One magazine; the homosexual viewpoint; vol. 8, #10 October, 1960. Don Slater, William Lambert, Lyn Pedersen.

One magazine; the homosexual viewpoint; vol. 8, #10 October, 1960

Los Angeles: One, Inc. 1960. Magazine. 32p., including covers, 5.5x8.5 inches, very good first edition digest-size magazine in stapled pictorial wraps, traces of old price sticker on front cover, otherwise very good.

Cover story, "Are homosexuals security risks?" focuses on the case of William Martin and Bernon Mitchell, NSA cryptologists who defected to Moscow and were assumed to be a gay couple. Author Don Slater (editor of the journal) accepts at face value the rumors of homosexuality and worries that antigay crusaders will seize on the defection as a reason to keep gay men out of government service, expressing bewilderment that the couple would have gone to the USSR: "Communism and homosexuality are contradictory and inimical.... Let it be the heterosexual who may be easily pressured in his wish to survive and conform." Whether the pair were actually gay has remained a puzzle; Martin married in Moscow but was divorced shortly thereafter. Mitchell appears to have been bisexual.

Cat.No: 179905

Price: $45.00