MSS.2012.10.06

Finding aid prepared by Brandon Sheirich


SJSU Special Collections & Archives
Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Library

San José State University

One Washington Square

San José, CA 95192-0028

Phone: (408) 808-2062

Fax: (408) 808-2063

Email: special.collections@sjsu.edu

URL: http://www.library.sjsu.edu/sjsu-special-collections/sjsu-special-collections-and-archives


Title: San Diego LGBT Periodical Collection
Identifier/Call Number: MSS.2012.10.06
Contributing Institution: SJSU Special Collections & Archives
Language of Material: English
Physical Description: 21.83 Linear feet , 22 boxes, 272 folders
Date (inclusive): 1988-2009
Abstract: This collection contains issues of the San Diego Gay Times/Gay & Lesbian times from its first issue in 1988 through the year 2009. The magazine focused on news and events surrounding the San Diego LGBT community as well as the larger LGBT community both within the United States and around the world.
Physical Location: Vault 1, Range 21A, Bays 19-20
Collection Size: 22 Boxes containing 272 Folders (21.83 Linear Feet)

Preferred Citation

San Diego LGBT Periodical Collection, MSS-2012-10-06, San Jose State University Library Special Collections and Archives.

Acquisition Information

This collection was donated to the SJSU Special Collections by the Lambda Archives of San Diego.

Publication Rights

Copyright has not been assigned to the San José State University Library Special Collections & Archives. All requests for permission to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted in writing to the Director of Special Collections. Permission for publication is given on behalf of the SJSU Special Collections & Archives as the owner of the physical items and is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder, which must also be obtained by the reader. Copyright restrictions also apply to digital reproductions of the original materials. Use of digital files is restricted to research and educational purposes.

Processing Information

This collection was processed by Brandon Sheirich. The finding aid EAD was encoded by Brandon Sheirich. Reviewed by Danelle Moon.

Access

The collection is open for research.

Organizational History

The San Diego Gay Times’ first issue was published in 1988 as a weekly periodical covering events, news, and people related to the gay community of San Diego. In mid-1989, Michael Portantino bought the magazine during a period of financial difficulty and turned it around. The magazine gained widespread success throughout the San Diego area due to its support of the LGBT community. In 1991 the magazine changed names twice. It was briefly titled the Gay Times, lasting only 14 issues before it would permanently become the Gay & Lesbian Times. The magazine also began publishing its issues online starting May 22, 2003, while also continuing to distribute physical copies. Although our physical collection goes through the year 2009, the magazine itself was published until October 2010, when it was closed due to serious financial difficulties. Around the time the magazine closed, Mr. Portantino, the longtime publisher since 1989, committed suicide while suffering from a long term illness. The Gay and Lesbian Times is still accessible via their website where the digital issues (http://www.gaylesbiantimes.com/), starting on May 22, 2003 through October 10, 2010, are archived and still available.
Bibliography
Gay and Lesbian Times. Home Page. 2013. http://www.gaylesbiantimes.com/
Hood, Lindsay. “One Less Voice for the Gay Community.” NBC San Diego. October 11, 2010. http://www.nbcsandiego.com/news/local/One-of-San-Diegos-Oldest-Newspapers-Shuts-Down-104720314.html
Hope, Randy. “Gay & Lesbian Times 20th Anniversary: 20 Years of Reporting News and Events of the GLBT Community.” Gay & Lesbian Times. March 13, 2008. http://www.gaylesbiantimes.com/?id=about

Scope and Content of Collection

The San Diego LGBT Periodical Collection chronicles the weekly, monthly, and yearly activities of the San Diego LGBT community. The magazine’s first issue was released in January of 1988 and the final issue was released in October of 2010. This collection contains nearly every issue from the first one published in 1988 to the last one published in 2009. This magazine covers a variety of topics ranging from politics, to entertainment, to social issues, and much more. It also reports on the annual activities of the San Diego LGBT community such as Leather Fest/Pride, the San Diego Gay Pride Parade, Film Out and other LGBT film festivals.

Arrangement

This collection is arranged into three series covering the three decades during which the magazine was circulated: San Diego LGBT Periodical Collection: Series I, 1988-1989; Series II, 1990-1999; Series III, 2000-2009. The entire collection is arranged in chronological order.

