"Art is a lie that tells the truth" -- Pablo Picasso
Tuesday, October 29, 2013
A Favorite Photo
Taken by Diana Davies on June 24, 1970. It shows Marty Robinson and Tom Doerr together during a sit in by the Gay Activists Alliance at the Republican Campaign headquarters in New York City for then Governor Nelson Rockefeller. Robinson and Doerr were arrested with 3 others that day. They were demanding that Rockefeller take a stand for gay rights just a year after Stonewall.
Tom Doerr was a graphic artist who invented the lambda symbol for gay rights. Here is his original drawing for the lambda symbol with his explanation for it.