Smash the Church, Smash the State!
The Early Years of Gay Liberation

Edited by Tommi Avicolli Mecca

Excerpt from Smash the Church, Smash the State!

Includes the Introduction and essays, "Our Passion Shook the World," "The Radicalqueens Trans-formation," "The Radicalesbian Story: An Evolution of Consciousness," "DYKETACTICS!: Notes Toward an Un-Silencing," and "The Gay Community in Crisis."
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"Gay Pagans and Atheists"

From a Gay Pagans and Atheists demonstration at St. Patrick's Cathedral in New York City, about 1974. Copyright Gabriel Imhof
"Gay Pagans and Atheists" ( jpg 86 KB )

"Radical Queen #2"

The cover of the second Radical Queen magazine, 1973. Copyright RadicalQueens
"Radical Queen #2" ( jpg 88 KB )

"Your Dick Will Fall Off"

This card was created and handed out by the radical lesbians of DYKETACTICS!. Copyright DYKETACTICS!
"Your Dick Will Fall Off" ( jpg 217 KB )

"Street Transvestite Action Revolutionaries"

Members of Street Transvestite Action Revolutionaries, including Sylvia Rivera (seated), 1970. Copyright Ellen Shumsky
"Street Transvestite Action Revolutionaries" ( jpg 134 KB )