Np: 1981. 8 1/2 x 11", offset printed. Illustrated with a photomontage credited to R. Reed.
Original poster for performances by Sir Lady Java at the club "The Name of the Game". No city is listed, but this is perhaps in Las Vegas?
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 an old fold line, separating slightly at margins. Item #25783