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United Fruit Company clipping and AIDS stickers (1986)
The United Fruit Company was a gay political activist group that performed guerilla street theater in Boston. As the clipping relates, during a protest against sodomy laws Preacher Screecher led the troupe in a paean to sodomy. The performance called for the repeal of such laws in an explicit and entertaining fashion. The United Fruit Company was founded in 1985; it first performed a humorous political skit during a protest at Boston’s JFK federal government building about U.S. policies in Nicaragua. From the Theater Offensive records.

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