Is It Really Necessary?" (with five male nude duo photos);

*film review of Wakefield Poole's male erotic film "Moving!" starring Casey Donovan and Peter Fisk (with three photos);

*article on the gay scene in San Francisco (with photos of the Stud, Hamburger Mary's, Buzzby's, and Cabaret);

*erotic short story "Cruisin' Eyes" (with nine male nude duo photos);

*2/3-page advertisment from House One in North Hollywood (with photo-reproduced covers of eighteen male nude magazines, including four early issues from Colt Studio);

*vintage gay erotic ads, with photos, from Calston Industries, Bob Anthony, Target Studios, GT Photo, others;*much more.

 

 

 

"Gaytimes" (Issue #25, 1974) published by the Gaytimes Company out of Van Nuys, California. A large newspaper containing 32 pages including front and rear covers. A gay erotic publication with short stories (photo fantasies), art, book reviews, news, articles, photo classifieds, advertisements, packed with male nude photographs. Highlights include:

*article "The Gay Syndrome: Young, Hung, and Handsome" (with eight male nude duo photos);

*film review of "Passing Strangers" directed by Arthur Bressan, Jr. (with two photos);

*article on gay Los Angeles (with photos of the Vine Lodge, Paradise Ballroom, The Other Side, Studio One, and the Paris Theatre);

*gay erotic short story "Take Nine" (with eight male nude duo photos);

*classified ads (with 25 photos); *much more.

 

 

"Gaytimes" (Issue #27, 1975) published by the Gaytimes Company out of Van Nuys, California. A large newspaper containing 32 pages including front and rear covers. A gay erotic publication with short stories (photo fantasies), art, book reviews, news, articles, photo classifieds, advertisements, packed with male nude photographs. Highlights include:

 

*gay erotic short story "C*-A-Doodle-Do!" (with eight trio shots);

*full-page male nude advertisement from Bob Anthony;

*lengthy article on, and interview of, Mark Freedman, young researcher and therapist at the Northeast Mental Health Center in San Francisco (with two portrait photos);

*a critical, negative review of the gay erotic film "Sur" starring Clay Russell entitled "Deliver Us From Sur" (with four photos; the film was touted as the gay "Deliverance");*much more.

 

 

"Gaytimes" (Issue #28, 1975) published by the Gaytimes Company out of Van Nuys, California. A large newspaper containing 32 pages including front and rear covers. A gay erotic publication with short stories (photo fantasies), art, comics, book reviews, news, articles, photo classifieds, advertisements, packed with male nude photographs. Highlights include:

 

*article on leather-sex (with nine photos);

*film reviews of gay flicks "Zoomerang" by Jaguar Films and "Everything Goes" by Hand In Hand Films (with two photos of actors Wade Nichols and Michael Hardwick);

*announcement of the soon-to-be-released film by Fred Halsted entitled "Sextool" (with one photo);

*article "Further Perils Of Prison Life" (with two male erotic photos);

*erotic short story "Hanging Ten" (with six male duo shots); *much more.

 

 

Gaytimes" (Issue #29, 1975) published by the Gaytimes Company out of Van Nuys, California. A large newspaper containing 32 pages including front and rear covers. A gay erotic publication with short stories (photo fantasies), art, comics, book reviews, news, articles, photo classifieds, advertisements, packed with male nude photographs. Highlights include:

 

*"Dr. Howard J. Brown (1924-1975): An Appreciation" by Morris Kight;

*article "Leather Bars & the Masculine Mystique" (with six photos courtesy Target Studios);

*advertisements from Target Studios; male strap-and-swimwear fashion firm "Krazy-Krotch" ("We make your BASKET our BUSINESS!"); tee-shirts from Fred Halsted's new film "Sextool"; three new male films from Calston Industries; many others;

*review of Fred Halsted's "Sextool" (with five photos);

*erotic short story "That Sailor" (with nine duo shots); *much more.

 

 

 

"Gaytimes" (Issue #31, 1975) published by the Gaytimes Company out of Van Nuys, California. A large newspaper containing 32 pages including front and rear covers. A gay erotic publication with short stories (photo fantasies), art, comics, book reviews, news, articles, photo classifieds, advertisements, packed with male nude photographs. Highlights include:

 

*article on and interview of gay erotic filmmaker Fred Halsted (with five photographs);

*erotic short story "Tight Whites" by Dick Garfield (with photos);

*first-hand account entitled "The Leathersex Guide: Youths Who Yearn To Be Used" by Bernie A. Prock (with photos);

*gay adult comics;

*gay travel article on New Zealand (with four photos);

*vintage ads from Calston Industries, GT Photo, Target Studios, others;

*much more.

 

 

"Gaytimes" (Issue #32, 1975) published by the Gaytimes Company out of Van Nuys, California. A large newspaper containing 32 pages including front and rear covers. A gay erotic publication with short stories (photo fantasies), art, comics, book reviews, news, articles, photo classifieds, advertisements, packed with male nude photographs. Highlights include:

*erotic short story "Buddy Rider on a Bike Ride" by by Bernie A. Prock (with 12 male nude photos);

*article on and interview of Jack Nichols, publisher of "GAY" out of New York (with photo);

*erotic short story "Feel Safe" by Chad Stuart (with eight vintage male nude photos)

*gay travel article on Sydney, Australia (with 10 photos);

*article on, and interview of, gay male actor Robert Adams (with three photos);

*photo classifieds (with 29 reader-contributed photos); *much more.

"Gaytimes" (Issue #33, 1975) edited by Robert Leighton and published by the Gaytimes Company out of Van Nuys, California.32 pages A gay erotic publication with short stories (photo fantasies), art, comics, book reviews, news, articles, photo classifieds, advertisements, male nude photographs.  Highlights include:

 

-front cover photographs from the 1975 Christopher Street West Gay Pride Parade;

-erotic short story "The Maneaters" by Chad Stuart (with 10 photos);

-article on and photospread of the 1975 Christopher Street West Gay Pride Parade (with 12 photos);

-erotic article entitled “From Agony to Ecstasy: The Leathersex Guide” by Bernie A. Prock (with full-page illustration and seven photos);

-openly gay Minnesota state senator Allan Spear interviewed (with three photos, including one of Allan Spear and pioneer gay activist Morris Kight);

-article on Accu-Jac II and Jac Aroma (with photo);

-vintage sex advertisements for the "Penetrable [Guy] Doll," House One, Jacmasters, Calston Industries, Target Studios, Nina of Germany (selling "Long Dicking Cream"), Club Erotika, Apollo Escort Service, many others;

-personal classified ads ”The Meet Rack” (with male nude reader-contributed photos);

 

 

"Gaytimes" (Issue #34, 1975)   Highlights include:

 

-full page male duo nude photo entitled "Gaytimes One-Hander";

-erotic short story "Photo Fantasies" by Michael Scott (with six male nude duo photos);

-full-page review of John Waters' "Female Trouble" (with two photos from the film);

-article "Secrets of Sexual Humiliation: The Leathersex Guide" by Bernie A. Prock (with illustration and four male nude duo photos);

-lengthy interview of John Waters and Divine (with three fabulous photos of Divine);

-gay travel article on Singapore;

-personal classified ads “The Meet Rack” (with 25 photos, many of them nude);

-vintage male sex advertisements;

 

 

"Gaytimes" (Issue #35, 1975)   Highlights include:

 

-erotic short story "Itemized Bill" by Michael Scott (with five male nude duo photos);

-full-page advertisement from Brentwood Studios (with eight photos);

-film review of Pat Rocco's gay erotic film "Drifter" (with four photos);

-article on a conference sponsored by the Fresno Gay Community (with two photos, one of Harvey Milk who attended);

-article on the gay scene in Hong Kong;

-erotic article entitled “Leather, Locks and Lovers: The Leathersex Guide” by Bernie A. Prock (with seven male nude duo photos);

-article "Everything You've Always Wanted to Know About Hair Removal" by Robert Leighton (focusing on the rear and pubic regions, with nine photos);

-article on the 1975 California Groovy Guy Contest (with five male beefcake photos);

-personal classified ads ”The Meet Rack” (with 28 photos, many of them nude);

-vintage male sex advertisements;

 

 

"Gaytimes" (Issue #36, 1975)  Highlights include:

 

-erotic short story "Diary of a Nude Dancer: The Joys of Exhibitionism" by Bernie A. Prock (with nine duo male nude photos);

-full-page nude photo with the large caption “When You Want Dick Flick Your Bic”;

-two comics by Joe Johnson;

-erotic short story "Afternoon of a Satyr" by Dick Garfield (with nine duo male nude photos);

-column "Gay Products Probe" (with two photos from Target Studios and three drawings by Tom of Finland);

-film review of "Born to Raise Hell" (with four photos);

-article entitled “Bizarre Fetish Ball” on the recently held Fetish Ball at the Roger Young Auditorium in Los Angeles (with five photos);

-personal classified ads “The Meet Rack” (with 23 photos, many of them nude);-vintage male sex advertisements;

 

 

Gaytimes" (Issue #37, 1975) Highlights include:

 

-erotic short story entitled “From Anxiety to Slavery” by Joseph Yale (with eight duo male nude photos);

-article "Sexual Variety as a Way of Life" by Daniel Curzon (with photo);

-four cartoons by Joe Johnson;

-news article "Gay and Gay-Backed Candidates Lose in S.F. Election: Harvey Milk Leading Gay Vote-Getter for Supervisor";

-centerfold Gaytimes Calendar for 1976 (with 12 duo male nude photos);

-erotic short story "Things Are Seldom" by Phil Andros (with five duo male nude photos);

