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Gomez, Jewelle 1948-

Overview
Works: 47 works in 89 publications in 1 language and 3,060 library holdings
Genres: History  Documentary films  Nonfiction films  Fiction  Biography  Historical films  Fantasy fiction  Science fiction  Horror fiction  Short stories 
Roles: Author, Interviewer, Narrator, Interviewee
Classifications: HQ76.8.U5, 306.766
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Most widely held works by Jewelle Gomez
The Gilda stories : a novel by Jewelle Gomez( Book )

17 editions published between 1991 and 2016 in English and held by 554 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Well-versed in the traditions of African-American writing, Gomez moves from lesbian life in Boston in the 1960s (the title story) to a futuristic fantasy, "Houston", a previously unpublished Gilda story. The centerpiece novella, "Lynx and Strand", explores some of the darkest dreams and fears of American culture as we hurtle toward the millenium
Before Stonewall : the making of a gay and lesbian community( Visual )

3 editions published in 1985 in English and held by 463 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In 1969 the police raided the Stonewall Inn, a gay bar in New York City's Greenwich Village, leading to three nights of rioting by the city's gay community. With this outpouring of courage and unity the Gay Liberation Movement had begun. Before Stonewall pries open the closet door--setting free the dramatic story of the sometimes horrifying public and private existences experienced by gay and lesbian Americans since the 1920s. Revealing and often humorous, this widely acclaimed film relives the emotionally-charged sparking of today's gay rights movement, from the events that led to the fevered 1969 riots to many other milestones in the brave fight for acceptance. Experience the fascinating and unforgettable, decade-by-decade history of homosexuality in America through eye-opening historical footage and amazing interviews with those who lived through an often brutal closeted history."--First Run Features website
After Stonewall : from the Riots to the millennium( Visual )

4 editions published between 1999 and 2014 in English and held by 409 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In 1969 the police raided the Stonewall Inn, a gay bar in New York City's Greenwich Village, leading to three nights of rioting by the city's gay community. With this outpouring of courage and unity the Gay Liberation Movement had begun ... Chronicles the history of lesbian and gay life from the riots at Stonewall to the end of the century. It captures the hard work, struggles, tragic defeats and exciting victories experienced since then. It explores how AIDS literally changed the direction of the movement"--DVD container
Don't explain : short fiction by Jewelle Gomez( Book )

5 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 221 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Short stories featuring lesbians. The story, Houston, is on a black lesbian vampire, while Water with Wine is on a love affair between a black professor and a white student
Stonewall : the making of a gay and lesbian community( Visual )

1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 166 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Before Stonewall chronicles through interviews and historical footage the social, political and cultural history of homosexuality in America from the 1920s through 1969. Covers many of the milestones in the fight for gay acceptance and equal rights, culminating in the 1969 riots following the police raid on the Stonewall Inn, a gay bar in New York City's Greenwich Village. After Stonewall traces the gay liberation movement in America from the 1969 Stonewall riots through the 1990s capturing the hard work, tragic defeats and exciting victories experienced. Also explores how AIDS changed the direction of the movement
Oral tradition : selected poems old & new by Jewelle Gomez( Book )

3 editions published in 1995 in English and Undetermined and held by 137 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A collection by a feminist poet. In one of the poems she writes, "On our second walk together I'm wary / but not of you. / Boys behind a chain link fence--it's almost dusk / and they are so many in cleated shoes / full of cockish noises. / And you are not a man / and I am not white."
T'ain't nobody's bizness : queer blues divas of the 1920s( Visual )

4 editions published between 2013 and 2016 in English and held by 103 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

