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Gay by the Bay : a history of queer culture in the San Francisco Bay Area

Author: Susan Stryker; Jim Van Buskirk
Publisher: San Francisco, : Chronicle Books, ©1996.
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A fabulous montage of word and image, Gay by the Bay is the first book ever to chronicle the lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender history of the San Francisco Bay Area. Vividly illustrated and engagingly written, this meticulously compiled volume captures the undisputed capital of queer culture as never before. Gay by the Bay celebrates Northern California's gay history in all its fascinating diversity, beginning
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Genre/Form: History
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Stryker, Susan.
Gay by the Bay.
San Francisco, : Chronicle Books, c1996
(OCoLC)603748672
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Susan Stryker; Jim Van Buskirk
ISBN: 0811811875 9780811811873
OCLC Number: 33079347
Description: ix, 165 p. : ill. (some col.) ; 25 x 26 cm.
Contents: An Odd thing: homosexual history before World War II --
From war to revolution, 1940-1967 --
Liberation and assimilation, 1967-1981 --
The Plague years: live in the age of AIDS, 1980-1991 --
The Queer here and now, 1990-1995.
Responsibility: by Susan Stryker and Jim Van Buskirk ; foreword by Armistead Maupin .
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A fabulous montage of word and image, Gay by the Bay is the first book ever to chronicle the lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender history of the San Francisco Bay Area. Vividly illustrated and engagingly written, this meticulously compiled volume captures the undisputed capital of queer culture as never before. Gay by the Bay celebrates Northern California's gay history in all its fascinating diversity, beginning with the gender-bending berdache societies of eighteenth-century Native Americans through today's Digital Queers. From the founding of Daughters of Bilitis in the 1950s to the first tentative steps of the gay liberation movement in the '60s, from the election of Harvey Milk and the emergence of thriving community in the exuberant '70s to the creation of the NAMES Project Memorial Quilt and life-and-death realities in the era of AIDS, queer history in the Bay Area encompasses some of the most compelling political and social events of our time.

Nearly 300 full-color and black-and-white photographs of historical memorabilia - including correspondence, posters, buttons, matchbook covers, and other artifacts culled from the Gay and Lesbian Center of the San Francisco Public Library, the Gay and Lesbian Historical Society of Northern California, and other archives, both public and private - providing an intriguing look at the origins and evolution of contemporary queer life.

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