Item #5779 Morning Glory, Vol. 1 No.1

Morning Glory, Vol. 1 No.1

Kingston, Rhode Island: Morning Glory, 1973. Offset on newsprint, with black and white illustrations throughout. 17 1⁄2 x 11 1⁄2 in., folded to 8 3⁄4 x 11 1⁄2 in. 8 pp. Very good; mild wear to edges. Item #5779

The first issue of Morning Glory, an early gay newspaper published in Kingston, Rhode Island. A non-profit newsletter put together by volunteers, Morning Glory aimed to fill a lack of access to gay media and representation in Rhode Island, and to be a channel for frustration for the queer community ‘fed up with the shit dumped on top of people.’ This issue includes queer news from around the country, articles by New York Radicalesbians and other gay counterculture activists, poetry, and calls for consciousness raising groups.

A scarce artifact of gay community organizing in New England.