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.
Berkeley: Brother, 1972. Newspaper. 16p. folded tabloid newspaper, illustrated with photos, drawings, cartoons, articles, poems, essays, resources, ads etc. light wear and toning otherwise very good on newsprint. Combining radical politics with sexual liberation, including gay liberation.
San Francisco: Bulldog Baths, [1980-?]. 24x33 inch color poster on glossy stock advertising the Tenderloin bath house, depicting a working-class hunk mounted on the hood of a truck; very good. Undated, but the bath house opened in 1978 and was closed in the 1984 crackdown on gay baths in the...
no place: Black & White Men Together Southern California, 2007. Two issues, single 8.5x11 inch sheets printed both sides, events, news, members, illustrations, very good. Issue number one, February 2007 and the April 2007 issue, unnumbered. The organization was mainly represented by online web site information.
San Francisco: Emperor Bob Cramer & the Cable Car Court, 1975. [20p] 4.25x11 inches, ads for local LGBT venues and business, program of the award show, event organizers and performers, very good booklet in stapled, green pictorial wraps. Established by Bob Cramer in 1974 honoring Bay Area LGBT activists, sports...
Sacramento: The Association, 1988. Six panel brochure, 14p. report on 7 sheets, all stapled together at top-left corner with a cover letter to a Santa Cruz resident on Agency letterhead signed by Brian Dobrow, very good. Early effort in California to form a central clearinghouse for AIDS organizations and information.
Hollywood, CA: California Knight Life, Inc., 1979. Magazine. 3 issues, 5.5x8.5 inches, various pagination, b&w photos, illustrations, ads, event listings, very good first edition digest magazine in stapled pictorial wraps. Run of the California version of the LGBT entertainment magazine. Cover subtitle "From the men who bring you Blueboy"