-article entitled “Mister Leather: The Hawks Leather Sabbat” held in Los Angeles (with seven photos);

-”The Meet Rack” personal classified ads (with 18 photos, many of them nude);-vintage male sex advertisements;

 

 

"Gaytimes" (Issue #39, 1976)   Highlights include:

 

-interview of erotic filmstar Marc Stevens entitled "One-To-One With Marc (10-1/2) Stevens" (with three photos);

-erotic short story "Midnight Visitation" by Michael Scott (with five duo male nude photos);

-film review of gay erotic film "Morning, Noon and Night" directed by Nick Eliot (with two duo male nude photos);

-two cartoons by Joe Johnson;

-gay travel article on Portland, Oregon (with four photos);

-article "Studs That Seek Cinema Sex" by Bernie A. Prock (with six duo male nude photos);

-two-page photospread entitled "Those Men From Playgirl!" (with six male nude photos);

-personal classified ads “The Meet Rack” (with 22 photos, many of them nude); -vintage male sex advertisements;

 

 

"Gaytimes" (Issue #40, 1976) Highlights include:

 

-gay erotic leathersex short story entitled “Primer of Pleasurable Punishment” by Bernie Prock (with 10 photos);

-news article "Paris Theater [gay male film theater in Los Angeles] Gutted by Fire; Gay Audience Evacuated Safely" (with photo);

-two cartoons by Joe Johnson;

-travel article on the gay scene in Denver, Colorado (with four photos);

-erotic short story "Bull" by Chad Stuart (with seven duo male nude photos);

-article on male leather fashion designer D. L. (Dusty) Sterling, aka "The Leathermaker" (with eight male nude and semi-nude photos);

-article “Cock For Sale: Body Selling in Hollywood” by Steven Anderson;

-review entitled “Boy Meets ‘Boy Meets Boy’” by Sumner Bishop (on the musical comedy playing at Hollywood’s gay historical Las Palmas Theatre);

-personal classified ads “The Meet Rack” (with 26 photos, many of them nude); -vintage male sex advertisements;

 

 

Gaytimes" (Issue #43, 1976) Highlights include:

 

-erotic short story "Hot Jock on the Auction Block" by Toby Bailey and Bernie Prock (with eight male nude photos);

-article on the documentary gay male sexuality film "Nick & Jon" by director, writer and producer Mark Freedman (with three shots from the film);

-cartoon by Joe Johnson;

-article on the police raid of the now-famous Mark IV "slave auction" fundraiser entitled “FREE THE SLAVES” (with nine photos, including Michael Kearns and Fred Halsted, Rev. Troy Perry, and Christine Jorgenson);

-erotic short story "Mistaken Identity" by Chad Stuart (with six duo male nude photos);

-article on gay poet Gavin Dillard (with four photos of the poet and samples from his writings);

-personal classified ads “The Meet Rack” (with 28 photos, many of them nude);-vintage male sex advertisement

 

 

"Gaytimes" (Issue #44, 1976)  Highlights include:

 

-article "The Art of Sensual Massage" by Mark Freedman and Harvey Mayes (with six duo male nude photos);

-article on gay comic-book “Gay Hearthrobs” from Fulhorne Productions – Larry Fuller and Raye Horne - out of San Francisco (with reproduction of front cover and interior illustrations);

-article "The Gay Centennial" by pioneer gay rights activist Morris Kight (with four photos of gay pride marches and rallies from previous years);

-erotic short story "Strangers in the Night" by Michael Scott (with four duo male nude photos);

-article on leather artist Bishop entitled “Bishop: Master of Bondage Art” (with two reproductions of his art work);

-article on the gay scene in Nashville, Tennessee (with five photos);

-personal classified ads “The Meet Rack” (with 20 photos, many of them nude); -vintage male sex advertisements;

 

 

"Gaytimes" (Issue #45, 1976) now edited by Roger Martin (former editor Robert Leighton) Highlights include:

 

-erotic short story “A Tool For the Job” (with eight male duo nude photos);

-erotic short story “Direct Approach” (with five male duo nude photos);

-two-page photospread entitled “Gay Pride Parades”;

-“Model For Hire” (with five photos of Don “sent to us by a young man eager to pose for Gothamites”);

-personal classified ads “The Meet Rack” (with 26 mostly male nude reader contributed photos);

 

 

"Gaytimes" (Issue #47, 1976) now edited by Roger Martin (former editor Robert Leighton) Highlights include:

 

-full-page male nude duo photo headlined “A Gaytimes One-Hander”;

-erotic short story “Come On – Light My Fire!” (with seven male duo nude photos);

-cartoon of nude man praying at bedside: “And please make my asshole warm and well again!”;

-erotic short story “Waiting For My Son To Rise” (with four male duo nude photos);

 -poems by Ira Marshall Roth;

 -list of Gay Radio Programs throughout the country;

-personal classified ads “The Meet Rack” (with 30 mostly male nude reader contributed photos);

 

 

Gaytimes" (Issue #54, 1977) now edited by Roger Martin (former editor Robert Leighton) and published by the Gaytimes Company out of Van Nuys, California.  A large newspaper containing 32 pages including front and rear covers.  A gay erotic publication containing short stories (photo fantasies), art, comics, book reviews, news, articles, photo classifieds, advertisements, male nude photographs.  Highlights include:

 

-full-page male nude duo photo headlined “A Gaytimes One-Hander”;

 

-news article “Inside San Francisco’s Gay Tenderloin” (with three photos and a partial reproduction of a San Francisco newspaper headlined “Eight cops indicted – Tenderloin bribes”);

 two-page “Battle Of V.I.P.’s” (a drag contest held at the Mayflower Ballroom in Inglewood, with 13 photos);

 

-reprint of article entitled “Where are the gay activists in New Orleans?”;

 

-erotic short story “The Cruise” (with five male duo nude photos);

 

-Gayscene column on Rome, Italy (with eight photos);

 

-personal classified ads “The Meet Rack” (with 28 mostly male nude reader contributed photos);

 

-much more.

 

"Gaytimes" (Issue #56, 1977) now edited by Roger Martin (former editor Robert Leighton)  Highlights include:

 

-full-page male nude duo photo headlined “A Gaytimes One-Hander”;

-article “San Francisco’s Great Gay Way” by Marc Thompson (with three male duo nude photos);

-full-page “Gays Go Bananas As Anita [Bryant] Re(peels) The Ordinance” (with five photos from the candlelight anti-Anita Bryant demonstration in Los Angeles);

-lengthy book review of “Vice Versa” by Casimir Dukahz;

-erotic short story “All Aboard” (with five male duo nude photos);

-full-page devoted to the recently issued “The 1977 Celebrity Calendar” (of famous actors in the nude, with three photos);

-Gayscene column on gay life in Venice, Italy;

-short article “Doing (Gay) Time” (written by an inmate of Folsom Prison);

-personal classified ads “The Meet Rack” (with 31 mostly male nude reader contributed photos);

 

 

"Gaytimes" (Issue #61, 1978)   Highlights include:

 

-full-page male nude duo photo headlined “A Gaytimes One-Hander”;

-two-page story with photos entitled “The Universal Ball” (the annual contest held in Los Angeles to select the King and Queen of the Universe, with 10 photos);

-two-page story on the “Leather Sabbat ‘77” (on the third Leather Sabbat held at Troupers Hall in Hollywood, with four photos of the contestants);

-new column “San Francisco Confidential”;

-erotic short story “Well Hung Slave” (with four male duo nude photos);

-seven photos from the recently-released male nude magazine “Super Men” (published by K and J Publications);

 

-four photos from the recently-released male nude magazine “Fresh Cock”;

-personal classified ads “The Meet Rack” (with 25 mostly male nude reader contributed photos);

 

 

"Gaytimes National Edition" (Issue #72, 1978) now edited by Bradley Hall (the former editors were Roger Martin and Robert Leighton) and published by the Gaytimes Company now out of New York City.  A large newspaper containing 32 pages. Highlights include:

 

-gay news “The Movement”;

-new column “Star Swinging With Damien” (with several photographs, including Jack Wrangler, David Hodo of the Village People, the Paley Brothers, Jayne Mansfield, Mickey Hargitay, others);

-Gaytimes Metro Bar Guide (New York);

-lengthy Classifieds Section (with 28 mostly nude photos);

-splendid two-page centerfold male nude artwork by Esposito [C. Esposito? Clesposito?];

-two-page advertisement from Target Studios (with six large male duo nude photos);

-profile and short interview of gay erotic film actor Keith Anthoni (with two nude photos);

-erotic short story “Master & Slave” by Greg Malino (with three photos);

 

 

"Gaytimes National Edition" (Issue #78, 1981) now edited by Raymond Anon (the former editors were Bradley Hall, Roger Martin, and Robert Leighton) and published by the Gaytimes Company now out of New York City.    Highlights include:

 

-gay news “The Gaytimes News”;

-columns Gaytimes Advisor, Travel, Sports, Theatre, The Gay Gourmet, Records, Books, Lookin’ Good!, gay erotic Film Review;

-short articles on “Coming Out” and “A Straight Look at Gays”;

-full-page advertisement for Eartha Kitt (appearing at the Club Atlantis in New Jersey);

-“Interview with a Model/Masseur” (Nick Stuart interviews “Danny”);

-Gaytimes Metro Entertainment Guide (New York);

-erotic short story entitled “Fiction” (with male nude photo);

-classified ads

 

 

 

 

H.E.L.P. Drummer

 

Fabulous, historical, and rare.  March 1973 issue of "H.E.L.P. Drummer" (Volume 2 #6) published by HELP Incorporated ("Homophile Effort for Legal Protection," an organization to fight police entrapment and provide legal assistance to gay men) out of West Hollywood, California.  John Embry was Editor of the publication and Larry Townsend was President of the organization.  A tabloid (fold-over) newspaper; when unfolded to full length it contains 32 pages including front and rear covers.

