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January 1970 issue of "Vector: A Voice for the Homosexual Community" (Volume 6 #1), the official publication of the Society for Individual Rights 32 pages including front and rear covers.Containing editorials, news items, articles, columns, reviews, SIR updates and events, letters to the editor, calendar of events, classified ads, photographs and fabulous period advertisements. Highlights include:

 

*Editorial "Our Forgotten [Gay] Youth";

*column "The Police Beat" by DOB Founder Del Martin, the topic this month entitled "Examiner Accused of Yellow Journalism" ("San Francisco's Black Caucus, in a press conference held in July of 1968, charged [San Francisco Examiner reporter Robert] Patterson with racism because of a series of articles he wrote about the city's post office employees");

*article "Gay Telephone Listing? P.U.C. Prejudice Charged" ("Thomas Moran, a Reagan appointee, has accused three of his fellow Public Utility Commissioners of prejudice in their denial of a request by four San Francisco homosexual groups that they be allowed a separate Yellow Page telephone directory listing");

*article "The Gay Revolution (?) and S.I.R." by Perry A. George;

*column "L.A. '70" by Jeff Buckley, the topic this month "Raids in City of Angels";

*Tom Maurer interviewed (with portrait photo: at the time, Mr. Maurer was the field director of the Kinsey Study then underway in the San Francisco Bay Area);

*one-column news item on "The Rolling Stones Rock Concert" accompanied by three photos (a free rock concert featuring the Rolling Stones, The Grateful Dead, Jefferson Airplane, and Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young held at Altamont Speedway near the town of Livermore on December 6, 1969);

*news article "Court Rules Teacher Can't Be Fired For Homosexual Act";

*fabulous one-third photographic ad of Charles Pierce as "Helen, the Mother of Us All" appearing in the stage play "Geese" at the Encore Theatre - Herb Caen from the San Francisco Chronicle is quoted that the production is "Campier than the National Guard";

 

 

February 1970 issue of "Vector: A Voice for the Homosexual Community" (Volume 6 #2), the official publication of the Society for Individual Rights 32 pages including front and rear covers.Containing editorials, news items, articles, columns, reviews, SIR updates and events, letters to the editor, calendar of events, classified ads, photographs and fabulous period advertisements. Highlights include:

 

*news column "Homophile News Fronts";

*article "Candidates for S.I.R. Board Nominated at Meeting";

*"President's Annual Report" by SIR President Larry Littlejohn ("This Annual Report is dedicated to the memory of Frank V. Bartley, murdered on April 17, 1969 in Aquatic Park, Berkeley, by a plainclothes, decoy police vice squad officer");

*article "Experiment in Land's End" by C.A. Tcharov (from the introduction: "Mr. Tcharov is a professional writer, who has an intense interest in all creative mediums. In the following, he describes his experiences while filming an experimental movie at Land's End");

*two-page male nude photospread entitled "A Study in Figure and Light" with seven photographs by Walter Rinder;

*column "The Police Beat" by Del Martin, the topic this month "[Mayor] Alioto Remains Silent?" (regarding the previous November's Halloween busts);

*column "L.A. '70" by Jeff Buckley ("The Meat Market was too good to be true. After five weeks of topless-bottomless male go-go dancing, this all-time first in Los Angeles bars made the headlines when the police arrested one of the young, groovy owners and two of the lithe dancers on the usual tired charges");

*delightful article "Gay Camp on Roller Skates" by "Flo Fluff";

*review of the stage play "Geese" then appearing at the Encore Theatre on Mason at Geary with Charles Pierce;

*column "From the Streets" by George Mendenhall; this month he asks passersby "Should it be possible for two people of the same sex to be legally married?";

 

 

 

June 1970 issue of "Vector: A Voice for the Homosexual Community" (Volume 6 #6), the official publication of the Society for Individual Rights founded in San Francisco in 1964. 40 pages including front and rear covers.Containing editorials, news items, articles, columns, reviews, SIR updates and events, letters to the editor, calendar of events, classified ads, photographs and fabulous period advertisements. Highlights include:

 

*column "The Police Beat" by DOB founder Del Martin, the topic this month "Police Power and Proposition 1";

*article "Rep. Murphy Gets Cold Feet" by Larry Littlejohn (with photo: "On Monday, April 27th, a three-man delegation from S.I.R. went to Sacramento to meet with Assemblyman Frank Murphy, Chairman of the Assembly Criminal Procedures Committee");

*splendid full-page ad for Dave's Bathhouse;

*social news item "Anxious Ingenues Await 4th Annual Coitillion";

*news item "Gay Lib Takes Hold in San Jose";

*readership-contributed column "Viewpoint" with this month's topic entitled "No Studs - No Farms" (on the Tom Kat movie house);

*delightful, vicious, and witty review of Dr. David Reuben's infamous "Everything You Always Wanted To Know About Sex - But Were Afraid To Ask" entitled "One Penis Plus One Penis Equals Nothing";

*tasteful male nude photospread of Loren (in nine photographs, including front cover and full-page ad from Spectra, a San Francisco photography studio);

*delightful gay comic illustrations entitled "Meet the 'Prixies'" by artists Martin and Perpich;

*Richard Amory interviewed (author of the Loon trilogy);

*review of the San Francisco stage production of Cole Porter's "Anything Goes!" (with five photos);

 

 

 

August 1970 issue of "Vector: A Voice for the Homosexual Community" (Volume 6 #8), the official publication of the Society for Individual Rights 56 pages including front and rear covers.Containing editorials, news items, articles, columns, reviews, SIR updates and events, letters to the editor, calendar of events, classified ads, photographs and fabulous period advertisements. Highlights include:

 

*article "The Cure" by Martin Stowe ("I'd like to dip my oar into the troubled waters of the controversy over the cure of homosexuality and make a few pertinent splashes");

*fabulous article "Tattooing and Sex: How much do you reveal about yourself" by Phil Andros (Samuel Steward);

*column "The Police Beat" by Del Martin, the topic this month "Coincidence Reigns Supreme in the S.F.P.D.";

*short article "New Cure (?) for Homosexuality" by Don Jackson (with an illustration of the Chamber of Horrors from the Inquisition);

*interview of B.J. Beckwith, San Francisco attorney-at-law and chairman of the S.I.R. Legal Committee entitled "S.I.R. Legal Committee Chairman Launches Attack on California Sex Laws";

*four splendid photographs from SIR's 1970 Renaissance Play;

*article "Divorce Homosexual Style" by Evander Smith;

*tasteful nude photos of "Vector's Man of the Month - KEN" (in nine photos, including front cover, centerfold, and ad from Spectra, a San Francisco photography studio);

*medical column "Screwing May Be Hazardous To Your Health" by Dr. Inderhaus, M.D.;

*article "'Freakin' Fag....'" by Don Burton;

 

 

September 1970 issue of "Vector: A Voice for the Homosexual Community" (Volume 6 #9), the official publication of the Society for Individual Rights 48 pages including front and rear covers. Containing editorials, news items, articles, columns, reviews, SIR updates and events, letters to the editor, calendar of events, classified ads, photographs and fabulous period advertisements. Highlights include:

 

*article "Love or Sex?" by Martin Stowe ("Is sex just sex, or does it represent something beyond getting one's rocks off?");

*splendid full-page ad from the Park Theatre featuring the films of Pat Rocco;

*lenthy article "Washington, D.C. - Homosexuals Challenges U.S. Government - Injustice Continues" by Frank Kameny (of the D.C. Mattachine Society);

*article "Gays Demand Equality - [Dianne] Feinstein Responds" (with photo);

*article "Banned In Frisco" by Del Martin ("police repression...is very imminent");

*article "Tearoom Trade! Public Rest Room Sex, An Analysis" by Lewis Williams;

*article "Homosexual Property Rights" by Evander Smith;

*tasteful male nude photos of Vector's Man of the Month Eddie Van (in six photos, including centerfold);

*article "How did a national church assembly become the first to pass a forceful resolution recognizing the dignity of homosexuals? This is the story" by James Stoll (on the Unitarian Universalist Association);

*article on Dr. Charles Socarides' "sickness" theory of homosexuality;

*article and photospread on male fashions of 1970 ("Robes and Moving Platforms" with 10 photos);

*article "GAY POWER - MACY'S UNFAIR!" by Roger L. Greene (with photo of protest outside Macy's San Francisco);

*three poems by Richard Amory;

*article by SIR entitled "Sex Laws - Invasion of Privacy";

*article "A Lesbian Dilemma - Homophile or Women's Liberation?" by Del Martin;

 

 

 

 

January 1971 issue of "Vector: A Voice for the Homosexual Community" (Volume 7 #1), the official publication of the Society for Individual Rights founded in San Francisco in 1964. A quality, glossy, stapled Newsweek-size magazine containing 48 pages including front and rear covers.Containing editorials, news items, articles, columns, reviews, SIR updates and events, letters to the editor, calendar of events, classified ads, photographs and fabulous period advertisements. Highlights include:

 

*article "Closet Queens" by Martin Stow;

*lengthy article "Somerset Maugham" by Richard Amory ("Maugham at his best is urbane, witty, charming and benignly bitchy, and it's hard for a person of my temperament to keep from laughing insanely whenever he runs across phrases like 'He's a queer duck' and 'The smile he flashed her was roguishly gay'");

*article "Probing the Homosexual Mind" by John Callahan;

*column "The Question Man" by Peter Lorenzo Abinanti which asks four San Franciscan residents their opinion regarding the proposed gay "take-over" of Alpine County by the Los Angeles Gay Liberation Front (with a photo of each respondent);

*article "Police Shooting - A Folsom Uproar: Community Relations Threatened" by Don Collins (with a photo of San Francisco's STUD bar);

*Dr. Hip-pocrates interviewed (with portrait photo);

*male nude photos of Vector's Man of the Month - PHILLIP (who models for the Eddie Van Agency in six photos, including front cover and centerfold);

*article "Sexism & Lesbians" by Del Martin;

*photospread of the SIRLEBRITY production of "Hair" (with nine photos);

*medical article "Circumcision - Health and the Hebrew God" by Dr. Inderhaus, M.D.;

 

 

 

April 1971 issue of "Vector: A Voice for the Homosexual Community" (Volume 7 #4), the official publication of the Society for Individual Rights 48 pages including front and rear covers.Containing editorials, news items, articles, columns, reviews, SIR updates and events, letters to the editor, calendar of events, classified ads, photographs and fabulous period advertisements. Highlights include:

