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Read My Lips (girls)

Date 1988
Dimensions Paper: 4 1/4 x 5 7/8 in. (10.8 x 14.9 cm)
Overall: 4 1/4 x 5 7/8 in. (10.8 x 14.9 cm)
Print medium Print-Lithograph

This postcard, produced for a nine-day nationwide protest in May 1988, was one of Gran Fury's earliest designs. The nationally-based AIDS Coalition to Network, Organize, and Win called for the demonstrations, but left decisions about the focus of the protests to local AIDS groups. One of the events organized by ACT UP was a same-sex kiss-in, meant as a challenge to homophobia. Gran Fury made a number of different posters, postcards, and T-shirts to publicize the spring action, including this photograph of two females kissing. A year later, the same image would be paired with the text: "Kissing Doesn't Kill: Greed and Indifference Do."

Credit line

Purchase, with funds provided by the ICP Acquisitions Committee, 2000

Feedback Accession No. 1137.2000