Fotograf Magazine

Felix Gonzales-Torres

“Besides torture, art is the most persuasive weapon.” (G. B. Shaw*)

“People with AIDS coalition 1985 Police Harassment 1969 Oscar Wilde 1985 Supreme Court 1986 Harvey Milk 1977 March on Washington 1987 Stonewall Rebellion 1969”

A list of names and events, of an implicit significance. Fortunately for me (being straight, born in 1975 and living in London) apart from Oscar Wilde my only other point of reference is the figure of Harvey Milk, based on Gus Van Sant’s eponymous film recounting the story of the first openly gay man to be elected to public office in California. 

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