 

*article on, and interview of, Tullah Hanley (with five photos);

*article on "The Vector Reader" by Dr. John Gigl, a summary of his long-awaited doctoral study of SIR membership and Vector readers ("A college graduate who loves his mother and has a higher socio-economic status");

*article "Mental Health" by Martin Stow (with map and listing of all Community Mental Health Centers in San Francisco);

*Part 2 article on "Pornography - The Written Word: Are Erotic Words and Stories Harmful to Society?" by Don Collins;

*male nude photos of Vector's Man of the Month - DARRYL, then working at San Francisco's Orpheum Circus (in nine photos, including front cover and centerfold);

*article "The Charles Christmas Trial: Wounded and Accused of Assault" by Lawrence Spears (with two photos: "Charges of police brutality and secreting a witness marked the trial of Charles Christman, which ended in a hung jury shortly before midnight, March 5. Christman is charged with five counts of assault on five separate police officers with a deadly weapon - his automobile. The young man allegedly tried to run down the five officers with his auto during a fracas between police and patrons of the Stud, a gay bar in San Francisco at 1535 Folsom...");

*article "The Biblical Put Down on Homosexuality" by Dr. Paul Roberts ("Does Moses condemn the homosexual in Leviticus 18?");

*article "Family Agency Includes Gays" by Alan Jacobs (on the Board of Family Service, a United Crusade, San Francisco agency);

 

 

 

May 1971 issue of "Vector: A Voice for the Homosexual Community" (Volume 7 #5), the official publication of the Society for Individual Rights 64 pages including front and rear covers.Containing editorials, news items, articles, columns, reviews, SIR updates and events, letters to the editor, calendar of events, classified ads, photographs and fabulous period advertisements. Highlights include:

 

*local gay San Francisco news column "Urbi et Orbi";

*delicious satire "Heterosexuality Exposed! The Private and Public Life of the Straight Ones" by Jerome Corwin (with four delightful photos, one of two men in the armed forces the caption of which reads "Hetero men in the service plan their female pursuits when not studying for advancement. The Army keeps putting up photos of Ann Margaret to remind the men that they are straight");

*response article "Midnight Cowboys: A reader discusses Vector's 'Street Hustlers' article" by Ron David (the article appeared in the February Vector, a copy of which I do not have);

*lengthy article on the Society for Individual Rights entitled "S.I.R. - Counseling, dances, publishing, speakers bureau, stage shows - how do they do it?" by Mark Green;

*short article "J. Edgar Hoover: Machine Gun and Closet" by Barton Lyman;

*lengthy international gay news column entitled "Dateline - World";

*full-page ad of model and photographer Eddie Van (with nine photos);

*article "The Peninsula: A Tavern Guild Tour" by Bob Ross (with photo of Gabriel, Czarina of the Peninsula);

*article "Sodomy and St. Paul: A Rabbi and a Christian Theologian Discuss the Bible" by Dr. Paul Roberts and Rabbi Schoel Myers;

*splendid 12-page tasteful male nude layout featuring escort models from Richard Elmon of San Francisco - "All have 'That Richard Elmon Look: Clean Cut, Well-Groomed, Masculine" (photographed by Eddie Van with 9 shots of coverman and centerfold Bill, and three shots each of Jack, Ken, Ray, Dick, Jeff, Mark, and Lee);

*article "Camp Beach Boys, Pubs - in Australia" by Rex Collary;

*four poems by Ian Young (accompanied with his photograph);

*article on San Francisco's gay Second Annual Golden Awards held at The Village night club (with ten photos);

*article "The Buddy System: Life in the Armed Forces" by former Staff Sergeant Robert Cole;

*Part Three of article "Pornography: Why the Depicting of Sex is Suppressed" by Martin Stow;

*article "Gay in Cuba" by Gina Larouch;

 

 

 

June 1971 issue of "Vector: A Voice for the Homosexual Community" (Volume 7 #6), the official publication of the Society for Individual Rights 48 pages including front and rear covers. Containing editorials, news items, articles, columns, reviews, SIR updates and events, letters to the editor, calendar of events, classified ads, photographs and fabulous period advertisements. Highlights include:

 

*one-page photospread of SIR's production of "Once Upon a Mattress" (with eight photos);

*full-page ad from Richard Elmon Male Models (with eight photos);

*local San Francisco gay news column "Urbi et Orbi";

*article on gay Honolulu (with five photos);

*historical article "Supervisor Dianne Feinstein: Morality and Sex Laws Discussed - Hundreds Attend" ("Dianne Feinstein, President of the San Francisco Board of Supervisors, spoke to an audience of over 600 members of the gay community at SIR Headquarters on Thursday evening, May 19");

*article on the ACLU entitled "Just Don't Look Gay - An Employers Survey by ACLU" by Lawrence Spears;

*delightful article by Tullah Hanley entitled "Tullah: Quips and Advice to the Vector Readers" (with six photos);

*article "Catholics Recognize Homosexual Rights" by Alan Jacobs (on the San Francisco Catholic Archdiocese);

*tasteful male nude photospread of Vector's Man of the Month - DICK (with eight photos, including front cover and centerfold);

*concluding article "Gay in Cuba" by Gina Larouch;

*full-page ad "IN CONCERT: ANN WELDON AT LEONARDA'S" (with photo);

*article "The Gay and the Powerful: Will the homosexual invade the structures of power in San Francisco?" by Martin Stow;

*article "Street Assault - Case Dismissed: A Personal Story" by Charles H. George ("On March 19, 1971, at about 2:30 a.m., I was walking on a street in San Francisco. I was approached by a stranger who asked me if I was aware of what had happened to his buddy earlier in the bar across the street. I assured him that I didn't but he persisted in a rather nasty way. More persons unknown to me began to approach me in a threatening manner. I was being shoved a bit by this time...");

 

 

October 1971 issue of "Vector: A Voice for the Homosexual Community" (Volume 7 #10), the official publication of the Society for Individual Rights 56 pages including front and rear covers.

Containing editorials, news items, articles, columns, reviews, SIR updates and events, letters to the editor, calendar of events, classified ads, photographs and fabulous period advertisements. Highlights include:

 

*article "Dolores Park - Public Cruising" by Charles McCabe (with photo);

*personal story of entrapment in Dolores Park entitled "Victim Bacigalupi" by Roberto Bacigalupi (with one photo);

*article on the upcoming San Francisco Halloween Beaux Art Ball delightfully entitled "The Bitch's Christmas" (with two photos, one of First Empress Jose Sarria);

*article "Morality Arrest Stirs L.A. Activists" by Donald Warman;

*magnificent two-page political advertisement: "vote for: FEINSTEIN mayor, MENDELSOHN supervisor, HONGISTO sheriff" (with portrait photo of each);

*article "San Francisco Election Could Mean Gay Victory" (with five photos);

*Vector's Men of the Month - VAL and JACK (with nine shots, including front cover and centerfold);

*splendid full-page ad for SIR's 7th Annual SIRLEBRITY CAPADES;

*article by Frank Kameny of the Washington, D.C. Mattachine Society entitled "A Victory for [Richard L. "Dick"] Gayer: Security Clearance Granted by Government" (with two photos);

*full-page political advertisement for Bob Mendelsohn (with portrait photo);

*full-page political advertisement for black candidate Terry A. Francois ("Reelect Supervisor Terry A. Francois - A seasoned champion for individual rights" with photo);

*article by Larry Townsend entitled "Larry Townsend Talks about his life as a gay novelist" (with photo);

*group photo from the Groovy Guy of 1971 Contest showing Dakota, Jimmy Hughes (Mr. Groovy Guy 1971), and Dell Brooks;

*short article on Mr. Groovy Guy 1971 Jimmy Hughes entitled "Mr. Groovy Guy" (with six photos);

 

 

 

January 1972 issue of "Vector: A Voice for the Homosexual Community" (Volume 8 #1), the official publication of the Society for Individual Rights 40 pages including front and rear covers.Containing editorials, news items, articles, columns, reviews, SIR updates and events, letters to the editor, calendar of events, classified ads, photographs and fabulous period advertisements. Highlights include:

 

*full-page ad for "THE CITY PLAYERS - a theatrical experience - PRESENTS LEONARD BERNSTEINS WONDERFUL TOWN - all male cast" (showing at The Village located at 901 Columbus, San Francisco);

*article on police entrapment and arrest entitled "YOU ARE UNDER ARREST!" providing specific information on what the police may or may not do or say, as well as guidelines if arrested; a special sidebar provides additional guidelines if approached by a police officer when cruising, entitled "CRUISE WITH CARE";

*medical article on gonorrhea by Dr. Inderhaus, M.D.;

*article on the "genetic" homosexual entitled "It's In the Genes" by Martin F. Stow;

*short article "Senator [George] McGovern Would Employ Gays" (with his photo);

*article "'Cruising' Authority Recognized by Judge - Dolores Park Case A Beckwith Victory" by Lawrence Spears;

*full-page ad from Eddie Van Modeling Guild of San Francisco ("Quality is in the Eye of the Beholder" with 12 photos of his models);

*Vector's Man of the Month - SONNY (four tasteful nude photos, including front cover and centerfold);

*article "Child Molestation: An Adult Problem" by Martin F. Stow;

*opinion piece "No Sex for Boys" by Don Jackson ("Thousands of boys ranging in age from 8 to 21 are locked up in insane asylums for no reason except homosexuality");

 

 

 

February 1972 issue of "Vector: A Voice for the Homosexual Community" (Volume 8 #2), the official publication of the Society for Individual Rights founded in San Francisco in 1964. A quality, glossy, stapled Newsweek-size magazine containing 56 pages including front and rear covers.Containing editorials, news items, articles, columns, reviews, SIR updates and events, letters to the editor, calendar of events, classified ads, photographs and fabulous period advertisements. Highlights include:

 

*first-person account entitled "County Jail" by Ted Moyer (with his photo: "I was first arrested eight years ago in Oakland over a stolen saxophone. Between 1965 and 1968 I did a lot of ripping-off and stealing. I was in County Jail at San Bruno several times and the situation there has gotten progressively worse. It has become more crowded, more filthy, the food has become worse, the personnel is worse...One condition that is really bad is the food. It is not fit to eat. Once we were served rotten hot dogs and everyone threw them in the aisles...");

*article by newly-elected San Francisco Sheriff Richard "Dick" Hongisto entitled "You must back me up...continue to develop your political muscle" (with photo);

