Stonewall Was a Riot. Stonewall Now!

Stonewall Was a Riot.

New York: Stonewall Now! 1994. 17 1/4 x 22 1/2" poster, offset lithograph on white paper stock. With GCIU union slug to lower margin.

A strikingly designed poster advertising a 1994 late night action in Sheridan Square organized by the group Stonewall Now! during the Lesbian and Gay Pride Day 1994. The poster is illustrated with an unattributed photograph of a protestor carrying a police barrier. The text makes special mention of president Clinton's failures to address the AIDS epidemic, and critiques Pride Day as an action that "shows our numbers, but focuses on the demands of a narrow segment of the lesbian and gay population. The Stonewall rebellion was an action of the oppressed fighting back from below. Butch and Femme, transgendered people, street hustlers and drag queens - of all colors - fought back against the police raid on the Stonewall bar. The rebellion lasted several nights and changed the face of queer politics. Many of the liberatory aims of the Stonewall rioters have yet to be realized. Join us in reclaiming the festive defiance of Stonewall Now!"

Stonewall Now! including members of Queers United In Support of Political Prisoners, Act Up and the International Socialist Organization.

Folded several times, else clean and near fine. Item #28271

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