A collection of stunning black and white images of gay liberation pioneers taken and narrated by one of the foremost activists and chronicles of the movement, Mark Thompson. From Radical Faerie founder Harry Hay to artist Robert Mapplethorpe, and from spiritual leader Ram Dass to National Book Award-winner Paul Monette, the artist’s personal reminiscences of each subject and a description of each man’s contributions accompany the portraits.
Portraits include Don Kilhefner, Harry Hay, Ram Dass, Assotto Saint, James Broughton, Joseph Kramer, Fakir Musafar, Robert Mapplethorpe, Ed Steinbrecher, Malcolm Boyd, Clyde Hall, Lou Rudolph, Paul Monette, and Essex Hemphill.
Words and Pictures by MARK THOMPSON
Produced and Directed by JEFFREY SCHWARZ
Edited by BRIAN FEENEY
Music by THE ALUMINUM GROUP
IMAGES AND TEXT 2005 BY MARK THOMPSON
2005 AUTOMAT PICTURES, INC.