*Editorial in response to San Francisco's Gay Sunshine cover story and article (issue #10, January 1972) attacking the Society for Individual Rights (reading in small part: "The above cartoon recently appeared on the front page of a gay underground newspaper called 'Gay Sunshine'. Inside its pages was a lengthy attack on the organization that publishes 'Vector'...The implication is either that SIR should be offering free food to the gay community or that it is insensitive to the needs of that community. The criticism comes from a publication that has no services, no telephones, and operates out of a post office box");

*gay social and political news column "SAN FRANCISCO" (with four photos);

*article "O R [Own Recognizance] Bail: The 'No Charge' Bondsman";

*lengthy article "War Chest, Local Ballot Measures, Urged in Statewide Meet" by Lawrence Spears (on the statewide January conference held in San Francisco hosted by SIR, with four photos, including Assemblyman Willie Brown, Sheriff Dick Hongisto, and actor Michael Greer);

*article "VD Epidemic" (with seven photos from the San Francisco VD Clinic);

*article "So You Want To Have A Baby" by Martin F. Stow (on gay parenting);

*tasteful male nude photos of Vector's Men of the Month - GREG and DAVID (in eleven shots, including front cover and centerfold);

*article "Lenny Bruce on Homosexuality" by Jerry Armando (with photo);

*article "Earl Stokes Meets Dr. [Irving] Bieber";

*short article "Introducing Photography By John David Hough" by George Mendenhall, Editor of Vector (with full-page photograph of male model: "Vector is proud to announce the appointment of John David Hough as this magazine's Cover Man photographer...Welcome, John David Hough, to the Vector staff");

 

 

 

August 1972 issue of "Vector: A Voice for the Homosexual Community" (Volume 8 #7), the official publication of the Society for Individual Rights 48 pages including front and rear covers.Containing editorials, news items, articles, columns, reviews, SIR updates and events, letters to the editor, calendar of events, classified ads, photographs and fabulous period advertisements. Highlights include:

 

*ground-breaking and historical article "SIR's Gay Delegate: Political Chairman [James - Jim] Foster Becomes First Up-Front Gay at [Democratic] National Convention" by Lawrence Spears (with photo);

*complete text of Jim Foster's address before the Democratic National Convention (with photo of him on the podium);

*article "Gay Porno Movie Houses" by Noel Hernandez (with photos of the San Francisco Nob Hill, Tom Cat, and O'Farrell Adult Theatres);

*SIR's "Homosexual Bill of Rights";

*Part One of two-part analysis of "Lesbian/Woman" by DOB founders Del Martin and Phyllis Lyon by Frank Howell (with photo);

*article "FIRE! SIR Rebuilds" by George Mendenhall (with five photos: "Fire swept through the auditorium and some adjoining areas of The Society for Individual Rights downtown SIR Community Center in San Francisco in July. The Sunday morning blaze was set by an arsonist who confessed to setting the fire with duplicating fluid because he was angry at the way he was treated by someone at the previous night's SIR dance");

*splendid photographic ad from John David Hough;

*article "Yosemite National Park - Warning: Beware of the Bares" by "Hannibal" (with four photos);

*article "Sodomy: It's Fun When Done Safely" by Dr. Inderhaus, M.D.;

*tasteful male nude photospread of Vector's Man of the Month - TOM - by John David Hough (in eight photos, including front cover and centerfold);

*article by Don Slater, Director of the Homosexual Information Center in Los Angeles entitled "No politically radical group or country has shown the slightest inclination to be more tolerant of homosexual behavior than middle class America" (accompanied by Don Slater's portrait photo);

*article "Cruising Polk Street: Something for Everyone" by Barry Ralston (with five photos, including one of a vendor selling the "Berkeley Barb");

*short article and full-page photospread of the 1972 Gay Pride parades (with eight photos);

 

 

 

September 1972 issue of "Vector: A Voice for the Homosexual Community" (Volume 8 #8), the official publication of the Society for Individual Rights 48 pages including front and rear covers.Containing editorials, news items, articles, columns, reviews, SIR updates and events, letters to the editor, calendar of events, classified ads, photographs and fabulous period advertisements. Highlights include:

 

*article "Gay Married Men" by Raul Notavo;

*splendid full-page ad for the Ritch Street Health Club;

*news update "SIR Continues After Center Fire";

*complete address given by San Francisco Sheriff Richard Hongisto before the Resolutions Committee of the American Bar Association at its national convention in San Francisco (with portrait photo);

*complete address given by Professor Donald T. Lunde from Stanford University at the above convention (on sex laws);

*two-page facsimile of Christian fundamentalist cartoon strip "THE GAY BLADE" ("Vector has presented on these two pages some of the cartoons appearing in a pocket-size comic book, distributed by Chick Publications"; one cartoon shows the terrified men of Sodom trapped in a building and is captioned "THE HOMOSEXUALS WEARIED THEMSELVES OF TRYING TO FIND THE DOOR. LOT AND HIS FAMILY WERE SAFELY REMOVED FROM SODOM SO GOD COULD RAIN DOWN FIRE AND BRIMSTONE AND DESTROY SODOM");

*article "Personal Liberation and The New Consciousness" by new Vector writer Mark Freedman (with photo);

*article "'Sickness Theory' Wrong - Psychologist George Weinberg" by Frank Howell;

*tasteful male nude photospread of Vector's Man of the Month - KEN - by John David Hough (in four photos, including front cover and centerfold);

*a very interesting report that compiles the results from a readership survey given by Vector (including Sex, Age, Education, Degrees, Position, Annual Income, Full Time Students, Civil Service Employees, Marriage/Companionship, Gay Affiliations, along with several questions, i.e., "My sex is primarily: Homosexual 89%, Heterosexual 7%"; "Do you think that Vector should discontinue frontal nudes? Yes 2%, No 98%"; much more);

*splendid full-page photograph of Jim Cassidy ("NEXT MONTH: Jim Cassidy");

*article "A Husband Divorces After Discovering Male Lover" by Steve Robinson ("I am married 8 years and, for the moment, still living with my wife and child. Soon, I will be leaving them to join my male lover in a distant city");

 

 

 

October 1972 issue of "Vector: A Voice for the Homosexual Community" (Volume 8 #9), the official publication of the Society for Individual Rights 48 pages including front and rear covers.

Containing editorials, news items, articles, columns, reviews, SIR updates and events, letters to the editor, calendar of events, classified ads, photographs and fabulous period advertisements. Highlights include:

 

*article "The Male Prostitute: The World's Oldest Profession" by Noel Hernandez;

*full-page political ad for Milton Marks ("EVERYONE TALKS ABOUT FREEDOM. MILTON MARKS IS DOING SOMETHING ABOUT IT...REELECT SENATOR MARKS - After all, he's a San Franciscan");

*two-page male beefcake photospread from the pages of After Dark Magazine (with seven photos);

*column "Frank Kameny's Washington, D.C." entitled "The November Choice: Democrats or Republicans?";

*article "SIR's Gay Jobs Bureau: Chuck Schneider's Success Story" (with photo);

*tasteful male nude photospread of Vector's Man of the Month - JIM CASSIDY - by John David Hough (in seven photos, including front cover and centerfold);

*article "I AM a married gay" (the author is anonymous: "I am 33 years old. I am a college graduate. I am employed as a biochemist. I am married. I am the father of two children. I am gay");

*news article "Teachers Reprimanded: ACLU Files Charges";

*article "The Black Pipe Bar Raid: The Inside Story" by Larry Townsend;

*article "The Steam Baths of San Francisco" by Robert York;

*obituary of gay activist Ralph Schaffer (with photograph of him and Morris Kight);

 

 

 

November 1972 issue of "Vector: A Voice for the Homosexual Community" (Volume 8 #10), the official publication of the Society for Individual Rights founded in San Francisco in 1964. 48 pages including front and rear covers.Containing editorials, news items, articles, columns, reviews, SIR updates and events, letters to the editor, calendar of events, classified ads, photographs and fabulous period advertisements. Highlights include:

 

*article "The Woman-Identified Woman" (written in May 1970 by a collective of women in New York);

*article "Action on the Gay Legal Front" by Franklin - Frank - Kameny;

*article "Election '72 - SIR Stamps Approval" (with SIR's list of endorsements for U.S. President, U.S. Congress, State Senate, and State Assembly; with four photos, including one of Willie Brown, Jr.);

*series of letters entitled "The Chuck Schneider Methodology" containing a letter Chuck Schneider (Community Services Director for SIR) wrote to several banks regarding fair employment practices, and the full text received from three banks - Barclays Bank of California, Redwood Bank, and Bank of America;

*the now-famous "Letter from [Supreme Commander, Black Panther Party] Huey P. Newton on the Gay Liberation and Women's Liberation Movements";

*news update "Attack on Sex Laws: New Tax-Exempt Foundation Created" (Whitman-Radclyffe Foundation);

*article "The Gay People's Union: Stanford" by Michael Hughes and James Mitchell;

*tasteful male nude photospread of Vector's Man of the Month - David Baker, Jr. - who always writes a short perspective on Vector's use of muscled "beefcake" models (five shots, including front cover and centerfold);

*article "Changing Views of Transsexualism" by Martin Stow;

*article "A Gay Manifesto" by Carl Wittman (which first appeared in a 1968 issue of "Berkeley Tribe");

*lengthy film review of James Dickey's novel "Deliverance" (with five shots from the film);

*article on SIECUS (The Sex Information and Education Council of the United States) then directed by Mary Calderone;

*splendid full-page ad from "LADY MAXINE for Empress de San Francisco VIII" (with photo: "With Your Support this will be My Year for You. My San Francisco");

 

 

 

December 1972 issue of "Vector: A Voice for the Homosexual Community" (Volume 8 #11), the official publication of the Society for Individual Rights founded in San Francisco in 1964. A quality, glossy, stapled Newsweek-size magazine containing 48 pages including front and rear covers.Containing editorials, news items, articles, columns, reviews, SIR updates and events, letters to the editor, calendar of events, classified ads, photographs and fabulous period advertisements. Highlights include:

 

*article "Health and Life Insurance Hang-Ups For Gays" by Laurence Berkeley;

*splendid four-page non-frontal male nude photospread of models photographed by John David Hough (featuring dancer Les Boday with the Pacific Ballet Company in seven photos);

*the famous San Franciscan "Benevolent Autocrat" interviewed - Paul Newton ("A candid conversation with the man behind those classified ads");

