City Of Sisterly And Brotherly Loves: Lesbian And Gay Philadelphia, 1945-1972

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Temple University Press, 2004 - History - 461 pages
Marc Stein's City of Sisterly and Brotherly Loves is refreshing for at least two reasons: it centers on a city that is not generally associated with a vibrant gay and lesbian culture, and it shows that a community was forming long before the Stonewall rebellion. In this lively and well received book, Marc Stein brings to life the neighborhood bars and clubs where people gathered and the political issues that rallied the community. He reminds us that Philadelphians were leaders in the national gay and lesbian movement and, in doing so, suggests that New York and San Francisco have for too long obscured the contributions of other cities to gay culture.
 

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Contents

Introduction
1
Everyday Geographies 1945 1972
15
Public Cultures 1945 1960
113
Political Movements 1960 1969
177
Twin Revolutions? 1969 1972
287
Sexual Pride Sexual Conservatism
371
Abbreviations
389
Notes
393
Index
443
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Marc Stein is the former editor of Gay Community News in Boston and currently Associate Professor in the Department of History, York University.

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