Fag Rag: The ’70s paper of gay political revolution
With a note from the author: "It shocked for the sheer joy, the sheer rage, of it." This fascinating story explores the history of the brashly named Fag Rag, one of the most distinctive queer magazines of the 1970s. The brainchild of Charles Shively, a history professor, poet and anarchist, its thirty issues spanned the dawn of gay liberation and the depths of the aids crisis. Here, Jeremy Lybarger considers Fag Rag's relevance today and how, in its powerful essence, it pushed for a political revolution by presenting queerness as a rejection of everything wrong with America.
From Jeremy Lybarger