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Tangents Online

the web publication of the

Homosexual Information Center

Presented by The Tangent Group • HIC Publications

Library of Congress’s acquisition of the Lilli Vincenz papers

July 26, 2013. There is an article in The Advocate regarding the archives of Lilli Vincenz.

San Francisco Pride Board and Bradley Manning

June 1, 2013. Regarding the BAR article “Pride board gets an earful at Manning meeting”:

GLBTQI Taliban: as evil as the religious fanatics of Islam and Christianity

October 10, 2007. Did anyone hear Barney Frank speaking via C-SPAN on the floor of Congress yesterday defending his support for a bill to help get equ...

Author rejects archive for material…

…and a casino website/telephone system crashes from too many calls. November 10, 2013.

The 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. It was established 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, as the Homosexual Information Center, 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.

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Recently Added:
Tangents, May 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.

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.

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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.

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.

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.

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 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 ©2015, 2016 by The Tangent Group.