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The faces of California’s gay liberation movement in the 70s

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Anthony Friedkin, The Gay Essay

Despite being some of the brightest personalities you could ever hope to encounter, the darkness imposed upon California’s gay community is undeniable, particularly in the years between 1969-1973. Moments such as the smiling face of Divine, as she readied herself in a dressing room at San Francisco’s Palace Theatre can be juxtaposed with activist Reverend Troy Perry standing in the burnt remains of his Metropolitan Community Church, a venue embraced queer theory and sought to include LGBT+…

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