Historic Publications Collection

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Historic Publications Collection


The Historic Publications Collection combines newsletters, periodicals, newspapers, books, and other publications by, for and about the LGBTQ communities. This collection includes both: 1) single issues of various titles that are digitized and online; and, 2) runs of publications that are available in paper form at the DC History Center--some of these may have a digitized issue or two in this online collection.

Table Of Contents

Titles digitized online include:
"The Baltimore Gayzette" (Produced by the Baltimore Gay Alliance)
"Capitol Hill" (Published by the Gay Rights National Lobby)
"Come Out Fighting: A Newsletter" (Produced by The Lavender and Red Union)
"Cruise: Weekly Arts and Entertainment Magazine"
"The Furies, Goddesses of Vengeance: A New Lesbian/Feminist Monthly Magazine"
"The Lavender and Red Book: A Gay Liberation/Socialist Anthology" (Produced by The Lavender and Red Union)
"The Homosexual Citizen" (Published by the Mattachine Society of Washington)
"The Insider" (Published by the Mattachine Society of Washington)
"The Gay Blade"
"Gay Left"
"Gays on the Hill" (Published by Metropolitan Community Church)
"Just Us: A Directory of the Washington Gay Community"
"Magnus: A Journal of Collective Faggotry"
"Motive: Methodist Student Movement"
"Musica: Newsletter of Women's Music" (Published by Indra "Indy" Allen)
"Off Our Backs: A Women's Liberation Biweekly"
"Red Flag Union" (Published by the Red Flag Union in Hollywood, California)

Titles available in paper format include:
The Advocate (P 4428)
BGM: Black Gay Male (P 3798)
Black/Out: The Magazine of the National Coalition of Black Lesbians and Gays (P 3746)
Blacklight: BL (P 3797)
The Blade, aka The Washington Blade (P 4092)
ButiVoxx: Hangin' at the Beach (P 7484)
Come Out Fighting: The Newspaper of the Lavender and Red Union (P 4429)
Cruise (P 5265)
Dorian Book Quarterly (P 3762)
From the Center: A Publication of the Gay and Lesbian Community Center (P 5153)
The Furies (P 3796)
The Gay Alternative (P 3764)
Habari-Daftari: The Newsmagazine of the National Coalition of Black Gays (P 4438)
In the Family: A Magazine for Gays, Bisexuals, and their Relations (P 7483)
James White Review (P 5508)
The Ladder (P 3763)
Lambda Rising Book Report (P 5264)
Magnus: A Journal of Collective Faggotry (P 4437)
Malebox!: DC’s Largest Publication for Black Gay Men (P 7485)
Mattachine Review (P 3761)
Metro Weekly (P 4573)
Michael’s Entertainment Weekly (P 5150)
Motive (P 4439)
One Magazine: The Homosexual Viewpoint (P 3760)
The Other Pages (P 4412) (P 5259)
Out Magazine (P 5258)
Port of Harlem: A Magazine about Blacks at Home and Abroad (P 7486)
Real: The Magazine for Black Gay & Lesbian Brothers & Sisters (P 7487)
Reel Affirmations (P 5268)
SBC: A Monthly for the Afrocentric Homosexual Man (P 7489 to DCHC)
Silk Road: Asians and Friends of Washington, DC (P 5507)
TAGG Magazine (P 5277)
Vector: A Voice for the Homophile Community (P 3765)
Whazzup! Magazine (P 7488)
The Whole Gay Catalog: Books for Gay Men & Lesbians, Their Families & Friends (P 5267)
Women in the Life: The Premiere Women’s Monthly (P 5266)
WOMO: Woman’s Monthly: A Periodical Calendar for the Women’s Community (P 3759)

Access Rights

Some items/issues may be available online.

All publications with a "P" number are available to all people, by appointment, at the DC History Center.

Collection is available for “fair use.” Material may be protected by copyright.

The Rainbow History Project respects the copyright and intellectual property rights associated with the materials in its collection. To the best of its knowledge, these items are either in the public domain; are orphaned works; and/or had their rights for public display transferred to RHP.

Collection Items

Becoming Visible: The Legacy of Stonewall
This is the program booklet for the 1994 exhibit at the New York Public Library to commemorate the 25th Anniversary of the Stonewall Riots.

The Hijacking of Lesbian History
In this article in the Gay and Lesbian Review, Rainbow History board member Bonnie Morris highlights the tensions surrounding women's music festivals and their policies regarding transgender inclusion. She argues that the term TERF…

Lilli Vincenz on the Cover of the Ladder
Lesbian activist Lilli Vincenz featured on the cover of the Ladder, the magazine of the San Francisco lesbian organization the Daughters of Bilitis. This is the first known instance of an Out Lesbian choosing to show her face on the cover of a…

Motive, volume 32, number 1
On cover: lesbian/feminist issue

On Screen: Creating 'Gay Fairfax' and TV for the Gay Community
Presented at the D.C. Historical Studies Conference, 27 Oct 2006.

The Homosexual Citizen: News of Civil Liberties & Social Rights for Homosexuals, Vol. 1, No. 12
What is Bieberism? (Jack Nichols); The Supreme Court will Review (David Wayne); The Government from Within (Evan Colodny); Logic & the Ethics of Sex (Foster Gunnison Jr); 1966 Index to The Homosexual Citizen.

The Homosexual Citizen: News of Civil Liberties & Social Rights for Homosexuals, Vol. 1, No. 11
Censorship (Ronald Dean); Why Should I Join (Jack Nichols); British Gaiety (Lilli Vincenz); The Government from Within (Evan Colodny); Our President Speaks (John Swanson); Newsfronts (Jack Nichols).

The Homosexual Citizen: News of Civil Liberties & Social Rights for Homosexuals, Vol. 1, No. 6
Hamilton Hotel Settles (Dr Franklin E Kameny); May 21st Nationwide Protest (Jon Swanson); Two Arrested for Extortion (David Slighton); The Goverbment from Within (Evan Colodny); The Standard of Love (Jack Nichols); Police Stop entrapment (David…

The Homosexual Citizen: News of Civil Liberties & Social Rights for Homosexuals, Vol. 1, No. 5
To Exist or Not to Exist (editorial); Letter from Civil Service Commission; MSW Meets with Civil Service Commission (Dr Franklin E Kameny); Homosexuality in Films (Henry McInnis); The Government from Within (Evan Colodney); Newsfronts (Jack Nichols);…

The Homosexual Citizen: News of Civil Liberties & Social Rights for Homosexuals, Vol. 1, No. 3
The Homosexual and the Psychoanalyst (Dr. George Weinberg); Newsfronts (Jack Nichols); Straight From the Shoulder: Speaking Out (Gail Johnson); Security Clearances for Homosexual Citizens (Dr. Franklin E Kameny); Bridge to Understanding (Lilli…
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