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. Marc Stein is the former editor of Gay Community News in Boston and currently Associate Professor in the Department of History, York University.
Marc Stein is the former editor of Gay Community News in Bostan and currently Associate Professor in the Department of History, York University.
List of Figures Acknowledgments Abbreviations Introduction Part I. Everyday Geographies, 1945-1972 1. Your Place or Mine?: Residential Zones in the "City of Neighborhoods" 2. "No-Man's-Land": Commercial Districts n the "Quaker City" 3. The Death and life of Public Space in the "Private City" Part II. Public Cultures, 1945-1960 4. "The Most Fabulous Faggot in the Land" 5. The "Objectionable" Walt Whitman Bridge 6. Rizzo's Raiders and Beaten Beats Part III. Political Movements, 1960-1969 7. "Come Out! Come Out! Wherever You Are!" 1960 8. "Earnestly Seeking Respectability," 1960-1963 9. "News for 'Queers' and Fiction for 'Perverts,'" 1963-1967 10. "The Masculine-Feminine Mystique," 1967-1969 Part IV. Twin Revolutions? 1969-1972 11. "Turning Points," 1969-1970 12. Gay Liberation n the "Birthplace of the Nation," 1970-1971 13. Radicalesbian Feminism in the "Fillydykia," 1971-1972 Conclusion: Sexual Pride, Sexual Conservatism Notes Index