Tabloid Homosexuality

the 1950s/60s

Confidential, along with its Tabloid Rivals, Whisper,
Uncensored, Vice Squad & More
ruled the supermarket check-out aisles

Exclusive / Exposed
He / Hush Hush
Inside Story
Jet Magazine
National Spotlite

issues shown roughly in date order


October 1954

Christine Jorgensen Uncensored

October 1954

Fire Island: What's Doin' in the Dunes?

this page gets around the the gay angle...

September 1956

The Royal Fling Rainier Forgot

December 1956

The 'Christine' Who Fooled Farouk, and the Experts!


October 1961

U.S. Gangsters Go Swish

April 1962

Girl Athletes Who Switch Sex

June 1964

Why Those Gay Boys Travel Abroad

( can you provide the rest of the article? )

and, from the Letters section of August issue, referring to the above

August 1964

Those Limp Wrists Still Swish in the State Department

Download the Entire Article

and, I was surprised to find this ad in this issue...

October 1964

Do Homos Want to Be Cured?


February 1965

How Many Housewives Are Lesbians

February 1965

The Twilight Sex

February 1965

Boys Will Be Girls in Hawaii

April 1965

Those Homo Havens: Male Hotels
(you had to be alert to notice this article,
it wasn't even mentioned in the index)

June 1965

Lesbian League--The World's Strangest Club

June 1966

California's War on Transvestites

June 1966

Times Square: Haven of Homos, Muggers, Badgers and Con Men


August 1966

Those Paris Belles Who Are Really Boys

w/ Coccinelle



February 1968

That Homo Church Wedding in Holland

Christine Jorgensen: Now I'm Legal

October 1968

Why Death Stalks the Sex Changes

June 1971

Have Lesbians Taken Over Women's Lib?

Drag Is Busting Out All Over Again

a lot about the Cockettes here, but oddly, no photo...

If anyone can contribute scanned articles to this page, it would be appreciated