One magazine; the homosexual viewpoint; vol. 13, #5, May 1965. Richard Conger, , Robert Gregory, Richard Conger, Anela, Manuel Boyfrank.

One magazine; the homosexual viewpoint; vol. 13, #5, May 1965

Los Angeles: One, Inc. 1965. Magazine. 32p. including covers, 5.5x8.5 inches, very good digest size magazine in stapled pictorial wraps.

Important issue in the history of the Corporation. Dorr Legg and Slater had a falling-out which resulted in a two-year court battle. This issue is the first without Slater as editor in chief since he became the editor. Conger's editorial names no names but speaks of prima donnas versus a democracy. There is also a bulletin announcing that leaflets have been mailed to subscribers indicating a change of address for One, Inc. which the bulletin points out is not true. Eventually Dorr Legg et al retained the One, Inc. name and publishing rights while Slater retained the archive.
One, Inc., which took its name from Thomas Carlyle's statement that "A mystic bond of brotherhood makes all men one," was founded in LA in 1952 as a homophile organization with connections to the Mattachine Society. As the first pro-gay journal of its kind, it serves as an important source for pre-Stonewall homophile studies. In 1954 the US Post Office declared it obscene, leading to a four-year legal battle (chronicled in its pages) that concluded with a favorable decision as part of Roth vs. United States. Aside from its articles covering topics ranging from the Beatniks and Gay marriage to homosexuality and national security, One Magazine also featured poetry and short fiction by numerous prominent authors.

Cat.No: 197567

Price: $95.00