Dallas / Fort Worth
Assorted Publications
1971 - Present


This section of this site will feature downloadable and searchable PDF files of selected early
gay & lesbian publications, mostly from Dallas and Fort Worth. This is by no means all of the ones that existed, just the ones to which I had access, and all are rare and interesting. If you can provide other issues of these and similar publications for scanning purposes, please contact me. I am displaying these in roughly year order. Access
to these publications is courtesy of U of H LGBT Resource Center, Todd Camp (of Fort Worth) and the UNT Portal of Texas History.

 Additions are added often, so please check back

Click for an Incredible Article on the
Fort Worth LGBT Community, by Todd Camp

Our Community, Dallas, 1971-1972

Our Community

An early Dallas publication; it included a bit of Houston mention.

With Issue #12, 1972 it merged with the Houston pub The Nuntius, which would last through 1974.

Around 12 pages. No staff names were given until Issue #8 when Steve Jonsson was listed as Editor.

Issue #1, Mar 1971, PDF
Issue #2, Apr 1971, PDF

Issue #3, May 1971, PDF

Issue #8, Oct 1971, PDF

Issue #9, Nov 1971, PDF

Issue #11, Jan 1972, PDF

Iconoclast Comes Out, August 1971
Iconoclast was a counter-culture anti-war newspaper published from 1971-1977, and apparently this was a special gay issue. Out of Dallas , except for this issue, it was just called Iconoclast. This was Volume 1 #31, August 1971. PDF
Community News, Fort Worth/Dallas, 1974-75

Community News
An early North Texas gay newspaper, published by AURA (Awareness, Unity and Research Association), Allen Reid, Editor. (Actually, pen name of Charles Gillis of Houston's Wilde N'Stein Bookstore). Several issues were jointly published with the Northern Region of the TGTF (Texas Gay Task Force). Unsure how long it was published.

These scans courtesy of U of H LGBT Resource Center.

Vol 1-2, May 74, PDF
Vol 1-3, Oct 74, PDF

Vol 1-4, Dec 74, PDF

Vol 1-6, Feb 75, PDF

Vol 1-7, Mar-Apr 75, PDF
Vol 1-8, Jun 75, PDF

Vol 1-10, Jul 75, PDF
Vol 1-11, Aug 75, PDF

Texas Gay Conference Programs, 1974-1982


Texas Gay Conferences

The TGC was formed in Fort Worth in late 1973 and was held annually through 1982, rotating in different cities around the state to organize political activism. Conferences featured national speakers. At right are programs plus other correspondence.


Programs + Notes

TGC-I-06/21/74, PDF
TCC-II & III-06/75-76, PDF
TGC-IV-6/18/77, PDF
TGC-V-6/9/78, PDF
TGC-VI-8/17/79, PDF
TGC-VII-10/17/80, PDF
TGC-VIII-9/4/81, PDF
TGC-IX-9/3/82, PDF

see Link for more

Dialog, A Newsletter of the Dallas Gay Alliance
 

Dialog
a Newsletter of the
Dallas Gay Alliance
the UNT Digital Library
has 33 of the monthly
issues, spanning
1980 to 1984, found at This Link. It apparently began in Jan 1977.

The issue I chose to download is Vol 5 No. 4, April 1981, PDF
as it mentions a new literary digest called Presence, to start in that summer. Not sure if it actually did, as that name for a newsletter did not come up in searches.
 
Tarrant County Gay Alliance (1981 - 1991?)


TCGA News

Begun around January 1981, it was a very slim newsletter. I happen to have one per year 1983-1991, would love to have scans of more.

Vol 1 #2, June 81, PDF

Facebook LINK


The newsletters above were just a few pages each, and up until 1988 had volume numbers.
See this PDF LINK for 9 issues: vol 3-6, Jun 83; vol 4-4, Apr 84; vol 5-9, Oct 85, vol 6-12, Jun 86; vol 7-9, Sep 87; and vol 8-10, Oct 88. And the others did not have numbers, but were from Jun 89, June 90 and Feb 91.