Subjects and Indexing Terms

LGBT Magazine – San Diego – United States
San Diego Gay & Lesbian Times – San Diego - United States
San Diego Gay Times – San Diego - United States
San Jose State University. Library. Special Collections & Archives

 

Series I: San Diego LGBT Periodical Collection; 1988-1989

Physical Description: 2 Boxes

Scope and Content of Collection

This series documents the years 1988-1989. Its focus is mainly on the LGBT community of the San Diego area but also covers state, national, and international events related to the world wide LGBT community. In 1989 Michael G. Portantino took over the magazine just before it went under due to several other gay oriented publications providing competition.

Arrangement

This series is arranged in chronological order by issue number and date.
 

Box 1 - 1988

 

Folder 1, Issues 1-4; 1988

 

Folder 2, Issues 5-8; 1988

 

Folder 3, Issues 9-12; 1988

 

Folder 4, Issues 13-16; 1988

 

Folder 5, Issues 17-20; 1988

 

Folder 6, Issues 21-24; 1988

 

Folder 7, Issues 25-28; 1988

 

Folder 8, Issues 29-32; 1988

 

Folder 9, Issues 33-36; 1988

 

Folder 10, Issues 37-40; 1988

 

Folder 11, Issues 41-44; 1988

 

Folder 12, Issues 45-48; 1988

 

Folder 13, Issues 49-53; 1988

 

Box 2 - 1989

 

Folder 14, Issues 54-57; 1989

 

Folder 15, Issues 58-61; 1989

 

Folder 16, Issues 62-65; 1989

 

Folder 17, Issues 66-67, 70-71; 1989

 

Folder 18, Issues 72, 75-77; 1989

 

Folder 19, Issues 78-81; 1989

 

Folder 20, Issues 82-85; 1989

 

Folder 21, Issues 86-89; 1989

 

Folder 22, Issues 90-94; 1989

 

Folder 23, Issues 95-99; 1989

 

Folder 24, Issues 100-105; 1989

 

SERIES II: San Diego LGBT Periodical Collection; 1990-1999

Physical Description: 10 Boxes

Scope and Content of Collection

This series contains issues published from 1990-1999. The magazine focuses on the LGBT community of San Diego as it did in the previous series. In 1991 it changed its name twice. It was originally called the San Diego Gay Times before being briefly changed to the Gay Times. Afterward it was permanently named the Gay & Lesbian Times.

Arrangement

The San Diego LGBT Periodical Collection is arranged in chronological order by issue number and year.
 

Box 3 - 1990

 

Folder 25, Issues 106-109; 1990

 

Folder 26, Issues 110-113; 1990

 

Folder 27, Issues 114-117; 1990

 

Folder 28, Issues 118-121; 1990

 

Folder 29, Issues 122-125; 1990

 

Folder 30, Issues 126-129; 1990

 

Folder 31, Issues 130-133; 1990

 

Folder 32, Issues 134-137; 1990

 

Folder 33, Issues 138-141; 1990

 

Folder 34, Issues 142-145; 1990

 

Folder 35, Issues 146-149; 1990

 

Folder 36, Issues 150-153; 1990

 

Folder 37, Issues 154-157; 1990

 

Box 4 - 1991

 

Folder 38, Issues 158-161; 1991

 

Folder 39, Issues 162-165; 1991

 

Folder 40, Issues 166-167, 169-170; 1991

 

Folder 41, Issues 171-174; 1991

 

Folder 42, Issues 175-178; 1991

 

Folder 43, Issues 179-182; 1991

 

Folder 44, Issues 183-186; 1991

 

Folder 45, Issues 187-190; 1991

 

Folder 46, Issues 191-194; 1991

 

Box 5 - 1992

 

Folder 47, Issues 213-216; 1992

 

Folder 48, Issues 217-220; 1992

 

Folder 49, Issues 221-224; 1992

 

Folder 50, Issues 225-228; 1992

 

Folder 51, Issues 229-232; 1992

 

Folder 52, Issues 233-236; 1992

 

