Gay Sunshine, 10th Anniversary Issue
San Francisco: Gay Sunshine, 1980. Offset on newsprint, 12 ½ x 17 ½ in, folded to 11 ½ x 9 in. Near fine. Item #5729
Gay Sunshine’s 12 year history of intellectual dignity on the cutting edge of the gay experience remains unmatched even today. Its pages, including this issue, burst with a cornucopia of gay history, sex, politics and culture.
This two-part 10th Anniversary Issue includes the letters about the impact of Gay Sunshine--especially on their own creativity--during the preceding decade from about twenty writers and artists, including Peter Orlovsky and Allen Ginsberg (who also contributed a new poem). The issue also features essays, fiction, poetry, graphics, and interviews with Malcolm Boyd and Harry Britt. Both sections celebrate the continued existence of a space of respite for gay readers starved for images of themselves.
A stunning repository of gay culture and gay heritage from a liberated and liberating journal.