With their name change in February 1991, to Tarrant County Lesbian/Gay Alliance, I presume the newsletter name became The Alliance News. It surely did by the May 1992 issue I have scanned.
Published monthly, switching to twice monthly in 1985. With the May 1993 issue it switched from booklet to tabloid.
I have not seen issues between Feb 1991 and May 1992 to tell when that transition to booklet happened.

Note that there were no volume numbers on the May 1992 and Mar 1993 issues. And also note the volume number change from 10 to 13, without any explanation. Beverly Fletcher had risen from 'staff' to Editor by the time it went to tabloid format.

May 1992, PDF

Mar 1993, PDF

The Alliance News (1991 - 1999?)


The Aliance News

Published monthly in
Fort Worth by Beverly Fletcher (also see Intrepid)

11"x14"
20 pages

Between 12/96 and 5/97 editorship passed on to Brian Batchelor and Geoffrey Eichhorn

Vol 10-5, May 1993, PDF
Vol 10-6, Jun 1993, PDF

Vol 10-7, Jul 1993, PDF
jump to vol 13
Vol 13-8, Aug 1993, PDF

Vol 13-9, Sep 1993, PDF
Vol 13-10, Oct 1993, PDF



Vol 13-11, Nov 1993, PDF
Vol 13-12, Dec 1993, PDF

Vol 14-01, Jan 1994, PDF
Vol 14-02, Feb 1994, PDF

Vol 14-03, Mar 1994, PDF
Vol 14-04, Apr 1994, PDF

Vol 14-05, May 1994, PDF
Vol 14-06, Jun 1994, PDF

Vol 14-07, Jul 1994, PDF
Vol 14-08, Aug 1994, PDF

Vol 14-09, Sep 1994, PDF
Vol 14-10, Oct 1994, PDF

Vol 14-11, Nov 1994, PDF
Vol 14-12, Dec 1994, PDF

Vol 15-01, Jan 1995, PDF

Vol 15-02, Feb 1995, PDF
Vol 15-03, Mar 1995, PDF

Vol 15-04, Apr 1995, PDF
Vol 15-05, May 1995, PDF

Vol 15-06, Jun 1995, PDF
Vol 15-07, Jul 1995, PDF



Vol 15-08, Aug 1995, PDF
Vol 15-09, Sep 1995, PDF

 

 

Some gaps here, please help if you can...

 

Vol 16-12, Dec 1996, PDF

Vol 17-05, May 1997, PDF

 

 

More gaps...not sure how long the Alliance News lasted, though the issues from 1999 were down to eight pages

 

Vol 18-01, Mar 1999, PDF

Vol 19-02, May 1999, PDF

Metro Times (Dallas) 1980 - 1985
 
Tryst Entertainment Magazine

Metro Times

The only full copy I've seen (Vol 1 #20) puts this as a 1980 newspaper. It was published and editied by Roy G Hall, and this particular issue (he was sick) sets a very low bar for content.

Vol 7 #20, 1/8/81, PDF

last issue was 7/5/85

Page 5-14-021485, PDF

 


Tryst Entertainment
Magazine

Tryst was a thin, short-lived Texas statewide publication, based out of Dallas, with a dash of full-frontal nudity. This is the November 1975 issue...not sure how many were before or after.

Nov 1975, PDF

Tarrant County Gay Pride Week Programs

 

Tarrant County
Gay Pride Week
Programs

Spanning 1987 to 2012

See This Page

[ Courtesy of Todd Camp ]

TCGPWA.org

Dallas Gay News (1982 to 1984)

The Dallas Gay News

Houston Publisher Henry McClurg started the Dallas Gay News basically because there was no gay paper there, other than the Metro Times. He hired Don Ritz and Robert Moore to run the paper, and the first issue was September 10, 1982. In April 1984 Ritz and Moore, logically, decided to start a newspaper in Dallas themselves, which became the excellent publication Dallas Voice, still in existence. See next listing.