T'Ain't Nobody's Bizness excavates the hidden sexualities of Black female entertainers who reigned over the nascent blues recording industry of the 1920s. Unlike the male-dominated jazz scene, early blues provided a space for women to take the lead and model an autonomy that was remarkable for women of any color or sexual orientation. The fact that some of these women, still famous 90 years later, successfully conducted same-sex relations with friends and working partners is a tribute to their independent spirit and a marker of the relaxed mores that shaped the world of Black entertainment. Ma Rainey, "Mother of the Blues" recruited a devoted following touring the vaudeville circuit in the deep South and along the Mississippi River. Jazz historian Chris Albertson reveals the result of her partying with her chorines in Chicago, where she also recorded almost 100 sides. A true original, Ma Rainey wrote and recorded several songs about sissy men and mannish women - not all of them derogatory. The most famous blues artist of her day, Bessie Smith, was a sexual predator to both men and women. Her affair with Lillian Simpson, a dancer in her show, triggered one of the greatest fights in Smith's violence-soaked marriage to Jack Gee. Renowned Bay Area vocalist, Linda Tillery, talks about the inspiration Bessie provided for her life and music. Chris Albertson confirms the lesbianism of Alberta Hunter and Ethel Waters, an early blues singer who later earned stardom as a headliner on Broadway and as a Hollywood actor. And, finally, T'Ain't Nobody's Bizness, resurrects the reputation of Gladys Bentley, a Harlem nightclub singer famous in her day for wearing a tuxedo and boasting of her affairs with other women. Cultural historian Brian Keizer puts the early blues scene in its social context, pointing out that these women, alienated from mainstream society by race and cultural practice (the blues being regarded as the devil's music), created a space for themselves that presaged the freedom later claimed by the civil rights movement and, by example, gay liberation. Taking its title from a popular song of the day (written by gay musician Porter Grainger), T'Ain't Nobody's Bizness introduces contemporary audiences to the transgressive practices of the distaff side of the early blues. It wasn't all about cheating men and low times. To quote from the song, "If I go to church on Sunday/Then shimmy down on Monday/T'ain't nobody's bizness if I do."
Swords of the rainbow( Book )

2 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 69 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Jump : poetry and prose by WritersCorps youth( Book )

1 edition published in 2001 in English and held by 49 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Racism in literature( Visual )

1 edition published in 1995 in English and held by 28 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An entertaining and informative look at how racism is handled in comic books and speculative fiction. The program features interviews with minority science fiction authors and cartoonists including black science fiction writer Sanuel R. Delany, native American writer, Owl Goingback, Asian American science fiction writer William F. Wu, and many others
Best lesbian erotica 2013( Book )

2 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 20 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Flamingoes & bears : poems by Jewelle Gomez( Book )

1 edition published in 1986 in English and held by 20 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Best lesbian erotica, 1997( Book )

1 edition published in 1997 in English and held by 13 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Gilda stories ; Bones & ash by Jewelle Gomez( Book )

1 edition published in 2001 in English and held by 13 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Stonewall : the making of a gay and lesbian community( Visual )

1 edition published in 1999 in English and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Disc 1: Traces the social, political and cultural history of homosexuality from 1920s up until 1969 in America. Traces the beginning of the Gay Liberation Movement after a police raid on Stonewall Inn, a gay bar in New York City; and the three-day riot that followed
Best lesbian erotica 1996 & 1997( Book )

2 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Bundel erotische verhalen voor en over lesbische vrouwen
My femme divine( Visual )

1 edition published in 1999 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This film reveals the romantic world of contemporary butch and femme lesbians through the eyes of a woman mining her own love affair. Filmmaker Karen Everett, an ex-Mormon, narrates her romance with a femme from Tennessee ; part personal memoir, part documentary
Don't erase my history( Visual )

1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A group of LGBTQ youth filmmakers take a look at their history by exploring local archives and interviewing history-makers
Telling our stories( Visual )

2 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Two short films, one narrative and one documentary, explore how youth approach LGBT history and politics. In Don't Erase My History, a group of Bay Area youth takes us on a quest for the very history that has "no name" in their schools. Together they open archival closets and talk with LGBTQ artists, activists, and pioneers. In a world where their queer history is still regularly erased, what will they discover? In CHANGE, Jamie is an African-American teenager grappling with his sexual identity on the night Barack Obama is elected president and Proposition 8 - the voter initiative to eliminate same-sex marriage - is passed. When one of his gang initiates the bullying of an openly gay classmate, Jamie uses his wits to try and prevent it, but when things don't go the way he predicted, he is forced to face his fears head on
The lipstick papers by Jewelle Gomez( Book )

1 edition published in 1980 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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The Gilda stories : a novel
Alternative Names
Gomez, Jewelle.

Jewelle Gomez American writer

Jewelle Gomez Amerikaans auteur

Jewelle Gomez escritora estadounidense

Jewelle Gomez scrittrice e poetessa statunitense

Jewelle Gomez US-amerikanische Autorin und Dichterin

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Languages
English (66)

Covers
Don't explain : short fictionOral tradition : selected poems old & newSwords of the rainbowJump : poetry and prose by WritersCorps youthBest lesbian erotica, 1997Contemporary Black biography, profiles from the international Black community