Folder 53, Issues 237-240; 1992

 

Folder 54, Issues 241-244; 1992

 

Folder 55, Issues 245-248; 1992

 

Folder 56, Issues 249-252; 1992

 

Folder 57, Issues 253-256; 1992

 

Folder 58, Issues 257-259; 1992

 

Folder 59, Issues 260-261; 1992

 

Box 6 - 1993

 

Folder 60, Issues 263-266; 1993

 

Folder 61, Issues 267-270; 1993

 

Folder 62, Issues 271-274; 1993

 

Folder 63, Issues 275-278; 1993

 

Folder 64, Issues 279-282; 1993

 

Folder 65, Issues 283-286; 1993

 

Folder 66, Issues 287-290; 1993

 

Folder 67, Issues 291-294; 1993

 

Folder 68, Issues 295-298; 1993

 

Folder 69, Issues 300, 302-304; 1993

 

Folder 70, Issues 305-308; 1993

 

Folder 71, Issues 309-311; 1993

 

Folder 72, Issues 312-314; 1993

 

Box 7 - 1994

 

Folder 73, Issues 315-318; 1994

 

Folder 74, Issues 319, 321-323; 1994

 

Folder 75, Issues 325-328; 1994

 

Folder 76, Issues 329-331, 333; 1994

 

Folder 77, Issues 334-337; 1994

 

Folder 78, Issues 338-341; 1994

 

Folder 79, Issues 342-345; 1994

 

Folder 80, Issues 346-349; 1994

 

Folder 81, Issues 350-353; 1994

 

Folder 82, Issues 354-357; 1994

 

Folder 83, Issues 358-361; 1994

 

Folder 84, Issues 362-366; 1994

 

Box 8 - 1995

 

Folder 85, Issues 367-370; 1995

 

Folder 86, Issues 371-374; 1995

 

Folder 87, Issues 375-378; 1995

 

Folder 88, Issues 379-382; 1995

 

Folder 89, Issues 385, 388, 390-391; 1995

 

Folder 90, Issues 393-396; 1995

 

Folder 91, Issues 397-399, 401; 1995

 

Folder 92, Issues 402, 404-405, 412, 416; 1995

 

Box 9 - 1996

 

Folder 93, Issues 419-422; 1996

 

Folder 94, Issues 423-426; 1996

 

Folder 95, Issues 427-430; 1996

 

Folder 96, Issues 431-432, 434-435; 1996

 

Folder 97, Issues 436-439; 1996

 

Folder 98, Issues 440-443; 1996

 

Folder 99, Issues 444-447; 1996

 

Folder 100, Issues 452-455; 1996

 

Folder 101, Issues 456-549; 1996

 

Folder 102, Issues 460-463; 1996

 

Folder 103, Issues 464-467; 1996

 

Folder 104, Issues 468-470; 1996

 

Box 10 - 1997

 

Folder 105, Issues 471-474; 1997

 

Folder 106, Issues 475-478; 1997

 

Folder 107, Issues 479-482; 1997

 

Folder 108, Issues 483-486; 1997

 

Folder 109, Issues 487-490; 1997

 

Folder 110, Issues 491-494; 1997

 

Folder 111, Issues 495-498; 1997

 

Folder 112, Issues 499-502; 1997

 

Folder 113, Issues 503-506; 1997

 

Folder 114, Issues 507-510; 1997

 

Folder 115, Issues 511-513, 515; 1997

 

Folder 116, Issues 516-519; 1997

 

Folder 117, Issues 520-523; 1997

 

Box 11 - 1998

 

Folder 118, Issues 524-527; 1998

 

Folder 119, Issues 528-531; 1998

 

Folder 120, Issues 532-535; 1998

 

Folder 121, Issues 536-539; 1998

 

Folder 122, Issues 540-543; 1998

 

Folder 123, Issues 544-545, 547-548; 1998

 

Folder 124, Issues 549-552; 1998

 

Folder 125, Issues 553-556; 1998

 

Folder 126, Issues 557-560; 1998

 

Folder 127, Issues 561-564; 1998

 

Folder 128, Issues 565-568; 1998

 

Folder 129, Issues 569-572; 1998

 