 

Containing articles, news items (including political, LAPD, vice squad, and entrapment), columns, reviews, classifieds, vintage advertisements, and male beefcake photographs.  Highlights include:

 

*2/3-page photograph entitled "Spring!  And a Young Man's Fancy" featuring male fashion models Jimmy Hughes, Paul Strand, and Bill Cable ("Stoner") in beachwear offered by Ah Men, a male fashion outlet;

 

*half-page advertisement for Fred Halsted's gay film "TRUCK IT!" (with four photos);

 

*photograph of then Los Angeles Mayor-candidate Tom Bradley holding a news conference for Gay Media and Community Representatives in the H.E.L.P. center: shown in the photograph are, among others, Tom Bradley, Drummer columnist Jim Kepner, Advocate News Editor Robb Cole, H.E.L.P. President Larry Townsend, and Drummer Editor John Embry;

 

*full-page feature entitled "OPERATION: TOILET" ("H.E.L.P. Super-Attorney Albert Gordon has launched an all-out attack on the L.A.P.D.'s favorite haunt: the mens' room.  Toilets, or 'T-rooms,' as they are known in gay vernacular, in Los Angeles parks and city-owned buildings have long been known as being extremely dangerous.  Just to go in one is taking your life in your hands.  Now gay rights champion Gordon has found them to be unhealthful as well");

 

*short column by Robert Payne entitled "Slavery: That Great Old Tradition";

 

*gay film reviews of "Loadstar" and "Truck It";

 

*article "A Look Back at the Posing Strap: Drummer Visits A.M.G." (the Athletic Model Guild, with 10 vintage photos);

 

*vintage advertisements for the Black Pipe bar (with two beefcake photos); Dude City; Nero (with beefcake photo); Club Wellington (with large beefcake photo); Falcon's Lair (with Tom of Finland artwork); many others;

 

*much, much more.

 

 

April 1973 issue of "H.E.L.P. Drummer" (Volume 2 #7) published by HELP Incorporated ("Homophile Effort for Legal Protection," an organization to fight police entrapment and provide legal assistance to gay men) out of West Hollywood, California.  Ron Harris was Editor of the publication and John Embry the recent President-elect of the organization.  A tabloid (fold-over) newspaper; when unfolded to full length it contains 32 pages including front and rear covers.

 

Containing articles, news items (including political, LAPD, vice squad, and entrapment), columns, reviews, classifieds, vintage advertisements, and male beefcake photographs.  Highlights include:

 

*tabloid cover photograph of hunky young man by Pat Rocco;

 

*two large front-page photographs of Ah Men fashion models, including one of Colt model Erron;

 

*outstanding political carton regarding the upcoming Los Angeles mayorial elections showing a clenched fist on the back of a gay man lying dead or unconscious ("LEPERS!"  [cries Police Chief] ED DAVIS") next to a standing-proud gay man being held by Tom Bradley ("CITIZENS!" [cries Mayorial candidate] TOM BRADLEY");

 

*delightful column "Dear Auntie" ("Dear Auntie, I've got to do something about this vanity of mine.  I spend hours before the mirror admiring my beauty.  Signed, Tim"..."Dear Tim, That isn't vanity, dear, that's imagination");

 

*travel article on Palm Springs by Kurt Kreisler;

 

*quarter-page ad for Colt Studio featuring beefcake photograph of model Stacy;

 

*article on Pat Rocco's SPREE ("Society of Pat Rocco Enlightened Enthusiasts" with three photos);

 

*beefcake photos of Jim Cassidy and Joe Markhum;

 

*exercise column "JIMMY'S GYM" featuring letters to and answers by Jimmy Hughes (with his photograph);

 

*H.E.L.P. news column "Footnotes" by Larry Townsend;

 

*2/3 pages "FASHIONS IN SKIN FLICKS" featuring nine small shots from the Jaguar film "Greek Lightning" (with photos of Jimmy Hughes, Steve Nelson, Ted Lee, Ace Angel, Rudy Thomas Foley, and Jon Steele);

 

*much, much more.

 

 

June-July 1973 issue of "H.E.L.P. Drummer" (Volume 2 #8) published by HELP Incorporated ("Homophile Effort for Legal Protection," an organization to fight police entrapment and provide legal assistance to gay men) out of West Hollywood, California.  Ron Harris was Editor of the publication and John Embry the recent President-elect of the organization.  A tabloid (fold-over) newspaper; when unfolded to full length it contains 24 pages including front and rear covers.

 

Containing articles, news items (including political, LAPD, vice squad, and entrapment), columns, reviews, classifieds, vintage advertisements, and male beefcake photographs.  Highlights include:

 

*tabloid cover photograph showing a "Test shot of 'Q' for [the gay film] 'Story of Q'" (photo by Dick Anderson);

 

*H.E.L.P. organization advertisement offering bumperstickers "WARNING!  THIS IS LOS ANGLES - DON'T TALK TO STRANGERS!"; "Big Brother is near - ENTRAPMENT PRACTICED HERE!"; "Warning: BEING IN THIS RESTROOM MAY BE HAZARDOUS TO YOUR HEALTH.";

 

*short story "Sea Spawn: A Haunting Tale of the Spirit of the Surf" by Kurt Kriesler;

 

*H.E.L.P. column "DANGER!" (updates on police entrapment, such as: "BEACHES: As the weather grows warmer, so do the areas along the sunny strips of sand.  That old T-room at the foot of Santa Monica Canyon is producing its usual stream of arrests...");

 

*article "NEWS OF SPREE" ("The Society of Pat Rocco Enlightened Enthusiasts" with one beefcake photo, and one photo of Los Angeles Councilman Robert Stevenson and Pat Rocco at the SPREE Awards Show);

 

*full-page comic art "PETER QUICK, PUBLIC DICK, AND FEATURING HIS BOSUM PAL ROLLOVER AGEN";

 

*vintage gay male advertisements, many with beefcake photos, from That Look, AMG, Ah Men, "talk, talk, talk" gay male telephone answering service, others;

 

*much, much more.

 

 

October 1973 issue of "H.E.L.P. Drummer" (probable Volume 2 #10) published by HELP Incorporated ("Homophile Effort for Legal Protection," an organization to fight police entrapment and provide legal assistance to gay men) out of West Hollywood, California.  Ron Harris was Editor of the publication and John Embry the recent President-elect of the organization.  A tabloid (fold-over) newspaper; when unfolded to full length it contains 32 pages including front and rear covers.

 

Containing articles, news items (including political, LAPD, vice squad, and entrapment), columns, reviews, classifieds, vintage advertisements, and male beefcake photographs.  Highlights include:

 

*tabloid cover photo, and two-page interior photospread containing 17 shots, from the outstanding book of Japanese male photography "OTOKO" by Tamotsu Yato;

 

*large front page photograph of Gary Brandenburg ("Newest Drummer columnist is also a coverman.  Gary Brandenburg is the author of Drummer's bodybuilding series 'Gary's Gym.'  Gary is 6'1", weights 190 pounds, and is opening a gym at the New-Clear Institute");

 

*news article "Blacks Attacks Gays at H.E.G., 14 Hurt; Police Ineffectual" (the Homophile Entertainment Guild Dance at Troupers Hall in Los Angeles);

 

*news article, with three photos, entitled "Park Patrol Formed After Gay L.A.P.D. Zap";

 

*news column "Angles on the news" by Jim Kepner ("What took us so long to get to Stonewall?");

 

*exercise column "Gary's Gym" by Gary Brandenburg (with his photo);

 

*full-page "NEWS OF SPREE" ("The Society of Pat Rocco Enlightened Enthusiasts" with two male beefcake photos);

 

*vintage gay male advertisements with photographs and illustrations;

 

*much, much more.

 

In Touch: The Magazine for a Different Point of View

 

 

#13 of "In Touch" then subtitled "Celebrating Gay Awareness" (October 1974) published by In Touch, Inc. out of Hollywood, California. A high-quality, glossy, Newsweek-size magazine containing 96 pages including front and rear covers. The issue features articles, personalities, arts and entertainment, reviews, illustrations, and tasteful male nude photographs.

 

 

This spectacular issue contains the following highlights:

 

*lengthy article on, and interview of, actor Marc Singer (with 11 photos);

*lengthy article on, and interview of, gay singers Michael Cohen and Steven Grossman (with nine photos);

*article and photospread "Tourbiking in San Luis Obispo" (with 15 photos of Rick Lewis and his brother Chuck Lewis);

*article on, and interview of, playwright Terrence McNally (with eight photos);

*male fashion-spread "Underwear Cavalcade" (with 11 photos);

*article on, interview of, and photospread of In Touch Discovery Dennis Coats (with seven photos, including centerfold);

*In Touch articles on film, books, music, and theatre (all well-illustrated with photos);

*special report on cowboys and rodeos entitled "Marlboro Country!" (with 20 photos);

*vintage advertisements;

*much, much more.

 

 

#14 of "In Touch" then subtitled "Celebrating Gay Awareness" (November 1974) published by In Touch, Inc. out of Hollywood, California. A high-quality, glossy, Newsweek-size magazine containing 80 pages including front and rear covers. The issue features articles, personalities, arts and entertainment, reviews, illustrations, and tasteful male nude photographs.

