Tyler and Brad's Index to Early Gay Publications & Periodicals

ONE: THE HOMOSEXUAL MAGAZINE

 

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The name of this pioneer homosexual organization and their magazine of the same name originates from a quote from Thomas Carlyle and appears on the title page: "... a mystic bond of brotherhood makes all men one ."

{Begins in 1953. The first openly gay or lesbian national publication in the United States . In 1954 US postal officials seized and refused to mail an issue, calling its contents obscene and lascivious, prompting a long legal battle. In 1958 the justices of the US Supreme Court unanimously reversed the decisions of lower courts and established the right of gay publications to be distributed through the mail. For a more detailed history see http://www.planetout.com/news/history/archive/08021999.html }

 

Partial Annotated Index

April, 1954 issue of ONE: The Homosexual Magazine (Vol. 2 #4). A stapled digest containing 32 pages, including front and rear covers.

The cover features an illustration of fitness guru and notorious homophobe Benarr Macfadden, accompanied by a vicious statement made by him regarding "sexual abnormality" which begins, "The sickening, nauseating reactions that rack a wholesome personality forced to consider sexual abnormality, is emotionally natural to one who possesses normal, healthy instincts..." (inside, ONE reproduces a letter it sent to Dr. Arthur Guy Mathews of the Bernarr Macfadden Foundation, along with four vitrolic responses: three from the Foundation, and one on stationery titled 'Bernarr Macfadden's Vitalized Physicial Culture' in which the spokesman for the Foundation states, in part, that "any righteous man or woman serving on a jury will never convict a defendant who has killed a fairy").

Other features in this issue are: article "The Third Choice" by Herbert Gant (on homosexual marriage); article "The Law: A Discussion of Entrapment" (the second in a series of articles by ONE's legal counsel); gay memoir "The Wall" by Carl Masters ;a delightful spoof entitled "Queer Happenings on Capitol Hill" by James Barr Fugate (portions from testimony given before "The National Subcommittee for the Investigation of Coddling and Perpetration of Queer Happenings"); article "20th Century Cavemen" by Martha McClain (who writes, "Is it a sin to love?...All civilization frowns on our love. Is this their interpretation of 'Love One Another'?"); reproduction of a letter from the American Medical Association to ONE, Inc. from then director Oliver Field ;letters to the editor; advertisements.
 
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May, 1954 issue of ONE: The Homosexual Magazine (Vol. 2 #5 ). A stapled digest containing 32 pages, including front and rear covers.
 
The cover features an illustration of a British Magistrate with an accompanying lengthy interior article by Lyn Pedersen (Jim Kepner) entitled "England, and the Vices of Sodom" (which includes a historical timeline of British law, society, and politics as related to homosexuality; and twelve pages devoted to present day conditions in England, including quotations from British newspapers and journals - i.e., "Homosexuality [is] spreading like a foul growth in our midst" [Daily Mail], "The chain and whip were not proper treatment for lunacy; is prison right for homosexuals?" [the British journal 'Time and Tide'] - and news items from that country).
 
Other features in this issue: article entitled "We Need A Great Literature" by Arthur B. Krell (who quotes from Walt Whitman, C. P. Cavafy, and Plato); sonnet by William Shakespeare ("My sweet love's beauty, though my lover's life, His beauty shall in these black lines be seen, And they shall live, and he in them still green"); delicious short story on religious insensitivity by Wendy Lane entitled "Sebo Griffum Prevails" (regarding the Reverend Sebo Griffum and his First Disciplinarian Church); article entitled "ONE Salutes Curtis White" (re the "history-making TV appearance [of] Curtis White of Los Angeles [who] personally stated that he is a homosexual); letters to the editor; advertisements.
 
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July, 1954 issue of ONE: The Homosexual Magazine (Vol. 2 #7) . A stapled digest containing 32 pages including front and rear covers.
 
With a splendid cover illustration of Walt Whitman and lengthy lead article entitled "In Paths Untrodden: A Study of Walt Whitman" by David Russell and Dalvan McIntire.
 
Other features include: "Kraaken: A Poem" by Forrest Anderson ("...what shall be our particular answer for/the downwind? whose the significant whisper/others hear at once although we only guess, before/plunging on down toward an obscure signature"); article entitled "Two-Sexed Individuals" by Edward Podolsky, M.D. (on hermaphrodites); short story entitled "The Triangle" by Jody Shotwell ;letters to the editor; information on ONE, Inc.; list of foreign homophile publications; advertisements.
 
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October, 1954 issue of ONE: The Homosexual Magazine (Vol. 2 #8, please note the publication delay of two months: there were no August or September issues printed) . A stapled digest containing 32 pages, including front and rear covers.
 
With cover feature "You Can't Print It!" and accompanying lead article by ONE's Legal Counsel entitled "The Law of Mailable Material" (with subheadings, "The Laws Pertaining to Mailable Matter"; "What Is 'Obscene'?"; "What Is Printable In 'ONE' Magazine?"; and "Conclusion").
 
Other features include: article entitled "Democracy" by R. H. Crowther ("Despite all of the theoretical conclusions on the subject of democracy which we have reached during the past twenty-five hundred years, our social regulations are still a confused mixture of universal ethical precepts and arbitrary moral compulsions"); an "Open Letter" from James Barr Fugate - author of the gay novel "Quatrefoil" - accompanied with a photograph of him holding his pet dog (on Mr. Barr's visit to Los Angeles hosted by ONE, Inc.); short story entitled "Sappho Remembered" by Jane Dahr ;centerspread reproductions of newspaper headlines from across the country - i.e., "How L.A. Handles Its 150,000 Perverts" (this article is reproduced in full, from the Maimi Daily News); poetry by "Brother Grundy" ("A New and Very BAB BALLAD"); six-page layout of delightful personality types by artist ALAN ;letters to the editor; information on ONE, Inc.; list of foreign publications; advertisements.
 
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November, 1954 issue of ONE: The Homosexual Magazine (Vol. 2 #9) . A stapled digest containing 32 pages including front and rear covers.
 
With cover headline "MIAMI HURRICANE" and accompanying witty yet frank and sobering five-page article of the same name by Lyn Pedersen (Jim Kepner) who reports on the position of the male homosexual in Florida (he reports on news items received, the political situation, law, crime, and police activities from that state).
 
Other features include: "Research Council Progress Report" (on ONE's commitment to homophile research); article entitled "A Review of the Oedipal Complex" by Virginia Armon and Howard Russell ;poetry by Clifford Alexander ;article by James Barr Fugate entitled "A Gentleman's Pleasure" (on the Montagu Case in England litigated the previous March); short story entitled "The Snare" by Jody Shotwell ;article "'From Here To Eternity' Hurts Homosexuals" by Gilbert Williams (regarding the movie of the same name); poetry by Alden Kirby ;article "The Homosexual" by D. Mauroc ("Homosexuality is a courageous and terrible choice, engaging a conduct no less difficult"); short story entitled "Lenny's Hideaway" (a lesbian bar) by Jane Arriety ;letters to the editor; directory of international homophile organizations and publications; advertisements.
 
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December, 1954 issue of ONE: The Homosexual Magazine (Vol. 2 #10) . A stapled digest containing 40 pages including front and rear covers.
 
With a delightful holiday cover; it is also worth noting ONE's very interesting report on page 28 entitled "How Many Subscribers?" detailing by country - and subcategoried by state, including the District of Columbia, in the United States - the number of subscribers to ONE Magazine: by that time there were 1,269 subscribers in the United States (22 in Washington, D.C.; 276 in California; 0 in Idaho; 41 in Texas; 233 in New York; 2 in Wyoming; for example). Internationally, there were 108 subscribers (43 in Canada; 7 in India; curiously, only 10 in England and only 6 in France).
 
SPECIAL SHORT STORY CONTEST ISSUE, with the first, second, and third place stories printed in full (as well as two additional stories submitted): in First Place, "The Gateway" by Jody Shotwell; in Second Place, "Substitute" by Hartsell Young"; in Third Place, "The Relative Interlude" by J. Lorna Strayer . Other features include: short story entitled "Coming Out Party" by "mkh" ; short story "Half A World" by Curt Merrick ; short "Report On Changing Attitudes Toward Homosexuality" ;Indices For 1954 (by author, subject, and title); directory of foreign homophile organizations and publications; advertisements (including a full-page ad with three photographs from the male fashion outlet "Win-Mor of California").
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June, 1955 issue of ONE: The Homosexual Magazine (Vol. 3 #6). A stapled digest-size magazine containing 24 pages including front and rear covers. Features include:
 
*a one-act play entitled "The Body Beautiful; or, Making Light of a Weighty Matter "by Steve Whitney ;
 
*a reprint from "Justice Weekly" entitled "Sex Urge In Prisons Abnormally Active: Other Forms Of Emotional Intellectual Expression Are Blocked, Reason Given ";
 
*international news (on "The Homosexual in Germany Today" by Jack Argo) ;
 
*excerpt from Harry Dingman's book "Risk Appraisal" on "sex urges" and "sex deviates" ;
 
*short story "The Key" by John Paul Tegner ;
 
*book reviews; letters to the editor; directory of national and international homophile organizations and publications.
 
With advertisement and order form for James Barr's (Fugate) book "The Game of Fools" affixed to interior pages, as issued .
 
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July, 1955 issue of ONE: The Homosexual Magazine (Vol. 3 #7). A stapled digest-size magazine containing 24 pages including front and rear covers.
Features include:
 
*article "A Change in America's Sex Laws" by ONE's Legal Counsel ;
 
*news column "Tangents: News & Views" by Dal McIntire (Jim Kepner) ;
 
*a lovely first-person memoir entitled "The Summer I Was Twelve" by Rick Davis ;
 
*column "The Feminine Viewpoint" by Marlin Prentiss ;
 
*book reviews; letters to the editor; rear advertisements.
 
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August, 1955 issue of ONE: The Homosexual Magazine (Vol. 3 #8). A stapled digest-size magazine containing 24 pages including front and rear covers.
Features include:
 
*"Some Personal Observations" by Luther Allen ;
 
*short story "Four o'Clock Tea" by John Paul Tegner ;
 
*news column entitled "Tangents: News & Views" by Dal McIntire (Jim Kepner) ;
 
*poetry by Mary Drew ;
 
*book reviews; lengthy letters to the editor; rear advertisements.
 
 
September, 1955 issue of ONE: The Homosexual Magazine (Vol. 3 #9). A stapled digest-size magazine containing 32 pages including front and rear covers.
Features include:
 
*article "Neurosis and the Homosexuals" by Ronald Anderson, Ph.D. ;
 
*news column "Tangents: News & Views" by Dal McIntire (Jim Kepner) ;
 
*extract from Plato's "Symposium" ;
 
*article "First Reactions to 'Game Of Fools' - 'but don't quote me!'" by James (Barr) Fugate ;
 
*international news (including short article on the Swiss homophile magazine, "Der Kreis") ;
 
*short story "The Ironing" by Jody Shotwell ;
 
*poetry by Luther Allen ;
 
*letters to the editor; advertisements to rear pages.
 
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October, 1955 issue of ONE: The Homosexual Magazine (Vol. 3 #10). A stapled digest-size magazine containing 32 pages including front and rear covers. Features include:
 
*article "Is Homosexuality a Vice?" by Serge Talbot (the article first appeared in the French homophile journal "Arcadie") ;
 
*article "Watch Your Language" by Anthony Sande (reflections on words "that could use some examination": "abnormal," "deviation," "homosexual," "illness," and "invert.");
 
*reprint from the October 13, 1955 issue of the New York Times article entitled "TV: For Adults Only - Sensationalism Under Guise of Education Deplored in Program on Sex Deviates" ;
 
*news column "Tangents: News & Views" by Dal McIntire (Jim Kepner) ;
 
*editorial "New Deal For Deviates" ;
 
*extracts from Plato's "Symposium" ;
 
*short story "Tap Beats in the Dark" by Gabrielle Ganelle (from "The Feminine Viewpoint" column);
 
*article "The Fifth Freedom" by "Carle" (on minority persecution);
 
*poetry by Willis Eberman ;
 
*book reviews; letters to the editor; advertisements to rear pages.
 
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November, 1955 issue of ONE: The Homosexual Magazine (Vol. 3 #11). A stapled digest-size magazine containing 32 pages including front and rear covers. Features include:
 
*article "How Much Do We Know About The Homosexual Male?" by David I. Freeman ;
 
*poetry by John Myron Patrick ;
 
*short article entitled "At The Whipping Post" by James Douglas Martin (on homosexuality in fiction);
 
*news column "Tangents: News & Views" by Dal McIntire (Jim Kepner) ;
 
*short story "Dinner For Three" by Flint Holland ;
 
*excerpts from Plato's "Symposium" ;
 
*short story "An Orchid For Hennie" by Gabrielle Ganelle (as featured in the monthly column, "The Feminine Viewpoint");
 
*book reviews; letters to the editor; rear advertisements.

 

December, 1955 issue of ONE: The Homosexual Magazine (Vol. 3 #12). A stapled digest-size magazine containing 32 pages including front and rear covers. Features include:

*cover story and main article entitled "Are Homosexuals Security Risks?" by Marlin Prentiss ;
*international news (with reports from Israel, India, and Ceylon);
*photographic reproduction of bust "Antonio Dei Narni" by Donatello ;
*news column "Tangents: News & Views" by Dal McIntire (Jim Kepner) ;
*short story "Dark Spring" by Alan Salop ;
*editorial by Robert Gregory ;
*poetry by Jody Shotwell ;
*book reviews; letters to the editor; advertisements to rear pages.

 

March, 1956 issue of ONE: The Homosexual Magazine (Vol. 4 #3) A stapled digest-size magazine containing 32 pages.

Features include: news column "Tangents: News & Views" by Dal McIntire (Jim Kepner); several pages devoted to homosexuality in Canada with special focus on the efforts of then Ontario Attorney General A. Kelso's desire to tighten the Canadian Criminal Code to "make it simpler to convict sex deviates"; Canada's McRuer Commission on Laws Related to Criminal Sexual Psychopaths; and the Toronto Star Citizens' Forum on Sex Offenders, held in 1956 and drawing over 2,000 people (with accompanying newspaper articles, and excerpts from testimony); reprint from the February, 1950 article from "The Journal of the American Medical Association" entitled "Psychiatrically Deviated Sex Offenders?"; article "To The Women of ONE: Fear? Shame? Indolence? Snobbery? Which?" by Ann Carll Reid (from the monthly column "The Feminine Viewpoint"); book reviews; letters to the editor.