Folder 130, Issues 573-575; 1998

 

Box 12 - 1999

 

Folder 131, Issues 576-579; 1999

 

Folder 132, Issues 580-583; 1999

 

Folder 133, Issues 584-587; 1999

 

Folder 134, Issues 588-591; 1999

 

Folder 135, Issues 592-595; 1999

 

Folder 136, Issues 596-599; 1999

 

Folder 137, Issues 600-603; 1999

 

Folder 138, Issues 604-607; 1999

 

Folder 139, Issues 608-611; 1999

 

Folder 140, Issues 612-615; 1999

 

Folder 141, Issues 616-619; 1999

 

Folder 142, Issues 620-623, 625; 1999

 

SERIES III: San Diego LGBT Periodical Collection; 2000-2009

Physical Description: 10 Boxes

Scope and Content of Collection

This series documents LGBT experiences from 2000-2009. As with the other series, its main focus is on the LGBT community of San Diego. This series ends in 2009 physically, while the magazine continued publishing until October 2010. These issues can also be found, digitally, on their website at Gay & Lesbian Times . This digital archive contains issues from 2003-2010.

Arrangement

The series is arranged in chronological order by issue number and year.
 

Box 13 - 2000

 

Folder 143, Issues 628-631; 2000

 

Folder 144, Issues 632-635; 2000

 

Folder 145, Issues 636-637, 639-640; 2000

 

Folder 146, Issues 641-644; 2000

 

Folder 147, Issues 645-648; 2000

 

Folder 148, Issues 649-652; 2000

 

Folder 150, Issues 657-660; 2000

 

Folder 151, Issues 661-664; 2000

 

Folder 152, Issues 665-668; 2000

 

Folder 153, Issues 669-672; 2000

 

Folder 154, Issues 672/673-676; 2000

 

Folder 155, Issues 677-679; 2000

 

Box 14 - 2001

 

Folder 156, Issues 680-683; 2001

 

Folder 157, Issues 684-687; 2001

 

Folder 158, Issues 688-691; 2001

 

Folder 159, Issues 692-695; 2001

 

Folder 160, Issues 696-699; 2001

 

Folder 161, Issues 700-703; 2001

 

Folder 162, Issues 704-707; 2001

 

Folder 163, Issues 708-711; 2001

 

Folder 164, Issues 712-715; 2001

 

Folder 165, Issues 716-719; 2001

 

Folder 166, Issues 720-723; 2001

 

Folder 167, Issues 724-729(727); 2001

 

Folder 168, Issues 728-731; 2001

 

Box 15 - 2002

 

Folder 169, Issues 732-735; 2002

 

Folder 170, Issues 736-739; 2002

 

Folder 171, Issues 740-743; 2002

 

Folder 172, Issues 744-747; 2002

 

Folder 173, Issues 748-751; 2002

 

Folder 174, Issues 752-755; 2002

 

Folder 175, Issues 756-759; 2002

 

Folder 176, Issues 760-763; 2002

 

Folder 177, Issues 764-767; 2002

 

Folder 178, Issues 768-771; 2002

 

Folder 179, Issues 772-773, 775-776; 2002

 

Folder 180, Issues 777-780; 2002

 

Folder 181, Issues 781-783; 2002

 

Box 16 - 2003

 

Folder 182, Issues 784-787; 2003

 

Folder 183, Issues 788-791; 2003

 

Folder 184, Issues 792-795; 2003

 

Folder 185, Issues 796-799; 2003

 

Folder 186, Issues 800-803; 2003

 

Folder 187, Issues 804-807; 2003

 

Folder 188, Issues 808-811; 2003

 

Folder 189, Issues 812-815; 2003

 

Folder 190, Issues 816-819; 2003

 

Folder 191, Issues 820-823; 2003

 

Folder 192, Issues 824-827; 2003

 

Folder 193, Issues 829-832; 2003

 

Folder 194, Issues 833-835; 2003

 

Box 17 - 2004

 

Folder 195, Issues 836-839; 2004

 

Folder 196, Issues 840-843; 2004

 

Folder 197, Issues 844-847; 2004

 

