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Gai Pied Hebdo Publications

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: Tretter-41

Scope and Contents

To view a full listing of the Tretter Collection's holdings, please visit the UMN Library's Catalog record here: Gai Pied Hebdo, Tretter Holdings


  • Creation: 1982 - 1992

Conditions Governing Access

Open for use in the Elmer L. Andersen Library reading room.

Conditions Governing Use

This collection may be protected by the Copyright Law of the United States (Title 17, U.S. Code). It is the user's responsibility to verify copyright ownership and to obtain all necessary permissions prior to the reproduction, publication, or other use of any portion of these materials. Researchers may quote from the collection under the fair use provision of the copyright law.

Biographical / Historical

Gai Pied Hedbo was a weekly gay men's magazine issued in France and founded by Jean Le Bitoux. Its name literally translates to "gay foot," is a pun on the term "guêpier" meaning hornet's nest, and was suggested to the magazine by Michel Foucault. Gai Pied Hedbo was published by Pink Triangle publications and printed by the Revolutionary Communist League. A minister of the interior attempted and failed to ban the publication in 1987.


5 Linear Feet (4 Paige boxes)

Language of Materials



This record represents the run of Gai Pied Hebdo held in the Tretter Collection. It is not a complete run but contains issues from across the whole span of the newspaper's publishing years.

Gai Pied Hebdo Publications
Jemma Kloss
January 2023
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
Script of description

Collecting Area Details

Contact The Jean Nickolaus Tretter Collection in GLBT Studies Collecting Area