Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Forty Years of Gay Liberation Front

“We were just spectacular,” says Michael James, former drag queen and member of the 1970s’ Gay Liberation Front. “Visible, colourful, out loud, inventive, flamboyant and very, very funny.” It’s been 40 years since gay men and women put forward a radical notion – being gay wasn’t something to hide or apologise for, but rather something of which to be proud. This was revolutionary.

Helena Pozniak looks at the movement that involved changing society rather than adapting to it in the Independent, here.

The GLF's manifesto (1971) can be found here.

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