Steeped in Marxist thought, some of the organizers despised the Oxford Street scene. They claimed that the over-priced gay bars ripped off their customers, contained them in a ‘gay ghetto’ and diffused gay lib’s critiques of mainstream society. Others wanted to engage the ‘apolitical homosexuals’ in their struggle. GSG extended the International Day of Gay Solidarity to a conversation with the ‘apolitical’ bar queens and dykes. They wanted to show them there were alternatives to the bars.
Authors: Gavin Harris and John Witte.