See Special Section for DGN
Dallas Voice (1984 to present)


The Dallas Voice


Per Wiki, it's "the premier media source for LGBT Texas," and I agree. Founded in 1984 by Publisher Robert Moore, with Editor Don Ritz. Ritz retired in 1998. Dennis Vercher took over until his death in 2006. Tammye Nash then named Senior Editor, which she still does. In 2013 Publisher Robert Moore sold company to Leo Cusimano and Terry Thompson (who retired in 2017). The paper is available as print versions and also totally online at UNT.
See this great recap of Dallas and Voice history....
and this page for The Dallas Voice

Vol 1-1, 5/11/84, PDF


Llambda Community News (1983 to 1985)
Based in Forth Worth, the Llambda Community News had its debut issue on 8/21/83 as a bi-weekly, and lasted 31 issues, to Feb 1985.
Very slim publication, about 12-20 pages per issue. The organization was founded by Jim Morgan.



Vol 1-4, Oct 2, 1983 and Vol 1-7, Nov 13, 1983, PDF

Vol 1-10, Dec 25, 1983 and Vol 1-15, Mar 11, 1984, PDF

Vol 1-19, May 13, 1984 and Vol 1-22, Jul 1, 1984, PDF

Vol 1-24, Jul 29, 1984 and Vol 1-25, Aug 12, 1984, PDF

apparently switched to monthly format in 1985, so....declining...

Vol 2-30, Jan 1985 and Vol 2-31, Feb, 1985, PDF

Address given as National Llambda Inc, 2412 Lipscomb, FWT 76110.
Actually the use of the word "National" is aspirational, it was indeed local.
It is explained a bit in Vol 2-30.

Vol 2-31 was announced as the last issue.

Intrepid (1993)


Intrepid

Large format newspaper, 11 x 14, from Fort Worth with Editor Steve Ramos and Beverly Fletcher as Associate Editor. News and features, 16 pages.
Note, at the same time Beverly Fletcher was also Editor of Alliance News.
Here are all six issues.

Vol 1-1, 2/19/93, PDF

Vol 1-2, 3/5/93, PDF
article on Todd Camp

Vol 1-3, 3/17/93, PDF

Vol 1-4, 3/24/93, PDF

Vol 1-5, 3/31/93, PDF
Vol 1-6, 4/07/93, PDF

Trick Card (1994)
Metroplex Irregulars (1989)

Trick Card

Jason Cook and Mark Alexander were Editors of this breezy kinda monthly bar paper, billing itself as 'Dallas' Satirically Correct Zine." This issue is the premier and I have no idea how many more there were, if any.

Sep 23, 1994, PDF


 

Metropolex Irregulars

What is this? It looks like a program but no mention of a particular event, and no mention of the cover (I presume) singing group inside. And it is packed with Fort Worth bar ads, community news and a few articles...not really dated but by the ads is late Summer of 1989.

August 1989, PDF

TRN (TexStar Roundup News), 1993 - 1994


TRN

Founded by Doug Maples in Arlington with first issue in Nov 1993. He started Vol 2 in Jan 1994 and not sure it lasted past the end of that year. It was a compact-sized monthly. There were two issues in Nov 1994. About 50 pages.

TRN-2-2-9402, PDF

TRN-2-4-9404, PDF

TRN-2-5-9405, PDF

TRN-2-6-9406, PDF

TRN-2-7-9407, PDF

TRN-2-9-9409, PDF



TRN-2-10-9410, PDF

TRN-2-11-9411, PDF

TRN-2-12-9411, PDF

TRN-2-13-9412, PDF

 

Rebound Magazine, 1996
Underground Station - 1997


Rebound Magazine

Another Doug Maples
bar pub...out of Arlington. I don't think he understood how volume numbers work. 12 pages

Vol 6 #5, 6/10/96, PDF

Vol 7#7, 9/12/96, PDF

 

 


Underground Station

Kenneth LaMarr was Editor of this gay Black publication from Dallas. It was almost pocket size, 5 1/2" x 8 1/2", ~40 pages, unknown how long it was printed.