 

 

This spectacular issue contains the following highlights:

 

*lengthy article on, and interview of, actor Beau Bridges (with ten photos);

*article "New Horizons For Catholic Gays";

*lengthy article on, and interview of, gay film superstar and Colt model Kenneth Sprague - Dakota (with 11 photos);

*interview and photospread of In Touch Discovery Tony Sappington (with 14 photos including centerfold);

*special report on Broadway theatre (with 12 photos);

*fashion spread featuring model Doug Alexander (with six photos, including front cover);

*vintage advertisements;

*much, much more.

 

 

#16 of "In Touch: The Magazine for a Different Point of View" (February-March 1975) published by In Touch, Inc. out of Beverly Hills, California. A high-quality, glossy, Newsweek-size magazine containing 96 pages including front and rear covers. The issue features articles, personalities, arts and entertainment, reviews, illustrations, and tasteful male nude photographs.

 

This spectacular issue contains the following highlights:

 

*short story "Chance Encounter" by Robert Bentley;

*four-page article on, and interview of, Ethel Merman by Douglas Dean (with eight photos);

*article on Peggy Lee, then appearing at Studio One in West Hollywood (with five photos);

*lengthy Special In Touch Report entitled "ME Tarzan" on the history of Tarzan in Hollywood films (with 14 photos);

*In Touch Discovery and Centerfold Ed Haney (with 11 photos);

*article on, and interview of, artist Mark Mulleian (with nine photos);

*article on, and interview of, female impersonator Craig Russell (with five photos);

*lengthy male fashion article and photospread entitled "A Weekend in the Country" (with 12 photos, including "Jack," star of J. Brian's "Seven in a Barn");

*article on the San Francisco gay bar "Buzzby's" (with three photos);

*photospread introducing Ric Ketchum (13 photos, including one full-page in color, photography by Hy Chase);

*much, much more. With fabulous vintage ads, including one from Colt Studio and another from Jim French's "A State of Man, Inc."

 

 

#17 of "In Touch: The Magazine for a Different Point of View" (April-May 1975) published by In Touch, Inc. out of Beverly Hills, California. A high-quality, glossy, Newsweek-size magazine containing 96 pages including front and rear covers. The issue features articles, personalities, arts and entertainment, reviews, illustrations, and tasteful male nude photographs.

 

This spectacular issue contains the following highlights:

 

*exercise column "In Touch Body" by David Carter (with portrait shot);

*profile and photospread of Darrell Gillett (with five photos by Hy Chase);

*lengthy article on Debbie Reynolds entitled "The Lady Is A Star" (with 14 photos);

*article on homosexuality in prison entitled "The Need For Human Contact" (with four photos, one from "Fortune & Men's Eyes");

*lengthy article on, and interview of, prominent gay political figure David Glascock (with four photos);

*column on gay San Francisco life entitled "Bay Area Beat" by Douglas Dean (with five photos, including one of Steve Edwards, Acme Man of the Year);

*profile and lengthy photospread of cover and centerfold model Tod Jonson entitled "A Man Called Beautiful" (with 12 photos, including front cover and centerfold, by Hy Chase);

*article on, and interview of, Craig Dudley (with six photos by Roy Blakey, one full-page shot in color);

*separate interviews of young stage actors Stan Bond, David Cahalan, and Joe Jones (each with photos);

*lengthy article on, and interview of - yes - Charlton Heston entitled "Conversation With A National Monument" (with 15 photos);

*much, much more. With fabulous vintage ads, including Jim French, Target, Rho-Delta Press (Roy Dean), many others.

 

 

#18 of "In Touch: The Magazine for a Different Point of View" (June-July 1975) published by In Touch, Inc. out of Beverly Hills, California. A high-quality, glossy, Newsweek-size magazine containing 96 pages including front and rear covers. The issue features articles, personalities, arts and entertainment, reviews, illustrations, and tasteful male nude photographs.

 

This spectacular issue contains the following highlights:

 

*article "Commorating [sic] Stonewall" by Frank Golovitz;

*two-page photospread featuring Pete Cardenas entitled "Macho" (in six photos by Hy Chase);

*fabulous lengthy article on Studio One's fabled "Tommy" premiere party entitled "Before & After Super Party" (with 18 photographs, including Elton John, the Cycle Sluts, Ryan O'Neal, Michael Kearns - Grant Tracy Saxon, Paul and Linda McCartney, Richard Chamberlain, Pat Ast, Ann-Margaret);

*two-page interview of superstar Glenda Jackson (with five facial shots);

*article on San Francisco's Polk Street entitled "Positively Polk Streeet!" (with four photos);

*profile of In Touch's cover and centerfold model Michael Delfino (with 12 photos, including front cover and centerfold);

*lengthy article on, and interview of, Michael Kearns entitled "Grant Tracy Saxon: Encounter With A Happy Hustler" (with six photos);

*article on gay singer Mickey Turner entitled "Life is the song, love is the music" (with four photos);

*much, much more.

 

#20 of "In Touch: The Magazine for a Different Point of View" (October-November 1975) published by In Touch, Inc. out of Beverly Hills, California. A high-quality, glossy, Newsweek-size magazine containing 96 pages including front and rear covers. The issue features articles, personalities, arts and entertainment, reviews, illustrations, and tasteful male nude photographs.

 

This spectacular issue contains the following highlights:

*exclusive In Touch two-page article entitled "My Pleasure Man" by Mae West promoting the current reprint of her 1928 novel "Pleasure Man";

*article on, and interview of, Tab Hunter (with eleven photos, several from his films);

*article on Ann-Margaret by Neal Peters (with nine photos);

*tasteful photospread of Jay Shannon (with four photos by Hy Chase);

*article on, and interview of, actor Robert Burton - "Skip" Burton of TV Series "Lassie" fame (with three photos);

*article on, and interview of, actor Michael Greer (with three photos);

*article on, and interview of, actor Andre DeShields who played in the Broadway smash hit "The Wiz" (with four photos);

*photospread of In Touch cover and centerfold model Danny Delaney;

*separate articles on, and interviews of, three "Gallery of Rising Stars" - actor Karl Ellis, comedian Kevin James, and actor Robert Reiser (all accompanied by photographs);

*much, much more.

 

 

#22 of "In Touch: The Magazine for a Different Point of View" (March-April 1976) published by In Touch, Inc. out of Los Angeles, California. A high-quality, glossy, Newsweek-size magazine containing 96 pages including front and rear covers. The issue features articles, personalities, arts and entertainment, reviews, illustrations, and tasteful male nude photographs.

 

This spectacular issue contains the following highlights:

 

*two-page photospread of Todd Mason (six photos by Jim Morris);

*actor Bruce Davison interviewed (with five photos);

*singer Melba Moore interviewed (with photo);

*singer Shirley Bassey interviewed (with photo);

*article "The Vision of Tom O'Horgan: A Modern Day Magician Jazzes Up The Stage" (with portrait photo and seven photos from his productions);

*article on Barbra Streisand entitled "A Star is Reborn" by James Spada;

*article "New York New York" by Vito Russo (with five photos);

*travel article "Cruising the High Seas: Aboard the Queen Elizabeth II" by Roger Asquith;

*article "Pals: Male Bonding in the Movies" by Damon West;

*photospread of In Touch Discovery Dana O'Brian (with 13 photos, including front cover and centerfold);

*interview of young actor Richard Zacharry (with two photos);

*interview of young actor Jim Faber (with three photos);

*vintage advertisements;

*much, much more.

 

 

issue #23 of "In Touch: The Magazine for a Different Point of View" (May-June 1976) published by In Touch, Inc. out of Los Angeles, California. A high-quality, glossy, Newsweek-size magazine containing 96 pages including front and rear covers. The issue features articles, personalities, arts and entertainment, reviews, illustrations, and tasteful male nude photographs.

 

This spectacular issue contains the following highlights:

 

*three-page photospread of ex-Marine Steve de Luise;

*splendid four-page interview of Sal Mineo (with his portrait);

*Martin Sheen interviewed ("The outspoken actor takes on the world," with his photo);

*article "The Discos" by Wayne Sage ("The vise-like grip which sex...has always held on gay social life is loosening to the tune of $50,000 sound systems");

*travel article on London entitled "London: Finding Action Across the Pond" (with 12 photos);

*Tennessee Williams interviewed (with portrait illustration of the playwright by Chris Nickens);

*article on gays in the military entitled "In Which We Serve" by Roy L. McCollough (with a splendid, full-page shot of five sailors in the U.S. Navy stationed in Singapore, circa 1900);

*seven-page photospread of Gerry Arthur (including full-color centerfold);

*profiles on rising stars Don Scotti and Burton York (with a photo of each);

*magnificent four-page art layout entitled "Jean Genet's Sailors Through the Eyes of Jean Cocteau" (with ten drawings by Cocteau);

*vintage advertisements;

*much, much more.

 

#24 of "In Touch: The Magazine for a Different Point of View" (July-August 1976) published by In Touch, Inc. out of Los Angeles, California. A high-quality, glossy, Newsweek-size magazine containing 96 pages including front and rear covers. The issue features articles, personalities, arts and entertainment, reviews, illustrations, and tasteful male nude photographs.

