San Francisco, CA: Sexual Freedom League Inc., Spring 1971. Tabloid paper printed on newsprint with colored wraps. 11 x 17 in., folded to 8 ½ x 11 in. 18pp. Offset. Very good condition, inside pages wrinkled and creased at centerfold, otherwise clean copy. Item #5852
The Spring 1971 issue of Sexual Freedom, the journal of San Francisco’s Sexual Freedom League. The Sexual Freedom League was founded in 1963 in New York City. Julian Beck, Allen Ginsberg, and Dr. Leo Koch were among those on the Advisory Committee of the original group, which was active in demonstrations for a wide range of causes. Initially composed of a small membership of independent local chapters in New York, San Francisco, and London, the organization grew rapidly, especially in the San Francisco Bay Area after 1966. The League advocated for the right of each person to make their own sexual decisions, without coersion or restrictive laws, the end of sexual discrimination against homosexuals and women, and the spiritual and psychological liberation for all to embrace and enjoy their sexuality.
This issue contains an editorial titled “What Gay Liberation Means to Straights”, an article on Arlene Elster’s obscenity trial, a book review of “Pornography in Art”, erotic cinema screening listings, nude photo spreads, Sexual Freedom League chapter updates, and more.