ARTWORK > I Was a 20th Century Lesbian

White line woodcut, raised fist, Gay Liberation Front, gay history
ACTIVATE (Gay Liberation Front)
White Line Woodcut with Toner Transfer
14.5" x 20.5" (37 x 52.4 cm)

The Gay Liberation Front (GLF) was a major turning point in the approach to American gay rights and, although the GLF was short lived, it spawned many other groups. The GLF grew directly out of the Stonewall Riots in 1969 and harnessed that energy as well as taking on some of the tactics of the civil rights and peace movements. They attempted to address a broad range of social and political issues: racism, war, and capitalism and as well as attacking traditional gender roles, challenging the notion of the nuclear family, and advocating sexual liberation. As happened with Occupy Wall Street in this decade, the GLF fell apart when members were unable to agree on operating procedure.


12" x 18" (30.5 x 45.7 cm) image size
Mawata paper
Edition: 3