*lengthy review of the ground-breaking television movie "That Certain Summer" starring Hal Holbrook, Hope Lange, Martin Sheen, and Scott Jacoby (with photo);

*three full-page individual nude photographs of Jay, Ken, and John (from the stable of Eddie Van);

*part one of lengthy, in-depth article - to be continued in the January 1973 issue of Vector - by Randy Wicker on gay bank-robbers John Wojtowicz ("Littlejohn Basso") and Sal Natuarale entitled "The Little Bank Robber and the Big Lie" (who tried robbing the Chase Manhattan Bank at Avenue P and 3rd Street in Brooklyn on Tuesday afternoon, August 24, 1972: "But the robbery didn't go as planned. Police arrived and surrounded the bank with Littlejohn and his partner Sal Natuarale, inside holding the lawmen at bay with nine hostages. Arthur - Arty - Westenberg, the alleged third member of the trio, carried two shotguns into the bank wrapped as a package and then fled in the getaway car when the police arrived..." Accompanying the article are two photographs: the first of John Wojtowicz with Ernest Aron on their wedding day, and the second of Ernest Aron photographed for GAY magazine);

*SIR President Bill Plath interviewed;

*article "Gay Theatre and the Meaning of 'MAME'" by Noel Hernandez;

 

 

 

January 1973 issue of "Vector: A Voice for the Homosexual Community" (Volume 9 #1), 48 pages including front and rear covers. Containing editorials, news items, articles, columns, reviews, SIR updates and events, letters to the editor, calendar of events, classified ads, photographs and fabulous period advertisements. Highlights include:

 

*article "Shocking New Research by the Federal Government: Radio Transmitters for YOUR BODY" by Don Jackson ("Since I wrote this article, I learned that the pamphlet it discusses was written as advance propaganda for the Federal Bureau of Prison's 'Coercive Behavior Modification Center' at Bunker Hill, North Carolina. The new prison, the pride of the Nixon administration, is now under construction...Homosexuals and other 'social and culturally deviant' prisoners are to be transferred there from state and federal prisons to be cured by techniques discussed in this article" - the article is accompanied by an illustration of the "Penile Plethysmograph");

*"A Letter from Danny Smith on the Gay Prisoner" ("On April 1, 1966, I walked through the gates of Ahoskie Prison Unit in North Carolina. For me, at fifteen years old, this was a traumatic event. What I was to experience in the following years in prison would leave scars...");

*review of documentary film "The Jail" (with photo) then opening January 5, 1973 at the Surf Theatre;

*Bob Ross, the President of San Francisco's Tavern Guild, interviewed (with three photos);

*article "Gay Sex Therapy" by Martin F. Stow;

*article "The San Francisco Gay Counseling Service" by Mark Freedman;

*tasteful male nude photospread of Vector Man of the Month - entertainer Bill McWhorter (in seven photos, including front cover);

*article "Homosexual Freedom: A Libertarian Conservative Statement" by Craig A. Hanson;

*part two of lengthy, in-depth article - continued from the December 1972 issue of Vector - by Randy Wicker on gay bank-robbers John Wojtowicz ("Littlejohn Basso") and Sal Natuarale entitled "The Little Bank Robber and the Big Lie" (accompanied by a second, and different, photograph from the previous issue of John Wojtowicz and Ernest Aron on their wedding day, photo courtesy of DRAG Magazine);

 

 

 

February 1973 issue of "Vector: A Voice for the Homosexual Community" (Volume 9 #2), 48 pages including front and rear covers.

Containing editorials, news items, articles, columns, reviews, SIR updates and events, letters to the editor, calendar of events, classified ads, photographs and fabulous period advertisements. Highlights include:

 

*article "On Being Mexican and Being Gay" by Noel Hernandez;

*State Senator Milton Marks interviewed ("San Francisco's popular liberal Republican state senator discusses his position on gay rights, and other issues");

*article "Gays and the U.S. Civil Service" by Franklin - Frank - Kameny;

*film "A Separate Peace" starring Parker Stevenson and John Heyl reviewed (with two photos)

*lengthy article on homosexuality entitled "Long Gays' Journey Into Light" by Joan Solomon (accompanied by four photographs of a handsome young blond man);

*photospread of Michael Cappara of the Pacific Ballet (in seven photos by John David Hough including front cover);

*short obituary, with photo, for female impersonator Lucian Phelps ("Lucian, the Male Sophie Tucker");

*article "Remember California Hall" by Frank Fitch (a history of the January 1, 1965 raid by 55 vice officers of the gay Mardi Gras Ball at California Hall);

 

 

March 1973 issue of "Vector: A Voice for the Homosexual Community" (Volume 9 #3), the official publication of the Society for Individual Rights founded in San Francisco in 1964. A quality, glossy, stapled Newsweek-size magazine containing 48 pages including front and rear covers.Containing editorials, news items, articles, columns, reviews, SIR updates and events, letters to the editor, calendar of events, classified ads, photographs and fabulous period advertisements. Highlights include:

 

*article "A Gay American in Greece: What To Expect" by Richard Piro;

*short article and three-page photospread of The Mr. Gay San Francisco and Mr. Gay California Contests (with 12 photos);

*article "A Gay Look at Alcoholism" by Kevin Norton;

*tasteful male nude photospread of Blaine Denvers - "Portland's Own GROOVY Guy" in six shots, including front cover, by John David Hough;

*San Francisco Sheriff Dick Hongisto interviewed ("The recently elected San Francisco County Sheriff discusses gay politics, jail politics, and his politics");

*article on Sacramento entitled "A Silly, Sassy, Slightly Sullied Sally to Scintillatin' Sakammena" by "Hannibal" (with four photos);

*short article on the 1973 Golden Award Nominees (with two photos);

*article entitled "Women In Prison" (including poetry by Emma Goldman - imprisoned in 1891 - and statement from Angela Davis on June 27, 1970);

*article "Interviewing a Gay Family" by Noel Hernandez and Donna Dorian;

 

 

 

April 1973 issue of "Vector: A Voice for the Homosexual Community" (Volume 9 #4), 48 pages including front and rear covers.

Containing editorials, news items, articles, columns, reviews, SIR updates and events, letters to the editor, calendar of events, classified ads, photographs and fabulous period advertisements. Highlights include:

 

*article "The Ritch Street Baths: An Alternative to the Alternatives" by Richard Piro;

*Bobby Seale, Democratic candidate for Mayor in the upcoming Oakland City elections, and Elaine Brown, Democratic candidate for a seat on the Oakland City Council, interviewed;

*theatre review of "That Championship Season" then appearing at the A.C.T. Repertory Theatre in San Francisco (with two photos);

*article "Liberating My Family" by Kevin Norton;

*four-page photospread of "Norman and Tom" (in eight shots by John David Hough);

*article "Amyl Nitrite" by Noel Hernandez;

*short story "The Go-Go Boy" by Dennis Connaughton;

*tasteful four-page male nude photospread entitled "A Photographic Feast: The Work of James Armstrong" (with 13 shots);

*article "Thoughts from Behind Grey Prison Walls" by Deno Thomas;

 

 

 

May 1973 issue of "Vector: A Voice for the Homosexual Community" (Volume 9 #5), 56 pages including front and rear covers.Containing editorials, news items, articles, columns, reviews, SIR updates and events, letters to the editor, calendar of events, classified ads, photographs and fabulous period advertisements. Highlights include:

 

*article "If Your Lover Is An Alcoholic" by "J";

*article "F- Books or Gay Literature?" by Douglas Dean;

*short memoir "Fairies Fulfill the Famous Three Wishes: A First Encounter With Gay Friendship" by Charlotte Schmidt-Luder;

*article "Dangerous Films" by Don Clark ("Some time ago S.I.R. received an anonymous letter from a concerned citizen in San Mateo concerning the showing of films to school children containing questionable homophobic undertones...");

*article "A Closer Look at the White Horse [Bar]: Myth or Materiality?" by Abraham Black, Ph.D.;

*lengthy memoir "Coming Out!" by Robert Burke (with four photos: "My name is Robert Burke. I'm eighteen years of age, a student of history, and I'm gay");

*article "An Open Letter to Vector" by Mike Silverstein ("I stopped reading Vector...Sex is where Vector and I part company...Another hassle I have with Vector is the way it has kept telling me to act like a real man...");

*tasteful male nude photospread of coverman Ray Richardson in eight photos, including front cover, by James Armstrong;

*part one of two-part article "Youth Cultism and the Gay Life Style" by Jerry Disque (final segment in the June 1973 issue);

 

 

 

June 1973 issue of "Vector" now subtitled "A Voice for the Gay [rather than "Homosexual"] Community" (Volume 9 #6), the official publication of the Society for Individual Rights founded in San Francisco in 1964.56 pages including front and rear covers.Containing editorials, news items, articles, columns, reviews, SIR updates and events, letters to the editor, calendar of events, classified ads, photographs and fabulous period advertisements. Highlights include:

 

*new advice column "Dear Don" by Don Clark, Ph.D.;

*part two (final segment) of article "Youth Cultism and the Gay Life" by Jerry Disque (part one appeared in the May 1973 issue);

*male photography by John David Hough;

*poetry "Acquainted With Lonely Beaches" by John Edwin Morey;

*article "The Maturing of the Gay Movement" by Duke Smith;

*highly critical article "Lesbian Conference: A BOMB" by Carol DeArment ("And the $64,000 question is - 'What is supposed to happen at a lesbian conference?' No one seems to know the answer, least of all the people who planned the West Coast Lesbian Conference which took place at UCLA April 13-15");

*article "April & May - The Dance Months" by photographer James Armstrong (with seven photos by him);

*article "Don't Cop That Plea!" by Susan Trager ("When you plead guilty to a 'deal' offered by the District Attorney, you are waiving your rights to challenge the constitutionality of the sex statute under which you were charged. You also lose your right to confront the arresting officers, who may be lying");

 

 

 

July 1973 issue of "Vector" now subtitled "A Voice for the Gay [rather than "Homosexual"] Community" (Volume 9 #7), the official publication of the Society for Individual Rights founded in San Francisco in 1964. 56 pages including front and rear covers.

