Aug 19, 2021 - Sale 2578

Sale 2578 - Lot 124

Price Realized: $ 1,062
?Final Price Realized includes Buyer’s Premium added to Hammer Price
Estimate: $ 500 - $ 750


Pair of revolutionary greeting cards issued by the short-lived splinter group of the Gay Liberation Front.
Each about 200x200 mm; 8x8 inches, with center fold as issued; minimal wear. No place, circa December 1970.

Additional Details

Third World Gay Revolution spun off from the Gay Liberation Front in July 1970, in reaction to both racism in the Gay Power movement and homophobia in the Black Power movement. They remained active as a separate organization for only a few months. One of these holiday cards reads "Celebrate" on the outside, and opens to a lavender image of the word "Gay " in the shape of a hand grenade. The other shows a Christmas tree with "Joy to the World" on the outside. Inside, a trail of gunpowder and weapons leads to the tree, under the header "The Gay Revolution Has Come."

Provenance: From the collection of author Owen Levy.