Montgomery Hyde);*news item "Nixon's Commission Says Porno's OK";*news item "Gay Pride Record Album Released" on the album "June 28, 1970, Gay and Proud" (a documentary record album chronicling the mass demonstrations of Christopher Street Liberation Day, Gay Pride Week, and the growth of the gay liberation movement);*article "A Visit to the Thompson Gallery: He'll Paint You Uncircumsized" (on Frank Thompson, with five photos: a portrait shot of the artist, his gallery, shot of the gallery interior, one male art piece, and a poster reproduction of his "Erotic Art Show" exhibition sponsored by the Gay Activists Alliance);" by Donnie Johnson (with two photos: "Donnie Johnson, recently released from a California jail, has consented to speak with GAY about his experiences there.

The Editors are grateful for this unusually frank account on what goes on behind bars, and how gay inmates are treated in 'the tank'");" by Nicholas Martino (with three photos, including one after the raid: "Holbrook, Long Island, N.

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Ho-hum, the reader may say, another raid, but the almost unbelievable stupidity and viciousness of the pigs involved, and the commendable reaction of the bar's management to the incident, endow this particular bust with special distinction..."); by Leo Skir and Jack Nichols (Leo Skir describes running into Allen Ginsberg at Nathan's on 8th Street "eating oysters and about to go home"; Jack Nichols describes a telephone conversation with Ginsberg; the articles are accompanied by a photograph of Allen Ginsberg and Peter Orlovsky);" by John P. Their New York City headquarters on Wooster Street, Greenwich Village, was torched and destroyed by arsonists in 1974.

A pivotal, non-violent yet militant early gay liberation organization, GAA effectively used zaps, sit-ins, and raids to accomplish their goals of obtaining legal recognition and rights for gay people.

Rao, then primary candidate for Congress from New York's 17th Congressional District (a post then held by Edward Koch, with interior photo: "Mr. Hopefully, he may open a restaurant or a nightclub [friendly to gay people]");*fabulous interview with Una Sex entitled "Don't Call Me Madam!

Rao came to the attention of GAY when he was quoted in a Greenwich Village newspaper, blasting his opponent for questioning police harassment of homosexual bars"; the accompanying Editorial by Lige Clarke and Jack Nichols reads, in small part, "The rather square, naice face adorning GAY's cover this week belongs to Congressional hopeful, Paul P. " (with two photos);*fabulous interview with gay erotic pulp writer Dirk Vanden entitled "Sodom and Tomorrow: The Future of Gay Erotica";*article on consensual sex in subway toilets entitled "Tip Toe Through the Tearoom" by Dick Leitsch;*article on gay hotels, bars, and bathhouses in Paris entitled "Fils De Joie: Paris When It Sizzles" by Peter Ogren;*splendid list and descriptions of New York's gay bars, restaurants, and bathhouses compiled by John Francis Hunter;*full-page article on the musical rock group "Fresh" and their album "FRESH Out of Borstal" entitled "Rough Trade Rock: A Reform School Recording" (with photo of the group);*interview of Jack Baker entitled "The Man From Minnesota" (with photo);edited by Lige Clarke and Jack Nichols, and published by Al Goldstein (of "Screw" Magazine) and their Four Swords, Inc. A large, left-folded newspaper containing 20 pages including front and rear covers.

Highlights include: *cover feature and short interior article on Mick Jagger of the Rolling Stones entitled "What Makes Mick Mighty? " (with two photos, including front cover);*editorials entitled "UNCLE SAM IS A PEEPING TOM" and "LEROI JONES" ("We are tired of the abuse which certain black 'leaders' are heaping upon the homosexual community");*article "New York Gay Ghettos: Unusual Neighborhoos Are Now 'Usual"" by Hector Simms (with six photos);*column "The Gay Witch" by Dr.

Leo Louis Martello;*article "Gay Power: What Sort of Slogan Is This?" (in reference to the film "The Fox") by Robert Amsel;*article "A Businessman Sounds Off!Money Offers a Key to Homosexual Freedom" by Randy Wicker (with three photos);*profile of gay filmmaker and photographer Pat Rocco entitled "Rocco the Romantic" by Ian J." by Angelo d'Arcangelo (author of the famous "Homosexual Handbook" on various gay topics, a "bag of mixed sweets for the week");*article "Being New York's Governor Is A Drag!" by Dick Leitsch (on Edward Hyde, Lord Cornbury, governor of New York from 1702-1708);*article on the Continental Baths and Health Club at 230 West 74th Street entitled "Doin' The Continental: Rub-a-Dub-Dub" (with four interior photos);*article "Boardwalk Beatoff: The Atlantic City Scene" by Lige Clarke and Jack Nichols (with three photos, two of M & M bartenders Walter and Tommy);*article "The Screw Trial Begins" by John P." by Angelo D'Arcangelo (author of the classic "Homosexual Handbook");*article "The Gay Vote" by Mattachine President Dick Leitsch;*short news article "Bookshop Employees Arrested: Plainclothesmen Charge Sale of Pornography" (regarding The Studio Bookshop, then at 500 Hudson Street);*article 'Homosexuals Weep While Hollywood Sucks!