Letters to ONE: Gay and Lesbian Voices from the 1950s and by Craig M. Loftin

By Craig M. Loftin

Collection of letters written to the 1st overtly homosexual journal within the United States.

Long ahead of the Stonewall riots, ONE magazine—the first overtly homosexual journal within the United States—offered a good standpoint of homosexuality and inspired homosexual humans to withstand discrimination and persecution. regardless of a constrained per month flow of just a couple of thousand, the journal encouraged the substance, personality, and tone of the early American homosexual rights stream. This e-book is a set of letters written to the journal, a small variety of that have been released in ONE, yet such a lot of them weren't. The letters candidly discover concerns equivalent to police harassment of homosexual and lesbian groups, antigay task purges, and the philosophical, clinical, and non secular meanings of homosexuality.

“Although Letters to ONE is technically a secondary resource, it frequently reads like a chief resource. in need of really traveling the ONE archive, this paintings could be the closest that Loftin’s readers will come to listening to the voices of an previous age of gays and lesbians.” — H-Net studies (H-Histsex)

“[a] extraordinary e-book … approximately homosexual and lesbian existence within the Fifties and ’60s.” — Los Angeles Times

Craig M. Loftin is Lecturer in American experiences at California kingdom collage, Fullerton. he's the writer of Masked Voices: homosexual males and Lesbians in chilly struggle America, additionally released by means of SUNY Press.

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