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Author Adam, Barry D.

Title The rise of a gay and lesbian movement / Barry D. Adam
Edition Revised edition
Published New York : Twayne Publishers, [1995]


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 W'PONDS  305.90664 Ada/Roa 1995  AVAILABLE
Description xiii, 221 pages ; 22 cm
Series Social movements past and present
Social movements past and present.
Contents 1. Origins of a Homosexual People -- 2. Early Movements and Aspirations -- 3. The Holocaust -- 4. The Homophiles Start Over -- 5. Gay Liberation and Lesbian Feminism -- 6. The Rise of the New Right -- 7. Civil Rights and Electoral Politics -- 8. Queer Politics -- 9. Coming Out around the World
Summary The past decade has seen a wealth of changes in the gay and lesbian movement and a remarkable growth in gay and lesbian studies. In response to this heightened activity Barry D. Adam has updated his 1987 study of the movement to offer a critical reflection on strategies and objectives that have been developed for the protection and welfare of those who love others of their own sex
This revised volume addresses the movement's recovery of momentum in the wake of New Right campaigns and its gains in human rights and domestic partners' legislation in several countries; the impact of AIDS on movement issues and strategies and the renewal of militant tactics through AIDS activism and Queer Nation; internal debates that continually shift the meanings composing homosexual, gay, lesbian, and queer identities and cultures; the proliferation of new movement groups in Eastern Europe, Latin America, Asia, and Africa; and new developments in historical scholarship that are enriching our understanding of same-sex bonding in the past
Analysis Homosexuals Social conditions History
Notes Previous ed. published 1987
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 211-213) and index
Subject Gay liberation movement -- History.
Homosexuality -- History.
LC no. 94034364
ISBN 0805738649