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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


Gay Men and the Left in Post-war Britain: How the Personal Got Political

Lucy Robinson

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
July 2012
ISBN:
9780719074349
eISBN:
9781781701591
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719074349.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, UK Politics

This book demonstrates how the personal became political in post-war Britain, and argues that attention to gay activism can help us to rethink fundamentally the nature of post-war politics. While the ... More


Gay liberation 1969–73: praxis, protest and performance

Lucy Robinson

in Gay Men and the Left in Post-war Britain: How the Personal Got Political

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
July 2012
ISBN:
9780719074349
eISBN:
9781781701591
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719074349.003.0004
Subject:
Political Science, UK Politics

The history of homosexuality has often presented gay activism as spontaneously erupting in a fit of excitement at the Stonewall Riots in June 1969. The Gay Liberation Front (GLF) in New York City was ... More


The next big thing: from Gay Left Collective to Greater London Council, paedophile identity and the state of the Left

Lucy Robinson

in Gay Men and the Left in Post-war Britain: How the Personal Got Political

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
July 2012
ISBN:
9780719074349
eISBN:
9781781701591
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719074349.003.0006
Subject:
Political Science, UK Politics

Punk and Rock Against Racism took on the liberation movements' emphasis on culture and lifestyle. The Gay Liberation Front (GLF) had not helped to build a world-wide revolution. For all intents and ... More


Limp Wrists and Clenched Fists: Defining a Politics and Hitting the Streets

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/9780520279056.003.0004
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

By the mid 1970s radical gay men were building a gay left and forging alliances with lesbians. They sharpened their politics through socialist feminism and Chilean solidarity, confronted police ... More


Gay Liberation and The Spirit of ’68

Simon Hall

in Reframing 1968: American Politics, Protest and Identity

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780748698936
eISBN:
9781474445160
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748698936.003.0011
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

This chapter considers the historical significance of 1968 for the gay rights movement in the context of the Stonewall Riots of June 1969. The gay rights movement of the 1970s embodied the animating ... More


Out of the Closets, into the Woods: the Post-Stonewall Emergence of Queer Anti-Urbanism

Scott Herring

in West of Center: Art and the Counterculture Experiment in America, 1965-1977

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816677252
eISBN:
9781452947440
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816677252.003.0015
Subject:
Art, Art History

RFD quarterly (once referred to as “Rural Fairy Digest”) was one of the first queer journals to extend the non-normative intersectional politics of the Gay Liberation Front (GLF) to nonmetropolitan ... More


Introduction

Lucy Robinson

in Gay Men and the Left in Post-war Britain: How the Personal Got Political

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
July 2012
ISBN:
9780719074349
eISBN:
9781781701591
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719074349.003.0001
Subject:
Political Science, UK Politics

This book brings together and cross-references Left history and gay histories that have previously been separate. The relationship between gay men and the Left is significant in itself, after all the ... More


The Souls of Black Gay Folk: The Black Arts Movement and Melvin Dixon’s Revision of Du Boisian Double Consciousness in Vanishing Rooms

Charles Nero

in Black Intersectionalities: A Critique for the 21st Century

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9781846319389
eISBN:
9781781380901
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9781846319389.003.0008
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

Melvin Dixon’s 1991 novel Vanishing Rooms is widely regarded as a gay novel, but it intersects in specific ways with African American liberation struggles. First, it uses the queer doubling ... More


A More Powerful Weapon: Lesbian Feminism and Collective Defense

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/9780520279056.003.0003
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

Between 1969 and 1975, lesbian feminists developed a politics of collective defense, which linked self-protection and community building to armed resistance and the radical underground. Collective ... More


For Time Immemorial: Marking Time in the Built Environment

Christopher Castiglia and Christopher Reed

in If Memory Serves: Gay Men, AIDS, and the Promise of the Queer Past

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816676101
eISBN:
9781452947624
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816676101.003.0003
Subject:
Sociology, Gender and Sexuality

This chapter looks at how Pierre Nora’s lieux de mémoire (places of memory) emphasized the need to revive queer identity, queer cultural collectivity, and marked environments during the post-AIDS ... More


The Limits of Liberation

Kevin J. Mumford

in "Not Straight, Not White": Black Gay Men from the March on Washington to the AIDS Crisis

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9781469626840
eISBN:
9781469628073
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469626840.003.0004
Subject:
History, African-American History

In the era of black and gay liberation, activists attempted to forge coalitions that only temporarily provided space for black gay men. The Black Panthers fleetingly supported gay causes while ... More


"Not Straight, Not White": Black Gay Men from the March on Washington to the AIDS Crisis

Kevin J. Mumford

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9781469626840
eISBN:
9781469628073
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469626840.001.0001
Subject:
History, African-American History

A historical study of black gay activism and identities from the 1950s to the present based on research in printed and archival sources. It examines both the construction of racism and homophobia and ... More


The Disavowal of Brother Grant-Michael Fitzgerald

Kevin J. Mumford

in "Not Straight, Not White": Black Gay Men from the March on Washington to the AIDS Crisis

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9781469626840
eISBN:
9781469628073
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469626840.003.0005
Subject:
History, African-American History

At the intersection of liberation movements of the 1970s, Brother Grant-Michael Fitzgerald emerged to speak out for gay rights and religious freedom. A member of a Catholic order based in Milwaukee, ... More


Venues of 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/9780804773997.003.0007
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

This chapter discusses the large-venue rock concert. The rock concert was probably most productive in both reaching a mass audience and producing a sense of mass participation. In the United States ... More


Vietnam

Steve Estes

in Ask & Tell: Gay and Lesbian Veterans Speak Out

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
July 2014
ISBN:
9780807831151
eISBN:
9781469604770
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9780807889855_estes.7
Subject:
History, Military History

The Vietnam War era saw an increase in the number of men who declared that they were gay in order to avoid the draft. Considering that the Department of Defense viewed homosexuality as a “moral ... More


Eugene Days

Andrew E. Stoner

in The Journalist of Castro Street: The Life of Randy Shilts

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2020
ISBN:
9780252042485
eISBN:
9780252051326
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5622/illinois/9780252042485.003.0003
Subject:
Society and Culture, Gay and Lesbian Studies

Shilts enrols at University of Oregon and quickly engages with the Eugene Gay People’s Alliance. Early attempts to start a gay liberation movement among Oregon students, including the university’s ... More


Aurora Dawn

Andrew E. Stoner

in The Journalist of Castro Street: The Life of Randy Shilts

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2020
ISBN:
9780252042485
eISBN:
9780252051326
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5622/illinois/9780252042485.003.0002
Subject:
Society and Culture, Gay and Lesbian Studies

Early years of Randy Shilts’s life in Aurora, Illinois are explored, struggles with physical abuse from an alcoholic mother, and frequently absent father. Information about the Shilts family and ... More


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