Maverick: New York City’s Leading Gay Newspaper, Vol. 1 No. 7
New York: Maverick, 1975. Offset on newsprint with black and white photos throughout. 17 x 12 in., folded to 11 ½ x 8 ½ in. 32pp. Some toning and wear to edges, otherwise very good. Red pen circles on cover. Item #5726
The Maverick was a short-lived New York newspaper, published between 1975 and 1979 by and for the city’s queer community. This issue includes many political and social features, including documentation of demonstrations to commemorate the gay victims of the Nazis, activism against ‘behavior modification’ programs in prisons, and a call for gay community support from Gloria Steinem’s Women’s Action Alliance. There are also personals ads, and an explicit photo spread of Bo, ‘Maverick of the Month.’
An illuminating artefact of the New York City gay community.