ONE, Inc.

ONE, Inc. was a prominent LGBTQ+ publication that operated from 1953 to 1967. The magazine was published by ONE, Inc., an organization dedicated to advancing LGBTQ+ civil rights and promoting LGBTQ+ culture and history.Image:one-inc-sample-cover

The magazine was founded by Martin Block, Don Slater, and Dale Jennings, who were all members of the Mattachine Society, one of the earliest gay rights organizations in the United States. The first issue of ONE, Inc. Magazine was published in January 1953 and featured essays, poetry, and news related to the LGBTQ+ community.

ONE, Inc. Magazine was known for its groundbreaking content, which challenged prevailing attitudes towards homosexuality and provided a voice for LGBTQ+ individuals. The magazine faced significant backlash from the government and mainstream media, including censorship and confiscation of their mail.

Despite facing numerous legal challenges, ONE, Inc. Magazine continued to publish for over a decade, becoming one of the most influential LGBTQ+ publications of its time. The magazine featured the work of notable writers and artists, including Christopher Isherwood, Tennessee Williams, and Robert Mapplethorpe.

In addition to the magazine, ONE, Inc. also operated a bookstore and a lending library, which helped to promote LGBTQ+ literature and education. The organization also played a significant role in the early LGBTQ+ rights movement, organizing protests and advocating for legal protections for LGBTQ+ individuals.

Today, ONE, Inc. Magazine remains an important milestone in the history of LGBTQ+ journalism and civil rights, paving the way for future publications and advocacy efforts.{{Categories}}

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