Leading the Parade: Conversations with America's Most Influential Lesbians and Gay Men
By: Paul D. Cain (author), Jack Nichols (foreword_author)Paperback
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Lesbians and gay men undeniably occupy a very different place in American society today than they did in the mid-1940s. Back then, only a few courageous gays and lesbians gathered to organize social and educational groups. Two decades later, a new generation of movers and shakers came forward to build on the firm foundation established by these fledgling groups, taking greater risks and seeking greater visibility. Leading the Parade traces the evolution of the gay and lesbian liberation movement through the personal profiles and stories of nearly 40 individuals whose daring efforts changed America's attitude toward homosexuality during the gay rights movement of the 20th century. The personal profiles of the gay activists and political officials within this poignant book illuminate the events that shaped them. Many of their actions forced this nation to confront and change its views and helped this disparaged group gain acceptance.
Paul D. Cain was a monthly columnist for Outlands Magazine, a gay publication, and he periodically contributes articles for GayToday on the Web.
Part 1 Foreword Part 2 Preface Part 3 Acknowledgments Part 4 Selected Abbreviations and Acronyms Part 5 PART I. Starting from Scratch Chapter 6 1. Dorr Legg Chapter 7 2. Lisa Ben Chapter 8 3. Jim Kepner Chapter 9 4. Hal Call Chapter 10 5. Jose Sarria Chapter 11 6. Del Martin/Phyllis Lyon Chapter 12 7. Barbara Gittings/Kay Tobin Lahusen Part 13 PART II. Building on a Firm Foundation Chapter 14 8. Randy Wicker Chapter 15 9. Frank Kameny Chapter 16 10. Jack Nichols Chapter 17 11. Dick Leitsch Chapter 18 12. Troy Perry Chapter 19 13. Ginny Berson Chapter 20 14. Robin Tyler Part 21 PART III. The Written Word Chapter 22 15. Barbara Grier Chapter 23 16. Ann Bannon Chapter 24 17. Kate Millett Chapter 25 18. Martin Duberman Chapter 26 19. Rita Mae Brown Chapter 27 20. Malcolm Boyd/Mark Thompson Chapter 28 21. Joan Nestle Chapter 29 22. John D'Emilio Chapter 30 23. Sasha Alyson Chapter 31 24. JoAnn Loulan Part 32 PART IV. Political Creatures Chapter 33 25. Jean O'Leary Chapter 34 26. Charlotte Bunch Chapter 35 27. Ginny Apuzzo Chapter 36 28. Allan Spear Chapter 37 29. Cleve Jones Chapter 38 30. Harry Britt Chapter 39 31. David Clarenbach Chapter 40 32. Barney Frank Part 41 PART V. Creating a New World Chapter 42 33. Jack Campbell Chapter 43 34. David Kopay Chapter 44 35. Holly Near Chapter 45 36. Miriam Ben-Shalom Chapter 46 37. Virginia Uribe Chapter 47 38. Brent Nicholson Earle Chapter 48 39. Urvashi Vaid Part 49 Selected Bibliography Part 50 Index Part 51 About the Author
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