San Francisco: Gay Sunshine, 1978. Offset on newsprint, 12 ½ x 17 ½ in, folded to 11 ½ x 9 in. Some wear on edges, otherwise very good. Item #5724
Gay Sunshine’s has contributed a 12 year history of intellectual dignity on the cutting edge of the gay experience. Founded by Winston Leyland, an important figure in 20th century queer activism, Gay Sunshine’s pages feature a cornucopia of gay history, sex, politics and culture. Issue 35 features a translated interview with Jean Genet, explorations of queer literature such as essays on Frank O’Hara and the Bloomsbury Group, an article on camp in cinema, and a plethora of poetry and reviews.
A ‘liberated and liberating’ journal, an artefact of post-Stonewall gay liberation, and a repository of gay culture and heritage.