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Stand by me : the forgotten history of gay liberation / Jim Downs.

Downs, Jim, 1973- (author.).

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Albert Carlton - Cashiers Community Library 306.76 D (Text) 39493107919898 Adult Nonfiction Available -

Record details

  • ISBN: 9780465032709
  • ISBN: 0465032702
  • Physical Description: vii, 261 pages ; 25 cm
  • Publisher: New York : Basic Books, a member of the Perseus Books Group, [2016]

Content descriptions

Bibliography, etc. Note:
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Formatted Contents Note:
The largest massacre of gay people in American history -- The gay religious movement -- The biography of a bookstore -- Gay American history -- The body politic -- "Prison sounds" -- Body language.
Summary, etc.:
"In Stand By Me, the acclaimed historian 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. An essential act of historical recovery, Stand by Me shines a bright light on a triumphant moment, and will transform how we think about gay life in America from the 1970s into the present day"-- Provided by publisher.
Subject: Gay liberation movement > United States > History.
Gays > United States > History > 20th century.
Gays > Political activity > United States > History > 20th century.
Gay rights > United States > History > 20th century.

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