I've always said that if you don't leave Cornyation both (1) in stitches from laughing so hard and (2) mildly offended then you don't have a pulse! Author Amy L. Stone tells the history of San Antonio's most raucous April event in her book, Cornyation: San Antonio's Outrageous Fiesta Tradition. Order now and you'll get a free mini papel picado perfect for your desk!
The Cornyation book traces how the event has changed over time, transforming from an insider event to one of Texas’s iconic and longest-running LGBT events, and one of the first large-scale fundraisers for HIV-AIDS research in the Southwest. Through vintage and contemporary photography and oral histories and stories, the book documents the changes and continuity in the show, highlighting a few important themes in the event's history, including the fact that it has always been a “party with a purpose” that attracts a broad audience, satirizes elites and politics, and creates a place for the public display of campy gay humor.
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