Vol. 1-4, May 1997, PDF

 

Tri State News, 1999
 
Gayly Planet, 2001


Tri State News

This is the first issue, not sure how many there were but it was a bar pub done by James Allen, of Lake Whitney, TX (half way between Ft Worth and Waco). 20 pages, almost pocket size

October 1999, PDF

   


Vol 1, Jul 2001, PDF

Gayly Planet

Ft Worth monthly Paper published by Karroll Parker, with Editor Craig Windham, 11x14".

How long did it last? Well, it did have the FW Ally as competition...

Fort Worth Ally, 2001 - 2004


Fort Worth Ally

Published/Edited by Steven Geer, October 2001 through May 2004. A quite professional 20-30 page paper of news and community info.

11 1/2"x12 1/2"
~16 pages

Can you help provide more issues to scan?



Vol 1-8, 12/14/01, PDF
Vol 1-9, 12/21/01, PDF

Vol 1-10, 12/28/01, PDF
Vol 2-1, 01/04/02, PDF

Vol 2-3, 01/18/02, PDF
Vol 2-4, 01/25/02, PDF

Vol 2-5, 02/01/02, PDF
Vol 2-6, 02/08/02, PDF

Vol 2-7, 02/15/02, PDF
Vol 2-8, 02/22/02, PDF
Vol 2-9, 03/01/02, PDF

Vol 2-10, 03/08/02, PDF
Vol 2-11, 03/15/02, PDF

Vol 2-12, 03/22/02, PDF
Vol 2-13, 03/29/02, PDF

Vol 2-14, 04/05/02, PDF
Vol 2-15, 04/12/02, PDF

Vol 2-16, 04/19/02, PDF
Vol 2-17, 04/26/02, PDF

Vol 2-18, 05/03/02, PDF
Vol 2-19, 05/10/02, PDF

Vol 2-20, 05/17/02, PDF
Vol 2-21, 05/24/02, PDF

Vol 2-22, 05/31/02, PDF
Vol 2-23, 06/07/02, PDF

Vol 2-24, 06/14/02, PDF
Vol 2-27, 07/05/02, PDF
Some Gaps...



Vol 2-32, 08/09/02, PDF
Vol 2-34, 08/23/02, PDF

Vol 2-35, 08/29/02, PDF
Vol 2-36, 09/06/02, PDF

Vol 2-37, 09/13/02, PDF
Vol 2-38, 09/20/02, PDF

Vol 2-39, 09/27/02, PDF
Vol 2-40, 10/04/02, PDF

Vol 2-41, 10/11/02, PDF
Vol 2-42, 10/18/02, PDF

Vol 2-43, 11/08/02, PDF
Vol 2-44, 11/13/02, PDF

Vol 2-46, 11/15/02, PDF
Vol 2-47, 11/22/02, PDF

Vol 2-48, 11/29/02, PDF
Vol 2-50, 12/13/02, PDF

Vol 2-50, 12/20/02, PDF
Vol 2-52, 12/2702, PDF

Vol 3-1, 01/03/03, PDF
Vol 3-2, 01/10/03, PDF

Vol 3-3, 01/17/03, PDF
Vol 3-4, 01/24/03, PDF

Vol 3-5, 01/31/03, PDF
Vol 3-6, 02/08/03, PDF

Vol 3-7, 02/15/03, PDF
Vol 3-8, 02/22/03, PDF

Vol 3-09, 02/28/03, PDF
Vol 3-10, 03/07/03, PDF

Vol 3-11, 03/14/03, PDF
Vol 3-12, 03/21/03, PDF

Vol 3-14, 03/14/03, PDF
Vol 3-15, 04/04/03, PDF

Vol 3-16, 04/18/03, PDF
Vol 3-17, 04/25/03, PDF

Vol 3-18, 05/02/03, PDF
Vol 3-19, 05/09/03, PDF

Vol 3-20, 05/16/03, PDF
Vol 3-21, 05/23/03, PDF

Vol 3-22, 05/30/03, PDF
Vol 3-23, 06/06/03, PDF

Vol 3-24, 06/13/03, PDF
Vol 3-25, 06/20/03, PDF

 

