Title: Fag Rag (No. 19 Nineteen Spring 1977) Gay ...
Publisher: Fag Rag, Inc., Boston, MA
Publication Date: 1977
Book Condition: Very Good
Edition: 1st Edition
A tabloid (fold-over) newspaper, when unfolded contains 24 pages including front and rear covers. With news, articles, poetry, art, photographs and community resources. Highlights include: full-page poem, with background photograph, entitled "Of Beauty Unattainable" by Salvatore Farinella which reads in part: "it's a Chinese boy this time / living beyond his spending / speeding away his beauty / buying toilet tissue for / the restaurant he waits / table and beauty"; article "My Dearest Poofter Sisterbrothers and Brothersisters: Mother Boat Writes From Down Under" by John Alton Todd (Australia); article "J.B. Schweitzer: the faggot Marx loved to hate" by Hubert Kennedy (with three photos); short story "Trees And the Park" by N.A. Diaman; centerspread poetry, with poems by Gregory Pond, Louis Solnicki ("Ode to Motorcycle Angels, Lonesome Cowboys, and Soldier Boys"), Louie Crew, and Thomas Sypek ("A Tribute to Leather"); delightful article "Cosmetics as an act of Revolution" by Charley Shively ("Faggot costume and cosmetics are not parodies of straights so much as an attempt to create a unique, specific form of art - our own culture"); article on the historical Brooklyn gay bar "Ports O Call" (open for a quarter of a century in the working class neighborhood of Worcester). Condition: pages lightly age-yellowed; periodic short closed edge tears and small edge chips, none of this affecting the text, photographs, and artwork which are complete and in excellent condition. Bookseller Inventory # 009799
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