Containing editorials, news items, articles, columns, reviews, SIR updates and events, letters to the editor, calendar of events, classified ads, photographs and fabulous period advertisements. Highlights include:

 

*new advice column "Dear Don" by Don Clark, Ph.D.;

*article "No More Parades" by Kevin P. Norton (a criticism of gay pride parades);

*delightful article "The Alternative Establishment is a New Beast" by Carol DeArment ("The Alternative Culture! Wow! We've done it! The anti-war movement, the civil rights movement, gay movements, women's movements, organic food movements, etc. etc. etc., have come together and given birth to a new way of living and thinking about things - The Alternative Culture");

*article "That Wild Los Angeles Election!" (with photos of Burt Pines and Robert Stevenson);

*article "Song of the Gay Teacher" by Richard Amory ("The day finally came several years ago when I looked up from my beer in the Aloha Club in Hayward right smack into the face of the guy who teaches Math across the hall from me");

*gay travel article "Guatemala Gadabout" by "Hannibal" (with four photos);

*tasteful male nude photospread of Richard Brown (in five shots, including front cover, by James Armstrong);

*article "Gay Sex Goes Academic" by Jerry Disque;

*poetry by Michael E. O'Connor;

*delightful interview of Dick Walters, San Francisco drag queen known as "Sweet Lips" (with three photos);

 

 

 

August 1973 issue of "Vector: A Voice for the Gay Community" (Volume 9 #8), the official publication of the Society for Individual Rights founded in San Francisco in 1964.56 pages including front and rear covers.Containing editorials, news items, articles, columns, reviews, SIR updates and events, letters to the editor, calendar of events, classified ads, photographs and fabulous period advertisements. Highlights include:

 

*article "The Phallic Mysticism of Jesus" by Paul Bernardino;

*article "The Bisexual Blues" by Pat Hardman;

*Dwight Letchworth interviewed on Electrolysis ("Dwight Letchworth, R.E., can best be described as a dynamic fighter whose interests may change but whose zeal for things interesting never falters. If you ever purchase items - soap powder or cosmetics - in a roll of plastic containers, it's a Letchworth packaging invention for which he holds the patents. The next time you go dancing in a bar, remember that Dwight owned the first bar in the State of California which permitted open dancing between men. Another one of his bars pioneered retaining, legally, a female bartender...From bar owning, to apartment building owning, to real estate dealing into Electrolysis is quite a trip and Dwight delights in telling the saga placing his own exciting biography second to the subject at hand - what the hell is Electrolysis");

*unidentified handsome, young man photographed by James Armstrong (in five shots, including front cover);

*short story "Jurdle: A Lyrical Remberance [sic] of First Love" by Weldon James Furness ("I am middle-aged and lonely now");

*article "Gay Subcultists and the California Senate" by David Goodstein;

*lengthy prose poem "Poetry Night in North Beach" by Gustavo Duran;

*fascinating, delightful article "Richard Amory Reads Tom Sawyer" by Richard Amory (a gay analysis of Mark Twain's famous novel);

*travel article "Paradise Found: Amsterdam" (with four photos);

 

 

 

 

September-October 1973 issue of "Vector: A Voice for the Gay Community" (Volume 9 #9), the official publication of the Society for Individual Rights founded in San Francisco in 1964. 36 pages including front and rear covers.Containing editorials, news items, articles, columns, reviews, SIR updates and events, letters to the editor, calendar of events, classified ads, photographs and fabulous period advertisements. Highlights include:

 

*theatre review by Noel Hernandez ("The newest theatrical company in town, Kimo Productions, is about to launch the most original and charming show of a decade, 'Dames At Sea'"; with photo of Kimo and full-page ad for "Dames at Sea - All Male Cast");

*delicious photo of Charles Schneider, winner of "UGLIEST DRAG OF THE YEAR";

*tasteful male nude photos of Vector's Man of the Month - JAMES by photographer James Armstrong (in three photos, including front cover and centerfold);

*article "Man Hating Reviewed" by Roberta Dill ("Ms. Dill, a stone Lesbian, refuses to be turned into stone by her man-hating Medusa sisters and continues to like and respect men");

*short story "Super Stud of the Moment!" by Wilson E. Wilson ("This 'story in drama form' is a haunting piece of literary surrealism");

*facsimile of letter sent to SIR President Frank Fitch from the San Francisco Police Department originally sent to Chief of Police Donald Scott from a San Francisco resident (his name is shielded in the facsimile) which reads, in part "Dear Chief Scott: This letter is a complaint regarding homosexual activity in restrooms in Golden Gate Park. The particular location is the mens room near the baseball fields off Lincoln near 5th and 9th Avenues...I've been going to watch semi-pro baseball on those fields for several weeks now...Today was the first day I had to go to the rest room to relieve my bladder. As I approached the entrance, there was a man standing out front who began whistling when it was evident I was going into the restroom. When I entered I noted two men scurrying into separate stalls and another man standing approximately 2-3 feet from the urinal, his penis exposed and erect...I felt like an intruder, and for this reason I was somewhat embarrassed. I was also annoyed...");

*short article "Encounter or Self-Awareness: Which to Choose?" by Chuck Cravens ("Some down to earth aids for the proper selection of a method to get in touch with both feelings and the sense of identity");

*poetry by Tom Severing;

*short article "Yes, More Parades" by Norman Davis ("A New Yorker responds to a San Francisco's indictment [July 1973 Vector] of the energy/expense validity of public gay parade celebrations");

 

 

November 1973 issue of "Vector: A Voice for the Gay Community" (Volume 9 #10), the official publication of the Society for Individual Rights founded in San Francisco in 1964. 48 pages including front and rear covers.Containing editorials, news items, articles, columns, reviews, SIR updates and events, letters to the editor, calendar of events, classified ads, photographs and fabulous period advertisements. Highlights include:

 

*short review "The Museum of Erotic Art" at 540 Powell Street by Michael Austen ("Since private stashes of pornography have now moved from the closet to the coffee table, Austen suggests that this museum's primary function is liberation of our visitors from Duluth");

*theatre review by Noel Hernandez ("Three winners kept the town cheering last month: Plaza Suite, Dames at Sea, and the Michael Owen Show at Cabaret");

*tasteful male nude photospread of coverman Paul Venterstein (who had presented his one-man act entitled "Road Apples" at the previous SIR Fall Fair) by photographer Richard Boetger (in 32 small shots);

*short article "The New Puritans" by Kevin P. Norton ("Young gay liberationists have nothing on the old New England Puritans when it comes to forcing their ethics on all who will listen even to a point of violence. It's their way or no way. Norton discusses the destructive bigotry of such an approach");

*short story "I Love You, I Love You" by James Brennen ("An erotic short story with a devastating ending which will leave few of us untouched with the harsh realities of tricking");

*article "The Insider Report of S.I.R. Activities" by Mike Newton;

*full-page political ad from the "Gay Citizens For Responsible Representation" entitled "WE URGE YOU TO VOTE" (with photographs of candidates Dianne Feinstein, Jeff Masonek, Jack Morrison, and Dorothy von Beroldingen);

*article "Prison Marriages" by Murrel O. Morey ("Where do prisoners go to be alone? How are 'marriages' accepted by the authorities? The inmates? Prisoner Morey has written a moving and intensely personal account of the subject");

*poetry by Ralph Moreno;

*article "The Gay Resort" by Gary Menger ("While 'straight' resorts blast their sexist ads throughout the nation's Sunday Supplements, the new rural gay resort simply goes about its business of providing quiet, dignified surroundings for its guests seeking their own thing. Two such resorts [Wildwood Ranch in Sonoma County, near the Russian River, and Bear Wallow Ranch, in Mendocino County] are within easy access to San Francisco and their 'thing' discussed");

 

 

December 1973 issue of "Vector: A Voice for the Gay Community" (Volume 9 #11), the official publication of the Society for Individual Rights founded in San Francisco in 1964. 48 pages including front and rear covers. Containing editorials, news items, articles, columns, reviews, SIR updates and events, letters to the editor, calendar of events, classified ads, photographs and fabulous period advertisements. Highlights include:

 

*article "Good Night Ladies" by Valory Mitchell ("A lesbian waitress listens nightly as the local bitch queens interact. Ms. Mitchell has some hard hitting ideas concerning the almost violent rejection these men have for the women in them");

*short article and photo-essay on the Folsom Street Barracks by James Moss (with three photos);

*poem "Of Love and Lust and Poetry" by Kevin P. Norton ("Well-known gay liberationist Norton reveals another talent as he dissects communication through the medium of poetry");

*delightful "The Twelve Days of Christmas" by Jerry Disque (in the form of correspondence: "December 19. Dear John, When I opened my door there were actually six geese-a-laying on my front steps. So you're back to the birds again, huh? Those geese are huge. Where will I ever keep them? The neighbors are complaining and I can't sleep thru the racket. Please stop...Cordially, David");

*delightful article "CHARLES PIERCE!" by Kirk Frederick (with sixteen small photos);

*article "Mail-Order Lover: How I Advertised for a Mate in the Berkeley Barb" by Tom Severing ("To all of us who at one time thought the solution to loneliness and the search for a lover lay with a 'sex' ad in the Berkeley Barb");

*article "Living with Revolution" by Jon G. Schiller (on gay liberation);

*news article "S.I.R. Wins An Historic Decision" by Frank Fitch ("Donald Hickerson, represented by the Society for Individual Rights, wins a major decision concerning homosexuality and governmental employment. Frank Fitch, past president of S.I.R., discusses the case herein reprinted from 'KALENDAR'");

 

 

January 1974 issue of "Vector: A Voice for the Gay Community" (Volume 10 #1), the official publication of the Society for Individual Rights founded in San Francisco in 1964. 48 pages including front and rear covers.Containing editorials, news items, articles, columns, reviews, SIR updates and events, letters to the editor, calendar of events, classified ads, photographs and fabulous period advertisements. Highlights include:

 

*article "Between Rocks and Hard Places" by David Goodstein ("Moderates in Gay Liberation are numerous");

*article "Freckles & Fish 'n chips: An Overview of the Gay Experience in Dublin, Ireland" by James Brennan;

*four-page tasteful male nude photospread of lovers Dennis Forbes and Scott Jarvis;

*short story "The Man From Playchild" by Louie Crew;

*article by Los Angeles gay activist Morris Kight entitled "A Plea for Solidarity";

*short article entitled "Underground Explosion" with four photos by Eddie Troia of Richard Anderson (with Pristine Condition, Candida Royalle, Mickye de la West, others) in the film "Goldiggers of 1984";

 

 

 