 

 

This spectacular issue contains the following highlights:

*short article on, and interview of, aspiring dancer Sal Guange (with six photos);

*article on, and interview of, actor Russ Tamblyn (with four photos);

*article "San Francisco: Baghdad by the Bay" by Bob Kiggins (with five photos);

*author Christopher Isherwood interviewed (with splendid full-page illustration of the author by Chris Nickens);

*article "Haiti: Pearl of the Antilles" (with 13 photos);

*article "Tattoo" by Barnaby Shackleford (with five photos and one illustration);

*interview of gay filmmaker Wakefield Poole (with portrait shot, and nine stills from his films);

*photospread of In Touch coverman and centerfold model Bob Buck (photographs by Hy Chase);

*article "Off and Running" by Patricia Nell Warren ("The author of 'The Front Runner' looks back on her controversial bestseller and forward to the next");

*photospread of Michael Walsh (with nine photos by Mike Arlen);

*much, much more.

 

#25 of "In Touch: The Magazine for a Different Point of View" (September-October 1976) published by In Touch, Inc. out of Los Angeles, California. A high-quality, glossy, Newsweek-size magazine containing 100 pages including front and rear covers. The issue features articles, personalities, arts and entertainment, reviews, illustrations, and tasteful male nude photographs.

 

 

This spectacular issue contains the following highlights:

*article "Howard Hughes & Jane Russell Fight Common Decency (Thank God)" by Dick Sheppard ("The author of 'Elizabeth' gives us a sneak preview of his new book, 'Hollywood Sensations', with photos);

*photospread of 24 year-old Zsolt by photographer John Welles;

*article on Bette Midler entitled "The Hollywood Bet" (with four photos);

*splendid six-page spread of male sketches by artist Harry Bush;

*article "So You Always Wanted To Teach" by Bob LaRiviere (on his first few years as a young, gay, high school teacher: "From the first week of school I was branded a faggot, and, since I don't consider myself to be particularly effeminate, I was curious to discover why I was labeled derogatorily - for this was the intent - so early in my teaching career");

*photospread of In Touch coverman and centerfold model David George;

*autobiographical article "A Self Portrait" by model and gay film superstar Peter Berlin (with photos);

*article "Out of the Locker: For a lot of pro athletes, it's safer inside";

*separate profiles of actors Ben Wilson and Hy Conrad (each with portrait);

*much, much more.

 

 

#26 of "In Touch: The Magazine for a Different Point of View" (November-December 1976) published by In Touch, Inc. out of Los Angeles, California. A high-quality, glossy, Newsweek-size magazine containing 100 pages including front and rear covers. The issue features articles, personalities, arts and entertainment, reviews, illustrations, and tasteful male nude photographs.

 

 

This spectacular issue contains the following highlights:

 

*article on, and interview of, actor Jan-Michael Vincent (with four photos);

*travel article "Boston" by Bob LaRiviere (with photos);

*photospread of Jaime De La Costa entitled "The Hitch Hiker" by photographer Ryan Boyd;

*autobiographical article "Tools of the Trade" by Brian Allen Goodrich (who relates his experiences as a runaway gay youth of sixteen, who, coming to New York City in 1966, becomes a male hustler);

*article on Lucille Ball entitled "Still Loving Lucy" by Chris Nickens;

*travel article "Australia" by Martin Smith (with photos);

*photospread of In Touch coverman and centerfold model Bruce Barnes (with photography by Michael Rock);

*article on, and interview of, actor Robert Redford (with four photos);

*splendid article on Walt Whitman entitled "The Dear Love of Comrades" by Robert K. Martin;

*lovely eight-page (non-frontal-nude) male photospread entitled "Men Together" by photographer Bob Finney;

*much, much more.

 

#27 of "In Touch: The Magazine for a Different Point of View" (January-February 1977) published by In Touch, Inc. out of Los Angeles, California. A high-quality, glossy, Newsweek-size magazine containing 100 pages including front and rear covers. The issue features articles, personalities, arts and entertainment, reviews, illustrations, and tasteful male nude photographs.

 

 

This spectacular issue contains the following highlights:

*article written exclusively for this issue by William S. Burroughs entitled "California Men" (accompanied by 14 photographs of young men at the beach: lying in the sand, skate-boarding, in the surf, hitch-hiking; Burroughs poetically describes these young men, what they are doing, and what they may be thinking);

*article "Marilyn Monroe at 50: Wondering What the Legend Might Be Like Today" by James Spada;

*profile on, and photospread of, Greg Lane (with photographs by Richard Savage);

*travel article entitled "Is There Life in Pittsburgh: There is, but just try and find it" by Christopher McGlynn (with photos);

*article on 19th century author Herman Melville by Robert K. Martin;

*article entitled "French Cinema: The Boys Therein" by Peter Adams (with photograph from the film "The Conformist," and four photographs from Pasolini's "Salo");

*article on PFLAG - Parents and Friends of Lesbians and Gays - entitled "The 'Coming Out' of Parents" by Richard Stanley;

*profile on, and photospread of, In Touch coverman and centerfold model Mark Dube;

*article on, and interview of, gay filmmaker J. Brian (with two shots of this director, and seven portrait shots of actors from his films);

*article on, and interview of, actor Jeff Bridges (with four photos); *much, much more.

 

 

#28 of "In Touch: The Magazine for a Different Point of View" (March-April 1977) published by In Touch, Inc. out of Los Angeles, California. A high-quality, glossy, Newsweek-size magazine containing 100 pages including front and rear covers. The issue features articles, personalities, arts and entertainment, reviews, illustrations, and tasteful male nude photographs.

 

 

This spectacular issue contains the following highlights:

*splendid, lengthy interview of author James Leo Herlihy "on the eve of his 50th birthday" (with portrait shots of the author at age 3, age 25, age 38, age 41, and age 46);

*article on 19th century author Bayard Taylor and his novel "Joseph & His Friend," America's first gay novel;

*fabulous article on Hollywood's (now gone) Gold Cup Restaurant by Jeff Watkins ("A seedy greasy spoon on the corner of Las Palmas and Hollywood Boulevard is their home, their place of business, and their last resort" referring to the male hustlers who frequented the small diner);

*article on David Bowie (with four splendid early photos, three in color);

*lovely five-page (non-frontal-nude) photospread entitled "Gymnasts Together" with photography by John Coons;

*travel articles on Vancouver, Montreal, and Toronto, Canada (with photos);

*article on, and interview of, The Christy Twins (with photos: "Identical twins, they are the quintessential Southern California golden boys");

*separate profiles of actor Doug Latimer and dancer Reg Reidel (each article with photo);

*short interview of Arthur - Art - Bell (with portrait photo);

*article on, and interview of, gay film superstar Jack Wrangler (with four photos); *much, much more.

 

 

#31 of "In Touch: The Magazine for a Different Point of View" (September-October 1977) published by In Touch, Inc. out of Los Angeles, California. A high-quality, glossy, Newsweek-size magazine containing 100 pages including front and rear covers.

 

This spectacular issue contains the following highlights:

*four-page tasteful male nude photospread of Ron Thorne (photographs by Charlie Airwaves);

*travel article "A Gay Guide to Erotic Amsterdam" by John D. Stamford;

*article on, and interview of, actor Nick Nolte (with two full-color photos);

*article "A Lovers' Primer" by Jeremy Hughes (on gay permanent relationships);

*actor Paul Winfield interviewed (with two photos, including portrait shot);

*six page male levi photospread entitled "Torn & Tattered";

*article "Goodbye, Joan" by Christopher Nickens (on Joan Crawford's legacy);

*tasteful male nude photospread of In Touch Discovery Cliff Rogers (including front cover and centerfold, with photos by Hy Chase);

*tasteful male nude photospread of Scott Lanson (with photos by James Williams);

*article on Christopher Marlowe, contemporary of William Shakespeare, entitled "Elizabethan Gay" by Robert K. Martin;

*article on, and interview of, actor Larry Kert (with four photos, one with Liza Minelli);*and much, much more.

 

 

#38 of "In Touch For Men" (November-December 1978) published by In Touch, Inc. out of Los Angeles, California. A high-quality, glossy, Newsweek-size magazine containing 100 pages including front and rear covers.

 

This spectacular issue contains the following highlights:

*travel article on London (with three photos);

*article on, and interview of, actor Robert Mitchum (with portrait photo: "If I were homosexual, there are a lot of homosexuals whose company I would not tolerate...It's contrary to the whole concept of individualism...");

*splendid four-page portfolio entitled "The Art of Wayne Quinn" (with three art pieces reproduced, two in full color, one double-page);

*article on, and short interview of, male vocalist Peter Brown (with full-page color photo);

*article on Horatio Alger by William Russo;

*tasteful male nude layouts of Kevin Coxe, Jerry Dean, and Paul Stokes;

*delightful "Michael Kearns' Christmas List" (i.e., "ANITA BRYANT: A Coors commercial"; "JACK WRANGLER: a birth certificate"; "DALE EVANS: a gay following"; "ROMAN POLANSKI: Amy Carter"; "JOHN RECHY: an inflatable doll made in his own image" etc.);*and much, much more.

 

#40 of "In Touch For Men" (March-April 1979) published by In Touch, Inc. out of Hollywood, California. A high-quality, glossy, Newsweek-size magazine containing 100 pages including front and rear covers.

 

This spectacular issue contains the following highlights:

*article on French Romantic painter Theodore Gericault by William Russo (with two paintings reproduced);

*article on, and interview of, actor Jon Voight (with two photographs);

*short story "The User" by Robert Locke;

*part II article "Gay Mythology" by Jeremy Hughes ("Statues of Hercules, Apollo, Hermes, and Eros - all of uncertain sexuality at best - were the ones most frequently found in the gymnasia, as patrons of athletic contests");

*gay travel article on Spain entitled "A Spanish Flavor" by Barry Duke (with six color photos);

*splendid four-page male art portfolio entitled "The Art of Richard Roesener";

*tasteful male nude photospreads of Tom Ellis, Mark Harrington, and Greg Alden;

*two-page article on, and interview of, filmmaker Rosa Von Praunheim; *and much, much more.