 

February 1957 issue of ONE: The Homosexual Magazine (Vol. 5 #2) A stapled digest-size magazine containing 40 pages.

Features include: article "How Homosexuals Can Combat Anti-Homosexualism" by Albert Ellis, Ph.D. (a paper specially prepared by Dr. Ellis for presentation at ONE's Midwinter Institute held on January 26, 1957); report of the 1957 Midwestern Institute (ONE's 5th Annual Meeting); poetry "The Square" by "Miss Jay Howard"; short story "Young Actress" by Diana Sterling; travel article "A Bangkok Interlude" by Harry Otis (under the monthly column International News); short story "An Evening's Discourse" by Barrett Shannon Cooper; news column "Tangents: News & Views" by Dal McIntire (Jim Kepner); book reviews; letters to the editor.

 

March 1957 issue of ONE: The Homosexual Magazine (Vol. 5 #3) A stapled digest-size magazine containing 24 pages.

From the introductory Editorial: "The Editors consider this issue of ONE the most important in their four years of publishing." This issue focuses on the two-and-one-half year battle with the court over the Postmaster's confiscation of ONE's October 1954 issue as "obscene, lewd, lasvicious, and filthy." The Postmaster's decision was first upheld by the Federal District Court, and ONE's appeal of that decision to the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals was also squashed. The evolution of this case (ONE, Incorporated vs. Otto K. Olesen, Postmaster of the City of Los Angeles) is well-documented in this issue. At the time of printing, ONE announced its plans to appeal this latest ruling to the United States Supreme Court.

 

June-July 1957 issue of ONE: The Homosexual Viewpoint (Vol. 5 #6), formerly subtitled "The Homosexual Magazine," A stapled digest-size magazine containing 32 pages.

Features include: article "The Older Homosexual" by Wilfran Nicols; homophile news column "Tangents: News & Views" by Dal McIntire (Jim Kepner); short story "The Lone Scrub Oak" by Jay Kaiser; article "India's Hijras" by Harry Otis (as featured in the monthly International News column); short story "The Anticipation of Eve" by Emily Jones; book reviews; letters to the editor.

 

August-September 1957 issue of ONE: The Homosexual Viewpoint (Vol. 5 #7), formerly subtitled "The Homosexual Magazine," A stapled digest-size magazine containing 32 pages.

Of special note is the cover feature and inside article "ONE Salutes Rolf & Der Kreis" (on the 25th anniversary of the oldest surviving homophile publication, published out of Zurich, Switzerland); article "It Just Isn't Natural" by Jim Kepner (a response to the oft-held position that homosexuality is a "crime against nature"); short story "The Women's Club" by Diana Sterling; homophile news "Tangents: News & Views" by Dal McIntire (Jim Kepner); short story "Roger" by Geoffrey Wright; article "A Study of Sex Repressions: Italian & Irish" by Jack Roust; letters to the editor.

 

October-November 1957 issue of ONE: The Homosexual Viewpoint (Vol. 5 #8), formerly subtitled "The Homosexual Magazine,". 32 pages.

Special poetry issue, with featured poets Alden Kirby, J. Phoenice, Susan Smpadian, Forrest Anderson, Luther Allen, "Rick", Dan Martin, Jody Shotwell, and Bern Hard. Other features include: article "Some Historical Incidents" by J. P. Starr (short article on ancient Sparta); homophile news column "Tangents: News & Views" by Dal McIntire (Jim Kepner); short story "The Echo of a Voice" by Shoji Umo; article on the Fourth Annual Convention of the Mattachine Society by Sten Russell; letters to the editor.

 

December 1957 issue of ONE: The Homosexual Viewpoint, formerly "The Homosexual Magazine" (Vol. 5 #9), 32 pages.

Articles include: "A Gay and Merry Christmas to You ALL!" by Valentine Richardson (who writes, "If you think homosexuals have adjustment problems, you ought to spend a few years listening to the woes of the young-marrieds, with their in-laws, their budget worries, their endless infidelities, or near infidelities. Or, even worse, the middle aged and older heterosexuals, with their pitiable fixations on their children and grand-children, their nasty little sex frustrations, their pallid hypochondriac emotional patterns"); article "The Lonely Season" by Frank Golovitz (who holds an opposite viewpoint to that of Valentine Richardson. He writes, "Let's face it: most homosexuals are plenty miserable at Christmas. The whole social pattern makes it hard for them to be otherwise"); short story "On A Winter Morning" by Edward Denison; article "Ann Carll Reid & The Feminine Viewpoint" (with facsimile copy of her letter of resignation from ONE, Inc. due to health problems); short story "Revocation" by J. Lorna Strayer; homophile news column "Tangents: News & Views" by Dal McIntire (Jim Kepner); article "Erasmus" by Arent van Santhorst; book reviews; letters to the editor.

 

January 1958 issue of "ONE: The Homosexual Viewpoint" (Vol. 6 #1); the title page states "ONE Magazine." 32 pages.

Features include: Editorial by William Lambert; lesbian short story "Squills" by K.O. Neal; poetry by Julia Newman; article "The Homosexual & Democracy" by T. M. Merritt; article "It Is Natural After All" by Christopher Wicks (who argues for the genetic theory of homosexuality); article "Some Historical Incidents" by J.P. Starr (short article on Alexander of Macedon); article "6 Years After..." by Geraldine Jackson (a lengthy criticism of ONE Magazine upon its sixth year of publication; Ms. Jackson writes: "So get busy and put out a magazine with some life in it. You've been dead long enough!!!" The March 1958 issue features a special article that reprints portions of several letters received by ONE Magazine in response to this article; the discussion is lively, and either strongly supportive or strongly opposed to her viewpoint); book reviews; letters to the editor.

 

With a fabulous cover photograph with accompanying article on gay bars. February 1958 issue of "ONE: The Homosexual Viewpoint" (Vol. 6 #2); the title page states "ONE Magazine." A stapled digest-size magazine containing 32 pages.

Features include: Editorial by Lyn Pedersen (Jim Kepner); article "The Gay Bar" by Robert Gregory; short story "Down In The Canyon, The Canyon So Low" by Don Rifle; news feature "Tangents: News & Views" by Dal McIntire (Jim Kepner); article "Victory! Supreme Court Upholds Homosexual Rights" by Don Slater (on the January 13, 1958 decision of the U.S. Supreme Court in favor of ONE Inc. vs. the U.S. Post Office, which had banned the mailing of ONE's October 1954 issue, claiming it obscene); article "The Problem Of Meeting People" by Alice F. Horvath; poem "To Bassa" written by Sir George Sedley (1722); article "Homosexuality and Scientific Humanism" by T. M. Merritt; travel article entitled "I Met A Sikh" by Harry Otis; letters to the editor.

 

March 1958 issue of "ONE: The Homosexual Viewpoint" (Vol. 6 #3); the title page states "ONE Magazine." 32 pages.

This issue is largely devoted to a comprehensive report of ONE's Sixth Annual Midwinter Institute conference held in Los Angeles from January 31 through February 2, 1958. Under the general heading of "Homosexuality: A Way of Life," conference activities are subheaded "Hard-Hitting Attorney Speaks" (on the speech made by Eric Julber, Los Angeles attorney, who represented ONE, Inc. in their victorious court action against U.S. Postmaster Otto K. Oleson who had refused delivery of ONE's October, 1954 issue); "Homosexual vs. Heterosexual Living" (a lively debate between a heterosexual psychologist who argued that "Heterosexual Living is Better Than Homosexual" and Lyn Pedersen - Jim Kepner - the Associate Editor of ONE Magazine); "The Spartan Way" (readings by Rachel Rosenthal of passages from "The Corn King and the Spring Queen," a novel by Naomi Mitchison); "Sex Roundtables" (roundtable discussions on the following topics: "Is Homosexuality a Social Necessity?"; "Do Homosexuals Have Community Responsibilities"; "Promiscuity: Wrong or Right?"; "Should Homosexuals Get Married?"; "The Lesbian Partnership"; and "The Older Homosexual"). Other features in this issue include: "Readers on Writers" (responses to Geraldine Jackson's lengthy criticism of ONE Magazine printed in the January, 1958 issue); news feature "Tangents: News & Views" by Dal McIntire (Jim Kepner); short story "The Budget" by Emily Jones; short story "That Nubian" by Harry Otis; poetry by "Del" (Martin?); book reviews; letters to the editor.

 

April 1958 issue of "ONE: The Homosexual Viewpoint" (Vol. 6 #4); the title page states "ONE Magazine." 32 pages.

Features include: Editorial by William Lambert; article "The Single Homosexual" by Frank Golovitz; short story "A Night Out" by John Norris; short story "Art On Saturday Night" by Diana Sterling; news feature "Tangents: News and Views" by Dal McIntire (Jim Kepner); short article "The Fall of Ancient Greece" by Dr. John G. L. Pearson (reprinted from the Canadian newspaper "The Globe and Mail" for February 19, 1958 in which Professor Pearson refutes the myth of "moral decay" leading to ancient Greece's downfall); short article "St. Paul on Sodomy" by Kenneth McIntosh; poetry "David With Chocolate" by A. Faurot; a short memoir recounting the author's meeting with twenty-two year old "Harry" ("Excuse me sir, but do you have a light?" Harry asks Konrad, the author of the memoir, which is translated from the German); letters to the editor. Lastly, there is a stapled four-page insert to the middle fold announcing the first issue of "ONE Institute Quarterly Homophile Studies" containing the table of contents of the first issue, subscription form, and the purpose behind the issuance of the Quarterly).

 

With special cover feature entitled "Is Your Child A Homosexual?" and accompanying internal article entitled "To the Parent of a Homosexual" by Ruth M. Friedman. May 1958 issue of "ONE: The Homosexual Viewpoint" (Vol. 6 #5); the title page states "ONE Magazine." 32 pages.

Other features include: Editorial by Lyn Pedersen (Jim Kepner); short story "Mission San Juan Capistrano" by Arnell Larsen ("a young author who is trying to have his five novels on the homosexual theme published..."); poetry "Over on the East Side" by Gordon Hamilton; extensive two-and-one-half page "Directory of [Homophile] Organizations & Publications" (both nationally and internationally); news column "Tangents: News and Views" by Dal McIntire (Jim Kepner); short story "Aphrodite" (as appearing in the issue's "Feminine Viewpoint" column; translated from the German, it is prefaced, in part: "The German homophile magazine 'Der Ring'...has had a feminine section since the April/May 1956 issue. 'Aphrodite'...is always in the form of a letter from Alexandria, an airline stewardess, to her friend Dagmar...The letter may deal with anything Alexandria wishes to discuss with Dagmar - a novel with a lesbian theme, news of a women's organization in Israel. There is always, however, a personal touch to these discussions..."); book reviews; letters to the editor.

 

June 1958 issue of "ONE: The Homosexual Viewpoint" (Vol. 6 #6); the title page states "ONE Magazine." 32 pages.

With special cover feature on "Successful Homosexuals: First In A Series" featuring a photograph of a policeman (although I have not been able to confirm this, I am certain that - although never a policeman! - the person in the photograph is none other than Jim Kepner from ONE, Inc.); the accompanying article is entitled "The Successful Homosexual" (with an interview of highway cop "Patrick O'Connor" - his real name is not used - by ONE's Chuck Taylor). Other features include: Editorial by Don Slater (who begins "The life of a homosexual is cheap...", the theme being violence against homosexuals); article "Immortal Beethoven - A Repressed Homosexual?" by William H. Kupper, M.D.; poetry "He was a Young Boy, and Frail" by Doyle Eugene Livingston; news column "Tangents: News & Views" by Dal McIntire (Jim Kepner); short story "The First Edition" by Tucker Marten; "Readers on Writers" (ONE's readers respond to the article "St. Paul on Sodomy" written by the Rev. Kenneth McIntosh and published in ONE's April 1958 issue); article "More on the Problem of Meeting People" by Florence Jaffy (in the column "The Feminine Viewpoint"); poetry "Circumambient Love" by J. Lorna Strayer; article "The Road to Toleration" by Richard Wollheim (reprinted from the April 4, 1958 issue of London's "The Spectator"); a one-page letter from the editor of Switzerland's homophile journal "The Circle," Rudolf Burkhardt, who had recently spent six weeks in the United States, visiting the ONE Institute in Los Angeles; letters to the editor.

 

With special cover feature on gay beaches, with accompanying lengthy article "Gay Beach" by Frank Golovitz (with six photographs). July 1958 issue of "ONE: The Homosexual Viewpoint" (Vol. 6 #7); the title page states "ONE Magazine." 32 pages.

Features include: Editorial by Alison Hunter (ONE's Associate Editor); poetry "Rough Trade" by Brother Grundy; short story "Words That Hurt" by Matt Kent; short poem "Jon's Green Eyes" by "D.R.E."; article on lesbian relationships in the form of a letter from "Jo" from "Jay [female]" entitled "As for heartache..."; article "If One Needs Religion" by Allen Windsor; interview by ONE's Chuck Taylor of "Wilbur O'Donnel - call me 'Pete'" (pseudonym) - a thirty-two year old carpenter, as part of ONE's continuing feature entitled "The Successful Homosexual"; news article entitled "Registration Law Dealt Blow" (by an unidentified author, regarding California's registration of sex offenders); article "Report from Brussels" by Marvin Cutler (on the conference sponsored by the International Committee for Sex Equality held the previous May); book reviews; letters to the editor.

 

With special cover feature and accompanying article of the same name by Hollister Barnes entitled "I Am Glad I Am Homosexual" (a radical notion for its time, particularly when appearing on the cover of a public magazine, and one that generated heated debate). August 1958 issue of "ONE: The Homosexual Viewpoint" (Vol. 6 #8); the title page states "ONE Magazine." 32 pages.

