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Stonewall : breaking out in the fight for gay rights

Author: Ann Bausum
Publisher: New York : Viking, an imprint of Penguin Group, 2015.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Juvenile audience : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"That's the Stonewall. The Stonewall Inn. Pay attention. History walks through that door. In 1969 being gay in the United States was a criminal offense. It meant living a closeted life or surviving on the fringes of society. People went to jail, lost jobs, and were disowned by their families for being gay. Most doctors considered homosexuality a mental illness. There were few safe havens. The Stonewall Inn, a
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Genre/Form: History
Juvenile works
Juvenile literature
Material Type: Juvenile audience
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Ann Bausum
ISBN: 9780670016792 0670016799
OCLC Number: 904755492
Language Note: Text in English.
Description: 120 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Flash point --
The closet --
Shut it down --
Raid! --
Revolution --
Street wars --
The awakening --
Gay pride --
Gay plague --
The rainbow.
Responsibility: Ann Bausum.
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Stonewall demonstrates how far the struggle for gay rights has come in the past four decades and yet how universal the struggles remain as young people of any era grow into their sexuality.  Read more...

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