Features lined drawing of a nude figure laying down, facing away from viewer. A rainbow is seen over a black blackground. "You're the end of my rainbow" is written in cursive under figure. Inside, text continues: "today and everyday. Happy Birthday!"
Cover features coloured photograph of a shirtless man holding his hand to his groin in a decrepit building. He stands next to a Keith Haring graffiti. Inside features another photographed of the same man in the same setting. He is more exposed, and two men are seen having a sexual encounter in background.
Black text over white background. "The S&M Hanky Guide" heads three columns that fall under the categories of "Color," "Left Side," and "Right Side."
16.8 x 13 cm
Stamped: Canadian Gay Archives. JUN 20 1981
Handwritten text inside card reads:
"Stephen: As we your older ____s are always concerned about the education of our little ____, ne(e) Fuckalotavitch, we bought you this card. We trust you will stay home tonight & memorize it. No doubt it will come in handy on the second Tuesday of every month."
In different script: "We hope that you will study this card well & practice wearing all the hankies in all the different positions until you have mastered (slaved?) the techniques of sex in all their manifold varieties. In several months Carlos + I will be giving you a written and oral (!!) test to see if you have learned your lessons well. If you fail the test, you will be subjected to severe B&D. Your stern but loving Masters, Tony & Carlos"
Contines: "P.S. The Day After. Tony practiced w/ the red hankies last night. We finally figured out why they call it elbow grease in this part of the world. Me? Snorting coke, doin' MDA + getting fucked on a desk, veranda etc."
"This place is so decadent it makes a Roman orgy look like Tricia Nixon's birthday party. Carlos at least has met a nice guy, but I have been indulging in sleaze. Oh well, on to the wholesome environment of New York (!). Tony & Carlos"
Features an upside-down, pink triangle over a white background. Triangle has a small red heart in the upper right point. Inside has typewritten text.
17.2 x 13.7 cm
Came inside a white envelope stating: "purchased at Glad Day books "
Inside text: "We recognize the importance of making known our history, so much of which has been lost or stolen, and particularly of commemorating the victories of lesbians and gay men. Given the historic importance of the acquital of the officers of Pink Triangle Press as the first major legal victory for the Canadian gay movement, and given the fortuitous date of that victory, we propose a yearly celebration to mark the day. We realize that this date, February 14, has traditionally been celebrated as St. Valentine's Day and dedicated to the expression of heterosexual affection. We take this opportunity to challenge what Christopher Isherwood has called the "heterosexual dictatorship" by affirming, for ourselves and for the world, the existence, the strength, and the beauty of gay love. A central symbol of St. Valentine's Day has been the figure of Cupid, derived from the ancient Greek Eros. We intend to make this day a celebration of the liberation of Eros, both as a reality in our personal lives since coming out, and as a common political goal to be achieved. We therefore proclaim February 14 as an annual Canadian Gay Holiday, to be known as Pink Triangle Day.
This proclamation was passed unanimously by the closing plenary session of the Canadian Lesbian and Gay Rights Coalition annual conference, July, 1979."
Stamped: JUN 20 1981
Features line drawing of a nude man facing away from viewers, looking anxious. Above him in blue text: "If you want to blow something big and thick you'll have to hurry..." Card opens to illustration of him holding a cake (suggestively) in front of his groin. Text continues: "'Cause it's heavy. Happy Birthday!"
23.4 x 10 cm (folded); 23.4 x 20.2 cm (open)
Back of card reads: "to James Fraser from Allan Gaunier [?], Jan 9/80"
Stamped: Canadian Gay Archives
Card No. 120
Cover depicts a hand holding a dumbbell. Blank inside.
12.5 x 17.7 cm
Handwritten note: "James [Fraser], Hope your holidays really 'work-out' for you! Painting commences first week in Jan., feel like stretching those lovely arms? Merry, merry whatever! Love you, Bill & Jack."