Other features include: Editorial by William Lambert (Associate Editor); poetry "The Young Bather" by Martin Armstrong; short story "The Brothers" by Gordon Hamilton (on the relationship between Karl, an American prisoner of war during World War II, and Art, his German guard); news column "Tangents: News & Views" by Dal McIntire (Jim Kepner); lesbian short story "The Daystar" by Toni Dabney; poem "Lost" by Sten Russell (reprinted from the lesbian homophile publication, "The Ladder"); one-page news article entitled "Beach Round-Up" (reprinted from the June 3, 1958 issue of "The Miami Herald" and written by columnist Jack Kofoed, on the series of raids conducted by Miami Beach police a few days previous, which resulted in the arrest of 47 gay men on Miami beaches and in Miami bars); book reviews; letters to the editor.

 

September 1958 issue of "ONE: The Homosexual Viewpoint" (Vol. 6 #9, mis-numbered 8); the title page states "ONE Magazine." 32 pages.

Features include: Editorial by Lyn Pedersen (Jim Kepner, Associate Editor); article "Arab Revolt" by Bruno Roger Vitale (on T. E. Lawrence - Lawrence of Arabia - and his love for Dahoum, a young Arab boy); poetry "How Thin Your Nose Is" by Manfred Wise; short story "Mrs. Cartwright" by Keith Barton; news column "Tangents: News & Views" by Dal McIntire (Jim Kepner); article "Why Do They Persecute Us So?" by Carol Robin (featured in the column "The Feminine Viewpoint"); poetry "I Do Not Wake To Grope" by J. Phoenice; three-page synopsis of one week's segment of "TV: Crime Story," a panel discussion aired late Saturday nights on Los Angeles' television station KTLA (this segment was on the topic "sex crimes" with a lengthy discussion of homosexuality, often quite hostile); book reviews; letters to the editor.

 

October 1958 issue of "ONE: The Homosexual Viewpoint" (Vol. 6 #10); the title page states "ONE Magazine." 32 pages.

Features include: one-page article (with opposite photograph) of the house located at the corner of Dalton and 27th Street in Los Angeles - the birthplace of ONE Magazine on October 15, 1952; article "The Ambiguous Heroes of John Horne Burns" by Daniel H. Edgerton; lesbian short story "Hauviette" by Jody Shotwell; short story "Leopard on a Spot" by Dan Martin; news column "Tangents: News & Views" by Dal McIntire (Jim Kepner); five-page reader response (under the heading "Readers On Writers") on Hollister Barne's article "I Am Glad I Am Homosexual" appearing in the August 1958 issue; poetry "If I Have Offended You" by Doyle Eugene Livingston; book reviews; letters to the editor.

 

December 1958 issue of "ONE: The Homosexual Viewpoint" (Vol. 6 #12); the title page states "ONE Magazine." 32 pages.

Features include: Editorial by Don Slater; article "Christmas in Zurich" by Rudolph Burkhardt (editor of the Swiss homophile journal "Der Kreis" - "The Circle"); poetry "A Pagan Hymn on Christmas Eve" by Joseph Upper; short story "A Place To Go" by Matt Kent; news column "Tangents: News & Views" by Dal McIntire (Jim Kepner); lesbian short story "Renascence" by Emily Jones; memoir entitled "My Uncle & Oscar" by Harry Otis; book reviews; letters to the editor.

 

ONE's Seventh Anniversary Issue. January 1959 issue of ONE: The Homosexual Viewpoint (Vol. 7 #1). The title page states "ONE Magazine." 32 pages.

Features include: Editorial by Lyn Pedersen (Jim Kepner, Associate Editor); article "Swish or Swim" by D. B. Vest; short story "Moment of Truth" by Arnell Larsen; news column "Tangents: News & Views" by Dal McIntire (Jim Kepner); poetry "Love Poem, Sort Of (for a West Indian friend)" by Tram Combs; lesbian short story entitled "Pages from a Journal of Waning Affection" by Lou McLean; a new column entitled "Toward Understanding" by Blanche M. Baker M.D., Ph.D. ("The purpose of this column is to create a better understanding of homosexual problems through the psychiatric viewpoint"; the column is accompanied with Dr. Baker's photograph); letters to the editor.

 

February 1959 issue of ONE: The Homosexual Viewpoint (Vol. 7 #2). The title page states "ONE Magazine." 32 pages.

Features include: Editorial by Alison Hunter (Associate Editor); lengthy poem entitled "The Tragedy of Masks" by Doyle Eugene Livingston; short story "The Raft" by Lee Mitchell; news column "Tangents: News & Views" by Dal McIntire (Jim Kepner); lesbian short story in the form of a letter from "Jay" to "Jo" (featured in the column "The Feminine Viewpoint"); gay travel and history article entitled "Only In Lima" by Harry Otis; article "A Frenchman Reviews 'ONE Institute Quarterly of Homophile Studies'" (published by the Educational arm of ONE, Inc. and written by Marc Daniel, translated from the French homophile journal "Arcadie"); column "Toward Understanding" by Blanche M. Baker M.D., Ph.D. ("The purpose of this column is to create a better understanding of homosexual problems through the psychiatric viewpoint"; the column is accompanied with Dr. Baker's photograph); book reviews; letters to the editor.

 

With special cover story and accompanying article entitled "A Little Of My Life" by Miss Vivian Messetti (the article is in regard to her "peculiar sex oddity, that of a Female Pseudo-Hermaphrodite"). March 1959 issue of ONE: The Homosexual Viewpoint (Vol. 7 #3). The title page states "ONE Magazine." 32 pages.

In addition to the cover story, other features include: Editorial by William Lambert (Associate Editor); lengthy news article by Lyn Pedersen (Jim Kepner) entitled "Court Upholds Gay Bars" (California's District Court of Appeals struck down the license suspension of a bar in Oakland, closed in 1956 by the Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control "because its patronage consisted almost exclusively of homosexuals and lesbians"); lesbian short story "The Room Upstairs" by Jody Shotwell; poetry "The Darkness of the Night" by Clair Stern; news column "Tangents: News & Views" by Dal McIntire (Jim Kepner); article "Roger Casement: Traitor, Martyr, or Pervert" by James (Jim) Kepner (accompanied with a photograph of Roger Casement); column "Toward Understanding" by Blanche M. Baker M.D., Ph.D. ("The purpose of this column is to create a better understanding of homosexual problems through the psychiatric viewpoint"; the column is accompanied with Dr. Baker's photograph); book reviews; letters to the editor.

 

April 1959 issue of ONE: The Homosexual Viewpoint (Vol. 7 #4). The title page states "ONE Magazine." 32 pages.

Features include: Editorial by Don Slater; article "The Decline and Fall of Marriage" by Hermann Stoessel; poetry "Serenade" by Harlan Connor; short story "The Yellow Sands" by Ellis Donnell; article "Mental Health and Homosexuality" by "D.S." (Don Slater, on the theme of "Mental Health and Homosexuality" chosen for the 1959 Midwinter Institute conference held in Los Angeles); news column "Tangents: News & Views" by Dal McIntire (Jim Kepner); lesbian short story "Boundaries" by Ann Wooster; special book review article on the life and writings of Jean Genet; article "The Homosexual Nudist" by Kermit Josephs; poetry "Mind Weaving Patterns" by Willis Eberman; letters to the editor.

 

With special cover feature and accompanying article by "Didgeon" entitled "Between Consenting Adults" (on age-of-consent issues). Offered is the May 1959 issue of ONE: The Homosexual Viewpoint (Vol. 7 #5). The title page states "ONE Magazine." 32 pages.

In addition to the cover story, other features include: Editorial by Alison Hunter (Associate Editor); interview by Chuck Taylor of school teacher "Don Winters" (pseudonym, a gay elementary school teacher; this interview is part of ONE's series entitled "The Successful Homosexual"); short story "The Woman and His Love" by J. Lorna Strayer; article "Why Not Compromise?" by Frankie Almitra (featured in the column "The Feminine Viewpoint"; on issues related to lesbian "fems" and "butches"); article "The Halloween Party" by "A Charleston Reporter" (on the murder of a gay man and subsequent trial); article "How Stupid Can The Pentagon Get?" by Hollister Barnes (on the exclusion of homosexuals in the military); column "Towards Understanding" by psychiatrist Blanche M. Baker; book reviews; letters to the editor.

 

June 1959 issue of ONE: The Homosexual Viewpoint (Vol. 7 #6). The title page states "ONE Magazine." 32 pages.

Features include: Editorial by Lyn Pedersen (Jim Kepner, Associate Editor); article "Have yourself a Gay Vacation this July" by Jessica Farr; select reprints from "Lisa Ben's" exceptionally rare lesbian mimeographed publication entitled "Vice Versa" published in 1947 and 1948; news column "Tangents: News & Views" by Dal McIntire (Jim Kepner); gay travel article entitled "But Not Alone" by Harry Otis; lengthy poem "We Dine Out, Blanche And I" by Peter Kane; article "The Traffic in Pornography" (by Alex Comfort and reprinted from the March 19, 1959 issue of the "Manchester Guardian"); column "Towards Understanding" by psychiatrist Blanche M. Baker; book reviews; letters to the editor.

 

With special cover feature and interior article on "The Homosexual and the Beat Generation" by Wallace de Ortega Maxey. July 1959 issue of ONE: The Homosexual Viewpoint (Vol. 7 #7). The title page states "ONE Magazine." A stapled digest-size magazine containing 32 pages.

In addition to the cover story, other features include: Editorial by William Lambert (Associate Editor); short story "The Last of the Masks with Profuse Apologies to Oren Boyton and a Couple of Other Cats who may be Hiding under Local Pianos" by Lou McLean; news column "Tangents: News & Views" by Dal McIntire (Jim Kepner); short story "The Force" by Jess Luther; poetry "Other People" by Willis Eberman; one-page article "Report From New York" by Alden Kirby (on a recent poetry reading given by Gregory Corso and Frank O'Hara); column "Towards Understanding" by psychiatrist Blanche M. Baker; book reviews; letters to the editor.

 

With special cover feature and interior article on "Men Who Find Lesbians Desirable" by Del Martin (who, along with her partner Phyllis Lyon, founded the lesbian homophile organization "The Daughters of Bilitis" and its magazine, "The Ladder"). Now very elderly, they were the first same-sex couple married last year (2004) at San Francisco City Hall, although the ceremonies were later overturned by the Court. August 1959 issue of ONE: The Homosexual Viewpoint (Vol. 7 #8). The title page states "ONE Magazine." 32 pages.

In addition to the cover story, other features include: Editorial by Don Slater; short story "An Added Convenience" by Scott Walters; news column "Tangents: News & Views" by Dal McIntire (Jim Kepner); two lengthy poems entitled "The Ballad of B.A. Beach" and "The Insomniad: An Essay on Original Sin" by "Brother Grundy" (with an accompanying announcement of his death, as well as a half-page memorial); one-page news article entitled "Dr. Evelyn Hooker Speaks at V.D. Council Luncheon" by "D.S." (Don Slater); short story "Blackbirds" by Ann Wooster; column "Towards Understanding" by psychiatrist Blanche M. Baker; letters to the editor.

 

With special cover feature and accompanying article incorporated into Jim Kepner's news column "Tangents: News & Views" entitled "The Campaign That Deviated" (on the 1959 San Francisco Mayorial race in which one of the candidates accused incumbent Mayor George Christopher as providing homosexuals with a "hospitable" atmosphere in that city). November 1959 issue of ONE: The Homosexual Viewpoint (Vol. 7 #11). The title page states "ONE Magazine." A stapled digest-size magazine containing 32 pages.

In addition to the cover story, other features include: Editorial (a joint effort, on ONE's Seventh Birthday); lengthy short story entitled "Joel Beck" by Doyle Eugene Livingston; poetry "Poems For L." by Ann Wooster; column "Towards Understanding" by psychiatrist Blanche M. Baker; book reviews; letters to the editor.

 

January 1960 issue of ONE: The Homosexual Viewpoint (Vol. 8 #1). The title page states "ONE Magazine." 32 pages.

Features include: Editorial by Lyn Pedersen (Jim Kepner), column "Readers On Writers" (containing readership response to ONE's September 1959 "Pen Pal" issue; Lyn Pedersen was strongly supportive of a ONE-based pen-pal exchange, and William Lambert strongly opposed. Their debate "triggered a conflict" of issues, and reader response is very strong); poetry "Longing" by Jacqueline Lawson; article "The White Peacock" by Pierre Foreau (on gay composer Charles Griffes); centerspread list of activities, including panel discussions, to be held at ONE's upcoming Sixth Midwinter Institute (the theme being "The Homosexual in the Community"); news column "Tangents: News & Views" by Dal McIntire (Jim Kepner); short story "Initiation" by J. Lorna Strayer; column "Towards Understanding" by psychiatrist Blanche M. Baker; book reviews; letters to the editor.

 

February 1960 issue of ONE: The Homosexual Viewpoint (Vol. 8 #2). The title page states "ONE Magazine." 32 pages.

Features include: Editorial by Alison Hunter (Women's Editor); poetry "This Time of Calm" by J. Lorna Strayer; article "Augmented Families" by J. P. Starr ("Family life as we know it cries aloud for reformation"); short story "The Girl with the Red Gold Hair" by Harry Otis; lengthy poem "A Dream One, In the Night, All and Everything: A Love Poem" by Manfred Wise; article "Is There An Alternative?" by Arthur Sartoris (who writes, "Society asks, 'will homosexuals really be responsible?' Can they be trusted? And the answer, if we are to gain, must be a convincing 'Yes!' Time and time again, homosexuals have postponed their own emancipation by replying in the negative."); short story "Lonely Town" by Drake Beardsley; column "Towards Understanding" by psychiatrist Blanche M. Baker; short article "What is Unlawful?" by Lyn Pedersen (Jim Kepner) on England's famous "Wolfenden Report" on homosexuality, recently released; letters to the editor.

 

March 1960 issue of ONE: The Homosexual Viewpoint (Vol. 8 #3). The title page states "ONE Magazine." 32 pages.

Features include: Editorial by Don Slater (on ONE's Sixth Midwinter Institute held on January 29-31, 1960); article "A Home Of Your Own" by Charles K. Robinson (on owning a home); article "Disease or Way of Life?" by Richard Hall (who later wrote the gay classic "The Butterscotch Prince"; this article is a strong rebuttal to Dr. Edmund Bergler's rabid book "Homosexuality: Disease or Way of Life?"); short story "The Junk Dealer" by K. O. Neal; news column "Tangents: News & Views" by Dal McIntire (Jim Kepner); article, in the form of a fictional letter from Jay to Jo entitled "On Being Obvious" (until the world accepts us, Jay writes, "...to imitate the other sex in any way at all, whether it be in mannerisms, or dress, is to look for trouble..."); short story "Incident on a Summer Day" by Frankie Almitra; column "Towards Understanding" by psychiatrist Blanche M. Baker; Book column focused this month on the suppressed ancient Greek novel with homosexual content "Leucippe and Clitophon"; letters to the editor.

