first edition Newspaper
1982 · San Francisco
by Hardman, Paul D., editor, Bob Damron, Senator Milton Marks, Donald McLean, Thomas E. Horn, Rod Locke, Bob Ward, et al.
San Francisco: Paul D. Hardman Associates, 1982. Newspaper. 36p., tabloid newspaper/magazine, 10.5x14 inches, news, reviews, columns, events, extensive gay business directory at rear, photos, art, editorials, very good, stapled pictorial newsprint. Cover stories: Hardman's monthly Gay History installment covers the biography of the Roman emperor. At this time AIDS had not yet become The Plague in California and focus was on more common diseases like hepatitis.The bi-weekly became "The California Voice" in the mid-1980s and included a column reporting on Dianne Feinstein's activities as mayor of SF. Mostly an entertainment paper The Voice balanced bar and bath house coverage with political columns and news relating to Gay Liberation. (Inventory #: 259164)