Clayton, CA: Vanguard Publications, 1967. Mimeograph. Saddle stapled in wraps. 7 x 8 1/2 in. Very good with minor rubbing at spine and on rear wrapper; bright and clean copy. Item #5451
The Vanguard was a pre-Stonewall radical gay underground monthly publication focused on issues that affect(ed) the community: police harassment and violence, drug use and harm reduction, sex work, bisexuality, black arts & culture, and poverty. Its political radicalism stems from its parent organization, The Vanguard, a youth gay liberation organization in the Tenderloin from 1965-67. The Vanguard was the first widely distributed gay magazine in San Francisco.
An important artifact from when gay people were beginning to come out and gay identity and activism began to cohere in cities.