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Pointblank Times 1975-06 - Page 1. June 1975. Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries. University of Houston Digital Library. Web. April 16, 2014. http://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/feminist/item/2890/show/2876.

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Title Pointblank Times 1975-06
Date June 1975
Description Vol. 1 No. 4
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  • Women--Texas--Periodicals
  • Women--Texas--Houston--Periodicals
  • Lesbianism--United States--Periodicals
  • Feminism--United States--Periodicals
  • Lesbians--Texas--Houston--Periodicals
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Language English
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Title Page 1
Subject.Topical (LCSH)
  • Women--Texas--Periodicals
  • Women--Texas--Houston--Periodicals
  • Lesbianism--United States--Periodicals
  • Feminism--United States--Periodicals
  • Lesbians--Texas--Houston--Periodicals
Original Item Location http://library.uh.edu/record=b3767189~S11
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Transcript fe& i^ointblank times L_, 1 a lesbian/feminist publication Vol.1 No.4 June, 1975 Houston, Texas 35<t If the Gay Activist Movement in the United States could have a "grand dame", one candidate for the title would undoubtedly be Barbara Gittings. Active in the Movement since the late 1950's, Ms. Gittings was responsible for the establishment of the first gay group within a professional organization—the Task Force on Gay Liberation of the American Library Association. She is presently serving on the Board of Directors of the National Gay Task Force. and one of the groups in Los Angeles did publishing. It put out a magazine called "One, Inc.". The title for both the organization and the publication came from the Thomas Carlisle quotation: "A common bond of brotherhood makes all men one." And there were women on the staff, very thoroughly involved in the publication during those first few years. Later it became a much more male-oriented magazine. Q: It is commonly accepted that the Stonewall Riots of 1969 mark the beginning of the Gay Activist Movement. Could you give us some sense of what it was like for gay women before 1969? A: Well, it's not really true that that was the beginning of the Gay Activist Movement. The Movement has been in existence and active, in one form or another-- usually in many formr--since the early 1950's. It was started by a yery small, very frightened group of people who met in someone's apartment in Los Angeles in late 1950 or 1951. You know they were so scared they had the blinds drawn, the door loc'ced, and a lookout posted for the police, because they really thought they might be arrested for talking about homosexuality. But nothing happened, and they got courage, and soon there were little discussion groups like this one all over the city of Los Angeles. To cut the long story short, this was really'the beginning of what is today the Gay Liberation Movement in the uited States. Soon there were groups of various kinds, not only in Los Angeles, but in San Francisco, Barbara Gittings: An Interview part 1 magazine, off. But Prior to the publication of "One Magazine", there were, I think, three issues published by a lesbian in the Los Angeles area-- a magazine that she called "Vice-1prsa." However, there wasn't what you'd call an on-going gay movement at the time, and she had a very small circulation-- mostly with friends-- for her little so it didn't really take "One Magazine" did not die, because they reached out and set up subscription arrangements and advertising wherever they could, and they built up quite a subscription list over the years. Now, the first, and for many years, the only lesbian organization was founded in 1955 in San Francisco. That was Daughters of Bilitis. The name "Bilitis" comes from the prose poems by the late 19th, early 20th Century writer, Pierre Louys. (A series of prose poems called "The Songs of Bilitis" about a mythical Greek woman who lived part of her life in lesbian affairs. She was not a real person.) This organization, the Daughters of Bilitis, was founded in 1955 by Del Martin, Phyllis Lyon, and six other women. They were not (cont*d on page 8)