The Gay Tarot focuses on the experience and identity of homosexual men. While men are featured as all the major figures, women are not excluded. The 78 images are fully illustrated, with people are of all ethnicities, shapes and sizes and in modern, contemporary settings.
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Gay Tarot review by Christopher Butler
I have awaited Lee Burstenís Gay Tarot with a keen sense of anticipation ever since I heard of its imminent release. In the history of Tarot it will prove to be quite a milestone. Itís not the first gay themed tarot to be created, in fact I know of two others. However, it represents the first instance of a large mainstream Tarot publisher tackling the gay theme, hence itís the first gay deck that has been made widely available.
Of the gay decks Iíve come across, one is explicitly erotic and the other (the Brotherhood Tarot) expresses the pagan spiritual outlook of the Radical Faerie movement. This one is much more practical and widely applicable as it seeks to represent the everyday life experience of a wide spectrum of gay men. Leaf throug... read all reviews
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Name: Gay Tarot
Publisher: Lo Scarabeo 2004
Deck Type: Tarot Deck
Major Arcana: 22
Minor Arcana: 56
Deck Tradition: Rider-Waite-Smith
Minor Arcana Style: Unique Scenes Without Suit Symbols
Suits: Cups, Swords, Wands, Coins
Court Cards: Youth, Man, Guide, Sage
Major Titles: The Fool, The Magician, The Intuitive, The Protector, The Emperor, The Priest, The Lovers, The Chariot, Justice, The Hermit, The Wheel of Life, Strength, The Hanged Man, Death, Temperance, Self-Hatred, Revelation, The Star, The Moon, The Sun, Beyond Judgement, The World
The Fool is numbered 0
Strength is numbered 11
Justice is numbered 8
Card Size: 2.60 x 4.72 in. = 6.60cm x 12.00cm
Card Language: Spanish, Italian, German, French, English, Dutch
Card Back: Reversible
Back Design: Mirrored image of a man, with a starry background.
Companion Material: 64-page multi-language companion booklet.
Extra Info: Read an interview with creator Lee Bursten.
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