New York: Come!Unity Press, 1980. Single-sided color lithographed poster, measuring 17 x 10.75 inches, printed in fluorescent pink, blue, yellow, and green. Come!Unity Press logo and statement to right edge. One small spot.
Vibrant poster for a New York City “peer rap” group for gay youth, featuring a glam androgyne surrounded by pink triangles. The meeting address, 80 5th Avenue, was the first headquarters of the National Gay Task Force, now the National LGBTQ Task Force, the first national gay rights advocacy group in the United States. The printer of this poster, Come!Unity Press, was a 24-hour gay anarchist collective print shop on East 17th Street. Each Come!Unity poster included a call for donations (“monthly pledges . . . energy, food, skills, joint benefits, etc.”) so that activists could continue to print materials for free. Not found in OCLC; one copy located in the “All of Us or None” Archive at the Oakland Museum of California. An exuberant, near-fine artifact of the American gay rights movement on the cusp of the AIDS crisis.