The Last Gay Liberationist, Poster


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The Last Gay Liberationist
Poster of the Boston GLF’s Ten Point Demands

A6 BOOKS, Temporal Drag
420 x 594 mm (folded 297 x 420 mm)
Riso-printed, two colour

Poster printed for the occasion of the publication of The Last Gay Liberationist by Michael Bronski, published by A6 BOOKS. Printed Risograph at the London Centre for Book Arts. Black and fluorescent orange, A2 size folded A3.

The book is available here.

And what if the poet wants to talk back to the TV set?

And what if time is a spiral with strange returns and recognitions and never a conclusion?

And what if cocksucking can be an act of revolution?

Famous at the height of Gay Liberation in the 1970s and ’80s as a theorist, writer, activist, and founder of the anarchist gay men’s periodical Fag Rag, Charles “Charley” Shively was mostly forgotten during the last three decades of his life, not unlike the radical social movement to which he gave so much.

Through Fag Rag Shively published his influential essays that theorised homosexuality as a transgressive, liberative force. Shively, along with his Gay Liberation comrades, felt homosexuals should remain outside of the mainstream—that queers were meant to be at the helm of the destruction of society as we know it.

The Last Gay Liberationist is a remembrance and reappraisal of the complicated life and legacy of Charles Shively by long-time friend and fellow activist Michael Bronski.

Additional information

Weight .08 kg
Dimensions 300 × 55 × 55 mm