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The American Isherwood

James J. Berg and Chris Freeman (eds)

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816683611
eISBN:
9781452949291
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816683611.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

Novelist, memoirist, diarist, and gay pioneer Christopher Isherwood left a wealth of writings. Known for his crisp style and his camera-like precision with detail, Isherwood gained fame for his ... More


Ask & Tell: Gay and Lesbian Veterans Speak Out

Steve Estes

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
July 2014
ISBN:
9780807831151
eISBN:
9781469604770
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9780807889855_estes
Subject:
History, Military History

“Don't Ask, Don't Tell” was the directive of President Bill Clinton's 1993 military policy regarding gay and lesbian soldiers. This official silence continued a collective amnesia about the patriotic ... More


Beyond the Gay Ghetto: Founding Debates in Gay Liberation

Emily K. Hobson

in Lavender and Red: Liberation and Solidarity in the Gay and Lesbian Left

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780520279056
eISBN:
9780520965706
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520279056.003.0002
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

Between 1969 and 1973, gay liberationists began to define radical alliances as central to sexual liberation. Gay men drew on Black radicalism, the anti-Vietnam War movement, and other causes to ... More


Christopher Isherwood, Gay Liberation, and the Question of Style

Jaime Harker

in Middlebrow Queer: Christopher Isherwood in America

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816679133
eISBN:
9781452948072
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816679133.003.0008
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter discusses changes in the literature of gay liberation that took place during the 1970s, specifically for Christopher Isherwood. Gay liberation in the 1970s centered on the guiding ... More


Coming Down Again: This essay is dedicated to the memory of Vic Dyer.

Ellen Willis

in No More Nice Girls: Countercultural Essays

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816680795
eISBN:
9781452949000
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816680795.003.0026
Subject:
Society and Culture, Cultural Studies

In this chapter, the author discusses sexual freedom as a reflection of pleasure and transcendence. She first shares the story of her friend who joined Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) to solve her ... More


Coming Down Again: After the Age of Excess

Nona Willis Aronowitz

in The Essential Ellen Willis

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816681204
eISBN:
9781452949048
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816681204.003.0027
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter discusses sexual freedom as a reflection of pleasure and transcendence. She first shares the story of the author’s friend who joined Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) to solve her “drinking ... More


Coming Out and Coming Together: Anglo-American Gay Liberation

in Special Relations: The Americanization of Britain?

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804773997
eISBN:
9780804777834
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804773997.003.0010
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

This chapter offers a detailed description on Anglo-American Gay Liberation. Gay Liberation was the third of the triad of militant late-1960s movements grounded in the retrieval and affirmation of ... More


Conclusion: The Familial Roots of Republican Domination

Zaretsky Natasha

in No Direction Home: The American Family and the Fear of National Decline, 1968-1980

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780807830949
eISBN:
9781469604428
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9780807867808_zaretsky.10
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This conclusion examines the political realignment of the 1970s by looking at Ronald Reagan's campaign for the presidency in 1980 and his eventual victory over Jimmy Carter that represented an ... More


Departing from Deviance: A History of Homosexual Rights and Emancipatory Science in America

Henry L. Minton

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226530437
eISBN:
9780226304458
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226304458.001.0001
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

The struggle to remove the stigma of sickness surrounding same-sex love has a long history. In 1973, the American Psychiatric Association removed homosexuality from its diagnostic classification of ... More


Derek Jarman and the Legacy of Queer Martyrdom

Dominic Janes

in Visions of Queer Martyrdom from John Henry Newman to Derek Jarman

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780226250618
eISBN:
9780226250755
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226250755.003.0007
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

The terrible experience of the gay community in the course of the AIDS epidemic problematised gay liberation narratives of heroic progress from social oppression through its toxic elaboration of ... More


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