Making Gay History


Series Number: 530
Genre: Gay Reference
Condition: New
Read: ✓
Shelf: 25
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Subtitle: Half Century Fight for Lesbian and Gay Equal Rights, The
Author: Marcus, Eric
Binding: Softback
Cover Price: 15.95
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Publisher: Harper Perennial
Copyright Year: 2002
Publication Year: 2002
ISBN#: 0-06-093391-7
LCCN#: 2001051818
Pages: 496
Address: New York
Dewey Decimal: 305.9/0664
LoC Classification: HQ76.8.U5 M36 2002


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 heart-felt stories of more than 60 people, he carries us through the 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 gay and lesbian people have struggled against prejudice and fought for equal rights under the law.