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Stand by me : the forgotten history of gay liberation

Author: Jim Downs
Publisher: Athens : The University of Georgia Press, 2020.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"With Stand by Me, Jim Downs rewrites the history of gay life in the 1970s, arguing that the decade was about much more than sex and marching in the streets. Drawing on a vast trove of untapped records at LGBT community centers in Los Angeles, New York, and Philadelphia, Downs tells moving, revelatory stories of gay people who stood together-as friends, fellow believers, and colleagues-to create a sense of community  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Case studies
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Jim Downs
ISBN: 9780820356440 0820356441
OCLC Number: 1097961645
Notes: "Originally published in 2016 by Basic Books"--Title page verso.
Description: xvi, 261 pages 23 cm
Responsibility: Jim Downs.

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"With Stand by Me, Jim Downs rewrites the history of gay life in the 1970s, arguing that the decade was about much more than sex and marching in the streets. Drawing on a vast trove of untapped records at LGBT community centers in Los Angeles, New York, and Philadelphia, Downs tells moving, revelatory stories of gay people who stood together-as friends, fellow believers, and colleagues-to create a sense of community among people who felt alienated from mainstream American life"--

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