Stand by Me

Stand by Me

The Forgotten History of Gay Liberation

Book - 2016
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Publisher: New York : Basic Books, a member of the Perseus Books Group, [2016]
ISBN: 9780465032709
0465032702
Branch Call Number: 306.766 DOWNS J
Characteristics: vii, 261 pages ; 25 cm

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bibliotechnocrat Jul 24, 2016

This series of loosely connected essays is a reclamation of 1970s gay history. Downs argues that the predominant narrative on gay liberation of this time focuses almost exclusively on promiscuity - which then led to the AIDS crisis. In this book, he points to other developments such as intellectual, spiritual, and even community achievements. A good corrective to the "Gay Sex in the 70s" shorthand.

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