Out For Good: The Struggle to Build a Gay Rights Movement in America

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Simon and Schuster, Jun 5, 2001 - History - 720 pages
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This is the definitive account of the last great struggle for equal rights in the twentieth century. From the birth of the modern gay rights movement in 1969, at the Stonewall riots in New York, through 1988, when the gay rights movement was eclipsed by the more urgent demands of AIDS activists, this is the remarkable and until now untold story of how a largely invisible population of men and women banded together to create their place in America's culture and government. Told through the voices of gay activists and their opponents, filled with dozens of colorful characters, Out for Good traces the emergence of gay rights movements in cities across the country and their transformation into a national force that changed the face of America forever.
Out for Good is the unforgettable chronicle of an important -- and nearly lost -- chapter in American history.
  

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Since I loved reading "A Place Called Canterbury", I had to go out and find this. It looks to be an excellent and entertaining telling of the struggle to build a gay rights movement in America. Read full review

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Contents

An Invisible People
11
Awakening
19
A Fight at a Bar
21
Los Angeles
33
New York
40
Climbing the System
48
First Stirrings
70
Sisters and Brothers
85
The Fundamentalists Awake
291
A Very Bad Year
312
An Uneasy Victory in San Francisco
331
Money in the Hills of Bel Air
350
A BlackTie Affair
367
The Main Event
377
A Friend in City Hall
391
Colliding Forces
410

A Place at the Table
107
Kameny for Congress
109
A Voice in the Statehouse
125
The Fifth Column
132
Coming to Power
148
In Our MothersNames
164
Fire UpStairs
174
Ordinary People
188
A Question of Sanity
199
Elaine
218
The Coat Check
225
Ordinary Things
239
Citizen Goodstein
245
Brothers and Sisters
261
The Backlash
267
The Governor of Georgia
269
A Voice in the White House
285
The Pink Invitation
425
Until the Parry Ended
441
Out of Anger
453
After Disco
455
Swept Away
472
Little to Celebrate
494
For the Public Good
512
Cop at the Door
531
Requiem
547
Epilogue 566
565
Cast of Characters and Interviewees
574
Notes
594
Bibliography
672
Acknowledgments
676
Index
682
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About the author (2001)

Dudley Clendinen has been a national correspondent and editorial writer for The New York Times. He is the editor of a book of essays, The Prevailing South, and the author of the text of a book of photographs, Homeless in America. He lives in Baltimore, Maryland.

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