Butch Femme Soiree
17.00 in HIGH x 14.00 in WIDE
(43.18 cm HIGH x 35.56 cm WIDE)
All Of Us Or None Archive. Gift of the Rossman Family.

Small union label for Allied Printing, Inkworks at bottom center.

The poster has an overall black background with text at top that transitions from pink at left to blue at right. "1990 April Fool's / Butch Femme / Soiree" printed in large font with a rough edged horizontal band below. The lower three-quarters of the poster contains smaller white text that reads, "A Night of Gender Confusion / Dance * Costume Contests * Photos * General Frolicking / Emcees and Judges: / Karen Williams * JoAnn Loulan * Tom Ammiano / Emperor XVII, Jerry Coletti * Empress XXIII, Pat Montclaire / Music by Cyndy / Saturday, March 31 * 8pm until 1:30am Gift Center Pavilion, Brannon & 8th St., San Francisco." Information on the "Wrench" and "Rose" awards appears in three columns with 9:00 Class & Trash (Classist Queer Contests and Vamp Contests), 11:00 The Theme Zone (Petty Hetoisie Couple Contest and Best Theme Contest), and 12:30 A Walk on the Wild Side (Naugahyde/Vinyl Contests and Recombinant Queer Contest). Text continues "To stimuLate exhibitionism and arouse voyeurism, contestants for each category will be selected by members of a secret nominating committee. If you yearn to possess one to the coveted Wrench or Rose Awards, ARRIVE Early. / Tickets: $25.50 advance/$30 door / To benefit the National Center for Lesbian Rights / Tickets available after February 15 at Mama Bears, Oakland; Headlines, Castro and Polk locations, San Francisco; or send check payable to Soiree Productions & SASE to P.O. Box 31748, S.F., CA 94131."
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