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 Gay Bob, the World’s First Out-And-Proud Doll
Retro Queer fiction with racy titles and cover art that’s cheesy, funny and amusing look-back.
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Illustrations from 1965 Gay Calendar
(No frontal nudity – Images are not pornographic)
ANNUALLY DURING THE MONTH OF JUNE, THE LESBIAN, GAY, BI, TRANS, QUEER COMMUNITY CELEBRATES THEIR DIVERSITY AND CHAMPIONS THEIR CAUSE FOR EQUAL RIGHTS AROUND THE WORLD.
SEE THE LINKS BELOW TO LEARN MORE ABOUT LGBTQ HISTORY, EQUAL RIGHTS AND HUMAN RIGHTS STRUGGLES
LIBRARY OF CONGRESS – LGBTQ Library
LGBT GAY PRIDE CALENDAR
HUMAN RIGHTS CAMPAIGN
GLAAD and Pride Month
Gay Pride info from WikipediA