OUT FOR GOOD ~ The Struggle to Build a Gay Rights Movement in America
Book review and technical detail OUT FOR GOOD ~ The Struggle to Build a Gay Rights Movement in America Dudley Clendinen , Adam Nagourney
|Technical detail of OUT FOR GOOD ~ The Struggle to Build a Gay Rights Movement in America|
|Title||OUT FOR GOOD ~ The Struggle to Build a Gay Rights Movement in America|
|author||Dudley Clendinen , Adam Nagourney|
|Publisher||Simon & Schuster|
|Publishing Date||1st January, 1970|
Embedded aural this heavily abundant account of the American gay rights movement(s) amid 1969 and 1992 are openings of ablaze accuracy assimilate the complex, sometimes self-divided change of gay and lesbian activism. Clendinen and Nagourney, both New York Times journalists, chose their explanation well: Their book focuses on such political (not social-service or cultural) organizations and their leaders as the Gay Liberation Front, the Civic Gay and Lesbian Task Force, and the Gay and Lesbian Alliance Adjoin Defamation. However, the authors’ affirmation for their book, that it abnormally recounts the history of gay activism back 1969, is dated, in appearance of John Loughery’s Other Side of Silence (1998), which includes aural its added intellectually nuanced history of gay macho character some of the political developments declared actuality (such as the Supreme Court case of Bowers v. Harwick, advancement accompaniment laws adjoin “sodomy,” and the countervailing access of gay rights bills). What Clendinen and Nagourney additionally absorb are: absorption to lesbian activism and to such sometimes abandoned midwestern cities as Chicago and Minneapolis; cardinal moments in the acceleration of gay political consciousness, such as the aboriginal civic gay fund-raising attack (to advice arson victims in New Orleans, 1973); and the acumen of political success and abortion (Anita Bryant’s antigay address in Florida activated gay activism nationally). Though the diffuse affidavit of claimed backroom aural the organizations discussed is wearing, it contextualizes the tensions the authors expose, with aboveboard sympathy, amid gay men and lesbians, blacks and whites, and conservatives and radicals aural the gay rights movements—oppositions that do not generally receive, as they do here, the aboveboard altercation they deserve. In that regard, the affiliate on Jesse Jackson’s clashing accent to the Human Rights Attack Fund in 1983 is a highlight. Readers who can cross the journalistic body of sometimes anecdotal actuality and citation will be adored with a richer faculty of contempo gay history.
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