Double-F: A Magazine of Effeminism, no. 2, Winter/Spring 1973

Double-F: A Magazine of Effeminism, no. 2, Winter/Spring 1973

New York: Templar Press, 1973. Offset. 8 1⁄2 x 11 in. Saddle stapled. 46pp. Near fine. Item #5803

Inspired by lesbian feminist and radicalesbian critiques of the gay liberation movement’s misogyny problem, Double-F was a journal dedicated to “effeminism”. Double-F proposed a new faction of radical gay men, or self-proclaimed “anti-sexist faggots”, gathered under the term Effeminists - an intersectional movement focused on breaking the gender and class statification seen in the gay liberation movement to highlight and to fight against the oppression of women, queers, and gay men. The second issue of the journal prints the Effeminist Manifesto, defining the group’s goals and principles, created by editors Kenneth Pitchford, John Knoebel, and Steven Dansky. This issue also includes poetry, Effeminist leaflets, and a special section on the group’s stance and actions regarding the annual Gay Liberation March, now known as the Pride parade.

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