This section includes literature by gay authors, as well as nonfiction works on related subjects, and the ephemera of gay and transgender political and social organizations. Many items that are relevant to the broader LGBTQ+ movement will also be found listed in the Lesbian studies section.
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Sunnvale, CA: Back Drop Club, 1989. [16p] 8.5x11 inches, Club history and information, event and party calendar, application forms, membership rules and dues, very good in unbound nested sheets. House organ for the California BDSM club originally called The Menlo Park Scool of Bondage.
LaVerne, CA: Pin Chinn, 1971. [12p] 8.5x11 inches, 6 single sheets, mimeographed, bar ads, bits and pieces of news, report on the Bay Area Reporter being sued, stapled at left, very good. Cheaply-produced free San Francisco gay bar newspaper. One holding located in OCLC as of 9/2015.
San Francisco: Barbary Coasters Motorcycle Club, 1986. Four panel invitation, 4.25x5.5 inches, cover logo, information printed on third panel, very good on heavy yellow stock. 20th anniversary celebration March 19, 1986 at Claifornia Club.
Montreal: Baron de Montreal, [no date]. Pinback Button. 1.5x1.5 inch square pinback button with two bears frolicking on a white field and the words Baron MTL in Centuryl Gothic font and Raoul Vennat Enr. and a phone number on edges, discoloration and rubbing to edges and a small spot of...
San Francisco: Gay Alliance, [197-?]. Single 8.5x11 inch mimeographed handbill printed one side, with some a handwritten note in ink on back referring to a Prison Reform for Gays meeting at Duboce on rear, fold creases, discoloring, for organizational outreach.
San Francisco: BAPHR, [1970s?]. Six panel folded brochure, 3.75x8.5 inches, bullet -pointsinformations, application form, blue stock, also a folded 8.5x14 inch sex-act and health questionnaire laid-in with explicit lists of sex acts and diseases.
San Francisco: Golden State Gay Rodeo Association, Bay Area Chapter, 1993-1995. Magazine. Three issues of the program, various pagination, 8.5x11 inches, program, event calendar, photos, ads, resources, very good souvenir magazines in stapled pictorial wraps.
Las Vegas, NV: Bear Omnimedia, 2011. Magazine. 36p., includes covers, 8.5x11 inches, explicit b&w photos of husky, hairy, nude men with erections, ads for videos, photos, magazines etc., very good magazine in stapled pictorial wraps.
San Francisco: Harrison Street Fair, 2006. Magazine. [48p] includes covers, 5x8 inches, ads, events, schedule, photos, very good semi-glossy event program in stapled pictorial wraps.
Port Chester: Medi-Media Pub. Inc., 1990. Magazine. 116p. including covers, 5.25x8.25 inches, erotic fiction, reviews, articles, illustrated with b&w cartoons, explicit photos and ads for sex toys, lightly-worn digest size magazine in stapled pictorial wraps. Special report: Gay Theatre since Stonewall.
Port Chester: Medi-Media Pub. Inc., 1993. Magazine. 116p. including covers, 5.25x8.25 inches, erotic fiction, reviews, articles, illustrated with b&w cartoons, explicit photos and ads for sex toys, very good digest size magazine in stapled pictorial wraps.
New York: The New York Public Library, 1994. [12p] 5.5x8.5 inches, illustrations, exhibition catalog, very good booklet in stapled blue pictorial wraps.
San Francisco: San Francisco AIDS Foundation at Bacchus Press, 1995. Paperback. 63p. & 51p., 9x12 inches, illustrations, resources for safe sex, AIDS, bound dos-a-dos, very good magazine in trade paper pictorial wraps.
Los Angeles: People with HIV/AIDS Action Coalition, 1988 & 1997. Four issue broken run, 8p., 20p. & 20p., 8.5x11 inches, articles, news, event calendars, services and resources, very good.
Berkeley: Friends of the Library, no date. Single 11x8.5 inch handbill in landscape format on lavender stock with photos of the three authors and event information, lightly-stained otherwise good.
San Francisco: Goethe-Institut, 2008. Magazine. [32p]8x10.5 inches, filmographies, bios, schedules, stills, ads, very good program for the festival in stapled white pictorial wraps.
San Francisco: The San Francisco AIDS Foundation, 1989-2008. Magazine. Twenty-one issue run, various paginations, 8.5x11 inches, illustrations, tables, figures, stapled newsletters/magazines, a summary sheet from July 1996 on Protease Inhibitor drugs, very good. Published 4 times a year until the late 1990s then bi-annually, issues included are: June, November 1989...
Los Angeles: Beth Chayim Chadashim, 1977. 16p & 20p., 5.5x8.5 inches, folded color sheets, very good newsletters. LGBT congregations.
[Beverly Hills, CA]: the underground newsletter, 1970. Single issue of the underground high school paper, mimeographed in wraps, staplebound, 7x8.5 inches, very good. Cover depict Nixon removing his mask to reveal Hitler. Discussion of school administration and events; text indicates that the group publishing it broke into the high school...
Venice, CA: Beyond Baroque Foundation, 1980. Magazine. 64p., 8.5x11 inches, illustrations, poetry, very good newsprint poetry magazine in stapled pictorial wraps. Gay and lesbian theme issue, primarily poetry (Ellen Marie Bissert, Robert Peters, Clifton Snider and many others).
San Francisco: BH&A, 1983. 8p., 8.5x11 inches, fold creases otherwise good news release of nested folded sheets. Lists institutions, newsletters, newspapers and magazines, individual contacts etc. Breakdowns of the media outlets'needs, requirements, focus, addresses and contact numbers. Alice Reports, Off Our Backs, SF Vector etc.
San Francisco: Big Ad, [1990s?]. Magazine. Two issues of the digest-size magazine for bears and chunky hunks, mostly personal ads with ads for businesses catering to large men, very good in stapled pictorial wraps.
Paris: the dealer, 1996. 63p., mauve wraps with Mapplethorpe self-portrait repro'd on the cover; super-glossy production, the very faintest sign of handling. Auction catalog, offering with illustrations works by Mapplethorpe, Man Ray and many other photographers' works.
San Jose & Boston: South bay Bisexual Organizers and Activists (SOBOA) & Bisexual Resource Center, Boston, [1990s?]. Six-panel folded brochure, 3.75x8.5 inches, information on bisexuality, politics, and AIDS, very good on bright yellow stock.
Hollywood: Jennifer Jordan Associates, 1982. Magazine. 48p., 8.5x11 inches, illustrated with explicit b&w and color photos of men in drag and transsexuals, a personals section with photos, very good magazine in stapled pictorial wraps.