People’s Coming Out Party flyer


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Original People’s Coming Out Party flyer announcing Gay Celebration and Nude Rock Dance on January 23, 1971. Live music by Major Headd and Ribbit with a special deal for Cockettes fans. Typescript and hand-written mimeograph broadside printed on pale yellow paper, with a drawn illustration celebrating trans sexuality and the body by The Psychedelic Venus Church, founded in Berkeley in 1969 by Jefferson Poland, was a religious offshoot of the Sexual Freedom League, which Poland founded with Leo Koch in 1963 in New York. The Psychedelic Venus Church operated in the San Francisco area, holding frequent orgies that combined a marijuana eucharist with an orgy; bisexuality was encouraged. New recruits were mailed two marijuana cigarettes upon receipt of the $5 registration fee. Poland’s church had 700 members by 1971 but dissolved in 1973. Measures 8.5×14 inches.

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