Teresa Gomez Martorell
intaglio relief print
OBEY THE BEARD! #gaybear #gay #gayboyswithbeards
The ground-breaking metamorphosis scene in the Michael Jackson short film ‘Black or White’ released in 1991
In late 1971, two years after the Stonewall riots in New York sparked the modern gay rights movement in America, and twelve months before LIFE ceased publishing as a weekly, the magazine featured an article on “gay liberation” that, seen a full 40 years later, feels sensational, measured and somehow endearingly, deeply square all at the same time.
See the essay here on LIFE.com.
(Grey Villet—Time & Life Pictures/Getty Images)