San Francisco: Gay Sunshine, 1975. Offset on newsprint, 12 1⁄2 x 17 1⁄2 in, folded to 11 1⁄2 x 9 in. Some wear on edges, otherwise very good. Item #5780
Gay Sunshine’s 12 year history of intellectual dignity on the cutting edge of the gay experience remains unmatched even today. 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 24 features an interview with Charles-Henri Ford and the poet John Giorno, an article criticizing fellow gay journal The Advocate’s ‘turn to the right,’ and a personal essay from a gay father. In quintessential Gay Sunshine fashion there is also literary criticism, poetry, and a feature on queer historical events.
A ‘liberated and liberating’ journal, a document of post-Stonewall gay liberation, and a repository of gay culture and heritage.