The Story Behind Gay Bob, the World’s First Out-And-Proud Doll

Enraged consumers complained that a toy with a homosexual backstory would lead to other ”disgusting” dolls like “Priscilla the Prostitute” and “Danny the Dope Pusher” Esquire awarded Gay Bob its “Dubious Achievement Award.” And anti-gay organizations across the United States blustered. He debuted in the ’70s, to both acclaim and outrage. atlasobscura.com: The Story Behind… Read More