Behind the Scenes at the Gayzette: The Gay Student Union and Queer World Making at UCLA in the 1970s

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In the 1970s, the Gay Student Union at UCLA began publishing a newsletter, the Gayzette, as a means to connect its membership and interested others, share information about campus and community happenings, and provide a space for queer cultural, political, and artistic expression. A close analysis of extant issues alongside oral histories with early contributors, editors, and readers of the Gayzette provides a window onto how the Gayzette represented and documented a wider process of queer world-making at UCLA in the 1970s, and what the documentary record does—and does not—represent about how that process unfolded.
Original languageAmerican English
JournalOral History Review
StatePublished - 2016


  • Anthropology
  • Publishing
  • Feminist, Gender, and Sexuality Studies
  • Sociology

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