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Making history : the struggle for gay and lesbian equal rights, 1945-1990 : an oral history

Autore: Eric Marcus
Editore: New York, NY : HarperCollins Publishers, ©1992.
Edizione/Formato:   Libro : English : 1st edVedi tutte le edizioni e i formati
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From its beginnings shortly after World War II to the current campaign for civil rights in the age of AIDS, the struggle of gay and lesbian people to gain dignity, visibility, and equal treatment under the law has been one of the most dramatic and inspiring political movements of this century. Making History is the first account of this period to be told in the words of the courageous men and women who participated  Per saperne di più…
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Genere/forma: History
Informazioni aggiuntive sul formato: Online version:
Marcus, Eric.
Making history.
New York, NY : HarperCollins Publishers, c1992
(OCoLC)651837858
Tipo documento: Book
Tutti gli autori / Collaboratori: Eric Marcus
ISBN: 0060167084 9780060167080
Numero OCLC: 24797895
Note: Includes index.
Riconoscimenti: Gay and Lesbian Book Award (American Library Association), 1993
Descrizione: xii, 532 p. : ill. ; 25 cm.
Contenuti: Contents: Preface and acknowledgments (p.ix) --
Part one. 1945-1961. "Gay gal" / Lisa Ben (p.5) --
The psychologist / Dr. Evelyn Hooker (p.16) --
The organizer / Chuck Rowland (p.26) --
The editor / Martin Block (p.37) --
News hound / Jim Kepner (p.43) --
The attorney / Herb Selwyn (p.54) --
"Gay sexualist" / Hal Call (p.59) --
The teacher / Billie Tallmij (p.70) --
The outsider / Paul Phillips (p.81) --
Part two. 1961-1968. The very mad scientist / Frank Kameny (p.93) --
The rabble rousers / Barbara Gittings and Kay Lahusen (p.104) --
One angry nurse / Shirley Willer (p.127) --
The best kind of friend / Nancy May (p.136) --
The defenders / Herbert Donaldson and Evander Smith (p.147) --
"Dear Abby" / Abigail Van Buren (p.166). Contents (cont.): Part three. 1968-1973. The radical activist / Martha Shelley (p.175) --
The drag queen / Rey "Sylvia Lee" Rivera (p.187) --
Fearless youth / Morty Manford (p.197) --
The old timers / Barbara Gittings and Kay Lahusen (p.213) --
The idealist / Randy Shilts (p.228) --
Mother and child / Jeanne Manford and Morty Manford (p.237) --
The good doctor / Judd Marmor (p.250) --
Part Four 1973-1981. The ex-nun / Jean O'Leary (p.261) --
The jock / David Kopay (p.274) --
The good sailor / Vernon E. "Copy" Berg III (p.279) --
The inconoclast / Nancy Walker (p.293) --
The insider / Charles Brydon (p.305) --
A boy from Boise / Morris Foote (p.314) --
The Christian educator / Carolyn Mobley (p.319). Contents (cont.): The fighting Irishman / A. Damien Martin (p.332) --
The protector / Joyce Hunter (p.347) --
The conservative congressmman / Robert Bauman (p.356) --
Sale Juive / Paulette Goodman (p.368) --
The Hollywood screenwriter / Barry Sandler (p.378) --
The "Sissy" from Mississippi / Greg Brock (p.388) --
Part Five 1981-1990. The film historian / Vito Russo (p.407) --
The unwanted messenger / Larry Kramer (p.420) --
The storekeepers / Neil Woodward and Dan Otero (p.430) --
The mixed couple / Deborah L. Johnson and Dr. Zandra Z. Rolon (p.438) --
The bridge builder / Kathleen Boatwright (p.454) --
The brave Alaskan / Sara Boesser (p.464) --
The radical debutante / Ann Northrop (p.474) --
The bishop / John Shelby Spong (p.491)_ --
The television anchor / Tom Cassidy (p.503) --
The role models / Cecelia Walthall and Nancy Andrews (p.517) --
In memoriam (p.526) --
Index (p.527).
Responsabilità: Eric Marcus.

Abstract:

From its beginnings shortly after World War II to the current campaign for civil rights in the age of AIDS, the struggle of gay and lesbian people to gain dignity, visibility, and equal treatment under the law has been one of the most dramatic and inspiring political movements of this century. Making History is the first account of this period to be told in the words of the courageous men and women who participated in it--the people who, though often faced with public exposure and the sacrifice of family and friends, relentlessly challenged the status quo. Through his engaging oral histories, journalist Eric Marcus traces the unfolding of the gay rights effort from a group of small, independent underground organizations and publications into a national movement. Here are the stories of its remarkable pioneers: a diverse group of nearly fifty Americans, both prominent and unknown, straight and gay, who hail from all corners of the nation. It is a group that includes lawmakers and clergy, parents, conservatives and radicals, housewives and drag queens, psychiatrists, teachers, and journalists. Making History introduces us to Lisa Ben, a Los Angeles secretary who published the first newsletter for lesbians on her office typewriter in 1947; Dr. Evelyn Hooker, who in the early 1950s pursued pioneering research that led her to the controversial and widely publicized conclusion that gay men could be just as well adjusted as straight men; Abigail Van Buren, who as "Dear Abby" took the unprecedented step of speaking positively about gay people and gay issues in her widely syndicated column; Copy Berg, a U.S. Naval Academy graduate who shocked the Pentagon by contesting his dismissal from the navy for being gay; Ann Northrop, a Boston debutante who gave up a television news career and became an outspoken rights advocate; Episcopal Bishop John Shelby Spong, who has challenged the church by calling for the blessing of same-sex relationships; and Tom Cassidy, the CNN news anchor who became the first national television broadcaster to come out of the closet about his homosexuality and AIDS diagnosis. From the period when homosexuals were routinely beaten by police to the day when gay rights leaders were invited to the White House, Making History is the story of an inevitable and unstoppable struggle that has succeeded in bringing about changes in American society that only a few years ago would have been considered unimaginable.

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