The Gay Revolution

The Gay Revolution

The Story of the Struggle

Book - 2015
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The fight for gay, lesbian and trans civil rights is the most important civil rights issue of the present day. Based on rigorous research and more than 150 interviews, The Gay Revolution tells this unfinished story not through dry facts but through dramatic accounts of passionate struggles, with all the sweep, depth and intricacies only an award-winning activist, scholar and novelist like Lillian Faderman can evoke. A defining account, this is the most complete and authoritative book of its kind.
Publisher: New York : Simon & Schuster, 2015.
Edition: First Simon & Schuster hardcover edition.
ISBN: 9781451694116
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Characteristics: xx, 794 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 24 cm

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In this history of the LGBT movement from the mid-20th Century up to the landmark Supreme Court decision in 2013 that struck down the Defense of Marriage Act, historian Faderman draws on over 150 interviews to create a mosaic of personal experiences of ordinary Americans and prominent leaders ali... Read More »


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jacqui_a Mar 16, 2018

Historian Lillian Faderman has built a stunning narrative of the gay rights movement in the USA. She describes the lives and actions of key organisers in the movement, bringing events together in context. From McCarthyism in the 1950s, through the Stonewall riots and the AIDS crisis, to marriage equality in the 21st century, Faderman describes the history of the modern American LGBT community in vivid detail. Her work is fantastically well-researched and well-referenced, covering the protests, campaigns, riots and legal battles that paved the way for LGBT rights in the United States and around the world.

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ladxcore
Jan 27, 2016

I think "revolution" is not a good choice of words, this is an excellent chronicle of legal reform, focusing on civil rights such as marriage and the military, and generally giving short shrift to more radical activism, AIDS activism, and trans history (which happen to be the things I'm most interested in). It is extremely well-researched and well-written, if those are the things you are interested in.

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