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The gay revolution : the story of the struggle / Lillian Faderman.

Faderman, Lillian, (author.).

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  • 2 of 2 copies available at LARL/NWRL Consortium.
  • 1 of 1 copy available at Lake Agassiz Regional Library. (Show preferred library)

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Breckenridge Public Library 306.766 FAD (Text) 33500012188447 Main Available -
Warroad Public Library 306.766 FAD (Text) 35500005672058 Main Available -

Record details

  • ISBN: 9781451694116
  • ISBN: 1451694113
  • Physical Description: xx, 794 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 24 cm
  • Edition: First Simon & Schuster hardcover edition.
  • Publisher: New York, NY : Simon & Schuster, 2015.

Content descriptions

Bibliography, etc. Note:
Includes bibliographical references (pages [641]-767) and index.
Formatted Contents Note:
Scapegoats. Lawbreakers and loonies ; America hunts for witches ; No army of lovers : toward a homosexual-free military ; America protects its youngsters -- The homophiles. Mattachine ; The daughters ; Jousts with the four horsemen -- Revolts before the revolution. Slivers of space and justice ; Throwing down the gauntlet ; The homosexual American citizen takes the government to court -- Earthquake : the Stonewall years. The riots ; Say it proud, and loud : new gay politics ; Less talk and more action : the Gay Activists Alliance ; A parallel revolution : lesbian feminists -- A place at the table. Dressing for dinner ; How gays and lesbians stopped being crazies ; The culture war in earnest -- How Anita Bryant advanced gay and lesbian civil rights. Enter, Anita ; How to lose a battle ; Grappling with defeat ; Learning how to win -- Ashes and phoenixes. Of martyrs and marches ; The plague ; Family values -- Demanding to serve. New gays and lesbians versus the old military ; Don't ask, don't tell, don't serve ; "Get 'Don't ask, don't tell' done!" -- LGBT American citizens. How lesbians and gays stopped being sex criminals ; "The first law in American history that begins the job of protecting LGBT people" ; A forty-year war : the struggle for workplace protection -- "What justification could there possibly be for denying homosexuals the benefits of marriage?". "The status that everyone understands as the ultimate expression of love and commitment" ; Getting it right, and wrong, in the West ; The evolution of a president and the country.
Summary, etc.:
A chronicle of the modern struggle for gay, lesbian and transgender rights draws on interviews with politicians, military figures, legal activists and members of the LGBT community to document the cause's struggles since the 1950s.

  • Booklist Reviews : Booklist Reviews 2015 August #1
    *Starred Review* A Lambda Literary and Stonewall Book Award–winning author, scholar, and retired college professor, Faderman has crafted an epic yet remarkably intimate work that belongs among the most definitive civil rights titles, LGBTQ-specific or otherwise. Based on more than 150 interviews and the author's exhaustive research, The Gay Revolution begins by recalling the government's gay witch hunts of the 1950s and spans the next six and a half decades of the ongoing struggle for legal and societal equality. All of the prominent landmarks of the gay rights movement (the Stonewall riots; Anita Bryant's Save Our Children political coalition; Don't Ask, Don't Tell) are covered thoroughly, but Faderman's writing conveys such fresh passion that readers will feel like they are experiencing these history-altering moments in real time. However, it's the lesser-told stories—such as the rise and eventual decline of the early gay rights group, the Mattachine Society, and its founder, Harry Hay, who went on to start the Radical Faeries movement—that bring voice to the brave, trailblazing heroes who risked so much to help chip away at the hostile and pervasive intolerance that once singularly defined the homosexual American experience. HIGH-DEMAND BACKSTORY: This book is destined to be one of the lasting contributions to the literature of the gay rights movement. Copyright 2014 Booklist Reviews.

Subject: Gay rights > United States > History.
Gay liberation movement > United States > History.
Gays > United States > History.
Gay liberation movement.
Gay rights
United States.
Genre: History.

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