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               How to Use This Text in the Printed Book and on the Internet
             Initiated in 1977, this is the first history to begin the documentation of Drummer maga-
             zine. This book may be read as a narrative stream beginning with page one and continuing
             to the end. However, for both the fun of browsing and the ease of research, the book is
             designed with an index, and may be opened and entered on almost any page. Because each
             section is written to stand alone, what sometimes may seem like repetition is instead a
             refrain and rephrasing of a statement or a theme. The reader, who must be his or her own
             best critic, can turn the text like a chunk of Labrador spar to see the facets.

                      Responsibility and Transparency in This Book

             For thirty years this book has been a work in progress. I was not paid, nor was I given grants,
             nor lunch, nor sex to write this book, nor do I expect much if any commercial return for
             the joy and labor required to fill in some big blanks in previously ignored and censored gay
             history. No agent or corporate publishers enforced spin, revisionism, or censorship. Asking
             the readers’ indulgence, I assert that in my opining content and style, what is accurate is
             mine; what is inaccurate is also mine, and will be revised in future editions. What is here
             written is the eyewitness documentary and the oral history I have transparently offered for
             years to GLBT ethnographers. As a gay community service, my goal is to offer Gay San
             Francisco: Eyewitness Drummer as the first GLBT book to be published simultaneously
             both as a low-cost-plus trade paperback, and as a free research document on the Internet.
                              This Book Is Rated NC-17

             An NC-17 rated book is one that is too adult for children 17 and under. NC-17 does not
             mean “obscene” or “pornographic” in the common or legal meaning of those words, and
             should not be construed as a negative judgment in any sense. The rating simply signals that
             the content is appropriate only for an adult audience. An NC-17 rating can be based on sex,
             violence, aberrational behavior, drug use, or any other element too advanced for minors.

                                 Research Materials
             All research materials including publications, personal journals, letters, audio and video
             recordings, art, artifacts, photographs, and graphics are from the Jack Fritscher and Mark
             Hemry GLBT History Collection. Every reasonable effort has been made to acknowledge
             all copyright holders. Any errors or omissions that may have occurred are inadvertent,
             and anyone with any copyright queries is invited to write to the publisher, so that full
             acknowledgment may be included in subsequent editions of this work.


             Except for the signed introductions, Jack Fritscher is the author of all the writing in this

           ©Jack Fritscher, Ph.D., All Rights Reserved—posted 05-05-2017
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