 

April 1960 issue of ONE: The Homosexual Viewpoint (Vol. 8 #4). The title page states "ONE Magazine." 32 pages.

Features include: Editorial by William Lambert (Associate Editor); lengthy article "Homosexuality as Compared with Child Molestation and Other Compulsions" by Christian Midence Valentine; short story "Fata Morgana" by Jeremy Hammer; news column "Tangents: News & Views" by Dal McIntire (Jim Kepner); article "Christian Faith and Sexual Relationships" by "H.S."; poetry "The Sea of Cypris" and "Hymn of the Night" from "The Collected Works of Pierre Louys"; column "Towards Understanding" by psychiatrist Blanche M. Baker; reprint of Dr. Evelyn Hooker's short talk entitled "Summary of Paper: Value-Conflict and Value-Congruence of a Homosexual Group in a Heterosexual Society" read at the American Psychological Association meeting in Cincinnati, on September 1959; letters to the editor.

 

June 1960 issue of ONE: The Homosexual Viewpoint (Vol. 8 #6). A stapled digest-size magazine containing 32 pages.

Features include: Editorial by Don Slater; column "Readers on Writers" (in which the readership responds to Cristina Midence Valentine's controversial article "Homosexuality as Compared with Child Molestation and Other Compulsions" which appeared in the April, 1960 issue of ONE); news column "Tangents: News & Views" by Dal McIntire (Jim Kepner); poetry "I'll Still Love You" and "Strange Fire" by Sten Russell (long associated with ONE Magazine, and an Associate Editor, Sten Russell's portrait appears on the front cover); poetry "Celestial Mechanics" by Alden Kirby; poetry "Mirrored Truth" by J. Lorna Strayer; poetry "Hands of Han" by Pierre Foreau; poetry "Objet d'Art" by Peter Kane; short story "Some of My Best Friends are Jews" by Jay Wallace (on prejudice); column "Towards Understanding" by Blanche M. Baker M.D., Ph.D.; letters to the editor.

 

August 1960 issue of ONE: The Homosexual Viewpoint (Vol. 8 #8). 32 pages.

Special cover feature and interior material on gays in the military. Features include: Editorial by William Lambert (Associate Editor); short story (and possibly fictionalized memoir) entitled "Courage" by Richard Rand as told to Geoffrey Wright (about a gay Korean War veteran receiving an honor from the President of the United States); lengthy article "The Homosexual Draftee" by Robert Gregory; article "Sergeant 'A' - Sergeant 'B'" by Paul Marc (on two Air Force sergeants who were arrested under Article 134 of the Uniform Code of Military Justice for "flagrante delicto"; court-martial charges were filed against Sergeant 'A' - curiously, as stated in the article, "Sergeant B was safe from local wrath by being a visitor from another base far removed"); poetry "Two Riddles" by Charles Partridge; poetry "Ancient Dress" by Leo Albertieri; short story "Thursday Evening" by J. Lorna Strayer; short story "The Merchant and the Student: A Fairy Tale" by Arcades Ambo; book reviews; letters to the editor.

 

September 1960 issue of ONE: The Homosexual Viewpoint (Vol. 8 #9). A stapled digest-size magazine containing 32 pages.

Features include: Editorial by Sten Russell (Associate Editor); article "Reflections on Love and Marriage" by "Didgeon" (and dedicated "For Rudy - si quaeris, circumspice"); short poem "Short Point for Future Feet" by Marvin Bell; news column "Tangents: News & Views" by Dal McIntire (Jim Kepner); short story "Mona Lisa" by Cecil de Vada; article "Homosexuality and Overpopulation" by Ellis Radick; poetry "Sonnet" by E. V. Griffith; article "Ordinary Decency" by "T.M.M." (reflections stemming from the recent arrest of a photographer charged with "violating the standards of ordinary decency"); article "The Gay Park" by Matt Kent (who begins, "Recent issues of ONE have featured the gay bar and the gay beach but not a word about the gay park. What an injustice to the non-drinking, non-swimming reader!"); article "Japanese Doctor Claims Homosexual Rate High Among Alien Residents" (reprinted from "The Japan Times"); book reviews; letters to the editor.

 

October 1960 issue of ONE: The Homosexual Viewpoint (Vol. 8 #10). The title page states "ONE Magazine." 32 pages.

With cover feature "Are Homosexuals Security Risks?" and accompanying Editorial by Don Slater who discusses this topic based upon the recent defection of William Martin and Bernon Mitchell to Moscow ("Assuming that the pair are homosexual, and we believe they are, we find it curious that they would want to go to Russia to seek happiness and fulfillment..."); short story "Marquita" by Jody Shotwell; short story (and possibly fictionalized memoir) entitled "Cornball: The Kid Pro" by James Hiner (about "Cornball" and his friend who met in basic training during World War II); poetry "Shall Creeping Time Creep Up On Me" by Jim White; news column "Tangents: News & Views" by Dal McIntire (Jim Kepner); short story "The Gentle Deception" by Neill Summers; book reviews; letters to the editor.

 

December 1960 issue of ONE: The Homosexual Viewpoint (Vol. 8 #12). The title page states "ONE Magazine." 32 pages.

With cover feature "Homosexual, Servant of God" and accompanying internal articles, one entitled "Rahab, The Harlot of Jericho" by the Rev. Robert W. Wood. Other features include Editorial by Lyn Pedersen (Jim Kepner, Associate Editor); an "Open Letter [to] The Honorable Davie Fulton, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada" from "Michael" (regarding Canada's recent report from the Royal Commission on "The Criminal Law Relating to Criminal Sexual Psychopaths"); article "Guilt and the Homosexual" by the Rt. Rev. Thomas Martin and Father Bernard Newman; short story "The Answer" by Jeffrey Lawrence; news column "Tangents: News & Views" by Dal McIntire (Jim Kepner); article "The Church and the Homosexual" by the Very Rev. G. P. T. Paget King; article in the form of a fictionalized letter from "Padre Urbanus" to "My dear Tim" (on a homosexual's relationship to God and vice-versa); a one-page personal letter to the readership from Blanche M. Baker, M.D., Ph.D. (who wrote the column "Toward Understanding") announcing her inability to continue the column due to serious illness; letters to the editor.

 

January 1961 issue of ONE: The Homosexual Viewpoint (Vol. 9 #1). The title page states "ONE Magazine." 32 pages.

With cover feature on gay bars with accompanying internal article entitled "Know Your Bartender" by Robert Charles Jemison. Other features include Editorial by William Lambert (Associate Editor); "We Regret To Report" announcement and memorial on page two of the editorial of the death of Dr. Blanche M. Baker, on December 11, 1960, at her home in San Francisco; poetry "Take A Walk, Mister Big?" by Doyle Eugene Livingston; short story "Ron's Zircon" by Harry Otis; news column "Tangents: News & Views" by Dal McIntire (Jim Kepner); short story "The Nice Kid" by Ann Bannon (who would publish, in the following year, her very popular lesbian pulp novel "Beebo Brinker"); book reviews; letters to the editor.

 

March 1961 issue of ONE: The Homosexual Viewpoint (Vol. 9 #3). 32 pages including front and rear covers.

Features include Editorial by Alison Hunter (Associate Editor, on "Your Rights in Case of Arrest"); article "Homosexual Procreation" by James R. Steuart; short story "The New Butcher Boy" by Ives Cerny (translated from the French by Clarkson Crane); news column "Tangents: News & Views" by Dal McIntire (Jim Kepner); poetry "Sonnet" by William V. Stone; short story "The Scavengers" by J. J. Ploss; letters to the editor.

 

April 1961 issue of ONE: The Homosexual Viewpoint (Vol. 9 #4). The title page states "ONE Magazine." 32 pages.

With a lovely cover photograph entitled "John, Mowing." Features include Editorial by the Editorial Staff; article "ONE Midwinter Institute: A Report" by W. Dorr Legg (the topic of the conference was "A Homosexual Bill of Rights"); article "An Official Statement" (a positional statement read by Jaye Bell, president of the lesbian homophile organization "The Daughters of Bilitis", at ONE's Seventh Annual Banquet on January 29, 1961); poetry "John, Mowing" by Pierre Foreau; short story "In the Shadow of the Lady's Torch" by Dirk Vanden (later popular gay pulp author); column "Case History" by "R.P." (on the life and experiences of this gay man); poetry "Lyric for Lesbians" by Jacqueline Lawson; article "The Case of the Mail Order Minister" by "R.H." (a very interesting account of the Reverend Ronald Stiles of Cleveland's "Miracle Revival Center" who was charged and convicted of "immoral acts with young teen-age boys" - all of the young men retracted their original accusations during trial); book reviews; letters to the editor. Of special note is the four-page readership Questionnaire stapled (as issued) to the center of the magazine ("Your reply will be a help in the drafting of a "Homosexual Bill of Rights").

 

June 1961 issue of ONE: The Homosexual Viewpoint (Vol. 9 #6). The title page states "ONE Magazine." 32 pages.

With a special cover story, with lengthy internal material, on the pivotal homophile organization the Mattachine Society. Features include: Editorial by Sten Russell (Associate Editor); article "Homosexual Diaspora: A Tale of Two Cities" (on the "stormy history" of the homophile organization the Mattachine Society, their financial problems, the recent decision by the Board of Directors to revoke all Area Council Charters, and the New York Mattachine Society's decision to retain their name and work independently from the mother organization based in San Francisco; contained in this report is a letter to ONE, Inc. from Albert J. de Dion, Chairman of New York's Mattachine Society, as well as a lengthy report from David L. Daniels, Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Mattachine Society, Inc.); short story "The Firebird" by Bob Waltrip; news column "Tangents: News & Views" (this time by Sten Russell); poetry "His Face" by Janz Arwin; short story "The Pickup" by Lance Knight; poetry "Small Talk" by Victor J. Banis (later author of several delightful gay pulps); book reviews; letters to the editor.

 

July 1961 issue of ONE: The Homosexual Viewpoint (Vol. 9 #7). The title page states "ONE Magazine." 32 pages.

Special fiction and poetry issue, with cover feature and accompanying lengthy article entitled "Secrets of the Gay Novel" by Ann Bannon (famous for her lesbian pulp novels, in particular "Beebo Brinker" published the following year). Other features include Editorial by William Lambert (Associate Editor); poetry "Cloud-Portrait" by Forrest Anderson; short story "Two on a Beach" by J. D. Dolan; news column "Tangents: News & Views" by Del McIntire (Jim Kepner); poetry "Autumn Harvest" by Jon Seybold; short story "Overture" by Wayne Lincoln; poetry "The Kiss and the Dream" by Doyle Eugene Livingston; book reviews; letters to the editor.

 

August 1961 issue of ONE: The Homosexual Viewpoint (Vol. 9 #8). The title page states "ONE Magazine." 32 pages.

Features include Editorial by Don Slater; lengthy article entitled "Postal Censorship: Why the Post Office Has No Time For Your Mail" by Robert Gregory (on the "ominous trends set in motion these days toward limiting and even proscribing what American citizens shall be permitted to read"); column "Case History" (on the life and experiences of "John" who "had found ONE Magazine on a newsstand. Bought it one minute and got on the bus the next, to come to the office as the earliest applicant for ONE's Social Service Division"); news column "Tangents: News & Views" by Del McIntire (Jim Kepner); book reviews; letters to the editor.

 

September 1961 issue of ONE: The Homosexual Viewpoint (Vol. 9 #9). The title page states "ONE Magazine." 32 pages.

Features include Editorial by Robert Gregory (Managing Editor); article "The Homosexual Stereotype" by Marcel Martin; poetry "Stranger in a New Pale Green" by J. Lorna Strayer; curious, lonely Gertrude-Steinish philosophical musings entitled "Philosophia" by Thomas L. Waugh ("Hollywood U.S.A. Is stark at night and dark at night. Stark dark Hollywood U.S.A. And being gay here is a problem here a problem that it is no where else although it may also be stark and dark. Stark dark gaiety and being gay and living gay and gay..."); news column "Tangents: News & Views" (this month's column by Harry Otis); short story "Prelude to..." by Jacqueline Lawson; poetry "Love Song" by Victor J. Banis; "Letter to a G.I." (from "Brian Keith" who writes, "Dear Dave, This is in memory of an anniversary - the anniversary of October 27, 1943, when I first heard you singing in North Africa..."); short story "In the Darkness a Strange Angel" by Manxman Andrews; book reviews; letters to the editor.

 

October 1961 issue of ONE: The Homosexual Viewpoint (Vol. 9 #10). The title page states "ONE Magazine." 32 pages.

Features include Editorial by Alison Hunter (Women's Editor); lengthy poem entitled "A Question of Values" by Carol Bradford ("Or whisper...'Queer'...Or...yell...'Hey! Lady-lover!'?"); news column "Tangents: News & Views" by Del McIntire (Jim Kepner); short story "One and One Thousand" by G. T. Worland; short story "All the Way" by Frank Hammill; poetry "Lover; After Several Years Have Passed, Perhaps-" by Charles K. Robinson; article "A Heterosexual Viewpoint" by Peter Genung ("Now that I have read several issues of ONE Magazine, I feel impelled to strain your good nature slightly by offering some unsolicited thoughts from 'the other side of the fence' on the acceptance of homosexuals by heterosexuals"); book reviews; letters to the editor.

 

November 1961 issue of ONE: The Homosexual Viewpoint (Vol. 9 #11). The title page states "ONE Magazine." 32 pages.

Features include "To the Readers of ONE" (an angry report from the Board of Directors regarding the last-minute cancellation of ONE's "Cruise Through Europe" by Continental Travel Service out of Los Angeles); article "A Matter of Language" by Marcel Martin (on the question of terminology used for gay relationships); poetry "Somewhere Below Fourth Street" by Carol Bradford; short story "A Beginning" by Arcades Ambo; article "Blueprint for Partnership" by Jim Egan ("Let us assume that you have finally met someone with whom you want to spend the rest of your life and he, in turn, feels the same about you. You are ready and willing to establish a permanent partnership - but how to start?"); short story "And the Truth Shall Set You Free" by Gabrielle Ganelle; book reviews; letters to the editor. Of special note is a mimeographed solicitation sheet stapled to the centerfold, as issued, and part of ONE's 1961 Fall Fund Drive, headlined "Give a Couple'o Bucks, or Three".

