One, Inc.

One Magazine was published by One, Inc., a gay rights organization founded in 1952 by Antonio Reyes, Martin Block and Dale Jennings in Los Angeles. The group started publishing One Magazine in 1953 making is the first gay rights magazine in the United States. One, Inc. won a law suit against the U.S. Post Office in 1954 after it refused to deliver the magazine on the grounds that it was obscene. Although the magazine is no longer published the organization still exists to create exhibits.[1]

Below are some of the many issues of One in the Hall-Hoag Collection from the 1950s and 1960s.

One Magazine (1950s -1069s)

One Magazine (1950s -1069s)

For more information:

One, Inc. Records at The University of Southern California: http://www.onearchives.org/wp-content/uploads/2012/07/NEH-Project-Guide-2012.pdf

An Index of One Issues: http://www.tyleralpern.com/one.html

 


[1] http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/ONE,_Inc.