Growing Up Before Stonewall

Growing Up Before Stonewall

It is easy to forget what it must have been like in “the old days” to grow up with sexual and emotional feelings that were different. This book tells the stories of eleven American gay men who tried to understand their identities in the ...

Author: Peter Nardi

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781136147487

Category: Social Science

Page: 188

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This book tells the stories of 11 American gay men who tried to make sense of their identities in the years before the modern gay movement began. In their own words, these men recollect fascinating accounts of what it was like negotiate their desires within a social and psychological context in which homosexuality was marginalized. The editors carefully situate the lifestories in US culture before Stonewall and skillfully raises the issues and problems in presenting such stories.
Categories: Social Science

Language Before Stonewall

Language Before Stonewall

Andrew: Sexual childhood and separate bedrooms. In Growing Up Before Stonewall: Life Stories of Some Gay Men, 69–80. London: Routledge. Nestle, Joan. 1987. The bathroom line. In A Restricted Country, 26–28. San Francisco: Cleis Press.

Author: William L. Leap

Publisher: Springer Nature

ISBN: 9783030335168

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 424

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This book explores the linguistic and social practices related to same-sex desires and identities that were widely attested in the USA during the years preceding the police raid on the Stonewall Inn in 1969. The author demonstrates that this language was not a unified or standardized code, but rather an aggregate of linguistic practices influenced by gender, racial, and class differences, urban/rural locations, age, erotic desires and pursuits, and similar social descriptors. Contrary to preconceptions, moreover, it circulated widely in both public and in private domains. This intriguing book will appeal to students and academics interested in the intersections of language, sexuality and history and queer historical linguistics.
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines

Before Stonewall

Before Stonewall

The magistrate then looked down on the young lad and asked: “What do you expect to be when you grow up?” “I would like to be a doctor, your Honor,” Solomon replied. “No,” said the judge. “You should be a lawyer.” Growing up within a ...

Author: Vern L Bullough

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317766285

Category: History

Page: 458

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Explore the early history of the gay rights movement! In the words of editor Vern L. Bullough: “Although there was no single leader in the gay and lesbian community who achieved the fame and reputation of Martin Luther King, there were a large number of activists who put their careers and reputations on the line. It was a motley crew of radicals and reformers, drawn together by the cause in spite of personality and philosophical differences. Their stories are told in the following pages.” Before Stonewall: Activists for Gay and Lesbian Rights in Historical Context illuminates the lives of the courageous individuals involved in the early struggle for gay and lesbian civil rights in the United States. Authored by those who knew them (often activists themselves), the concise biographies in this volume examine the lives of pre-1969 barrier breakers like Harry Hay, Henry Gerber, Alfred Kinsey, Del Martin, Phyllis Lyon, Jim Kepner, Jack Nichols, Christine Jorgensen, Jose Sarria, Barbara Grier, Frank Kameny, and 40 more. To anyone with an interest in the history of the gay/lesbian rights movements in the United States, these names will be familiar, but did you know that in addition to their groundbreaking activism: Prescott Townsend was a Boston Brahman Dorr Legg was a Log Cabin Republican Harry Hay was at one time a member of the Communist party Jim Kepner was a boy preacher Troy Perry was removed from the ministry of his church for homosexuality--and then founded the gay-friendly Metropolitan Community Church Reed Erickson--a transsexual millionaire who gave millions to the cause--kept a pet leopard called Henry Barbara Gittings set up a kissing booth at the American Library Association convention and urged attendees to kiss a gay or lesbian! Before Stonewall is a perfect ancillary text for any gay/lesbian studies course, but more to the point, no one interested in these heroic figures and the movements they ignited should be without this book, which received an honorable mention in the 2004 Stonewall Book Awards.
Categories: History

Letters to ONE

Letters to ONE

... and Judd Marmor, Growing Up before Stonewall: Life Stories of Some Gay Men (London: Routledge, 1994); Byrne Fone, A Road to Stonewall: Male Homosexuality and Homophobia in English and American Literature (New York: Twayne Publishers ...

