(1993). Seven photographic prints (all 6.25'' x 9.5'' approx.), each mounted on 14'' x 17'' boards; one photograph under glass. Signed and dated in pencil by photographer. Light edgewear to boards. Very good plus or better. Very good +. Item #23320
Original photographs documenting the April 25, 1993 March on Washington for Lesbian, Gay, and Bi Equal Rights and Liberation, one of the largest protests in American history and the third major march for LGBT rights (the first of the three to include bisexuals in the official title; a vote to add "transgender" failed to pass with a sufficient majority). Among the organizers' demands were an end to legal and military discrimination, a massive increase in funding for AIDS research, and secure reproductive rights.
Thompson's subjects include: the Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence, marching in gorgeous architectural hats; a supportive family group; a poster for DC's Whitman Walker health clinic; an ACT UP die-in with "Silence Still Equals Death" posters; a group of military men and women headed by a soldier in uniform, trailed by a reporter and proudly waving a flag; and a shot of a California leather continent, with one visible jacket reading "SF Dyke Daddy" and another bearing a patch from Los Angeles' Avatar Club. Thompson exhibited his photographs of the March at San Francisco's Castro Country Club in July of '93. A striking group of images documenting the passion and activism that would endure through the coming decades.