Dear Anita [San Francisco Pride 1977 postcard]

Dear Anita [San Francisco Pride 1977 postcard]

San Francisco: Diana Press, 1977. Offset black and white photo postcard. 6 x 5 5/8 in. Very good. Item #5760

Postcard commemorating the annual San Francisco Pride Parade, with a sardonic printed inscription to anti-gay hater Anita Bryant.

Produced by Diana Press, a small publishing house run by a diverse collective of women that published lesbian, feminist, and radical feminist literature between 1972 and 1979. The ‘Anita’ referred to in the playful inscription is Anita Bryant, a singer and anti-gay rights activist who in 1977 was leading a crusade to repeal a Dade County ordinance that gave certain equal rights to homosexuals. The back of the postcard contains a list of the press’ available books, including works by pioneering lesbian authors Jeanette Howard Foster, Judy Grahn, and Rita Mae Brown.

A tongue-in-cheek memento of late-70s gay sensibility.

Price: $150.00