San Francisco: San Francisco Bay Times, Inc. 1978. Newspaper. First three issues of the folded tabloid newspaper, 12p., 28p. and 20p., photos, news, reports, services, ads, events, lightly-worn and toned on newsprint. Issue number one states Sampler Issue and issue number two states Premier Issue.
The first periodical in the City to be published by and for both gay men and lesbians. Wikipedia and OCLC have incomplete and/or incorrect information. Those sites state that the paper started out as Coming Up! in October 1979 but it actually began as San Francisco Bay Times in 1978 (these issues) edited and published by Roland Schembari and Bill Hartman. In Schembari's obit it is stated that the paper folded after these first three issues and they reworked the idea over the next year. The new paper succeeded and remained titled Coming Up! until 1988 when it reverted to the original title.