New York: Four Swords, 1971-1972. Newspaper. 15 issues, a broken run of the national weekly tabloid newspaper launched in 1969, various pagination, very fragile and toned, early issues with separated pages but intact, closed tears, chips.
The newspaper, with stringers across the country and national distribution, lasted until executive editors Lige Clarke and Jack Nichols resigned after issue 105. While the publishers planned to continue, 105 appears to have been the final issue. Articles on Gays and the 1972 elections, Firefighter's Union rep Michael Maye's physical assault of several gay protesters at a Hilton dinner and the trial that dragged on through the summer, Gay Liberation planned protests in San Diego at a GOP convention site, a report on the first San Francisco Gay Pride Parade and more.