Monday, May 29th, 2023

Welcome to

Tangents Online

the web publication of the

Homosexual Information Center

Presented by The Tangent Group • HIC Publications


Tangents, Aug. 1966

The HIC Archives

Blanche M. Baker
Dr. Blanche M. Baker

The materials that form the core of the HIC Archives are books and periodicals from the The Blanche M. Baker Memorial Library, the oldest surviving homosexual-themed archives in the United States.

This collection, originally called the ONE Library, was assembled by Don Slater, Jim Kepner, and others beginning with the launch of ONE in January, 1953, and ending with the division of ONE, Inc., in May of 1965.

The current HIC Archives, then, is comprised of the primary source materials that informed the publication of ONE, the most influential publication of the homophile era of homosexual rights activism. It is unique both for it’s historical depth and it’s national—and international—breadth.

The Tangent Group is proud to present this online archives of lesbian and gay history through partnership with California State University Northridge.


We invite you to peruse the 2,609 items that comprise the HIC Collection, a subset of the The Vern and Bonnie Bullough Collection on Sex and Gender, a special collection curated within Oviatt Library at CSUN.

Invitation to Participate

Tangents Online will strive to be as comprehensive as possible, and to that aim we encourage comments and submissions from those knowledgeable in the field.

If you would like to submit biographical profiles, transcribed interviews, book reviews, photographs, insights, or corrections for Tangents in print or online, please contact us at .img@.img.

About Us

ONE: The Homosexual Viewpoint, may 1965The Tangent Group is the registered d.b.a. of the Homosexual Information Center (HIC), an independent nonprofit organization devoted to a continuing inquiry into the nature, circumstances, and social issues of homosexuality.

Tangents was first published in Los Angeles in May, 1965, by a majority of the legally elected board members of ONE, Incorporated, and the entire editorial board of ONE Magazine.

The Tangent Group was legally founded in Los Angeles, California, in 1968, by Don Slater, Tony Reyes, Billy Glover, and Jim Schneider .

In October, 1965, Slater’s ONE: The Homosexual Viewpoint changed its name to Tangents magazine.

Our Mission

HIC’s objective is clarification and eventual settlement of the issues surrounding homosexual persons and behavior. Our procedure is to generate, gather, organize, make available, and broadcast ideas between and among homosexual and non-homosexual people regarding the facts and opinions regarding human sexuality.

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Please join our endeavor to secure social equality for all persons regardless of sexual orientation and to preserve the history and heritage of those people so that they in turn can best contribute to the vitality of a healthy society.

If you would like to be a part of the continuing work of The Tangent Group and would like to receive our newsletters, then you are invited to become a supporter. Your tax-deductible donation will ensure that we can continue our policy of free distribution of Tangents’ message to those who can best use the material, such as legislators, law enforcement officials, librarians, scholars, journalists, and educators.

Each commentary on this site is the opinion of the author and does not necessarily reflect those of other authors or the HIC. These articles are published for their historical relevance and not to promote any particular person, organization, opinion, or political agenda.

Where necessary, copyright information and rights have been provided in order for us to publish some of these materials. Unless specified otherwise, all content ©2018 by The Tangent Group. All rights are reserved.