 

 

#41 of "In Touch For Men" (May-June 1979) published by In Touch, Inc. out of Hollywood, California. A high-quality, glossy, Newsweek-size magazine containing 100 pages including front and rear covers.

 

This spectacular issue contains the following highlights:

*article on, and interview of, singer Sarah Dash (with three photos, two in color);

*travel article on Denver entitled "The Men of Denver: The gay life, a mile up" (with 18 male beefcake shots);

*article "Lost Boys" by Ian Whitcomb ("A personal look behind the closet doors of an English boys' school by musicologist and former teen rock idol Ian Whitcomb");

*article on, and interview of, actor Ryan O'Neal (with seven photos);

*Part II of "The 10 Sexiest Men" by Jeremy Hughes (with ten portrait shots of Hollywood male actors and celebrities);

*tasteful male nude photospreads of Nick Rogers, Jim Rogers, and John Dillon;

*article on, and interview of, musician Ray Caviano (with two photos);

*splendid four-page full-color photospread of "Mr. In Touch Portland" (with 27 photos: two group shots, and 25 photos of each contestant);

*article "Hart Crane: A Gay Poet Before His Time" by William Russo; *and much, much more.

 

 

 

It's Time: Newsletter of the National Gay Task Force

 

 

37 issues of "It's Time: Newsletter of the National Gay Task Force" (1974-83) published by the National Gay Task Force out of New York City. A quality printed newsletter measuring 8-1/2" by 11" (21 issues) or enlarged and expanded measuring 11" by 17" (16 issues), each containing 4 pages (35 issues) or 8 pages (two issues).

History and Founding

The National Gay Task Force (now the National Gay and Lesbian Task Force) fought, and fights, for the civil rights of all gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender persons in the United States. Founded in October 1973 by Bruce Voeller, Dr. Franklin Kameny (of the Washington, D.C. Mattachine Society), and Dr. Howard Brown, the National Gay Task Force was the country's first national lobbying group for gay and lesbian rights. Bruce Voeller and Jean O'Leary were the first Co-Executive Directors; in 1979 Charles Brydon and Lucia Valeska became Co-Executive Directors; and in 1982 Virginia Apuzzo became the Executive Director of the organization.

 

In 1973, the National Gay Task Force (NGTF) was influential in changing the American Psychiatric Association's classification of homosexuality as a mental disorder; also in that year, the NGTF successfully lobbied the American Bar Association to be on record in favor of sodomy law repeal; in 1975 the NGTF lobbied for the successful ruling by the United States Civil Service Commission to allow gay people to serve in government employment; in 1975 the NGTF worked on the first gay rights bill submitted to the United States Congress; these are but a few examples of the profound influence and major achievements fought for by this nationwide organization.

 

 

Contents

Containing articles, legislative news, endorsements, lawsuits filed on behalf of NGTF, conference news, annual awards dinners (the Fund for Human Dignity, the educational arm of NGTF), announcements, resources - packed with historical photographs.

 

Photographs include:

Dr. Howard Brown, Dr. Alfred Freedman (President of the American Psychiatric Association), Dr. Bruce Voeller, Barbara Gittings, Elaine Nobel, Dr. Adrienne Smith, David Susskind, Jean O'Leary, Loretta Lotman, Leonard Matlovich, Jane Rule, Charlotte Bunch, Mary Jo Ritter, Ann Foreman, Dr. Franklin Kameny, Jo Daly, Newt Deiter, Jim Foster, Martin Duberman, Edward Koch, Pete McCloskey, Bella Abzug, Ginny Vida, James Spada, Betty Friedan, Barbara Love, Charles Brydon, Lucia Valeska, Bill Gronwald, Virginia Apuzzo, Bill Beauchamp, Jack Campbell, Charles Silverstein, Tom Burrows, Mayor Marion Barry, Melvin Boozer, David Rothenberg, Jane Chambers, Harvey Fierstein, many, many others.

 

Headlines and Articles Include:

"THE EARTH IS ROUND" ("On April 8, 1974, the American Psychiatric Association determined, by majority vote, that the earth was round")

"[Jean] O'LEARY NAMED NATIONAL COORDINATOR"

"PA. GAYS AND GOVERNOR FIGHT LEGISLATURE"

"NGTF LAUNCHES DRIVE AGAINST JOB BIAS CORPS"

"VICTORY WITH JOB CORPS!"

"NGTF CONTINUES BATTLE AGAINST SODOMY LAWS"

"NGTF ON CAPITOL HILL: An Historic Overview of the Program for Federal Rights Legislation"

"DADE COUNTY: A MOVEMENT TURNING POINT"

"INS REVIEWS IMMIGRATION-NATURALIZATION POLICY"

"NGTF EFFECTS POLICY CHANGE AT CIVIL RIGHTS COMMISSION"

"SUPREME COURT FAILS TO RULE ON GAY TEACHER CASE"

"1977: THE YEAR IN REVIEW"

 

"NATIONAL WOMEN'S CONFERENCE SUPPORTS SEXUAL PREFERENCE"

"[Bruce] VOELLER RESIGNS AS NGTF CO-EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR"

"NGTF TESTIFIES BEFORE CIVIL RIGHTS COMMISSION"

"BOARD ACTS ON [Washington] D.C. MARCH"

"NGTF ENDORSES [Washington] D.C. MARCH: Announces 'Petition the President' Campaign'"

"NGTF INTERVENES IN IMMIGRATION HARASSMENT: INS Officers Told to Cease Intimidation"

"PETITION PRESENTED AT THE WHITE HOUSE: Document Calls for End to Discrimination against Lesbians and Gay Men"

"MEMBERSHIP SURVEY RESULTS: Report Submitted at January Board Meeting"

"SURVEY OF PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATES: Contenders Respond to NGTF Letter"

"NGTF UPDATES AND ACCOMPLISHMENTS"

"WHITE HOUSE CONFERENCE ON FAMILIES"

"NATIONAL NEWS COUNCIL FINDS CBS UNFAIR"

"DEFENSE DEPARTMENT ISSUES REVISION OF ANTI-GAY POLICY"

"CAMPAIGN AGAINST THE RADICAL RIGHT KICKS OFF WITH 'STOP THE FPA' PRESS CONFERENCE" (Family Protection Act)

"NATIONAL COALITION FORMS TO STOP THE 'FAMILY PROTECTION ACT'"

 

Itemization of Issues

1974 - Vol. 1 #1 (May)

1975 - Vol. 2 #2 (Nov)

1976 - Vol. 2 #5 (Feb), 6, 7,

1976 - Special Issue #1

1976 - Special Issue #2

1977 - Vol. 3 #8 (June-July), 9 (Aug-Sept)

 

1977 - Vol. 4 #1 (Oct), 2, 3 (Dec)

1978 - Vol. 5 #1 (Jan), 8, 9 (Nov)

1979 - Vol. 6 #2 (Feb), 3 (March-April), 4, 5, 6, 7 (Nov-Dec)

1980 - Vol. 7 #1 (Jan), 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8 (Nov-Dec)

1981 - Vol. 8 #1 (Jan-Feb), 2, 4, 5 (Nov-Dec)

1982 - Vol. 9 #3 (June-July), 5 (Nov-Dec)

1983 - Vol. 10 #2 (March-April)

 

April 1976 issue of "It's Time: Newsletter of the National Gay Task Force" (Vol. 2 #7) published by the National Gay Task Force out of New York City. A quality Newsweek-size newsletter, left-folded and containing four pages.

Contents are as follows:

-cover news article "VICTORY WITH [U.S. Federal Agency] JOB CORPS! NGTF Effects End To Anti-Gay Job Corps Policy" (with group photo of NGTF Board Member Dr. Franklin Kameny, Job Corps Director John C. Stetson, and NGTF Executive Director Dr. Bruce Voeller);

-facsimile excerpt from the February 5, 1976 issue of the Congressional Record entitled "Job Corps Rewrites Manual on Sexuality";

-article "West Coast Media Group Plays Vital Role" by Newt Deiter, Coordinator of the Los Angeles-based Gay Media Task Force (with photo of Newt Deiter by Pat Rocco);

-book review of "The Early Homosexual Rights Movement" by John Lauritsen and David Thorstad;

-news article "Vets Group Broadens Base: Gays Challenge Military, More Affidavits Needed" (regarding the formation the previous summer of the NGTF Gay Veterans Committee);

-photo of Lesbian activist Jo Daly testifying at the National Conference of Catholic Bishops in Sacramento, California;

-article "Religious Strategies: 'Oppressed Minority' is Only One Tactic; 'Sexual Revolution' is Another Approach" by Robert Herrick;

-photo of the Rev. Carter Heyward of the Episcopal Divinity School addressing the audience at the NGTF Quarterly Event.

 

 

February 1979 issue of "It's Time: Newsletter of the National Gay Task Force" (Vol. 6 #2) published by the National Gay Task Force out of New York City. A quality Newsweek-size newsletter, left-folded and containing four pages.

