The themes expressed by these works often overlap sexual concerns with broader social and political ones. Readily apparent here is the impact of AIDS, a tragedy which has forced many to acknowledge the relationships between their sexual and political lives and which has helped to forge links between various marginal groups. Even as the gay and lesbian communities have gained in visibility and political clout, rifts within these communities have emerged, expressing lingering divisions based on class and ethnic identification.
Two Friends in the Park, 1965
Gelatin silver print
24 x 24 in.
Lent by Supervisor Carole Migden and Cris Arguedas