Flyer distributed in San Francisco, 1979
This flyer distributed in San Francisco, attributed to the "Red Queen" dates from May of 1979 after the acquittal of Dan White in the murder of Harvey Milk. This rally cry highlights the persistence of the divide between the established gay community and the more revolutionary side of the gay liberation movement. Ten years after the Stonewall incident, some activists were working within the system to affect change and many more in the community saw the gains achieved for equality as adequate. For many others, like the author of this flyer, they believed the movement had more challenges to overcome. This would become evident with the advent of the AIDS crisis a few years later.
LGBT Center National History Archives, Marty Robinson Collection, #27.
The Red Queen
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LGBT Center National History Archives, Marty Robinson Collection, #27. Box 1, Folder 8.
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