The San Francisco Adz Gayzette for January 21, 1971

Dick Jay and Keith Wade, eds., Adz Gayzette. VOL. NO. 1 ISSUE NO. 16. San Francisco, Jan. 21, 1971.
Tabloid newspaper, 8pp, 16” x 11 3/8”. Better than very good, with minor wear and some toning at extremities.
On Hold

Adz Gayzette, which ran under variant titles from 1970-1972, was a free newspaper targeting the San Francisco gay community. In addition to occasional news reporting, it provided a weekly calendar of events, classifieds and personals, an advice column and more. Despite the Stonewall Riots of 1969 and the newly-emergent Gay Pride movement, one source describes the Gayzette as “explicitly “nonpolitical”… featuring bar guides, personal ads, and pictures of “Hunky Guys” undressing”. (Frazier and Cohen, eds., Gender and Sexuality in 1968, p. 43)

This “Directory Issue” has a centerfold spread with maps of downtown, Haight-Asbury and the Castro, and the Mission District, locating 80 gay-friendly businesses, with yet more listed in the Directory at right.

As of April 2020 OCLC shows 8 institutions over three entries with physical copies of Adz Gayzette in the United States, though with little information about which issues are held.