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How Gay Bob, the World's First Openly Gay Doll, Came to Be | Fatherly gay bob dolls


Gay Bob is a doll that was created in 1977 and billed as the world's first openly gay doll. Bob was created by former advertising executive Harvey Rosenberg and marketed through his company, Gizmo Development.Gay Bob was bestowed with an Esquire magazine "Dubious Achievement Award" for 1978.. Bob stands 13 inches tall and was presented clothed in a flannel shirt, tight jeans and cowboy boots.

Jan 10, 2017 · The Story Behind Gay Bob, the World's First Out-And-Proud Doll those consumers who feared the introduction of more “disgusting” dolls were partially correct—Rosenberg soon gave Gay Bob a Author: Michael Waters.

In the years following Gay Bob's debut, other (both openly and PREsumedly) queer dolls appeared on the mass market including, Rhogit-Rhogit, Zhdrick & Tiimky, Billy, Carlos & Tyson, and Earring Magic Ken. But despite these other toys muscling in on his territory, Gay Bob continues to live on in the hearts -- and basements -- of those who were Author: Noah Michelson.

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