College of Charleston Vertical File on "The Gay Liberator," 1972

College of Charleston Library


3 items ([28] leaves) ; 30 cm.
The collection consists of three copies of The Gay Liberator published between May and November 1972. These issues feature reports on local, national, and international events of interest to the gay and lesbian community. They also include book reviews, short fiction, classifieds, and personal ads. There are also advertisements for other gay and lesbian publications, subscription details, and activity listings.
The Gay Liberator was an underground newspaper published in Detroit by Pansy Press, an independent gay media collective. The publication ran from 1970 until 1976. It published news articles (national and international) from within the gay and lesbian community. Volumes also contained book reviews, poetry, interviews, short fiction, classifieds, personals, and advertisements for gay- and lesbian-friendly bars and restaurants.
For related material, see Unspeakable: the rise of gay and lesbian press in America by Rodger Streitmatter.

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