Contents are as follows:

-lead article and headline "NGTF TESTIFIES BEFORE CIVIL RIGHTS COMMISSION: [NGTF Co-Executive Director] O'Leary Outlines Incidents of Police Misconduct Towards Gays at U.S. Civil Rights Commission on Police Practices" (with photograph of Jean O'Leary testifying at the U.S. Civil Rights Commission hearings);

-column "Media Notes" ("Since NGTF was established as a national clearinghouse for the gay movement five years ago, we have increasingly become 'the place to go' for news organizations and talk shows who are doing stories or segments relating to the lesbian/gay community");

-news article "[NGTF] Search Committee Seeks Co-Exec Replacement" (Dr. Bruce Voeller had resigned as NGTF Co-Executive Director in January; "NGTF is also seeking applicants for Co-Executive Director to replace Jean O'Leary, whose resignation from the other co-exec's position takes effect June 1");

-book reviews of gay titles "Happy Endings Are All Alike" by Sandra Scoppettone, and "Get Off My Ship" by E. Lawrence Gibson (the latter with an illustration of Ensign Vernon E. Berg III, who had been the subject of an investigation by the Naval Investigative Service for at least five months for suspected "involvement in homosexual activities");

-news article "Corporate Project Continues" ("NGTF is surveying additional corporations from the 'Fortune 500' Directory");

-update on the "Committee for 99" (with a list of new gay business members).

 

March-April 1979 issue of "It's Time: Newsletter of the National Gay Task Force" (Vol. 6 #3) published by the National Gay Task Force out of New York City. A quality Newsweek-size newsletter, left-folded and containing four pages.

Contents are as follows:

-lead article and headline "[Charles F.] BRYDON IS NAMED CO-EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR: Seattle Gay Movement Leader To Replace Dr. Bruce Voeller" (with photo of Charles F. Brydon);

-news article "Search for Co-Exec to Replace [Jean] O'Leary" ("...We are seeking someone who has a strong background in gay and feminist issues, sensitivity to Third World concerns, the ability to manage a growing staff of 14, and media experience to serve as an effective spokesperson for the organization...the starting salary is $17,000 with a liberal benefits package");

-news article "NGTF Third World Caucus Is Formed: NGTF Board Is Encouraging Attention to Third World Issues" (with group photograph of three members of the NGTF's Third World Caucus: A. Billy S. Jones of Columbia, Maryland; Sean Reynolds of Chicago; and Pat Norman of San Francisco);

-news article "O'Leary Resigns from Carter Committee" ("NGTF co-executive director Jean O'Leary resigned in January from the National Advisory Committee on Women in protest of President Carter's dismissal of Bella Abzug as co-chair of the committee");

-advertisement for gay novel "Project Lambda" by Paul O. M. Welles (with front cover of book reproduced);

-highly interesting and dollar-specific facsimile documents to rear cover related to NGTF's fiscal year ending September 30, 1978:

1) cover letter to NGTF's Board of Directors from H. Gerald Schiff, Certified Public Accountant who prepared the fiscal reports for NGTF;

2) Balance Sheet of the National Gay Task Force, Inc.;

3) Statement of Revenues and Expenses of the National Gay Task Force, Inc.;

4) Statement of Changes in Financial Position of the National Gay Task Force, Inc.

 

 

Now issued in large format with expanded number of historical photographs.

Historical and rare. Offered is the November-December 1979 issue of "It's Time: Newsletter of the National Gay Task Force" (Vol. 6 #7) published by the National Gay Task Force out of New York City. A large, left-folded quality newsletter measuring 11" by 17" and containing four pages.

Contents are as follows:

-lead article and headline "NGTF INTERVENES IN IMMIGRATION HARASSMENT: INS Officers Told to Cease Intimidation" ("Canadian women en route to the Fourth Annual Michigan Women's Festival this past summer were totally unprepared for the outrageous treatment they received from U.S. Immigration border guards as they attempted to enter this country at Port Huron, Michigan");

-cover news article "Governor Brown Endorses Petition" ("In mid-October, NGTF's 'Petition the President' campaign received the 'wholehearted support' of Governor Edmund 'Jerry' Brown of California");

-two photographs entitled "WE ARE EVERYWHERE" of NGTF women and men at the October 14 March on Washington;

-news article "NGTF Staff Changes: Larry Gurel to Head New CETA [Comprehensive Employment Training Act] Study";

-photograph of NGTF Co-Executive Director Lucia Valeska at the Denver Lesbian Conference in September (with Billie Lindsey and Crystal Wright);

-letter to NGTF members from Co-Executive Directors Charles F. Brydon and Lucia Valeska ("First, a reminder for members who have yet to complete and return the NGTF Membership Survey");

-two-columned list of NGTF State Contacts for the White House Conference on Families (with names, addresses, and telephone numbers);

-news article "Gay Role Urged in Families Conference: NGTF Solicits Gay Participation at State and Regional Levels" (the White House Conference on Families);

-photograph of NGTF Co-Executive Director Charles F. Brydon (with Daniel R. Sivil who heads the Association of Suburban People, a Detroit-area social and political organization for gay men and women);

-photograph of NGTF Board members Dr. Franklin E. Kameny and Carolyn Handy (at a swearing-in ceremony as new members of the Washington, D.C. Human Rights Commission in August);

-NGTF news column "Action Report" by editor David Stein (subheadings include "How Gay Is Your Library?"; "Judicial Enlightenment"; "Hatemonger Curbed"; "Another California First"; others);

-news update "Families Conference" (the White House Conference on Families);

-photograph of Robert Wolff, General Manager, and Nancy Corporan, Music Director, of the New York Gay Community Marching Band;

-photograph entitled "GETTING ON THE BUS" (standing next to an ad posted on a New York City bus on behalf of that city's Gay Switchboard: "Bill Gronwald of New York's Gay Switchboard points out a straight-forward solution to a gay problem");

-book review of "Now That You Know: What Every Parent Should Know About Homosexuality" by Betty Fairchild and Nancy Hayward;

-news article "Women's Caucus Report" by Barbara Love;

-two photographs to rear cover of the "Petition the President" campaign at the October 14th March on Washington.

 

 

 

 

 

"Journal of Homosexuality"

 

A scarce issue of an outstanding gay scholarly publication.

second issue of the "Journal of Homosexuality" (Vol. 1 #2, Winter 1974-75) edited by Charles Silverstein and published by the Haworth Press out of New York City.  A quality journal containing 112 internal pages.

 

Containing articles and book reviews, the articles appearing in this issue are as follows:

 

"An Automated Fading Procedure to Alter Sexual Responsiveness in Pedophiles" by D.R. Laws and A.V. Pawlowski;

 

"Identification and Measurement of Multidimensional Attitudes Toward Equality Between the Sexes" by A.P. MacDonald, Jr., Ph.D.;

 

"Heresy, Witchcraft, and Sexuality" by Vern Bullough, Ph.D.;

 

"The 'Booty Bandit': A Social Role in a Juvenile Institution" by Clemens Bartollas, Ph.D., Stuart J. Miller, Ph.D., and Simon Dinitz, Ph.D.;

 

"Psychiatric Opinion and Homosexuality: A Short Report" by R.F. Barr, M.D. and S.V. Catts, M.B.

 

 

 

Third issue of the "Journal of Homosexuality" (Vol. 1 #3, 1976) edited by Charles Silverstein and published by the Haworth Press out of New York City.  A quality journal containing 96 internal pages.

 

Containing articles and book reviews, the articles appearing in this issue are as follows:

 

"Differences in Psychological Sex, Adjustment, and Familial Influences Among Homosexual and Nonhomosexual Populations" by Brenda D. Townes, Ph.D., William D. Ferguson, M.D., and Sandra Gillam;

 

"Age-Status Labeling in Homosexual Men" by Fred A. Minnegerode, Ph.D.;

 

"Homosexuals and the Death Penalty in Colonial America" by Louis Crompton, Ph.D.;

 

"Sodomy in Medieval Secular Law" by Michael Goodich, Ph.D.;

 

"Homosexuality in the Rorschach: A New Look at the Old Signs" by Steven J. Hendlin, Ph.D.;

 

"The Effects of a Homophile Organization on the Self-Esteem and Alienation of Its Members" by Jerrold S. Greenberg, Ed.D.

 

 

 

Fourth issue of the "Journal of Homosexuality" (Vol. 1 #4, 1976) edited by Charles Silverstein and published by the Haworth Press out of New York City.  A quality journal containing 120 internal pages.

 

Containing articles and book reviews, the articles appearing in this issue are as follows:

 

"Iatrogenic Homosexuality: Gender Identity in Seven 46,XX Chromosomal Females with Hyperadrenocortical Hermaphroditism Born With a Penis, Three Reared as Boys, Four Reared as Girls" by John Money, Ph.D. and Jean Dalery, M.D. (many years later, one of the boys reared as a girl, unable to adapt to Dr. Money's arbitrary sex assignment, committed suicide);

 

"The Use of Stimulus/Modeling Videotapes in Assertive Training for Homosexuals" by Wayne D. Duehn and Nazneen S. Mayadas, D.S.W.;

 

"Code Switching and Sexual Orientation: A Test of Bernstein's Sociolinguistic Theory" by Malcolm E. Lumby, Ph.D.;

 

"Forbidden Colors of Love: Patterns of Gay Love and Gay Liberation" by John Alan Lee;

 

"Reported Consequences of Decriminalization of Consensual Adult Homosexuality in Seven American States" by Gilbert Geis, Richard Wright, Thomas Garrett, and Paul R. Wilson;

 

"Sodomy in Ecclesiastical Law and Theory" by Michael Goodich, Ph.D.

 

 

 

 

Lavender Vision

 

Only two issues were published of this rare and historical gay liberation newspaper.

