Region: North America
Subject: Sexual/Gender Orientation
Medium: Print Journalism
Artist: Neil Zlozower
Confronting Bodies: Music stores, chain stores ad newsstands across the United States
Dates of Action: 1995
Location: United States
Description of Artwork: The cover of Guitar magazine's October 1995 issue featured Flea and Dave Navarro topless and kissing.
The Incident: When the issue was released, stores such as Wal-mart, Gelson's, and hundreds of smaller stores and newsstands refused to sell the issue because they felt that it "promotes homosexuality." Several of the smaller stores refused to sell any further issues of Guitar.
Results of Incident: Guitar magazine still circulates to 180,000 businesses.
Source: Artistic Freedom Under Attack, 1996