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Title:The Gay Revolution: The Story of the Struggle
Format Type:Ebook
Author:Lillian Faderman
Publisher:Simon Schuster
ISBN:1451694113
ISBN 13:
Number of Pages:816
Category:History, Non fiction, Glbt, Politics, Queer

The Gay Revolution: The Story of the Struggle by Lillian Faderman

PDF, EPUB, MOBI, TXT, DOC The Gay Revolution: The Story of the Struggle The sweeping story of the modern struggle for gay lesbian and trans rights from the s to the present based on amazing interviews with politicians military figures legal activists and members of the entire LGBT community who face these challenges every day .

The fight for gay lesbian and trans civil rights the years of outrageous injustice the early battles the heart breaking defeats and the victories beyond the dreams of the gay rights pioneers is the most important civil rights issue of the present day Based on rigorous research and more than interviews i The Gay Revolution i 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 .

i The Gay Revolution i begins in the s when law classified gays and lesbians as criminals the psychiatric profession saw them as mentally ill the churches saw them as sinners and society victimized them with irrational hatred Against this dark backdrop a few brave people began to fight back paving the way for the revolutionary changes of the s and beyond Faderman discusses the protests in the s the counter reaction of the s and early eighties the decimated but united community during the AIDS epidemic and the current hurdles for the right to marriage equality .

In the words of the eyewitnesses who were there through the most critical events i The Gay Revolution i paints a nuanced portrait of the LGBT civil rights movement A defining account this is the most complete and authoritative book of its kind

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