GAY ACTIVISTS IN 1977 MANHATTAN [1977] Set of 2 photos by Jim Anderson


[New York: Jim Anderson, 1977]. Set of two vintage original 8 x 10″ (20 x 25 cm.) black-and-white photos, both with holograph notes on verso “Credit Jim Anderson”.

After the Stonewall riots, gay activism very quickly began to make its way to the streets of New York City, such as at this gay rights demonstration in NYC’s Greenwich Village on June 8, 1977. Slogans on signs like “Gay Is Good” and “Closets are for Clothes” would have been typical of the early years of street activism, where acceptance of LGBTQ life, out in the open, was something rarely seen up until then.

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