 

December 1961 issue of ONE: The Homosexual Viewpoint (Vol. 9 #12). The title page states "ONE Magazine." 32 pages.

Features include Editorial by Don Slater with Christmas greetings from the staff; news column "Tangents: News & Views" by "Del & Cal & Hal & Val McIntire" (a delightful, subtle joke: all of these pseudonyms belong to Jim Kepner! This column contains a lengthy year-end review of homosexual events by the "nose-for-news McIntire Bros."); poetry "Draftees" by Pierre Foreau; short story "The 'Shane' Complex" by Eugene Squire; a marvelous two-page cross-word puzzle on all things gay entitled "Queerzzle"; book reviews; letters to the editor.

 

ONE's Tenth-Year Anniversary Issue. January 1962 issue of ONE: The Homosexual Viewpoint (Vol. 10 #1). The title page states "ONE Magazine." 32 pages.

Features include: lengthy six-page editorial article covering ONE's ten-year history by Associate Editor Marcel Martin; lengthy four-page poem entitled "Love is the Night" by Doyle Eugene Livingston; short story "Fragment From An Unfinished Work" by Martin Block; article "Note On Phallic Worship" by Jeff Winters; poem "Embarcadero" by Forrest Anderson; article "Theatre: Not Only For Our Own Satisfaction" by "M.F." (in which the author answers New York Times critic Howard Taubman who writes in the edition of November 5, 1961, that there is "increasing incidence and influence of homosexuality on New York's stage...[and]...in the other arts as well..."); poem "Fragment II" by Sten Russell; poem "Summer's End" by Helen Ito ("to B.L."); article "As For Me..." by Geraldine Jackson (in which she proposes a "Homosexuals Anonymous patterned much after the highly successful Alcoholics Anonymous"); book review ("The Big Smear" by William R. Reardon); poem "After-Love Song" by "M.F.B."; lengthy letters to the editor on ONE's Ten Year Anniversary.

 

February 1962 issue of ONE: The Homosexual Viewpoint (Vol. 10 #2). The title page states "ONE Magazine." 32 pages.

Features include: editorial by Associate Editor William Lambert ("If it is unpleasant to keep saying that we will no longer tolerate second-class citizenship treatment, or being pushed around by those who have no comprehension of American traditions of freedom, then ONE intends to be unpleasant"); article "An Income Tax Guide For Homosexuals" by Dale Mallory; poem "John, Passing" by Vincent Synge; homophile news column "Tangents: News & Views" by "Del McIntire" (pseudonym of Jim Kepner); short story "Aftermath of An Experience" by Carole M. Brand; article "Doesn't Anyone Ever Stay Home?" by Gene Guillardo ("Why do we pin so much importance on gay bars?"); solution to the December, 1961 "Queerzle" crossword puzzle; short story "The Boxwood Garden" by John Thorne; book review ("The Youngest Director" by Martyn Goff); letters to the editor.

 

March 1962 issue of ONE: The Homosexual Viewpoint (Vol. 10 #3). The title page states "ONE Magazine." 32 pages.

Features include: editorial by Women's Editor Alison Hunter ("The cause of heterosexuality is unknown. It has always been with us. It is found in all walks of life"); lengthy article "Toward A Rational Approach To Homosexuality" by Donald Webster Cory (pseudonym of Edward Sagarin, from an address given at ONE's 1962 Midwinter Institute); short story "Crossroads" by K.O. Neal; homophile news column "Tangents: News & Views" by "Sal McIntire" (pseudonym of Jim Kepner); poem "The Lamb Has His Day" by J. Lorna Strayer; book reviews ("Victim" by William Drummond, and "Sons of the Fathers" by Martin Kramer); article "Edward Denison's Letter To Dear Young Cousin" ("Why ask me where and how to meet people? Are you assuming that because I've bummed and barred around for some years I'm a successful meeter-of-people?"); three poems by James Colton (pseudonym of Joseph Hansen, each poem is titled by number); letters to the editor.

 

With special cover feature on "Homosexuals Anonymous." April 1962 issue of ONE: The Homosexual Viewpoint (Vol. 10 #4). The title page states "ONE Magazine." A stapled digest containing 32 pages.

Features include: editorial by Editor Don Slater ("...we wish that some of the people who write about us and discuss us would bother to get the facts before they do"); two articles "presented [as a] result of the suggestion by Geraldine Jackson in ONE's 10th Anniversary number that a Homosexuals Anonymous modeled after Alcoholics Anonymous should be formed" - the first, "A Brief History and Commentary of H.A." by Valentine Richardson, and the second, "A Friendly Reply to Geraldine Jackson" by D. B. Vest; poem "Ganymede Revisited" by Richard Berger; homophile news column "Tangents: News & Views" by "Del McIntire" (pseudonym of Jim Kepner); short story "Beebo and Paula" by Ann Bannon (featuring characters from her "Beebo Brinker" series); poem "Interim" by Ralph Wyatt, Jr.; book reviews ("Homosexuality" by Irving Bieber, and "McCaffery" by Charles Gorham); letters to the editor.

 

With special cover feature "Hello DOBs!" (welcoming members of the Daughters of Bilitis to their upcoming DOB Convention to be held June 23, 1962 in San Francisco; this issue contains a half-page announcement of the event but no internal articles on this lesbian homophile organization). Offered is the June 1962 issue of ONE: The Homosexual Viewpoint (Vol. 10 #6). The title page states "ONE Magazine." 32 pages.

Features include: editorial by Associate Editor William Lambert; article "Coming Out" by A.E. Smith; article "The Homosexual Minority: A Sociologist's Viewpoint" by Susanne Prosin; poem "Communication" by Tram Combs; short story "The Chosen" by James Colton (pseudonym of Joseph Hansen); homophile news column "Tangents: News & Views" by "Del McIntire" (pseudonym of Jim Kepner); short article "As For Me..." by Barbara Stephens (on the subject of persecution); poem "Passing Friends" by Victor J. Banis ("Don Holliday"); book reviews ("The Circle of Sex" by Gavin Arthur; and "The Strange Death of Lord Castlereagh" by H. Montgomery Hyde); short review of the movie "The Children's Hour" by Alison Hunter; letters to the editor.

 

July 1962 issue of ONE: The Homosexual Viewpoint (Vol. 10 #7). The title page states "ONE Magazine." A stapled digest containing 32 pages.

Features include: editorial by Women's Editor Alison Hunter; article "Homosexuals in American Society" by William (W.) Dorr Legg (which includes a Syllabus for a projected volume on the sociology of American homosexuals); one-page "Letter From A Summer Camp" (a fictionalized letter from "Mike" to his mother, and what appears to be a timid description of the crush he has developed on his counselor); homophile news column "Tangents: News & Views" by "Sal McIntire" (pseudonym of Jim Kepner); short story "Johnny-Boy" by Allan Anthony; poetry "Thoughts on a Summer Stroll" by "M.M.G."; article "As For Me..." by "Rickeno" ("Just a few months ago a friend in my home said, 'How can you afford to leave your copies of ONE lying around when you have so many people in that might question you upon seeing them?'"); book reviews (a lengthy review of "The Homosexual Revolution" by R.E.L. Masters, and a short review of "The Life and Death of Radclyffe Hall" by Una, Lady Troubridge); short story "Crying For the Light" by Paul Cherry; letters to the editor.

 

August 1962 issue of ONE: The Homosexual Viewpoint (Vol. 10 #8). The title page states "ONE Magazine." A stapled digest containing 32 pages.

Features include: editorial by Editor Don Slater; lengthy article "The Book That Failed" by Donald Webster Cory (pseudonym of Edward Sagarin) and John Leroy (a scathing review of R.E.L. Masters' "The Homosexual Revolution" - "One of the techniques used by Masters is a subtle and hence invidious form of argumentation ad hominem. He ridicules people by the liberal use of adjectives that are totally irrelevant, but that suggests a nefarious characterization"); short poem "Retribution" by Leo McAlbert; short story "Black Onyx & Golden Hued" by Michael Flemming; poem "Invitation" by Dorian Mode; homophile news column "Tangents: News & Views" by "Del McIntire" (pseudonym of Jim Kepner); article "On Homosexuals Anonymous" by Julia P. Stanley; a delightful one-page "CAMPOGRAM" (a word puzzle the solution of which will appear in the September issue); book reviews ("Latitudes of Love" by Thomas Doremus; "The Big Laugh" by John O'Hara; and "The Vigil of Emmeline Gore" by Rudolph von Abele); letters to the editor; the rear cover reproduces the tentative schedule for the Mattachine Society's Ninth Annual Conference to be held on August 25, 1962 at the Jack Tar Hotel in San Francisco.

 

This issue features a magnificent article on the history of the first homosexual organization in the United States by its founder, Henry Gerber, the short-lived "Society for Human Rights" founded in 1925. Offered is the September 1962 issue of ONE: The Homosexual Viewpoint (Vol. 10 #9). The title page states "ONE Magazine." A stapled digest containing 32 pages.

Features include: editorial by Associate Editor Marcel Martin; lengthy article "The 'Society For Human Rights'" by founder Henry Gerber; poetry "Liberation" by J. Lorna Strayer; homophile news column "Tangents: News & Views" by "Sal McIntire" (pseudonym of Jim Kepner); short story "Danny and the Old Man" by Clay Robinson; article "Should a Homosexual be Advised to Marry?" by Paul Britton; solution to the August word puzzle "CAMPOGRAM"; book reviews ("Sex Ways - In Fact and Faith" edited by Evelyn and Sylvanus Duvall; "Checklist & Supplement 1961 & Supplement 1962" - a bibliography of homophile literature compiled by Marion Zimmer Bradley; and "The Small Room" by May Sarton); a delightful one-page "CAMPOGRAM" (a word puzzle, the solution of which is stated to appear in the October issue, a copy of which, alas, I do not have); short story "Prelude to a Lush Life" by Armando Cesari; letters to the editor; four-page Announcement and Schedule of Classes from ONE's Institute Of Homophile Studies for the 1962-63 academic year.

October 1962 issue of ONE: The Homosexual Viewpoint (Vol. 10 #10). The title page states "ONE Magazine." Stapled, 32pp.  

Features include: editorial by Editor, Don Slater; advert for Birthday Bazaar/Art Festival to be held at ONE's office at 2256 Venice Blvd, L.A., Sat-Sun Oct 13-14; Poem, "Child of Darkness" by P.E. Britton, with one full page illustration and 12 further pages of prose; Tangents - news & views by Del McIntire, including news of books being seized by customs, a radio broadcast entitled "Live and Let Live" which was covered by Newsweek (July 30), a Mattachine Society annual conference, Daughters of Bilitis conference; an advert for "Butch Concentated Bath Oil"; advert for One Institute of Homophile Studies classes; "How about a homophile monastary?" by James Alexander; Book reviews; an advert for Ace-Hi Moving & Storage Co,; Books for sale page; Letters to the editor.

 

November 1962 issue of ONE: The Homosexual Viewpoint (Vol. 10 #11). The title page states "ONE Magazine." 32 pages.

Features include: editorial by Women's Editor Alison Hunter; poem "Prayer To Aphrodite" by Sappho (circa 600 B.C.); article "The Price of Promiscuity" by Don Slater (on gays and venereal disease); short story "White Cranes" by Bob Waltrip; homophile news column "Tangents: News & Views" by "Sal McIntire" (pseudonym of Jim Kepner); a delightful one-page word puzzle "CAMPOGRAM" with the solution announced to appear in the December issue, although in fact it does not ("Our campogram is writing in cypher. Every letter is part of a code that remains constant throughout the puzzle - if you solve it, you'll know it"); book reviews ("The Homosexual Society" by Richard Hauser; "Another Country" by James Baldwin, "The Dark Side of Venus" by Shirley Verel, and anonymous pulp "All the Sad Young Men"); poem "Wall Mood" by Tom E. Michael; lengthy poem "To Which...to wonder..." by P.E. Britton; letters to the editor.

 

December 1962 issue of ONE: The Homosexual Viewpoint (Vol. 10 #12). The title page states "ONE Magazine." A stapled digest containing 32 pages.

Features include: editorial by Associate Editor William Lambert; lengthy short story "Kindness" by James Colton (pseudonyn of Joseph Hansen); homophile news column "Tangents: News & Views" by "Sal McIntire" (pseudonym of Jim Kepner); short tribute "To The Memory Of Robert Hull" by Henry - Harry - Hay, founder of the Mattachine Society and one of the founders of the Faerie Movement (Robert Hull was a charter organizer and executive committee member of the original Mattachine Society who committed suicide in 1962); book reviews ("The Anatomy of Dirty Words" by Edward Sagarin, whose pseudonym is best known as Donald Webster Cory, and "The Impresario" by John Money); a lengthy excerpt of the Petition finalized in May, 1962 by Germany's homophile Scientific-Humanitarian Committee to abolish Germany's harsh Paragraph 175 which made homosexuality a punishable act (Dr. Kurt Hiller, who was quite elderly in 1962, was one of the original founders of the Scientific-Humanitarian Committee and was instrumental in drafting the Petition); letters to the editor.

 

January 1963 issue of ONE: The Homosexual Viewpoint (Vol. 11 #1). The title page states "ONE Magazine." A stapled digest containing 32 pages.

Features include: editorial by Associate Editor Marcel Martin ("Once again the words homosexuality and treason have been linked together by politicians and journalists in such a way as to suggest that the two words are almost synonymous"); article "Sex and Sensibility" by Lewis Ferguson; lengthy poem "First Love" by Doyle Eugene Livingston; short story "Bull" by K. O. Neal; short two-line poem "Lament" by Leo McAlbert ("All I ever look for is attention and affection/All I ever get is a venereal infection"); homophile news column "Tangents: News & Views" by "Del McIntire" (pseudonym of Jim Kepner); one-page ad for marble-ware by Boji (which includes a photograph of a wall sculpture of Byron, and one of Oscar Wilde); two-page announcement for ONE's 1963 Midwinter Institute; short story "Sand Strip" by Jean Vitesse; book reviews ("Love In Ancient Greece" by Robert Flaceliere and "Act of Anger" by Bart Spicer); letters to the editor.