February 1974 issue of "Vector: A Voice for the Gay Community" (Volume 10 #2), the official publication of the Society for Individual Rights founded in San Francisco in 1964. 40 pages including front and rear covers. Containing editorials, news items, articles, columns, reviews, SIR updates and events, letters to the editor, calendar of events, classified ads, photographs and fabulous period advertisements. Highlights include:

 

*Editorial by Hector Navarro ("The Vector debut of our new [SIR] President");

*column "New York Scene" by John Paul Hudson;

*article "FIRE" by Mike Newton ("With firebugs and arsonists loose throughout the land, this is a subject of concern to all");

*article "The Shops of Big Town" by Jay Dennis ("Unique in The City [San Francisco] are the many stores and shops in the Big Town complex");

*article "Oh, Prometheus" by Wilson E. Wilson (with four photos: "Relates the excitement being generated in a new gay psycho-drama in Palo Alto, Calif.");

*article "The Conspiracy of Silence" by Richard Amory ("The 'Song of the Loon' author pins an arresting case on Hopalong Cassidy's quite obvious homosexuality when seen in the proper perspective");

*article "Indoors/Outdoors" by Dan Kosloff (memoir of a gay cocktail party);

*male beefcake photospread by Eddie Van of unknown blonde cover model (in five shots, including centerfold);

*two photographs from San Francisco's "Old Uncle Gaylord Old Fashioned Ice Cream Shop";

 

 

March 1974 issue of "Vector: A Voice for the Gay Community" (Volume 10 #3), the official publication of the Society for Individual Rights founded in San Francisco in 1964. 40 pages including front and rear covers. Containing editorials, news items, articles, columns, reviews, SIR updates and events, letters to the editor, calendar of events, classified ads, photographs and fabulous period advertisements. Highlights include:

 

*theatre review by Richard Piro and Dennis Forbes ("A blossoming local theatre scene offers one ripoff fiasco presumably for 'the liberated woman' called 'The Male Symbol' [showing at the El Cid Club]; another, 'GORF' [showing at the Magic Theatre] presents tasteful, exciting nudity");

*male fashion article on designer Gary Pinley (with portrait photo and four male fashion photos);

*short story "The Kolorado Kid" by Karl Maves ("It started with a letter written on a blue Monday and ended-began five months later with a ringing doorbell and a bearded visitor from Colorado. A short story about loneliness");

*article "MARK TWAIN, TOO?" by Richard Amory ("Following his investigation of 'Tom Sawyer' in the light of gay consciousness [August 1973 Vector], the author of 'Song of the Loon' builds a controversial case concerning Mark Twain's suppressed homosexuality as evidenced after a careful study of several other novels and journals by Samuel Clemens, superstud");

*photospread of Ritch Street Baths by photographer Dennis Forbes (with seven photos: "In what may be a journalistic first, the inside of the most famous health club West of the Hudson River is revealed through the acid-eyed photographic process known as 'solarization'");

*article "Thanks But No Thanks" by Norman Davis ("Five familiar cop-out reasons for gays remaining outside of the liberation movement thus grounding progress with their closets");

*short story "Don't Leave Me!" by Tom Severing ("When a brilliant pathologist decided, after a shattering marriage, to avoid dealing with pain by 'going to work as usual' it takes a tragic mistake to unlock his feelings");

*article "A Woman's View of Male Gay Life Style" by Jacquelyn Harris ("A lesbian activist is perplexed about a male gay life style which seems to offer more pain than fulfillment");

*one-page photospread "The Girl That I Married: A Photo Essay of a Famous San Francisco Gay Wedding 1/27/74" by photographer Crawford Barton, with three shots including Bride and Groom "Tacky Ruth (Closet Queen)" and "Jess (Mr. Cowboy)";

 

 

April 1974 issue of "Vector" now newly-subtitled "Celebrating the Gay Experience" (Volume 10 #4), the official publication of the Society for Individual Rights founded in San Francisco in 1964. A quality, glossy, stapled Newsweek-size magazine containing 40 pages including front and rear covers.Containing editorials, news items, articles, columns, reviews, SIR updates and events, letters to the editor, calendar of events, classified ads, photographs and fabulous period advertisements. Highlights include:

 

*Vector Magazine editor Richard Piro interviewed (with photo);

*article "The Homoerotism of Shakespeare's Sonnets" by Karl Maves;

*poetry by Ralph Moreno (accompanied by a splendid male photograph);

*article "Gay Lib Plus Women's Lib Equals Personhood" by Jon Schiller;

*four-page photospread entitled "The Photo Art of Crawford Barton" (with eight photos, including one of the photographer);

*"A Narrative, #11302...Exposing Atascadero" by Gene Ampon ("Atascadero, the California State Mental Prison-Hospital is herein revealed through the sensitive eyes of a former prisoner-patient who went through the ordeal as a teenager from transfer to rape to treatment to solitary confinement to...");

*short story "Through a Looking Glass" by Reginald Toner ("A surrealistic piece of fiction concerning the uncertain direction of energies created in a monosexual situation");

*article "Drags Won't Wish Away: An Angry Drag Person's Response to Inside Gay Prejudice" by Bebe J. Scarpie (with photo);

*article and photospread of the "Theatre of Man," an experimental group resident in San Francisco (with story and three photos by James Armstrong);

 

 

August 1974 issue of "Vector: Celebrating the Gay Experience" (Volume 10 #8), the official publication of the Society for Individual Rights founded in San Francisco in 1964. 40 pages including front and rear covers.Containing editorials, news items, articles, columns, reviews, SIR updates and events, letters to the editor, calendar of events, classified ads, photographs and fabulous period advertisements. Highlights include:

 

*short one-column interview of Karl M. Levin (producer of Cable TV's new series on the gay experience entitled "Coming Out");

*short story "The Window" by Pat Hardman ("When two lesbian lovers move out of a low rent area and into the sunlight with a fine apartment and one is unwilling to touch until they can do so in absolute private, sparks result igniting a relationship");

*article "Stanford Conference: J. Kerry Kammer's Report on the Gay People's Union Gay Pride Week Consciousness-Raising Sessions" (with two photos, one of Dr. Howard Brown and one of Barbara Gittings);

*splendid six-page photospread entitled "GAY FREEDOM DAY, San Francisco 74: A Photo Recollection Through the Camera-eye of Dennis C. Forbes" (with 16 photos);

*tasteful two-page male nude photospread entitled "Turret: An Interlude" (featuring three photos by James Armstrong);

*article "In Defense of Fantasy" by Larry Kirk (with illustration by S.D. Trutbec);

*article "Clairol #57: Getting Out of Chile Was a Drag" by C. Manuel ("A horror story concerning the true account of three gay brothers' dealings with the American Consulate in Chile");

*article on new Seattle, Washington bar "Shelly's Leg" by Jim Sass;

 

 

 

 

October 1974 issue of "Vector: Celebrating the Gay Experience" (Volume 10 #10), the official publication of the Society for Individual Rights founded in San Francisco in 1964. 56 pages including front and rear covers.Containing editorials, news items, articles, columns, reviews, SIR updates and events, letters to the editor, calendar of events, classified ads, photographs and fabulous period advertisements. Highlights include:

 

*one-page review of "Tubstrip" (with photo of Cal Culver);

*Bill Norris, Candidate for Attorney General in the State of California, interviewed (with photo);

*short story "Two More Weeks" by Gary Menger;

*two poems by Patrick Michaels;

*article "'Male Homosexuals': Another Look at Weinberg & Williams [authors of the book]" a Criticism by Martin Stow;

*article on, and interview of, Clif Newman, owner and operator of the Nob-Hill Cinema on Bush Street (with three photos);

*"Mr. Anderson" - aka Sierra Domino - interviewed (with six photographs from his studio);

*article on the gay ranch experience at Bear Wallow by Stefan DeMaro;

*interview of actor and director Gary Bridwell entitled "Kiss the Sky" (on the new play he is directing, with photo);

*fabulous four-page photospread entitled "Shameless" with six gender-bending photographs by David Greene (as part of the 50 photo exhibition entitled "Shameless" to be exhibited at the Darkroom Workshop/Gallery from September 20th to October 18th);

*article "Inside the Swedish Closet" by Gunnar Oehman;

 

 

 

This copy contains the eight-page 10th Anniversary 1975 Poster-Calendar. December 1974 issue of "Vector: Celebrating the Gay Experience" (Volume 10 #12), the official publication of the Society for Individual Rights founded in San Francisco in 1964. 76 pages including front and rear covers as well as the eight-page poster-calendar.

Containing editorials, news items, articles, columns, reviews, SIR updates and events, letters to the editor, calendar of events, classified ads, photographs and fabulous period advertisements. Highlights include:

 

*review of "The Man with the Candy: The Story of the Houston Mass Murders" (Dean Corll);

*article "Out on Campus: Where Does It Hurt?" by Richard A. Thomas;

*two-page "Holiday Greetings From VECTOR" (with group photo of Editor Richard Piro, Advertising Manager Rick Hansen, and Art Director Doug Smith; and a full-page photo of Publications Director Bill Plath);

*short story "From Fields Of Ferns" by J. Huebener;

*article "Come Out" by Larry Kirk (on San Jose: "There are no gays in downtown San Jose, at least not in the daytime, and it's really no place to cruise during lunch-hour...straight dullsville");

*splendid eight-page fold-out 10th Anniversary Poster-Calendar with photos by James Armstrong;

*two-page photospread "Picture This: Environmental Photography" by Ron Miller;

*article "I sing of the feminine in all its forms: A Celebration of Sisterhood" by Valory Mitchell;

*delightful article "A Tale of Two Baths" by Daniel Curzon - comparing the Continental Baths in New York City versus Dave's in San Francisco (with photo: "If you would like to be ripped-off, hurry to the Continental Baths in little old New York City. You must have heard about it. I certainly had. So I went to see for myself. What a letdown!");

*lengthy poem "A Poeme for Allen Ginsberg of Howl after seeing a nude pose of Ginsberg in a Baldwin book" by Paul Mariah (with portrait photo);

*lengthy article "The Palm Springs Experience" by Gary Menger;

 

 

 

March 1975 issue of "Vector: Celebrating the Gay Experience" (Volume 11 #3), the official publication of the Society for Individual Rights 64 pages including front and rear covers. Containing editorials, news items, articles, columns, reviews, SIR updates and events, letters to the editor, calendar of events, classified ads, photographs and fabulous period advertisements. Highlights include:

 

*column "East of the Bay" by Michael Novick (on gay life and news in Oakland);

*four-page tasteful male nude photospread of David Michaels entitled "New Man In Town" with five photographs by John David Hough and short autobiography by David Michaels;

*article "Feminism and Gay Liberation" by Satya Klein;

*Vector's Man of the Month Dean Chasson - star of the J. Brian feature film "Tuesday Morning Workout" - in four photographs, including front cover and centerfold, by John David Hough;

*article "Gays and the Governor [Jerry Brown]" by Martin Stow (with photo);

*delightful article "Brunches" by Marcus (with photo);

*lengthy and simply fabulous, interesting, pointed interview of Dr. David Reuben, infamous author of "Everything You Wanted To Know About Sex But Were Afraid To Ask" - here's a very small excerpt:

"VECTOR: You write that 'many' homosexuals wear dresses and 'many' homosexuals put cucumbers up their rears. To be accurate, shouldn't you have been writing that 'some' do these things?

