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More information on Gay from the Houston LGBT History archive (which contains scans of many other issues):

Gay was edited by Lige Clarke and Jack Nichols, and published by Jim Buckley and Al Goldstein (of "Screw" Magazine) and their Four Swords, Inc. out of New York City, and has been called the first weekly national gay publication. A large, left-folded newspaper containing 20 (sometimes 24) pages (11" x 17", switching to 11" x 14" #106) including front and rear covers. Beginning as a biweekly, for a time (#11 to #34) it went weekly and then toward the end (#105) it was a monthly.

Nichols was especially active as a co-founder of the Mattachine Society of Washington and was one of the first gay Americans to appear on a TV special on Homosexuality, on CBS in 1967. Clarke was murdered in Mexico in 1975. Regular columnist included Randy Wicker, Dick Leitsch, Angelo d'Archangelo and others.


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Collected issues

Gay, vol. 5 no. 112, March 1974
  1. Gay, vol. 2 no. 53 (June 1971)
  2. Gay, vol. 2 no. 60 (September 1971)
  3. Gay, vol. 4 no. 106 (1973)
  4. Gay, vol. 5 no. 111 (February 1974)
  5. Gay, vol. 5 no. 112 (March 1974)