Designed to catch the eye, the paperback books featured vivid cover art and often dealt with taboo subjects: Apr 15, - May 15, 30 days. Banis website, accessed Jan. LGBT writers. Swallow the Leader: San Francisco: Gay pulps are part of the expansion of cheap paperback books that began in the s and "reached its full force in the early s.
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List of books. Vintage pulp paperbacks were bought and sold as throwaway reading, and plenty were trash. Media portrayals of bisexuality list Media portrayal of lesbianism.
The golden age of gay pulps was from the late s through the late '70s, when they became increasingly explicit but were still being written by novelists who cared about character, plot and whether by design or default preserving the details of how a marginalized but vibrant community lived, dreamed, fantasized and juggled the pressure of living parallel lives.