ANITA SUCKS [ORANGES]

Title

ANITA SUCKS [ORANGES]

Description

The popular singer, a former Miss Oklahoma and spokesperson for the Florida citrus industry, Anita Bryant became the face of homophobia in 1977 when she campaigned to repeal a Dade County ordinance that prohibited discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation. Her Save Our Children coalition won repeal of the ordinance, but repeal led to a nationwide boycott of Florida orange juice; Bryant’s career nosedived. Civil rights activists across the country protested and gay bars replaced screwdrivers with the “Anita Bryant” cocktail: vodka mixed with apple juice.

Subject

Bryant, Anita

Publisher

The History Project: Documenting LGBTQ Boston

Rights

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Type

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Format

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Original Format

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Citation

“ANITA SUCKS [ORANGES],” Documented | Digital Collections of The History Project, accessed February 24, 2018, http://historyproject.omeka.net/items/show/67.

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