Gloria Brame, Ph.D.

The Advocate vs Anita: Know Thy Enemy

Filed By Gloria Brame, Ph.D. | October 19, 2011 2:00 PM | comments

Filed in: Gay Icons and History, Media
Tags: Anita Bryant, gay history, gay politics, gay rights, The Advocate

Talk about a historic cover! This very vintage issue of the Advocate (ca. late 1970s) took aim at the evil that once-famous, later bankrupt, orange juice spokesperson Anita Bryant wrought with her anti-gay stances.

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Anita, now there's a name from the past. I went to wikipedia and read up on her life. A series of downfalls sad but tragically fair in light of the condemnation she tried to heap on other human beings.

"Save Our Children From Anita Bryant" said the bumper sticker I put on my car in 1977 - the obvious reference being to her shitty Save Our Children campaign in Miami.