Hollywood: Christopher Street West, 1976. Offset. Unpaginated, unbound and folded. 6 3⁄4 x 9 3⁄4 in. Fine. Item #5824
Program for the Christopher Street West Awards, held at Studio One on Feb 18, 1976. The Christopher Street West (CSW) Association formed in 1970 in Los Angeles to organize a parade in commemoration of the 1969 Stonewall uprising. This program is from the first annual awards ceremony held in 1976. Participants included the writer, editor, and co-founder of Drummer, Jeanne Barney; the openly gay actor Pat Rocco; and the psychologist Evelyn Hooker who in 1957 conducted a psychological study and wrote a paper declaring that homosexuality was not a mental illness, a groundbreaking argument at the time.