Gay Myths. Pressing Issues.
Gay Myths.

Gay Myths.

Verplanck, NY: Editions, 1993. Hutchins, Ed. (16)pp. Signed by the artist, Ed Hutchins. Inspired by the 1993 March on Washington for Lesbian, Gay, and Bi Equal Rights and Liberation, Gay Myths records twenty-five bigoted and homophobic misconceptions about LGBTQ+ individuals. Among these—#1: We Deserve AIDS, #8: It’s Just A Phase, #13: We Have No History—are scattered images of individuals of a multitude of races and from a variety of historical eras. Some appear in pairs, such as two black women in Victorian dress and two white men in Colonial tricorns, while others are solo, such as a soldier and a teacher. The imagery legitimizes the sustained history of the LGBTQ+ community in the face of continual oppression and disbelief, denoting that as long as there have been queer-identifying people (and there always have been), there has been their disenfranchisement. The book’s covers mark this terrible confluence by a pink triangle affixed to the front. Adopted by the Nazis to mark homosexuals in concentration camps, the icon was reclaimed by the LGBTQ+ community in the 1970s as a symbol of pride. Fine in black wrappers. (1 3/4 by 3; 45x78 mm). Item #30514

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