"REUBEN: When you are writing an article for a medical journal or a text book for medical students, you can say 'the sample was 1,200 patients' and deal specifically in percentages. However, when you deal more precisely and at the same time more generally with reality you must fall back on words such as 'most', 'majority', and 'some'.

"It is fair to say that many homosexuals at one time or another in their emotional evolution have at least toyed with the feminine identification. That doesn't mean that they spend years going around in drag...Many homosexuals use makeup in their adolescence..."

*article "Whatever Happened to GAY Theatre?" by Donald McLean;

*three-page tasteful male nude photospread entitled "Marine...A Few Good Men" with three shots by John David Hough;

*article "The Unions and the Tavern Guild" by George Mendenhall;

 

 

 

April 1975 issue of "Vector: Celebrating the Gay Experience" (Volume 11 #4), the official publication of the Society for Individual Rights founded in San Francisco in 1964.64 pages including front and rear covers.Containing editorials, news items, articles, columns, reviews, SIR updates and events, letters to the editor, calendar of events, classified ads, photographs and fabulous period advertisements. Highlights include:

 

*short interview of San Francisco ACLU Staff Attorney Deborah Hinkel;

*article "What We're Up Against: Gay Discrimination in Dentistry" by Donald Klein, D.D.S.;

*article "'Unnatural' Sex Bill Passes!" by Frank Fitch ("California is the first state to pass sex law reform which was not part of a penal code reform package" regarding Assemblyman Willie Brown's AB 489 which removed criminal sanctions against oral copulation and sodomy);

*article on New York City's Everard Baths entitled "The Everard: Strangest Flower In The Flower District" by H. Karp;

*tasteful four-page male nude photospread of couples by Graven Image Photography (with five photos);

*article "Phallism" by Norman Davis;

*short story "They're All Gone" by Norman Armentrout ("What if all the gays left San Francisco?");

*short story "A Day at the Beach" by Tom Felt ("A tender and sensitive recollection of a hustler and an older man who transcend the usual");

*article "You're Going to be a Supernumeral" by Dennis Charles ("A hilarious gay account by award-winning columnist Dennis Charles of his debut in the San Francisco Opera's production of 'Aida'");

*interview of Ray, Owner and Manager of San Francisco's Mayan Health Club (with four on-location photos by James Armstrong);

 

 

 

May 1975 issue of "Vector: Celebrating the Gay Experience" (Volume 11 #5), the official publication of the Society for Individual Rights founded in San Francisco in 1964 64 pages including front and rear covers.Containing editorials, news items, articles, columns, reviews, SIR updates and events, letters to the editor, calendar of events, classified ads, photographs and fabulous period advertisements. Highlights include:

 

*two photographs from San Francisco's Easter Bonnet Ball (one with SIR's Hector Navarro, Jane Withers, Troy Donahue and Joan Hitchcock; the other with Craig Russell as Judy Garland);

*article "Gay Money: A Response" by Paul D. Hardman ("The April Vector lead story by Frank Fitch brought up several questions concerning collection of funds for gay legislative causes");

*article "Biking" by Vincent King (on motorcycles);

*article "Grey is Good!" by San Francisco's G40 Plus Club ("After forty, a man turns to his inner world");

*article "Ashamed: How Good Old Dave Newton Became a Radical Gay" by Dave Newton;

*tasteful four-page male nude photospread entitled "Bedtime Story" (with six photos by Rick Jarrett);

*article on gay life in Nebraska entitled "Underground in Nebraska" by Arthur D. Foos;

*tasteful male nude photospread "Shadow Play: Photos of Richard Boetger of Graven Image" (with five photos);

*article "Meditations on Drag" by Norman Davis;

*short story "What's Wrong With Gay Life" by Daniel Curzon;

 

 

 

June 1975 issue of "Vector" now subtitled "The Gay Experience" (Volume 11 #6), the official publication of the Society for Individual Rights founded in San Francisco in 1964.64 pages including front and rear covers.Containing editorials, news items, articles, columns, reviews, SIR updates and events, letters to the editor, calendar of events, classified ads, photographs and fabulous period advertisements. Highlights include:

 

*article "Interracial Relationships: Nine Sore Points" by Ruben Longeaux y Vasquez;

*article "Young Hung Stud Seeks Same: The Myths Behind the Wanton Ads" (reprinted from Gay News, London, England);

*one-page photospread entitled "The Good Cop Retires" on the retirement party given San Francisco Policy-Community Relations Officer Elliot Blackstone (with four photos);

*article "Gay Soul: Black Music and Gay Identity" by David Scott Bell;

*photospread "Innocence: Photos of Mark Howard" by Damon de Winters (four photos including centerfold and front cover);

*delightful article "Summer Out Of Bitch City" by H. Karp (on New York City);

*interview "The Happy Hustler: An Interview of Michael Kearns" (with two photos);

*article "Gays and the Question of Religion" by Norman Davis;

*article "A Rap on the Bars & Cruising" by Wayne Jefferson, reprinted from Milwaukee's GPU News (accompanied with five photos of Chris, bartender at the White Horse Inn in Oakland);

 

 

 

July 1975 issue of "Vector: The Gay Experience" (Volume 11 #7), the official publication of the Society for Individual Rights founded in San Francisco in 1964. 64 pages including front and rear covers.

Containing editorials, news items, articles, columns, reviews, SIR updates and events, letters to the editor, calendar of events, classified ads, photographs and fabulous period advertisements. Highlights include:

 

*article "The Most Dangerous Homosexuals" by Dan Allen ("College teacher Allen discusses closet persons in mind-influencing institutions - schools, churches, etc. - who lead painfully triple lives in same-sex environments. And he's angry!");

*fiction piece "Since the Referendum Passed" by Frank Fitch ("As we approach the first real showdown of Fundamentalist California Christianists' attempts to lock us out of mainstream living, political editor Fitch projects what it will be like in a horror fiction piece" creatively written as a news column with headings such as "Washington, D.C. Activist Killed"; "Fear at S.I.R.'s Candidate's Night"; "500 Arrested in L.A."; "Threat to Licenses"; "Sixth MCC Fire in Three Weeks"; etc.);

*article on San Francisco's gay Wildwood Ranch by Richard Piro;

*tasteful male nude photospread of coverman John, in four shots including front cover and centerfold by John David Hough;

*short, delightful article on "Hamburger Mary's & Cissy's Saloon" by Robert Boylan (with three photos by James Moss);

*article "Staying Out On Campus" by Andrew Mendelson;

*delightful, two-page, poem memoir entitled "Memories of a Small Town" by Scott Faversham (with five photos);

*two-page article on, and interview with, Warren Beatty entitled "Shampoo Washes Out: Warren Beatty Discusses His New Film" (with two photos from the film);

*article "INTO THE STREETS: Why be in a gay parade?" by Randy Alfred;

*four-page male photospread entitled "Windows: The Photographic Art of Guy Corry" (with four photos);

*article "Robbie" by H. Karp about his experience with a young hustler he met in New York City ("You want to know what I feel when one of those old men has my - in his mouth? It's simple, man. I feel power. I own them, man. I own those old dudes. When they've got their hands all over me, they're mine. I'm in charge. It feels wonderful");

 

 

 

September 1975 issue of "Vector: The Gay Experience" (Volume 11 #9), the official publication of the Society for Individual Rights founded in San Francisco in 1964. A quality, stapled Newsweek-size magazine with glossy covers, newsprint pages, and glossy centerspread containing 64 pages including front and rear covers. Containing editorials, news items, articles, columns, reviews, SIR updates and events, letters to the editor, calendar of events, classified ads, photographs and fabulous period advertisements. Highlights include:

 

*article "Irish Need Not Apply" by Donald Cameron Scot ("The San Francisco Chronicle's popular Irish columnist, Charles McCabe, thinks homosexuals ought to pipe down since they're losing media popularity. An angry Scot decides to pipe up");

*photospread "Transsexuals" by Jan Maxwell ("A photo-essay on the earth's most oppressed minority");

*tasteful male nude photospread of coverman Jason by Stephen Collier (in three shots, including front cover and centerfold);

*one-column article with two photographs of Chiny Chow Granstedt, a "27-year old Virgo of Chinese-Siamese origin";

*poetry "In the Park" by Scott Faversham;

*article on, and photospread of, San Francisco street performer Michael Young (with seven photos);

*article "Coming Out! The Struggle to be Gay" by an "Unidentified College Student";

*short story "Boy For Sale" by Harold Hansen ("In this science-fiction tale, all of the most advanced technology is utilized in a business of bringing hungry clients their ultimate fantasy - in the flesh" - accompanied by a photograph of Joe Dallesandro);

*short story "Consider This" by Tom Felt ("News and tender love in the land of cliches where the moments are fraught with significance, and pain, and joy");

 

 

With special cover feature, interior article, and tasteful five-page male nude photospread - including centerfold - of erotic male superstar Jack Wrangler (with photographs by John David Hough).

