New York: Susan Horowitz and Robin Imandt, 1984. 10¾” x 8¼”. Stapled wrappers. pp. 64. Very good: toned extremities with a small patch of faint dampstaining on top edge of front wrapper, also affecting a couple of interior pages.
This is an early issue of the Guide and commemorated the 15th Anniversary of the Stonewall Riots. An article by Virginia M. Apuzzo, Executive Director of the National Gay Task Force, garnered a prominent location at the beginning of the magazine, explaining, “Why We March in June.” She augmented her explanation with an affirmation of their success in the 15 years since Stonewall: “We are a people from all walks of life making daily contributions everywhere in our society...men and women, black, white, Hispanic, Asian and Native American...artists, doctors, lawyers...Our talents and experience have met the challenges of the past and are sure to meet the challenges of the future.” Additional articles remembered Stonewall, including an interview with a man who had witnessed the riots as a worker at the bar, and the story of a personal journey before the riot ever happened. Along with a comprehensive list of local events of the week, a directory was provided for Pride celebrations in different cities across the nation. OCLC locates two copies of this year. Very good. Item #2469