 

February 1963 issue of ONE: The Homosexual Viewpoint (Vol. 11 #2). The title page states "ONE Magazine." A stapled digest containing 32 pages.

Features include: editorial by Editor Don Slater ("It now appears that the fanatical prohibitions of the Church and State imposed on human sexual life with the resulting neuroses, physical and moral sufferings, despair and bitterness created thereby, are undergoing an incredible change"); article "What May One Read?" by Bill Donovan (with a photo-collage of front covers of various magazines of the period); advertisement for "Butch Bath Oil!"; poem "How Shall I Explain You?" by Carol Bradford; article "The Vigil" by Fred Jones (on overpopulation: "In the homosexual individual, nature is using a 'complete reversal' of its own reproductive devices in humans to check the growing threat of overpopulation"); short story "Gyre and Gimble in the Wabe" by Paul Cherry; short word-puzzle "CAMPOGRAM"; poetry "Gay Bar" by P. E. Britton; article "As For Me..." by Horace Smith ("Let it be understood that love is neither homosexual nor heterosexual"); book reviews ("Family Favorites" by Alfred Duggan, and "Forbidden Sexual Behavior and Morality" by R. E. L. Masters); one-page ad for marble-ware by Boji (which includes a photograph of a wall sculpture of Byron, and one of Oscar Wilde); short story "In Pursuit of Happiness" by Julia P. Stanley; poem "Our Time To Share" by Dorian Mode; letters to the editor.

 

With special cover feature and interior article on "Let's Push Homophile Marriage." Offered is the June 1963 issue of ONE: The Homosexual Viewpoint (Vol. 11 #6). The title page states "ONE Magazine." A stapled digest containing 32 pages.

Features include: editorial by Associate Editor K. O. Neal ("The law in our land does not only prosecute. It protects"); lengthy article "Let's Push Homophile Marriage" by Randy Lloyd; poetry "Identification" by Ralph Wyatt, Jr.; short story "Orange Blossoms" by Bob Waltrip; homophile news "Tangents: News & Views" by "Sal McIntire" (pseudonym of Jim Kepner); two poems by Carol Bradford ("Eighth Street" and "Downtown Walkup"); column "As For Me..." by George Francis ("What I want is acceptance - complete and public acceptance for what I am. I want my continuous day-time sham to end"); short story "The Corrupter" by James Colton (pseudonym of Joseph Hansen); book reviews ("Smith & Jones" by Nicholas Monsarrat; "Dictionary of Erotic Literature" by Harry E. Wedeck; and "Despotism, A Pictorial History of Tyranny" by Dagobert D. Runes); letters to the editor.

 

July 1963 issue of ONE: The Homosexual Viewpoint (Vol. 11 #7). The title page states "ONE Magazine." A stapled digest containing 32 pages.

Features include: editorial by Editor Don Slater; article "The Path of Truth" by Father Bernard Newman ("Twisted meanings and willful translations of ancient manuscripts have caused many people to doubt the very positive messages of love and understanding which were meant to be of assistance to all mankind"); short story "The Moralists" by F. H. James; poem "Proem" by P. E. Britton; homophile news "Tangents: News & Views" by "W.E.G. McIntire" (pseudonym of Jim Kepner); short story "Moment Musicale" by Clarence Alva Powell; book reviews ("The Sex Diary of Gerard Sorme" by Colin Wilson; "The World, The Flesh, And Myself" by Michael Davidson; and "More Loves Than One: The Bible Confronts Psychiatry" by Stuart E. Rosenberg); column "Readers on Writers" (where author Wilfran Nichols critiques Donald Webster Cory's article that appeared in the March 1963 issue entitled "Where Art was Love, Where Love was Sex, and Sex was Art"); short story "Conversation in a Bar" by James Ramp; poetry "Zakeribal" by Erskine Lane; poetry "The Political Prisoner. His Solo" by Gail Chugg; letters to the editor.

 

With three lovely pencil sketches by Sidney Bronstein (front cover, and centerfold). Offered is the August 1963 issue of ONE: The Homosexual Viewpoint (Vol. 11 #8). The title page states "ONE Magazine." A stapled digest containing 32 pages.

Features include: editorial by Associate Editor Richard Conger ("We can all be grateful to Miss Christine Keeler, in some ways at least. Her dalliance with John Profumo, British Secretary of State for War, with Soviet naval attache Evgeny Ivanov, with assorted West Indian bongo players, and, it is alleged, with a number of American military men, has put the whole 'security question' back into proper perspective"); article "Bisexuality and its Possibilities as a way of Life" by John Burnside; poem "Lament" by James Ramp; short story "The Poor Sport" by Chevy Foster; homophile news "Tangents: News & Views" by "Sal McIntire" (pseudonym of Jim Kepner); short story "Summer Encounter" by George Francis (with a short, interesting glossary of Australian terms used in the story, i.e. "icy-pole" is a popsicle; "gasper" is a cigarette; "nong" is a fool; "pump ship" is to urinate); book reviews (with a two-page review "City of Night" by John Rechy; "What Is Remembered" by Alice B. Toklas; "The Pastor's Counseling Handbook" by James L. Christensen; and "The Messenger" by Charles Wright); letters to the editor.

 

With special cover feature on "Today's Teenagers" and ONE's interview of a 19-year old gay teen male inside. Offered is the September 1963 issue of ONE: The Homosexual Viewpoint (Vol. 11 #9). The title page states "ONE Magazine." A stapled digest containing 32 pages.

Features include: interview "ONE Talks With a Teenager" ("The young man talking is nineteen years old. He is very good looking in a boyish way, with curly brown hair, smooth complexion, full lips - a little too much on the slender side perhaps. Persons with any knowledge of the common characteristics might guess correctly that he is a homosexual. He is not troubled by that fact. He is completely at ease and friendly. His name is Victor" - the interview itself is quite candid and refreshing, from the perspective of this young man who came out of the closet when 17 years old); short story "One Night at the Library" by Jeremy Stratton; homophile news "Tangents: News & Views" by "W.E.G. McIntire" (pseudonym of Jim Kepner); poem "Beginning of a letter, some questions and afterthoughts" by William Moore; book reviews ("Violation of Taboo" by Donald Webster Cory and R.E.L. Masters, editors; "Patterns of Incest" by R.E.L. Masters; "We Too Won't Last" by Ann Aldrich - pseudonym, as with Vin Packer, of Marijane Meaker; "Eros: An Anthology of Friendship" by Alistair Sutherland and Patrick Anderson, editors; and "Christianity and Sex" by Stuart B. Babbage); short story "The Cruise" by Robert Varjack; poem "Roberto" by Richard Caplin; letters to the editor.

 

October 1963 issue of ONE: The Homosexual Viewpoint (Vol. 11 #10). The title page states "ONE Magazine." A stapled digest containing 32 pages.

Features include: Editorial by Don Slater ("Swishes, butches, classes - yes, toilets too - are part of the homosexual scene"); article "From the First to the Second Cory Report" by Donald Webster Cory (pseudonym of Edward Sagarin, on the dozen years that had passed since his ground-breaking "The Homosexual in America" first appeared); poem "Peking Drama" by "A.F."; short story "Ships That Pass In The Night" by David Johnstone; five-page layout (on the occasion of ONE's eleventh anniversary) featuring two photographs of ONE, Inc. with reader's questions answered about the organization as well as a form for ONE's Fall Fund Drive; homophile news "Tangents: News & Views" by "S. M." (pseudonym of Jim Kepner); short story "Episode in the Life of A Boy 'Coming Out'" by Cal Rollins; poem "A Walk Along the Beach" by Jim Ploss; book reviews ("Does Pornography Matter?" edited by C.H. Rolph; "The Evolution of Walt Whitman" - a two-volume work - by Roger Asselineau; and "Toll For The Brave" by John Montgomery); letters to the editor.

 

November 1963 issue of ONE: The Homosexual Viewpoint (Vol. 11 #11). The title page states "ONE Magazine." A stapled digest containing 32 pages.

Features include: Editorial by Associate Editor Richard Conger ("Homosexual American men and women are citizens and taxpayers quite the same as others. There is no reason either in law or in morality for their sitting idly by while their hirelings - in the police, Army, Navy, or other civil service sanctuaries - disgorge slanderous and libellous offal upon the homosexuals who helps to pay their salaries"); lengthy article "Case History" by "A.L.H.S." (who addresses two points made by physicians and psychiatrists: "1. The homosexual's condition is the result of a seduction in earlier years by an older man; and, 2. The homosexual has absolutely no opportunity for gainful employment"); word-puzzle "CAMPOGRAM"; short story "The Bird's Song" by Dirk Vanden; homophile news "Tangents: News & Views" by "S. M." (pseudonym of Jim Kepner); poem "Girasole" by "Gabrielle"; short story "The Inquisition" by "J.S."; book reviews ("Bosie" - Lord Alfred Douglas - by Rupert Croft-Cooke; "Sex-Life and the Criminal Law" by John Roeburt; "The Shoes of the Fisherman" by Morris L. West; and "Love Is Life: a Catholic Marriage Handbook" by Francois Dantec); poem "Sailor" by S. Bronstein (Sidney Bronstein); letters to the editor.

 

January 1964 issue of ONE: The Homosexual Viewpoint (Vol. 12 #1). The title page states "ONE Magazine." A stapled digest containing 32 pages.

Features include: Editorial by Don Slater; article "A Serious Look at the 'Second Cory Report'" by Ray Evans, Ph.D (a highly critical review of Donald Webster Cory's new book, "The Homosexual and His Society" co-authored by John P. LeRoy; Dr. Evans writes "The style ranges from pseudo-science to second-rate fiction..."); poetry "Moonlight" by Brooke Whitney; short story "Uncle Bob" by John Paul Tegner; homophile news "Tangents: News & Views" by "S. M." (pseudonym of Jim Kepner); solution to the November, 1963 "Campogram" (a passage from John Rechy's "City of Night"); book reviews ("The Prison Life of Harris Filmore" by Jack Richardson; "Behind the Mirror" by Robin Maugham; and "By Cecile" by Tereska Torres); article "The Echo of a Growing Movement" by Donald Webster Cory and John P. LeRoy (on the historic conference held in Philadelphia over Labor Day weekend, 1963, sponsored by the newly-formed East Coast Homophile Organizations - ECHO - founded by the New York and Washington, D.C. Mattachine Society, the New York chapter of the Daughters of Bilitis, and the Janus Society of Philadelphia); poetry "Mother" by Robert Barufaldi; poetry "The Bottom of the Monstrous World" by Gail Chugg; letters to the editor.

 

With special cover feature and internal article on "The 'Other' Homosexuals." Offered is the February 1964 issue of ONE: The Homosexual Viewpoint (Vol. 12 #2). The title page states "ONE Magazine." A stapled digest containing 32 pages.

Features include: Editorial by Associate Editor K.O. Neal; article "The 'Other' Homosexuals" by Stratton Ashley ("Eight young men were at the bar [Eugene's, located in New York City]...'Eugene's' boys were not queer in the usual sense of the word. No, they were by their own definition 'butch'...as butch as they could possibly make themselves. As one crew-cut habitue said: 'We are most interested in those qualities regarded as masculine in each other. We cultivate those qualities in ourselves and look for them in others. No one is more 'out' [i.e., excluded] in our group than the queen who swishes.' Take the crew-cut's apartment as a case in point: heavy leather chairs, guns over the mantelpiece, ship models...Marlboro could begin filming their next ad right there"); poem "Recognition" by Brother Grundy; short story "A Good Year For Frabjous Fushsias" by K. O. Neal; homophile news "Tangents: News & Views" by "S. M." (pseudonym of Jim Kepner); poem "Antisonnet: Thamyris to Hyacinth" by T. L. Pebworth; short story "Reminiscence" by Cecil de Vada; book reviews ("The Problem of Homosexuality in Modern Society" edited by Hendrik M. Ruitenbeek; "The Wanting Seed" by Anthony Burgess; and "Venus Plus 'X'" by Theodore Sturgeon); letters to the editor.

 

March 1964 issue of ONE: The Homosexual Viewpoint (Vol. 12 #3). The title page states "ONE Magazine." A stapled digest containing 32 pages.

Features include: Editorial by Associate Editor Marcel Martin; article "A Serious Look at Dr. Ray Evans" by Donald Webster Cory and John P. LeRoy (regarding Dr. Evans' highly critical review, in the January 1964 issue, of their book "The Homosexual and His Society"; Messrs. Cory and LeRoy begin, "When pot shots are taken wildly and aimlessly, they strike in curious places..."); article "On Matters Personal and Impersonal" by Donald Webster Cory (pseudonym of Edward Sagarin; in this article, Mr. Cory - still smarting from Dr. Evan's critique of his book - defends his professional credentials as well as his primary position on homosexuality, even though homosexual himself: "For [Dr. Ray] Evans should understand, and ONE editors should know, that the major characteristic of homosexuality is anonymity"); short story "Red Leaves" by James Colton (pseudonym of Joseph Hansen); poem "Prohibition" by Alix Morgan; homophile news "Tangents: News & Views" (no author given); reader-contributed column "Readers on Writers" (the first segment entitled "The Mature Man" by Skip Ward regarding W. Dorr Legg's recent article entitled "A Moral Imperative?"; the second segment is entitled "Research and Development" by James Rogers, who writes "If the consequences of homosexual acts can be shown to be good - even if just occasionally - the intrinsically sinful theory of the nature of homosexuality is thereby refuted"); book reviews (which includes an essay on Jean Genet by Edmond Barnard as translated from the Swiss homophile journal Der Kreis entitled "The 'Complete Works' of Jean Genet: For Persons Strongly Perverted"; book reviews "Uncommon Men" by Kemper Simpson; and "Unlike Others" by Valerie Taylor); letters to the editor.

 

April 1964 issue of ONE: The Homosexual Viewpoint (Vol. 12 #4). The title page states "ONE Magazine." A stapled digest containing 32 pages.

