Monday, July 1, 2013

Vanguard Revisited Online Exhibit: Magazines

The Original Vanguard Magazine:
The original Vanguard produced an extraordinary self-titled magazine from 1966-69 that included themes of poverty and social stigma; related issues of drug use and sex work; isolation and loneliness; artistic expression; and faith and queer theology.
  • Volume 1 of the Original Vanguard Magazine:
 2011 Vanguard Revisited Magazine

Working with a variety of homeless youth services organizations, program coordinators Joey Plaster and Pastor Megan Rohrer presented the history of Vanguard to today’s queer youth. We then asked them to respond by submitting stories, art, and poetry “in conversation” with original 1960s essays, or touching on similar themes.

This magazine presents their writings along with reprints from the Vanguard Magazine of the 1960s. These materials are supplemented with archival materials, a historical narrative, and writings from urban ministers and youth organizers. Working over a period of three months with a group of youth at Larkin Street Youth Services, we sought to create a magazine that spoke to their expressed desire to “enlighten youth, celebrate the queer history of the Tenderloin, and create a voice for the unheard.”

The magazine is focused on the themes of:
Loneliness and Community, Poverty and Social Stigma, Drug Use and Sex Work, Sexuality and Gender, Mental Health and Queer Theology

Featured in the magazine are selections from the original Vanguard, oral history excerpts, original art, poetry and essays written by contemporary queer homeless youth in San Francisco's Tenderloin.
Page 2
Page 35

Otro Vanguard, 2013 - is still in process 

No comments:

Post a Comment