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Gay Seattle : stories of exile and belonging

Author: Gary Atkins
Publisher: Seattle : University of Washington Press, 2013.
Edition/Format:   Print book : State or province government publication : English : First paperback editionView all editions and formats
Traces the evolution of Seattle's gay community from 1893, when the state first passed legislation making homosexuality a crime. Gary Atkins shows through a century of stories how gays and lesbians have sought to achieve a sense of belonging in Seattle.

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Genre/Form: History
Material Type: Government publication, State or province government publication
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Gary Atkins
ISBN: 9780295992822 0295992824
OCLC Number: 825403984
Description: xl, 451 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Contents: pt. 1. Imagining an Exile --
Prologue: From Exile to Belonging --
1. The Law: Sodomy on the Mudflat --
2. Mental Health: The Psychiatric Pick --
pt. 2. Creating Refuges --
3. New Saloons and Vaudeville --
4. Stirrings of Resistance --
5. Is Dance the Enemy? --
6. Crossing Over: Challenging the Police --
pt. 3. Claiming a Civic Life --
7. Robert's Rules and Gay Liberation --
8. Chautauquas of Feminism and Lesbianism --
9. Pulpits for Healing --
10. At the Dance: A New Leg --
11. Confronting a Police Crackdown --
12. Insiders at City Hall: The Rhetoric of Privacy --
13. At the Capitol: Limited Conversation --
14. Inititative Thirteen: Coming Together, Learning to Persuade --
15. On Broadway: Creating Markets and Parades --
16. On Catholic Hill: The Clash of Dogma and Ministry --
17. At the Hospital: A Plague Arrives --
18. Becoming Compassion --
19. Cal's Conscience --
Epilogue: On the Hill.
Responsibility: Gary L. Atkins, with a new introduction by the author.


A history of Seattle's gay community 


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[E]ssential. . . . [Y]ou need to check this one out. -- Eli Sanders * The Stranger * Gary Atkins has given us a richly textured and wonderfully readable account of the development of gay and lesbian Read more...

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