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Cover of One magazine featuring "The homosexual villain" by Norman Mailer, 1955. | ONE National Gay and Lesbian Archives, USC Libraries
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Lost LA

How 1950s LGBTQ Found Hope and Community in a Pioneering L.A. Magazine

In the face of overwhelming harassment and persecution of homosexuals during the 1950s, a certain plucky queer magazine based in downtown Los Angeles was steadfast in its political mission to elevate gay and lesbian Americans.
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