Drum Magazine - April 1966

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Drum was an American gay men’s culture and news magazine published monthly in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania featuring homoerotic photographs as well as news, book reviews, editorials, and fiction. It was published (usually monthly) beginning in October 1964 by the homophile activist group the Janus Society as a continuation of the group's monthly newsletter. Edited by Clark Polak, the president of the Janus Society, the magazine represented Polak's radical approach to the homophile movement by emphasizing sexual liberation when other homophile organizations were focused on assimilating with straight society.

The magazine's title was inspired by a quote from Walden by Henry David Thoreau that appeared in every edition: "If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears the beat of a different drummer.

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  • 5
    Drum Magazine April 196

    Posted by Brad Klein on Feb 25th 2021

    Great look. Really enjoyed reading this copy

  • 5
    Drum Magazine April 196

    Posted by Brad Klein on Feb 25th 2021

    Great look. Really enjoyed reading this copy

  • 4
    Drum Magazine

    Posted by Richard on Feb 18th 2021

    An interesting read that shows how views have changed over the years. What may have been considered daring then is routine today.

  • 4
    Vintage 'porn'

    Posted by Denny Miller on Dec 3rd 2020

    Vintage 'porn' is always a treat. I love to see how erotic publications have changed over the years. This one came out during my high school days. I wish I had known then what I know now!

  • 5
    Drum magazine

    Posted by GG Devon on Oct 15th 2020

    Always a treat, and interesting, to take a look back in time. Articles and letters give such insight to the concerns of the day. Those concerns have both echoes in the present, and often something to shape our own issues, too.

  • 3
    Glad I saw it

    Posted by MICHAEL CLARK on Oct 14th 2020

    I'm glad I saw this magazine. I'd guess I'd say that I can appreciate it for the period of time in which it was written. But at the same time, I'm glad I didn't pay cash for it.

  • 4
    Drum magazine

    Posted by Erwin Orduz on Oct 14th 2020

    Excellence ! it is great to see such a wonderful material is still alive. Very sensual, passionate and sincere. The magazine overall is easy to read and it will certainly give me you more than just a look