Author: Craig M. Loftin

Publisher: SUNY Press

ISBN: 9781438442990

Category: SOCIAL SCIENCE

Page: 248

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Collection of letters written to the first openly gay magazine in the United States. Long before the Stonewall riots, ONE magazine—the first openly gay magazine in the United States—offered a positive viewpoint of homosexuality and encouraged gay people to resist discrimination and persecution. Despite a limited monthly circulation of only a few thousand, the magazine influenced the substance, character, and tone of the early American gay rights movement. This book is a collection of letters written to the magazine, a small number of which were published in ONE, but most of them were not. The letters candidly explore issues such as police harassment of gay and lesbian communities, antigay job purges, and the philosophical, scientific, and religious meanings of homosexuality. “[a] remarkable book … about gay and lesbian life in the 1950s and ’60s.” — Los Angeles Times
Categories: SOCIAL SCIENCE

Growing Up Gay in the South

Growing Up Gay in the South

There is though, according to Father Dave, an “immense gulf” between growing up gay in the South of the forties and the New South of the eighties: Before Stonewall there was nothing except for Mattachine and Bilitis.

Author: James T Sears

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317773276

Category: History

Page: 550

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This groundbreaking new book weaves personal portraits of lesbian and gay Southerners with interdisciplinary commentary about the impact of culture, race, and gender on the development of sexual identity. Growing Up Gay in the South is an important book that focuses on the distinct features of Southern life. It will enrich your understanding of the unique pressures faced by gay men and lesbians in this region--the pervasiveness of fundamental religious beliefs; the acceptance of racial, gender, and class community boundaries; the importance of family name and family honor; the unbending view of appropriate childhood behaviors; and the intensity of adolescent culture. You will learn what it is like to grow up gay in the South as these Southern lesbians and gay men candidly share their attitudes and feelings about themselves, their families, their schooling, and their search for a sexual identity. These insightful biographies illustrate the diversity of persons who identify themselves as gay or lesbian and depict the range of prejudice and problems they have encountered as sexual rebels. Not just a simple compilation of “coming out” stories, this landmark volume is a human testament to the process of social questioning in the search for psychological wholeness, examining the personal and social significance of acquiring a lesbian or gay identity within the Southern culture. Growing Up Gay in the South combines intriguing personal biographies with the extensive use of scholarship from lesbian and gay studies, Southern history and literature, and educational thought and practice. These features, together with an extensive bibliography and appendices of data, make this essential reading for educators and other professionals working with gay and lesbian youth.
Categories: History

Batman Unmasked

Batman Unmasked

To take just one example from Growing Up Before Stonewall: Life Stories (yr Some Gay Men, Ed, who was nineteen when Seduction of the Innocent was first published, talks of his 'very mixed feelings about physical pleasure coupled with ...

Author: Will Brooker

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA

ISBN: 9781623567521

Category: Social Science

Page: 368

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Over the sixty years of his existence, Batman has encountered an impressive array of cultural icons and has gradually become one himself. This fascinating book examines what Batman means and has meant to the various audiences, groups and communities who have tried to control and interpret him over the decades. Brooker reveals the struggles over Batman's meaning by shining a light on the cultural issues of the day that impacted on the development of the character. They include: patriotic propaganda of the Second World War; the accusation that Batman was corrupting the youth of America by appearing to promote a homosexual lifestyle to the fans of his comics; Batman becoming a camp, pop culture icon through the ABC TV series of the sixties; fans' interpretation of Batman in response to the comics and the Warner Bros. franchise of films.
Categories: Social Science

Childhood and Sexuality

Childhood and Sexuality

An introduction to childhood: Anthropological perspectives on children's lives. Singapore: Wiley-Blackwell. ... Global Studies of Childhood June, 2013(3), 163–172. ... Growing up before stonewall: Life stories of some gay men.