Folder 198, Issues 848-851; 2004

 

Folder 199, Issues 852-855; 2004

 

Folder 200, Issues 856-859; 2004

 

Folder 201, Issues 860-863; 2004

 

Folder 202, Issues 864-867; 2004

 

Folder 203, Issues 868-871; 2004

 

Folder 204, Issues 872-875; 2004

 

Folder 205, Issues 876-879; 2004

 

Folder 206, Issues 880-883; 2004

 

Folder 207, Issues 884-888; 2004

 

Box 18 - 2005

 

Folder 208, Issues 889-892; 2005

 

Folder 209, Issues 893-896; 2005

 

Folder 210, Issues 897-900; 2005

 

Folder 211, Issues 901-904; 2005

 

Folder 212, Issues 905-908; 2005

 

Folder 213, Issues 909-912; 2005

 

Folder 214, Issues 913-916; 2005

 

Folder 215, Issues 917-920; 2005

 

Folder 216, Issues 921-924; 2005

 

Folder 217, Issues 925-928; 2005

 

Folder 218, Issues 929-932; 2005

 

Folder 219, Issues 933-936; 2005

 

Folder 220, Issues 937-940; 2005

 

Box 19 - 2006

 

Folder 221, Issues 941-944; 2006

 

Folder 222, Issues 945-948; 2006

 

Folder 223, Issues 949-952; 2006

 

Folder 224, Issues 953-956; 2006

 

Folder 225, Issues 957-960; 2006

 

Folder 226, Issues 961-964; 2006

 

Folder 227, Issues 965-968; 2006

 

Folder 228, Issues 969-972; 2006

 

Folder 229, Issues 973-976; 2006

 

Folder 230, Issues 977-980; 2006

 

Folder 231, Issues 980-984; 2006

 

Folder 232, Issues 985-988; 2006

 

Folder 233, Issues 989-992; 2006

 

Box 20 - 2007

 

Folder 234, Issues 993-996; 2007

 

Folder 235, Issues 997-1000; 2007

 

Folder 236, Issues 1001-1004; 2007

 

Folder 237, Issues 1005-1008; 2007

 

Folder 238, Issues 1009-1012; 2007

 

Folder 239, Issues 1013-1016; 2007

 

Folder 240, Issues 1017-1020; 2007

 

Folder 241, Issues 1021-1024; 2007

 

Folder 242, Issues 1025-1028; 2007

 

Folder 243, Issues 1029-1032; 2007

 

Folder 244, Issues 1033-1036; 2007

 

Folder 245, Issues 1037-1040; 2007

 

Folder 246, Issues 1041-1044; 2007

 

Box 21 - 2008

 

Folder 247, Issues 1045-1048; 2008

 

Folder 248, Issues 1049-1052; 2008

 

Folder 249, Issues 1053-1056; 2008

 

Folder 250, Issues 1057-1060; 2008

 

Folder 251, Issues 1061-1064; 2008

 

Folder 252, Issues 1065-1068; 2008

 

Folder 253, Issues 1069-1072; 2008

 

Folder 254, Issues 1073-1076; 2008

 

Folder 255, Issues 1077-1080; 2008

 

Folder 256, Issues 1081-1084; 2008

 

Folder 257, Issues 1085, 1087-1089; 2008

 

Folder 258, Issues 1090-1093; 2008

 

Folder 259, Issues 1094-1095, 1097; 2008

 

Box 22 - 2009

 

Folder 260, Issues 1098-1101; 2009

 

Folder 261, Issues 1102-1105; 2009

 

Folder 262, Issues 1106-1109; 2009

 

Folder 263, Issues 1110-1113; 2009

 

Folder 264, Issues 1114-1117; 2009

 

Folder 265, Issues 1118-1121; 2009

 

Folder 266, Issues 1122-1125; 2009

 

Folder 267, Issues 1126-1129; 2009

 

Folder 268, Issues 1130-1133; 2009

 

Folder 269, Issues 1134-1137; 2009

 

Folder 270, Issues 1138-1141; 2009

 

Folder 271, Issues 1142-1145; 2009

 

Folder 272, Issues 1146-1147, 1149; 2009