Making Gay History

The Half-Century Fight for Lesbian and Gay Equal Rights

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Publisher Description

“Rich and often moving . . . at times shocking, but often enlightening and inspiring: oral history at its most potent and rewarding.” — Kirkus Reviews

A completely revised and updated edition of the classic volume of oral history interviews with high-profile leaders and little-known participants in the gay rights movement that cumulatively provides a powerful documentary look at the struggle for gay rights in America.

From the Boy Scouts and the U.S. military to marriage and adoption, the gay civil rights movement has exploded on the national stage. Eric Marcus takes us back in time to the earliest days of that struggle in a newly revised and thoroughly updated edition of Making History, originally published in 1992. Using the heartfelt stories of more than sixty people, he carries us through a compelling five-decade battle that has changed the fabric of American society.

The rich tapestry that emerges from Making Gay History includes the inspiring voices of teenagers and grandparents, journalists and housewives, from the little-known Dr. Evelyn Hooker and Morty Manford to former vice president Al Gore, Ellen DeGeneres, and Abigail Van Buren. Together, these many stories bear witness to a time of astonishing change, as queer people have struggled against prejudice and fought for equal rights under the law.

GENRE
Nonfiction
RELEASED
2009
March 17
LANGUAGE
EN
English
LENGTH
496
Pages
PUBLISHER
HarperCollins e-books
SELLER
HARPERCOLLINS PUBLISHERS
SIZE
2
MB

Customer Reviews

Rickpilotone ,

Excellent book!

This was an epic and a great read. Having lived through the events that this book chronicled as a young man, it was great to see all the way that the GLBT community has come and yet how far we have to go. I for one am proud to have lived through it all and owe a debt of gratitude to those who have stood up and have been counted. I also owe a debt to my brothers and sisters who have quietly and openly lived their journey and this book is a tribute to all of us that make up the GLBT community. It is a must read especially for younger members of the community who may not fully be aware of the struggles that have been met by those who have gone before them. Five stars plus!

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