Author: Allison Moore

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9781137524973

Category: Social Science

Page: 305

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This book explores how children engage with sex and sexuality. Building on a conceptual and legal grounding in sexuality studies and the new sociology of childhood, the authors debate the age of consent, teenage pregnany, sexual diversity, sexualisation, sex education and sexual literacy, paedophilia, and sex in the digital age. Whilst Moore and Reynolds recognise the necessity of child protection and safeguarding in the context of risk, danger and harm, they also argue that where these stifle children’s sexual knowledge, understanding, expression and experience, they contribute to a climate of fear, ignorance and bad experiences or harms. What is necessary is to balance safeguarding with enabling, and encourage judicious understandings that advance from a rigid developmental model to one that recognises pleasure and excitement in children’s nascent sexual lives. Exploring that balance through their chosen issues, they seek to encourage changed thinking in professional, personal and academic contexts, and speculate that children might teach adults something about the way they think about sex. Childhood and Sexuality will be of interest to students, scholars and professionals across a range of subjects and disciplines including sociology, social work, criminology, and youth studies.
Categories: Social Science

Reader s Guide to Lesbian and Gay Studies

Reader s Guide to Lesbian and Gay Studies

... 123 SAMOIS, Coming to Power, 466 Sanders, David, Growing up before Stonewall, 646 Sanders, Douglas, Finding a Place in International Law, 607 Sanders, Douglas, Getting Lesbian and Gay Issues on the International Human Rights Agenda, ...

Author: Timothy Murphy

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781135942342

Category: Reference

Page: 748

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The Reader's Guide to Lesbian and Gay Studies surveys the field in some 470 entries on individuals (Adrienne Rich); arts and cultural studies (Dance); ethics, religion, and philosophical issues (Monastic Traditions); historical figures, periods, and ideas (Germany between the World Wars); language, literature, and communication (British Drama); law and politics (Child Custody); medicine and biological sciences (Health and Illness); and psychology, social sciences, and education (Kinsey Report).
Categories: Reference

Beyond the Closet

Beyond the Closet

For examples ofpersonal tes- timony, see Peter Nardi, David Sanders, and Judd Marmor, eds., Growing up before Stonewall: Life Stories ofSome Gay Men (New York: Routledge, 1994); Donald Vining, A Gay Diary, 5 vols.

Author: Steven Seidman

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781135321840

Category: Social Science

Page: 256

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Gay life has become increasingly open in the last decade. In Beyond the Closet , Steven Seidman, a well-known author and leading scholar in sexuality, is the first to chronicle this lifestyle change and to look at the lives of contemporary gays and lesbians to see how their "out" status has changed. This compelling, well-written, and smart account is an important step forward for the gay and lesbian community.
Categories: Social Science

Restoring Women s History Through Historic Preservation

Restoring Women s History Through Historic Preservation

Others include Growing Up before Stonewall : Life Stories of Some Gay Men , ed . Peter Nardi , David Sanders , and Judd Marmor ( London : Routledge , 1994 ) ; Wolf Girls at Vassar : Lesbian and Gay Experiences , 1930-1990 , comp . and ...

Author: Gail Lee Dubrow

Publisher: JHU Press

ISBN: 0801870526

Category: Architecture

Page: 451

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Historians, preservationists, and professionals at parks and monuments throughout the country offer essays exploring women's history in historic sites and buildings. The essays highlight exemplary projects that have advanced the integration of women's history into historic preservation, and offer perspectives on preservation policy and practice. Dubrow (architecture, urban design, and planning, U. of Washington) and Goodman (New Hampshire Preservation Alliance) edit 20 chapters with topics including women in the nineteenth-century preservation movement, four African American women on the national landscape, women in the Southern West Virginia coalfields, the archaeology of prostitution in historic Los Angeles, and Parks Canada and women's history. Annotation (c)2003 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com).
Categories: Architecture