Los Angeles: GLLU, 1985. Offset. 81⁄4 x 113⁄4 in. Corner stapled. 16 pp. Lines from being folded into thirds; otherwise, very good. Item #5800
The official newsletter from Gay and Lesbian Latinos Unidos, a Los Angeles based queer activist organization active throughout the
1980s. Formed in 1981, the group attempted to highlight the presence and contributions of LGBT Latinx folks, and the ways in which they navigate a dual political and cultural commitment. This volume features interviews with GLLU’s prior three presidents and provides insight into the establishment, trajectory and growth of the organization. The newsletter also includes mid-80s AIDS activism in response to AIDS diagnoses in 1985 being at an all time high. That year saw Rock Hudson become the first major public figure to announce he had AIDS as well as Ronald Reagan’s first public mention of the disease.
A scarce artifact of LGBTQ Latinx history.