San Diego: Oasis Lounge, nd. 8 1/2 x 11", offset printed. Illustrated with two photographs.
Original poster for performances by Sir Lady Java at the San Diego club Oasis Lounge. Undated, but likely from the early 1970's.
Sir Lady Java was an African-American performer who became the first transgender person to be defended by the ACLU, after a police crackdown on night clubs in Los Angeles under Rule 9, which forbade "impersonating" another sex in performance. Protests ensued, which were documented in Jet Magazine at the time. The law would finally be struck down two years later in a different case.
Rare ephemera from a pioneer and very important individual in the struggle for transgender rights.
Very good with a diagonal crease running the length of the flyer, and a couple of lighter marginal creases as well as a touch of toning to margins. Item #25782