Features include: Guest Editorial by "Mrs. R.A." whose letter to ONE, Inc. is reprinted in full ("I have been very close to homosexuals and observed and talked frankly with many, since discovering my son to be 'gay' about eight years ago...It makes my blood boil to hear giggles and snide remarks made by those on the 'other' side of the fence, who haven't the slightest conception of why an individual is a homosexual"); article "On Life and Art and the Homosexual" by Bob Waltrip; short story "Dream-Town" by Drake Beardsley; poem "Caller Of My Monday Nights" by Michael E. Schrader; homophile news "Tangents: News & Views" by "S. M." (pseudonym of Jim Kepner); advice column "Ask Randy" by Randy Lloyd ("Dear Mr. Lloyd, we're a gay married couple that's being driven crazy by these two ex-cruising buddies of my lover..."); poem "How Well I Remember" by P. E. Britton; short story "Steam Daddy" by Ferell Arliss Garret; book reviews ("Atrocity" by 'Ka-Tzetnik 135-633'; "Jubb" by Keith Waterhouse; "The Grapevine" by Jess Stearn; and "Lost On Twilight Road" by James Colton, pseudonym of Joseph Hansen); letters to the editor.

 

May 1964 issue of ONE: The Homosexual Viewpoint (Vol. 12 #5). The title page states "ONE Magazine." A stapled digest containing 32 pages.

Features include: Editorial by Don Slater ("A three-part radio broadcast on homosexuality April 13, 14, and 15 calls our attention once again to the mess that can be made when a popular radio show decides to 'inform' the public on this 'controversial' subject"); lengthy book reviews by ONE's leading reviewers ("The Ethics of Sex" by Helmut Thielicke, in two reviews by the Rev. Robert W. Wood and Lewis Ferguson - "Did Jesus lay the basis for a theology of sexual ethics?"; "338-171 T.E. [Lawrence of Arabia]" by Victoria Ocampo reviewed by Thomas M. Merritt; "Radcliffe" by David Storey reviewed by William Edward Glover; "Sex Crimes In History" by R. E. L. Masters and Eduard Lea reviewed by "T.M.M."; and "The Homosexual Condition: A Study of Fifty Cases in Men" by Ernest White and reviewed by James Colton, pseudonym of Joseph Hansen); short story "Holiday" by Jody Shotwell; article "La Vida Alegre: A Report on Latin America" by George Francis; short story "A Beautiful Affair" by Bob Waltrip; poem "Note To J." by Douglas R. Empringham; poem "Train Terminal Blues" by R. J. Stark; letters to the editor.

 

June 1964 issue of ONE: The Homosexual Viewpoint (Vol. 12 #6). The title page states "ONE Magazine." A stapled digest containing 32 pages.

Features include: Editorial by Associate Editor William Edward Glover; article "The Language of Love" by Arthur Bradbury (on sexuality); poem "Note To J." - a different poem from the one with the same title in the previous issue - by Douglas R. Empringham; homophile news "Tangents: News and Views" by "W.E.G.M" (pseudonyn of Jim Kepner, with significant coverage of the recently-released report on homosexuality by the Florida Legislative Investigation Committee); short story "The Faces of Love" by Gary Martin; book reviews ("Return to Lesbos" by Valerie Taylor; and lengthy article "[Jean] Genet: A Defence" probably by Marcel Martin - in reply to the critique of Jean Genet printed in the March 1964 issue of ONE Magazine as translated from the Swiss homophile publication Der Kreis); poem "At the End of the World" by Dennis McCalib; letters to the editor.

 

July 1964 issue of ONE: The Homosexual Viewpoint (Vol. 12 #7). The title page states "ONE Magazine." A stapled digest containing 32 pages.

Features include: Editorial by Associate Editor K. O. Neal; article "...And the Pursuit of Happiness" by Hollister Barnes (on censorship in France, with material on Maurice Girodias); poem "The Connoisseur" by Brooke Whitney; short story "Green Leaves" by Kyle Mead; homophile news "Tangents: News and Views" by "W.E.G.M" (pseudonyn of Jim Kepner); lengthy five-page poem "Tom Hunt" by Richard Chase; book reviews ("My Days and Dreams" by Edward Carpenter; and "Hissing Tales" by Romain Gary); short story "The Spear of Cyparissus" by Eric Williams; letters to the editor.

 

August 1964 issue of ONE: The Homosexual Viewpoint (Vol. 12 #8). The title page states "ONE Magazine." A stapled digest containing 32 pages.

Features include: lengthy Editorial by W. Dorr Legg (Chairman of ONE's Educational Division, on the feature story entitled "Homosexuality in America" appearing in the June 26, 1964 issue of LIFE Magazine. Mr. Legg writes, in part, "The medical and psychological professions have used more subtle forms of brainwashing. To homosexuals they have said, in tones patiently compassionate, 'you are psychologically underprivileged, emotionally stunted, social misfits - let us help you to become real men and real women. You can, if you will but try'"); article "Can A Homosexual be Christian?" by Honorius Bratton; poem "One" by Brenda Crider; homophile news "Tangents: News and Views" by "S. M." (pseudonyn of Jim Kepner); short story "The Wall Around His World" by David A. Johnstone; book reviews ("A Moveable Feast" by Ernest Hemingway; "Julian" by Gore Vidal; "Honey on the Moon" by Maude Hutchins; and "Man on Fire" by LeGette Blythe); article - possibly stemming from his actual experience - entitled "Is Homosexual Rape Legal?" by Kenneth Marlowe; movie review ("Honeymoon Hotel" starring Robert Goulet and Keenan Wynn); article "Jody Goes to a Convention" by Jody Shotwell (on the 1964 Convention of the Daughters of Bilitis held in New York); letters to the editor.

 

October 1964 issue of ONE: The Homosexual Viewpoint (Vol. 12 #10). The title page states "ONE Magazine." A stapled digest containing 32 pages.

Features include: Editorial by Don Slater (on "snoopy postal inspectors"); article "The Myth of the Homosexual Vote" by A. E. Smith; poem "Much Have I Traveled" by "T"; short story "The Cliff Dancers" by Bob Waltrip; homophile news "Tangents: News and Views" with no author credit (but from the frank and witty style of writing, undoubtedly by Jim Kepner); article "Race and Sex" by Andrew Bradbury (on the "homosexual dimension to the current Negro revolution"); poem "Tomorrow" by J. R. Cain; book reviews ("Old Acquaintance" by David Stacton; "Nymphomania" by Dr. Albert Ellis and Edward Sagarin - who normally uses his pseudoynm "Donald Webster Cory"; "An Honorable Estate" by Lane Kauffmann; "The Symbolic Meaning" by D. H. Lawrence; and "Honey for the Bears" by Anthony Burgess); short story "Mural on a Blank Wall" by Edward Mason; poem "In-Class Theme" by R. J. Stark; letters to the editor.

 

December 1964 issue of ONE: The Homosexual Viewpoint (Vol. 12 #12). The title page states "ONE Magazine." A stapled digest containing 32 pages.

Features include: Editorial (a reprint of the first editorial appearing in the first issue of ONE Magazine, in March 1953); a splendid article featuring two male lovers entitled "The Lesson from the Twins: An Interview at Christmas Time" by Valentine Richardson (of Jon and Don, no last names provided, with a photograph of the two elderly men sitting in their garden; "Don was a married man with nearly grown children, at long last discovering himself in middle life and struggling toward some solution for his situation. Jon was about twenty-five years younger and still living at home with his parents. One meeting led to another, and another. Before long each had visited the other's home for dinner. There were gifts exchanged, most disastrously an expensive one to Don upon Jon's return from a trip to Europe. That did it. Wifey became suspicious and wanted to know what was happening? Being an honest person, Don told her"); poem "Proem" by P. E. Britton; short story "Haircut" by K. O. Neal; homophile news "Tangents: News and Views" with no author given, but probably Jim Kepner; four-page poem "And Alone Now" by Peter Farlekas; book reviews ("Prostitution and Morality" by Harry Benjamin, M.D. and R. E. L. Masters; "The Journals of Jean Cocteau" edited by Wallace Fowlie; "John Addington Symonds" by Phyllis Grosskurth; and "The Lesbian In America" by Donald Webster Cory, pseudonym of Edward Sagarin); letters to the editor.

 

March 1965 issue of ONE: The Homosexual Viewpoint (Vol. 13 #3). The title page states "ONE Magazine." A stapled digest containing 32 pages.

Features include: Editorial by Don Slater ("Why is it that ONE today is primarily a male organization? Have we lost the women to the Daughters of Bilitis and its Chapters throughout the United States - or to the Minorities Research Group of London? Is this what our lesbian friends really want - to be only with other women?"); article on and interview of "Elmer Gage: American Indian" by Bob Waltrip (Elmer Gage and his aunt, both Mohave Indians, are interviewed; "[Elmer] lives on the Colorado River Indian Reservation along with his 83 year old aunt, whom he calls his grandmother...In his small town, Elmer is almost universally known as a homosexual. The white townspeople consider him something of a village idiot. The Indian boys tease each other about sleeping with him, yet their teasing is somehow not ridicule of him. Among the Indians he is accepted with equanimity, and their laughter is as much at themselves as at him. His fellow tribesmen treat him as if he were an unattractive woman..."); short story "Somebody else, all of a sudden, Somebody new" by K. O. Neal; poem "Lines for the almost gone..." by Louis Sacriste; homophile news "Tangents: News & Views" with no author given, but probably Jim Kepner; article "Silks and Satins" by Charles Elkins ("We are the transvestites. We love to dress in women's clothing."); book reviews ("Last Exit to Brooklyn" by Hubert Selby; and "Show Me The Good Parts: The Reader's Guide to Sex in Literature" by Robert George Reisner); poem "Frankincense: Three Letters to C" by Abel Jones; article "Readers on Writers" (where "T.M.M." responds to a previous article); letters to the editor.

 

April 1965 issue of ONE: The Homosexual Viewpoint (Vol. 13 #4). The title page states "ONE Magazine." A stapled digest containing 32 pages.

Features include: Editorial by guest editor Ray Johnson (on the anti-obscenity bill drafted by Los Angeles County District Attorney Evelle Younger and introduced in the California State Legislature); article "The Right to Read" by Joseph Hansen; short story "Legacy" by James Colton (pseudonym of Joseph Hansen); homophile news "Tangents" with no author given; poetry "Three Poems" by Douglas Empringham; column "The Feminine Viewpoint" by Jane Race (which I believe was the pseudonym of author Jane Rule); short story "Valse Triste" by Bob Waltrip; short one-page story "The Drinking Party" by Stephan Foy; book reviews ("Greek Love" by J.Z. Eglinton; the "International Journal of Greek Love" edited by J.Z. Eglinton; "The Boy, A Photographic Essay"; "Sex Behavior of the Homosexual" by Lucius B. Steiner; "Naked to the Night" by K. B. Raul; "Rough Trade" by Lou Rand; and "My Spanish Youngster" by Martin Elmer); letters to the editor.

 

June 1965 issue of ONE: The Homosexual Viewpoint (Vol. 13 #6) containing historical information on the departure of long-time ONE board member and former editor Don Slater, who claimed legitimacy of ONE, Inc. (the upcoming litigation would turn out to be quite ugly, costly, enormously time-consuming, and a tragic drain on ONE's limited resources). The title page states "ONE Magazine." A stapled digest containing 32 pages.

Features include: Editorial (in three sections: the first, "OFFICIAL NOTICE FOR YOUR PROTECTION" that states, in part, "There has been no change of address for ONE, Incorporated, nor for any of its divisions and departments"; the second, a letter from the Board of Directors to Richard Conger, which begins "Yesterday this Board voted to ask you to assume editorship of ONE Magazine, to replace Don Slater, who was dismissed April 23 and is no longer connected with the magazine or with ONE, Incorporated. We have observed for years and with growing dismay a once idealistic and trustworthy man's deterioration. Starting with rudeness and petty quarrelsomeness, his conduct became intolerable"; and the third, a letter from Richard Conger to the Board of Directors accepting their offer to be editor of ONE Magazine); article "The Heterosexual Minority" by Andrew Bradbury ("The idea that the majority of human beings are homosexual will strike many as amusing"); short story "Fascinated...but not Interested" by Ahmad Azarmi; poem "The Hall" by R. J. Stark; homophile news "Tangents: News & Views" with no author stated; article "Suicide!" by Joseph Hansen; short story "I Want To Stay" by Carol Harris; column "As for me...a forum for your ideas" containing two articles (the first, reprinted from the October, 1955 issue of ONE Magazine in which the author - "Carle" - states "...it is best to remember that for every one of us [homosexuals] that commits a mistake, a hundred others are forced to prove that they are not also in error"; and the second, a contemporary untitled article by Jane Race - I believe the pseudonym of Jane Rule - who begins, "One of the commonest plaints in the lesbian press concerns the real or anticipated attitude of parents on learning that their daughter is a lesbian"); a textual synopsis of each issue of ONE magazine from 1963; letters to the editor.

 

September 1965 issue of ONE: The Homosexual Viewpoint (Vol. 13 #9). The title page states "ONE Magazine." A stapled digest containing 32 pages.

Features include: Editorial by Richard Conger ("Had more of us remembered that social justice is as inevitable as the sunrise, there need have been no Watts [riots]"); column "As for me...a forum for your ideas" contributed by "Charlotte" (on her visit to the offices of ONE, Inc.); lengthy review and commentary by R. H. Crowther of the recently-released book "Sexual Inversion" edited by Judd Marmor; two poems - "Earlier" and "Later" - by Leo McAlbert; homophile news "Tangents: News & Views" with no author given, but probably by Jim Kepner (a lengthy report largely focused on news out of England, as well as shorter entries, including "Homosexuality Criminal, Says American Scientist" and "Queers in Castroland"); short story "A Broken Bow" by Alan Scot; book reviews ("The History of Prostitution" by Vern L. and Bonnie L. Bullough); letters to the editor.

 

November 1965 issue of ONE: The Homosexual Viewpoint (Vol. 13 #11). The title page states "ONE Magazine." 32 pages.

Features include: Editorial by Richard Conger; poem "October 1" by Yves Bourguignon; lengthy book reviews - "From time to time it has been the custom to present in these pages a group of book reviews as a leading feature" (titles reviewed in this issue are: "How Many More Victims? Society and the Sex Criminal" by Gladys Denny Shultz; "Women's Prison: Sex and Social Structure" by David A. Ward; "The Erotic Revolution" by Lawrence Lipton; "That Cold Day in the Park" by Richard Miles; and "In Defense of Homosexuality" by R. O. D. Benson); short story "Brothers under the Breech Cloth" by James Hampton; homophile news "Tangents: News & Views" with no author given, but probably Jim Kepner; poem "Sailor" by Harry Otis; short story, possibly autobiographical, entitled "Interview with a Hustler" by Nathaniel Copley; article "Tolerance" by Paul Menken (as featured in the column "As for me...a forum for your ideas"); letters to the editor.