 

 

With splendid, vintage cover artwork. Offered is issue #1 of "Lavender Vision" (April 1971) published by the Lavender Vision / Media Collective at 2 Brookline Street, Cambridge, Massachusetts. A large folded (as issued) newspaper containing 12 pages including front and rear covers.Published for both the lesbian and gay male communities, there are double "front" covers (on one side, for gay men; on the rear side, for gay women):

 

The first cover "for the gay male community" implores gay men to:"eat - touch - suck - dance - come - swish - drag - fight - cuddle - struggle - feminize - camp - cruise - give birth - smash - laugh - break down - let go - kiss"

and the second cover "for the gay women's community" implores women to:"love - play - dance - swim - fight - flow - struggle - tweek - rub - swirl - stare - castrate - laugh - masterbait - defend - smooch - smile - win - listen - rap - trip - lick - peek - peak - explode."

 

The contents of the issue, equally divided with topics of relevance to both gay men and women, contain gay liberation updates, news, articles, poetry, fabulous art and photographs, resources. Contents include:

 

*declaration "To straight men in the movement" from the Lavender Collective;

*article "Gay community is consciousness is love is revolution is love";

*article "Smash Phallic Imperialism!";

*splendid centerfold printed in lavender ink, with poetry and large photograph;

*letter "Dear Mom" on coming out;

*article "SQUISH!" ("I feel lots of times as though I'm being pushed from the women's community into the gay community and from the gay community into the women's community");

*article "Kick Ass: Self-Defense for Female Hitchhikers";*much more.

 

 

Last published issue. With splendid, vintage cover artwork. Issue #2 of "Lavender Vision: for the lesbian community" (May 1971) published by the Lavender Vision / Media Collective at 2 Brookline Street, Cambridge, Massachusetts. A large folded (as issued) newspaper containing 16 pages including front and rear covers.Now published for the lesbian community, the magnificent cover photograph reads: "it's just a Kiss away! DIESEL CHICKIES UNITE." The contents of the issue contain gay liberation updates, news, articles, poetry, fabulous art and photographs, resources. Contents include:

 

*statement from the Lavender Vision Collective "WE ARE LESBIANS":

"We are women who sleep with each other. We are women who have loved each other all our lives and have been put in mental hospitals and jails because of it. We are women who are just learning to love each other. We are a community that creates our own way of making love, our own way of fighting, our own way of making a revolution that is not just on walls and in leaflets but in our daily lives..."

*article "Sister-Love Vietnam" (with three photos):

"The romantic picture of the Vietnamese girl revolutionary that is so common in the male-dominated movement is only a small part of the reality of Vietnamese women. While women in the North are doing things they never dreamed of doing before, they are viewed more as supporters and entertainers of the men who are the heroes. Women are in the militia and fire the anti-aircraft guns, but they aren't in the North Vietnamese army - the front lines...

 

"[And in the south] The presence of [American] troops has helped create some 400,000 prostitutes in South Vietnam - approximately one for every GI. In the cities it's not unusual to see women on downtown streets stripped and raped..."

*historical "GAY STATEMENT FROM THE TORONTO CONFERENCE";

*splendid photo-centerfold:

"COME OUT! QUEER TOOTSIES UNITE! It's just a tongue away!";

*article "come out" by "A. Dyke":

"No one should have to be afraid of being gay. Me and a lot of my sisters and brothers aren't scared any more. We're out of our closets. We're gay and we feel good about it. Join us. Come out!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

 

"QUEER QUEER POWER TO THE QUEER QUEER PEOPLE!"

*article "Student Queer";

*article "Macho and Monogamy" by Katz;

*article "Lavender Hallucinations" ("I was one of the women who worked on the first issue of Lavender Vision...The response to our first issue was so positive that I feel we ought to share with you some of our experiences living out a lavender vision");*much more.

 

 

 

Lewd Conduct

 

Premiere issue of the short-lived "Lewd Conduct" (October 1971) published by the early gay liberation organization Gay Community Alliance out of Los Angeles, California. .A stapled Newsweek-size publication containing 16 pages including front and rear covers. Dave Glascock was President of the GCA, and Jim Kepner (pioneer homophile activist and writer for ONE Magazine) contributed extensively to this issue.

 

The name of this publication was taken from California Penal Code Section 647 which reads: "Section 647: Every Person who commits any of the following acts shall be guilty of disorderly conduct, a misdemeanor: a) Who solicits anyone to engage in or who in any public place or in any place open to the public or exposed to public view engages in lewd or dissolute conduct...d) who loiters in or about any toilet open to the public for the purpose of engaging in or soliciting any lewd or lascivious or any unlawful act.

 

Containing mostly local gay liberation news, gay history, and articles, contents include:

 

-commentary "Angles on the News" by Jim Kepner (a searing critique of the Los Angeles Police Department and violence against gays: "Gay activists [have] dealt with hundreds of complaints over several years involving harassment, perjury, threats and insults by officers, unnecessary force used even in minor traffic cases, and police beatings and occasional murders of suspected homosexuals");

-gay history article "15 Years Ago" by Dal McIntire (pseudonym of Jim Kepner);

-lengthy article on the Second General Conference of the Universal Fellowship of Metropolitan Community Churches (MCC) held at the "Mother Church" in Los Angeles;

-lengthy article on the life, crime, trial and imprisonment of Nathan Leopold by Dal McIntire (pseudonym of Jim Kepner, who begins the article: "Nathan Leopold, one of the thrill-killers whose 1924 'crime of the century' helped make the words homosexual, child molester and pervert synonymous in the public mind, died August 31, in San Juan, Puerto Rico. He was 66. Leopold and Richard Loeb, having planned for months to commit a 'perfect crime,' kidnapped 14-year-old Bobbie Franks [on] May 31, 1924, strangled him, stuffed his body into a culvert in a deserted area of Chicago's Hegewisch swamp, and set in motion an elaborate plan to collect a $10,000 ransom from the dead boy's father");

-article "GCA [Gay Community Alliance] Voices Police Complaints";

-one-third page advertisement for the stage production of Mart Crowley's "The Boys in the Band" produced by Pat Rocco and his SPREE Theatre Players (with photograph of cast members);-much more.

 

 

Fourth issue of the short-lived "Lewd Conduct" (1972) published by the early gay liberation organization Gay Community Alliance out of Los Angeles, California. A stapled digest-size newsletter containing 16 pages including front and rear covers. Dave Glascock was President of the GCA, Frank Zerilli Vice-President, Jim Kepner Secretary, and Leroy A. Ellingworth-Wilson Editor.

 

Containing mostly local gay liberation news, gay history, articles, announcements, and resources, contents include:

 

-cover photograph of 1972 Presidential candidate George McGovern;

-editorial by Leory A. Ellingworth-Wilson ("The GCA is seeking to bring about changes in the laws which deny us our basic rights");

-half-page announcement from the Los Angeles Gay Community Services Center on the upcoming benefit dance and fundraiser "to aid the legal defense of Rev. Richard Nash" to be held at Troopers Hall ("on La Brea Ave between Hollywood & Sunset") on March 10, 1972;

-statement from the organization "Gay Citizens For [George] McGovern Committee" with a list of Senator McGovern's positions on gay rights, including "Sexual orientation or preference should cease to be a criterion for employment by all public and governmental agencies, in work under federal contract, for service in the United States armed forces, and for licensing in government regulated occupations and professions";

-news article, with photo, on the wedding of Dave Glascock and his partner Charles Auguliaro;

-GCA's "Statement of Purpose and Call to Action";

-lengthy article "Gay Culture: A Force for Change" by Ted Rauch (with three photos: "Gay culture begins and depends upon the recognition by people of their homosexuality and their acceptance and affirmation of these feelings towards others of the same sex");

-full-page news article "Gay Leaders Present Cause to Meeting of California Probation, Parole and Correctional Association" (which begins: "Los Angeles - 'ViCTIMLESS CRIMES' was the topic of a panel discussion held February 29, 1972 at the State Building, downtown Los Angeles");-much more.

 

 

Sixth issue of the short-lived "Lewd Conduct" (1972) published by the early gay liberation organization Gay Community Alliance out of Los Angeles, California. A stapled digest-size newsletter containing 16 pages including front and rear covers. Frank Zerilli had been recently elected as President of the GCA, Jim Kepner Secretary, and Leroy A. Ellingworth-Wilson remained as Editor.

Containing mostly local gay liberation news, gay history, articles, announcements, resources, art and photography, contents include:

 

-half-page announcement on the upcoming Christopher Street West Pride Parade (with photos);

-tribute to pioneer activist and founder of the Los Angeles chapter of the Gay Liberation Front Morris Kight, with portrait photograph and article (he is quoted as saying, "A radical is one who goes to the root of a problem rather than dealing with its symptoms");

-article "The Radical Element in the Struggle for Gay Liberation" by Lee Wilson ("The meek shall inherit heaven, but their hell is here");

-article "DO Tell!" by "Marty" ("Hey, gang! How about a great idea! Let's form an organization to work for just Gay rights");

-profile article on Virginia M. Waters, then candidate in the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisor's race (with photo);

-facsimile letter on United States Senate letterhead from presidential candidate Hubert H. Humphrey who addresses gay rights ("I see no reason why homosexual Americans should be excluded from equal protection under the law");

-brief article "[Hubert H.] Humphrey & The Homosexual" by Lee Ellingworth-Wilson;

-news article entitled "Every Inch Counts: The Academy Awards Protest" by Frank Zerilli ("On Monday, April 10, the Gay Community Alliance picketed the 44th Annual Academy Awards held here in Los Angeles. The reasons for this demonstration were many, but basically the issues centered on Oscar nominee Ben Johnson's statement that he would rather see violence in the movies than all this 'queer sex we've been seeing'");-much more.

 

 

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