August 1975 issue of "Vector: The Gay Experience" (Volume 11 #8), the official publication of the Society for Individual Rights founded in San Francisco in 1964. A stapled Newsweek-size magazine with glossy covers and newsprint pages (the photospread of Jack Wrangler is printed on high-quality glossy stock) and containing 64 pages including front and rear covers. Containing editorials, news items, articles, columns, reviews, letters to the editor, calendar of events, classified ads, photographs and fabulous period advertisements. Highlights include:

 

*article "The Gang-Greening of Gay Pride" by J. Kerry Kammer ("While aware of and excited by the celebration - partying - aspects of San Francisco's massive Gay Day demonstration, Kammer asks uncomfortable questions concerning more serious approaches to the broadcasting of our message");

*article "Eighty Years Too Late" by Sheila Masthoff ("A stunning combination of the sentencing speech concluding the trial of Oscar Wilde and the California Consensual Sex Bill");

*article "Faggot in Paradise" by Lewis Pelton ("A gay teacher accepting a two-year contract to teach in Micronesia discovers that his resolve to remain celibate was precipitous");

*photospread of "Byron, A Nice Guy to Know" (Vector's August discovery);

*article "Gay Teachers" by Rose Skytta ("Brief profiles of two San Francisco educators who spearheaded the recent Board ruling to eliminate sexual orientation as a form of employment discrimination against gays");

 

 

 

November 1975 issue of "Vector: The Gay Experience" (Volume 11 #11), the official publication of the Society for Individual Rights founded in San Francisco in 1964. 64 pages including front and rear covers. Containing editorials, news items, articles, columns, reviews, SIR updates and events, letters to the editor, calendar of events, classified ads, photographs and fabulous period advertisements. Highlights include:

 

*article "Sodomy and Civic Doom" by Thomas Compton ("Far from considering the salvation of men's souls in their condemnation of homosexuality, the early Church Fathers had a real fear of civic destruction in the forms of earthquakes and pestilence if they allowed homosexual practices to continue");

*author Daniel Curzon interviewed entitled "Getting the Spleen Out" (with illustration of Daniel Curzon by Don Bachardy);

*humorous piece "Horace the Taurus" by Carl Archibald;

*tasteful male nude photospread of coverman Michael Mooney, star of Toby Ross's "Cruisin' '57" in seven shots including front cover;

*article "Integrity's First Convention" by Richard Younge ("Closet doors swung open and many staid humans openly cried as they participated in the first national Church convention called for and by gay religionists");

*interview of male physique artist Hilary (accompanied by five art pieces, including self-portrait);

*article "Jackie's World" by Mel Robert Holt (with two photos: "The world of the transsexual told in the form of a mini-portrait of a pre-operative woman trapped in the body of a man");

*article on San Francisco's Trading Post at 960 Folsom Street (with five photos);

*full-page political advertisement for Dianne Feinstein paid by Gay Citizens for Feinstein;

 

 

 

December 1975 issue of "Vector: The Gay Experience" (Volume 11 #12), the official publication of the Society for Individual Rights founded in San Francisco in 1964. 64 pages including front and rear covers. Containing editorials, news items, articles, columns, reviews, SIR updates and events, letters to the editor, calendar of events, classified ads, photographs and fabulous period advertisements. Highlights include:

 

*interview of David B. Goodstein, then owner and publisher of the Los Angeles Advocate;

*"A Prose Poem on the Spark" by Andy Rogers ("Another bittersweet recollection of first love, in our Coming Out series");

*two page photospread of Randy Krivonic, a dancer in Carlos Carvajal's San Francisco Dance Company (in seven shots by Tom Janovic);

*article "What It's Like to Be the Mother of a Homosexual" by Christopher Hobson - Laura Z. Hobson's son, in a blistering critique of his mother and her best-selling novel "Consenting Adult":

"I AM JEFF LYNN - I am the homosexual in this book, 'Jeff Lynn'. In fact, apart from three characters who have walk-on parts totalling no more than ten pages, I am the only homosexual in this book...My mother has simply taken the elements of reality and rearranged them into a fantasy of middle-class success: the athletic boy who takes time out from the middle class to 'find his bearings' and find his way back in; homosexual, it is true, but masculine, blond, and gentile...Unlike Tessa in the book, my mother did consistently refer to my homosexuality as 'the greatest tragedy of my life' (her life)...and [demanding] to know whether my therapy was leading to 'any change' or at least 'any hope'. Quite directly, she wanted to know whether another year of writing checks would increase the chances of my becoming heterosexual; and I refused to discuss this...She not only threatened to cut off the money for therapy if I did not report on my progress, but did in fact cut it off..."

*tasteful male nude photospread of coverman Chris in four shots, including front cover, by James Moss;

*two-page glossy poltical centerspread ad "A Resolution by the Society for Individual Rights...Elect [George] MOSCONE, MAYOR December 11" (with George Moscone's full-page portrait);

*article "Feel Totally Free" by Richard Piro ("A very personal experience with the newest therapy trip, called the Fisher-Hoffman Process, as presented by Metatron Associates of San Francisco");

*article on and portfolio of works by gay artist R.W. Borg (with five art pieces);

 

 

 

April 1976 issue of "Vector: The Gay Experience" (Volume 12 #4), the official publication of the Society for Individual Rights founded in San Francisco in 1964. 64 pages including front and rear covers.

Containing editorials, news items, articles, columns, reviews, SIR updates and events, letters to the editor, calendar of events, classified ads, photographs and fabulous period advertisements. Highlights include:

 

*Part One of "The Great San Francisco Myth" by Paul-Francis Hartmann ("The first in a series blowing the myths of San Francisco as a gay mecca. Hartmann directs his attention to the ultimate San Francisco trip - a leap off the Golden Gate Bridge - and why it is sometimes the only gay alternative");

*short story "The Matter" by M.L. Pearson;

*splendid three-page article on the press conference given by Tennessee Williams, with several quotes (with five photos: "The homosexual experience in America is tragically humorous");

*article "Right Here, Right Now - actualization" by Richard Piro (on the Fisher-Hoffman Process of therapy);

*article "Blowing Catullus's Cover" by Dan Allen ("The Roman poet comes out - far out - nearly 2,000 years later");

*tasteful male nude photospread of cover model Steggie (in nine shots, including front cover);

*splendid coming-out memoir by Richard Amory entitled "Love Among the Buckeyes" ("I came out in 1949 at age twenty-one in Columbus, Ohio, in a society and during a time that was almost utterly foreign to the world we see around us today");

*memoir "Father Knew Best" by Hal Ross ("Generation Gap? What Generation Gap?");

 

 

 

Special issue on gay relationships, love, and marriage.

May 1976 issue of "Vector: The Gay Experience" (Volume 12 #5), the official publication of the Society for Individual Rights founded in San Francisco in 1964. 56 pages including front and rear covers. Containing editorials, news items, articles, columns, reviews, SIR updates and events, letters to the editor, calendar of events, classified ads, photographs and fabulous period advertisements. Highlights include:

 

*opinion piece "Menace to Civilization" by the Rev. Ray Broshears ("Are you listening, David B. Goodstein? Troy Perry? John Barbone? Jim Foster? Change is coming; it is coming, and when the flame of liberation is lit, God have mercy upon you and your capitalistic institutions, for they shall be swept away in the bright fires of total Gay Liberation!");

*feature article "Love and/or Marriage: Queen Fit" by Jay Manning;

*article "Taking a Chance on Love" by James Valerian;

*article "Getting Married in Church" by John Barbone;

*short article and four-page photospread, including centerfold, of San Francisco lovers Jack and Rip entitled "The Possibilities of Love" with photography by James Armstrong;

*San Francisco lovers Dominic and Eldon profiled in article entitled "Living with Him" by Jay Manning (with four photos);

*short story "The Prisoner of Love" by Richard Hall;

*full-page reproduction of SIR's public service health poster "Even A Queen Can Get The Clap!" (with a splendid photograph of Queen Victoria);

 

 

 

January-February 1976 issue of "Vector: The Gay Experience" (Volume 12 #1), the official publication of the Society for Individual Rights founded in San Francisco in 1964. 64 pages including front and rear covers. Containing editorials, news items, articles, columns, reviews, SIR updates and events, letters to the editor, calendar of events, classified ads, photographs and fabulous period advertisements. Highlights include:

 

*short article on Paul Cadmus entitled "This is America's Greatest Gay Artist" (with two photographs - one contemporary and one taken in 1947 - of the artist, and five art works);

*interview and photospread of gay Karate master John Slater (with six photos);

*short bio and photospread of Greg Booth entitled "Greg: A Nice Guy To Know" (with four photos);

*one-act play "Departure in Morning" by Gary Menger;

*tasteful male photospread of cover model and then manager of the Castro Station in San Francisco Jim Ostlund (in four photographs, including front cover and centerfold);

*splendid, lengthy article on Mattachine President Dr. Franklin Kameny and his fight with Congressman John Dowdy, a Texas Democrat, who sought to revoke the Mattachine Society's license, with riveting excerpts from the hearings;

*equally splendid article "Vector People" (with short bios and photographs of Richard Piro, Ken Rice, Jay Manning, Bob Boylan, and Duane Wolcott);

*article "Hustling, L.A. Style" by Nonnie Morris Vishner (the story of "Shannon" who ran a call-boy service in San Francisco);

*short article, with two photos, on the famed Folsom Street Barracks;

Feature article on "IS GAY LIB DEAD?"

 

 

 

June-July 1976 issue (possibly last issue published) of "Vector" now subtitled "The Gay Magazine of the Society for Individual Rights" (Volume 12 #6), the official publication of the Society for Individual Rights founded in San Francisco in 1964. 56 pages including front and rear covers. Containing editorials, news items, articles, columns, reviews, SIR updates and events, letters to the editor, calendar of events, classified ads, photographs and fabulous period advertisements. Highlights include:

 

*lead article "Whatever happened to the Movement? Is it dead?" by Randy Seanor and Robert Haule (with illustration of a tombstone "GAY LIBERATION 1969 -"). A lengthy, fascinating compilation of opinions from activists, students, artists, and people in various professions who address this question, including:

-Tony Randall (carpenter, volunteer at the Harvey Milk campaign headquarters),

-William Passarelli (San Francisco artist),

-Jamie Lane (student),

-Frank Kameny (Mattachine President and gay rights pioneer),

-George Mendenhall (writer),

-Demetrie Kabbaz (San Francisco artist),

-Morty Manford (President of the National Coalition of Gay Activists),

-Jo Daly (member of the San Francisco Human Rights Commission),

many others;

*splendid four-page male photographic portfolio entitled "The Eye of Efren Ramirez" (with six photos);

*short story "La Vita Nuova: It is enough to be beautiful & seen from afar" by Tom Felt (with splendid photo of Ambi Sextrous);

*delightful article "Is Gay Liberation Thread? Skirting the Issue" by Robert Haule ("I'm making a skirt. It's for me, and I'm a man...It's going to be floor-length. It'll look just right with my hiking boots and my big belt buckle that celebrates agriculture in Bicentennial America");

*drawings by Gene Del Prado entitled "The Suburban Ghetto Kid".

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