 

December 1965 issue of ONE: The Homosexual Viewpoint (Vol. 13 #12). The title page states "ONE Magazine." 32 pages.

Features include: Editorial by Richard Conger ("Civil rights are not Christmas presents someone GIVES you"); a splendid, five-page article entitled "The Homophile Movement" by Sidney Rothman (an excellent introduction to its history in the United States); poem "Secret Places" by Pablo; poem "Someone Seen and Known" by Anela; short story "Along the Way" by Roger Summers; poem "A Light So Clear" by Douglas R. Empringham; lengthy homophile news "Tangents: News & Views" with no author given, but probably Jim Kepner (including "Reading Breeds Crime, FBI Man Alleges"; "California Bookmen Strike Back At Censorship Laws"; "Youthful Sex Offenders 'Rejects of Society'"; "Austin's Homosexual 'Dens'"); short story "Elantheros, The Man Who Is Free" by Herbert Hartrum; book reviews (a scathing review of "Homosexuality: Its Causes and Cure" by Albert Ellis and reviewed by Thomas M. Merritt, Ph.D. - he writes, in part, "In conclusion, when a person has had a long and honorable career, has solved his financial problems, has a smooth and satisfying love life, reasonably good health, and friends on all sides, and still has a finger pointed at him and is told: 'You are a neurotic, a border-line psychotic,' what is he to think?"); letters to the editor.

 

January 1966 issue of ONE: The Homosexual Viewpoint (Vol. 14 #1). The title page states "ONE Magazine." A stapled digest containing 32 pages.

Features include: Editorial by the Board of Directors of ONE, Incorporated (on the American Civil Liberties Union, and their ground-breaking "Committee on Sex and Civil Liberties" organized by the ACLU's Southern California Chapter, the recommendations of which were adopted as official policy by the national organization; shortly after adoption, the ACLU "entered actively into defense of a case referred to it by ONE's Social Service Division, that of a school teacher accused of a homosexual charge, who had been acquitted of it, yet faced loss of his credentials as a teacher in the State of California"); the full text "Statement of Policy Regarding Sexual Behavior Submitted to the American Civil Liberties Union of Southern California" prepared by Chairperson Dr. Vern L. Bullough and other members of the Committee on Sex & Civil Liberties; article "To Europe...With ONE: An Account of the 1965 Tour Conducted by ONE's Social Service Division" by Jim Kepner; memoir "Love at Thirteen" by Hayes Hill; poem "The Unnamed" by J. T. Montgomery-Hand; homophile news "Tangents: News & Views" with no author given (but probably Jim Kepner); short story "Crossroad To Nowhere" by Stephen W. McDermott; poem "klyptic thirty-three" by Paul Mariah; poem "just touch me" by Donald C. Mitchell; book reviews; letters to the editor. Memberships to ONE, Inc. as well as subscription rates were falling by this time.

 

February 1966 issue of ONE: The Homosexual Viewpoint (Vol. 14 #2). The title page states "ONE Magazine." A stapled digest containing 32 pages.

Features include: Editorial by Managing Editor Robert Gregory; article "...Where the Mainstream Flows: An Account of the Exciting, High-Quality 1966 Midwinter Sessions of ONE, [a] Traditional Top Event in the Homophile Movement Since 1955" by Richard Conger; short story "A Sudden Realization" by James Edwin; poem "Find Me Someone" by Donald C. Mitchell; poem "You, fair youth" by Stephen Foy; article by Dr. Franklin E. Kameny (from the Washington, D.C. branch of the Mattachine Society) in the column "Readers on Writers" in which Dr. Kameny responds to Richard Conger's ONE editorial of November 1965 (with subheading "Reader Franklin E. Kameny of Washington, D.C. takes up the cudgels in defense of homophile picketing, knocking over straw men right and left as he does so. The question remains: is picketing not already pretty 'old hat'? Pros in the civil rights struggle tell us this is so; that the modern trend is to use fresher techniques"); poem "Paradox" by Beth P. Wilson; short story "How had it happened exactly?" by Friedrich Hager; homophile news "Tangents: News & Views" (probably by Jim Kepner); book reviews; letters to the editor. Memberships to ONE, Inc. as well as subscription rates were starting to fall by this time.

March 1966 issue of ONE: The Homosexual Viewpoint (Vol. 14 #3). The title page states "ONE Magazine." A stapled digest containing 32 pages.

Features include: Editorial by Richard Conger (on gays and the military draft: "One of these days some courageous homophile is going to stand up and say, 'I refuse to answer such a question [sexual orientation]. It is my moral right to so refuse. You are immoral to ask it'"); article "Press Control & The Tyranny of the Majority" by R. H. Crowther; short story "It's Been Nice Knowing You" by Jean-Pierre Renoux; homophile news "Tangents: News & Views" most likely compiled by Jim Kepner; article "Consultation & Dialogue: A Truly Remarkable Coming Together" (containing the text of the January 1966 report entitled "Consultation on Religion and the Homophile" written by three young members of ONE who joined approximately twelve clergymen over six sessions, under the auspices of the newly-formed "Committee on Religion and the Homophile," to discuss the status of gay men and lesbians in the mainstream churches); poem "The Broadening and the Deepening" by Mary-Faith Albert; column "Readers on Writers" (in which reader Craig Lee of New York City comments on various stories and articles in recent ONE issues); book reviews; letters to the editor. Memberships to ONE, Inc. as well as subscription rates were starting to fall by this time.

 

Final year of publication. April 1967 issue of ONE: The Homosexual Viewpoint (Vol. 15 #4). The title page states "ONE Magazine." A stapled digest, down to 16 pages in length and predominately featuring reprints from ONE Magazine's formative years during the 1950s.

Features include: column "The Feminine Viewpoint: By and About Women," a tribute to Ann Carl Reid (from ONE's December 1957 issue: "In the spring of 1953 about a half year after ONE's founding, a tiny brown-haired girl shyly approached the staff member who was speaking to a group of sixty or so people about ONE and said she would be glad to help in some way. Thus Ann Carll Reid and ONE first met each other"); a reprint of Ann Carll Reid's letter of resignation to ONE, Inc. dated October 21, 1957 (due to her recent surgery and poor health); reprint of ONE's reply letter to Ms. Reid (honoring her for her invaluable contributions to the organization, hope for a full recovery, and offer to accept the post of Honorary Member); poem "Remembered Music" by Carol Tylir (from ONE's December 1955 issue); short story "The Gateway" by Jody Shotwell (reprinted from ONE's December 1954 issue); and short story "Sappho Remembered" by Jane Dahr (reprinted from ONE's October 1954 issue). With short Editor's Note to title page ("Readers have written to ask if the recent policy of republishing material from earlier issues of ONE Magazine implies a scarcity of new manuscripts. Far from it! Because of very heavy expenses during the past two years arising for reasons beyond ONE's control, the Editors have been compelled to temporarily forego the cost of new typeset, and use fine material from earlier issues. Most of it is entirely new to the majority of current readers and represents writing of enduring interest. The Editors hope, however, to again present new materials as soon as finances permit"). Memberships to ONE, Inc. as well as subscription rates were dramatically falling by this time (only two more issues were published).

 

Final year of publication and second to the last issue. June 1967 issue of ONE: The Homosexual Viewpoint (Vol. 15 #6). The title page states "ONE Magazine." A stapled digest, down to 16 pages in length and predominately featuring reprints from ONE Magazine's formative years during the 1950s.

Features include: article "Arab Revolt" by Bruno Roger Vitale (from ONE's September 1958 issue on T. E. Lawrence: "Be that as it may, Lawrence did fall in love with the boy Dahoum. He fell in love and his true life began"); short story "Four o'Clock Tea" by John Paul Tegner (reprinted from ONE's August 1955 issue); poem "To Ourselves" by Douglas Empringham; article "Sodom: A Homosexual Viewpoint" by R. H. Crowther (reprinted from ONE's January 1955 issue: "Recently, a European correspondent, who wished to remain anonymous, wrote to ONE, in part, as follows: 'In one copy of a predecessor of WEG...was printed something which was of infinite help to me and which I have used over and over again in writing to my friends. I quote it, translating from the German, from memory, as I have not the source by me. I cannot, of course, vouch for its truth - but true or not, it enshrines Truth as I have always seen it. In some remote monastery in Asia Minor was discovered part of a lost Codex of the Gospels which throws a vivid light on Jesus' attitude towards homosexuals. Here is the relevant extract: 'As Jesus and His disciples walked through Galilee there came to Him a man weeping and crying - 'Master, have mercy upon me, for men curse and revile me because of my love for a young man, my servant, with whom I live.' And he said, 'Because my heart burns with love for this young man, my servant.' And Jesus said to him, 'If your love be with sin, it shall be cursed; but if your love be without sin, it shall be blessed. Go in peace'"). Memberships to ONE, Inc. as well as subscription rates were dramatically falling by this time. Rare.

 

ONE Magazine's Final issue. July-December 1967 issue (single issue) of ONE: The Homosexual Viewpoint (Vol. 15 #7-12). The title page states "ONE Magazine." A stapled digest, down to 16 pages in length.

Unlike the previous few issues, the articles and entries are contemporary to that year, as follows: Editorial by Richard Conger (in response to the complaints from the occasional reader: "'Why do you print those ridiculous stories? Pocketbooks about gay life are a dime a dozen these days, and, believe it or not, most of them are better written than the junk you print in ONE Magazine'...[These complaints, however] cannot compare in decibels with the 'Oh, that awful poetry!...Save the space for something that means something...A bunch of sick queens trying to make like they know something the rest of us can't figure out'...'Book reviews? Who reads books these days?'"); poem "Chance Encounter" by "Pablo"; short story "His Royal Yen" by Harry Otis (inspired by Rasputin's murderer Prince Felix Yusupov, whose photograph appears with this story. Mr. Otis provides the following preface: "Whenever I see the name of Rasputin's guitar-playing assassin, Prince Felix Yusupov, it's impossible for me not to associate it with a ruggedly handsome young traffic cop, a hornet-happy backhouse near Westport, Conn., and a Manhattan speakeasy bathroom"); poem "At the Library" by Monica Lee; book reviews ("Counseling the Invert" by John R. Cavanagh; "The Juvenile Homosexual Experience and Its Effect on Adult Sexuality" by Robert H. V. Ollendorff; "The Asbestos Diary" by Casimir Dukahz; "A Case of Human Bondage" by Beverley Nichols; and "Valentino" by Brad Steiger); letters to the editor. This was ONE's final issue of a fifteen-year publication history, the writings of which laid the groundwork for the nation-wide activist gay liberation movement which was shortly to follow. Rare.

 

January/February 1972 issue (Volume 16 #1) of "ONE Magazine" edited by Richard Conger and Jim Kepner, and published by ONE, Inc. out of Los Angeles. This is the first of four issues published in 1972 during an unsuccessful attempt to revive the premier homophile magazine of the same name, first issued in 1953 and which last issue appeared in December 1967 (Volume 15 #7-12, single issue). Hence, the four issues published during 1972 follow the volume and issue numbering system of the earlier issues. The format of the newly-released ONE is larger than before, a Newsweek-sized glossy stapled magazine containing 16 pages including front and rear covers.
 
Contents include: Editorial by Richard Conger; article "Changes Coming In Life & Love" by Gus W. Dyer (on marriages, relationships, families, and children); poetry by Alden Kirby and Helen Ito; article "It Happened In 1953" by Hollister Barnes; article "The Homosexual and Democracy" by Thomas M. Merritt, Ph.D.; "The Real Criminals - Who Are They?" by Jim Kepner; illustrations by artist Alan entitled "The Gay Menagerie" (reprinted from a 1954 issue of ONE Magazine); information on ONE, Inc.
 
 
May/June 1972 issue (Volume 16 #3) of "ONE Magazine" edited by Richard Conger and Jim Kepner, and published by ONE, Inc. out of Los Angeles. This is the third of four issues published in 1972 during an unsuccessful attempt to revive the premier homophile magazine of the same name, first issued in 1953 and whose last issue appeared in December 1967 (Volume 15 #7-12, single issue). Hence, the four issues published during 1972 followed the volume and issue numbering system of the earlier issues. The format of the newly-released ONE is larger than before, a Newsweek-sized glossy stapled magazine containing 16 pages including front and rear covers.
 
Contents include: article "Homosexuality In Young People - For Parents, Teachers, and Youth Workers" by W. Dorr Legg; six page article with seventeen photographs on film-maker Pat Rocco, his gay male films, and SPREE ("The Society of Pat Rocco Enlightened Enthusiasts") entitled "Pat Rocco Gets Around" by Jim Kepner; "Homosexuality: 25 Questions & Answers" written by Vern Bullough Ph.D., Barry M. Dank, M.A., Howard E. Fradkin Ph.D, Jim Kepner, W. Dorr Legg, and Robert E. Newton; letters to the editor.
 
 
Final published issue. Offered is the July/August 1972 issue (Volume 16 #4, final issue) of "ONE Magazine" edited by Richard Conger and Jim Kepner, and published by ONE, Inc. out of Los Angeles. This is the fourth and final of four issues published in 1972 during an unsuccessful attempt to revive the premier homophile magazine of the same name, first issued in 1953 and whose last issue appeared in December 1967 (Volume 15 #7-12, single issue). Hence, the four issues published during 1972 follow the volume and issue numbering system of the earlier issues. The format of the newly-released ONE is larger than before, a Newsweek-sized glossy stapled magazine containing 16 pages including front and rear covers.
 
Contents include: Editorial by Jim Kepner; article "Law Reform in Norway" (no author given); short story "Passing Stranger" by Clarkson Crane; poem entitled "The Blue Chameleon" by John Blackburn (accompanied with a full-page illustration; he is also the artist for the cover illustrations); article "Lot, Sodom, Onan & Paul" by J. P. Starr; full-page rear cover ad for Sandy Baron's record album "God Save The Queens."
 
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