The Faggots and Their Friends Between Revolutions by Larry Mitchell


40th anniversary reprinting of a beloved fable-manifesto from the 1970s queer counterculture.

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Written in 1977, this collection of prose and queer, single-lyric koans explores, inductively, the filthy, jubilant persecution and survival of those deemed “non-men” by society.

Parables of poverty, liminal spaces in society where queers can exist and thrive, love and sex as crime as anarchy/revolution, span these pages amongst illustrations that exemplify the joy of the damned and disenfranchised. Beautifully anti-assimilationist, a message of love for any queer too “faggy” to be “gay,” a true ode to the weird + the wild.

“The strong women told the faggots 2 things: 1st, we will get our asses kicked… 2nd: We. Will. Win.” – Justine

The Faggots and Their Friends Between Revolutions is a beloved queer utopian text written by Larry Mitchell with lush illustrations by Ned Asta, published by Calamus Press in 1977. Part-fable, part-manifesto, the book takes place in Ramrod, an empire in decline, and introduces us to the communities of the faggots, the women, the queens, the queer men, and the women who love women who are surviving the ways and world of men. Cherished by many over the four decades since its publication, The Faggots and Their Friends Between Revolutions offers a trenchant critique of capitalism, assimilation, and patriarchy that is deeply relevant today. This new edition will feature essays from performance artist Morgan Bassichis, who adapted the book to music with TM Davy in 2017 for a performance at the New Museum, and activist filmmaker Tourmaline.

The Faggots and Their Friends Between Revolutions by Larry Mitchell
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