Some Gaps....
let me know if you can provide acces for the missing issues

But notice after 3-16 they dropped "Fort Worth" from the publication title on the cover

And the January issue, maybe earlier, began a slightly shorter size, 11"x12"



Vol 4-1, 01/09/04, PDF

Vol 4-2, 01/16/04, PDF

 

And, Boom!
Sudden name change to Texas Ally, not explained in the issue. But by issue 4-10 old name was back.

Maybe the change was explained when it changed back.

Vol 4-10, 03/12/04, PDF

Vol 4-19, 5/14/04, PDF

Vol 5, 06/03/05, PDF

Above, there are a few gaps, which I would love to fill....a two-month gap in 2002, along with a big gap
(June to Dec 2003), early 2004, and any after June....let me know if you have copies I can borrow and scan
OutFW, 2006 - 2008


Published monthly by Stan Beck
I have no copies yet....can you help?

Using the Internet Archive I was able to find
these tiny images of three issues of OutFW,
and they were about half this size on the page
....too small to really read but you can get a
flavor of the publication, on this page
March, August and September 2008

Rumba, 2008-2012

Rumba

Based out of Dallas, a state-wide bar pub with a Latino slant to it and lots of slick bar ads and drag features. Early issues, under Publisher Alberto Rey, had a degree of article content, but that lessened through its run.

Publisher by late 2011 was Jose "Ricky" Fernandez. It was 5 1/2x8 1/2" and about 30 pages. They attempted biweekly publishing in mid-2012, apparently all ending that year.

The September 2011 issue was a special 8 1/2"x11" issue, likely as a (Dallas) Pride issue.

Access to about half of these issues courtesy of the U of H LGBT Resource Center.

As you can see, I am missing a few issues.
If you can send or loan them Please let me know

Vol 1-1, Dec 2008, PDF
Vol 1-2, Jan 2009, PDF

Vol 1-3, Feb 2009, PDF
Vol 1-4 Mar 2009, PDF

Vol 1-5, Apr 2009, PDF
Vol 1-6, May 2009, PDF

Vol 1-7, Jul 2009, PDF
Vol 1-8, Aug 2009, PDF

Vol 1-09, Sep 2009, PDF
Vol 1-10, Oct 2009, PDF

Vol 1-11, Nov 2009, PDF
Vol 1-11, Dec 2009, PDF

Vol 1-12, Jan 2010, PDF
Vol 1-13, Feb 2010, PDF

Vol 2-3, Mar 2010, PDF
Vol 2-4, Apr 2010, PDF

Vol 2-5, May 2010, PDF
Vol 2-6, Jun 2010, PDF

Vol 2-7, Jul 2010
Vol 2-8, Aug 2010, PDF

Vol 2-09, Sep2010, PDF
Vol 2-10, Oct 2010, PDF

Vol 2-11, Nov 2010, PDF
Vol 2-12, Dec 2010, PDF

Vol 3-1, Jan 2011, PDF
Vol 3-2, Feb 2011, PDF

Vol 3-3, Mar 2011, PDF
Vol 3-4, Apr 2011, PDF

Vol 3-5, May 2011, PDF
Vol 3-6, Jun 2011, PDF

Vol 3-6, Sep 2011, PDF
8 1/2"x11" issue

Vol 3-7, Oct 2011
Vol 3-8, Nov 2011

Vol 3-9, Dec 2011, PDF

Vol 4-1, Jan 2012
Vol 4-2, Feb 2012, PDF

Vol 4-3, Mar 2012
Vol 4-4, Apr 2012, PDF

Vol 4-6, 6/15/12, PDF

Vol 4-9, 7/27/12, PDF

 

         

See THIS PAGE for Dallas publications that were more statewide, like...
QTexas and TXT

 


 Additions are added often, so please check back