Widener Library has collected a rich sample of rare pamphlets, informal publications, and journals and magazines that attest to the distinctive activist and protest culture that developed in the communities in and around San Francisco between the late 1970s and the 1990s. One sees evidence not only of direct political intervention and organization, but of the expression of sexual and gender identity, underground literary expression, and religious congregations. Especially prominent are GLBTQA publications from groups fighting to raise awareness of the crisis of HIV/AIDS and disrupt oppressive structures, sometimes with very different strategies and tactics. For assistance searching and locating these and similar materials, please contact the AEOD.
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