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Trinity Discussion Group on Books about Racism & Social Justice

Wed, May 10


Zoom Meeting, Contact: jane.q.sheehan@gmail

Trinity Discussion Group on Books about Racism & Social Justice

We will be reading the following book for May and June: The Gay Revolution by Lillian Faderman

Time & Location

May 10, 7:00 PM

Zoom Meeting, Contact: jane.q.sheehan@gmail

About the event

"This is the history of the gay and lesbian movement that we've  been waiting for." --The Washington Post The sweeping story of the  struggle for gay and lesbian rights--based on amazing interviews with  politicians, military figures, and members of the entire LGBT community  who face these challenges every day. The fight for gay and lesbian civil  rights--the years of outrageous injustice, the early battles, the  heart-breaking defeats, and the victories beyond the dreams of the gay  rights pioneers--is the most important civil rights issue of the present  day. In "the most comprehensive history to date of America's gay-rights  movement" (The Economist), Lillian Faderman tells this unfinished story  through the dramatic accounts of passionate struggles with sweep,  depth, and feeling. The Gay Revolution begins in the 1950s, when gays  and lesbians were criminals, psychiatrists saw them as mentally ill,  churches saw them as sinners, and society victimized them with hatred.  Against this dark backdrop, a few brave people began to fight back,  paving the way for the revolutionary changes of the 1960s and beyond.  Faderman discusses the protests in the 1960s; the counter reaction of  the 1970s and early eighties; the decimated but united community during  the AIDS epidemic; and the current hurdles for the right to marriage  equality. "A compelling read of a little-known part of our nation's  history, and of individuals whose stories range from heart-wrenching to  inspiring to enraging to motivational" (Chicago Tribune), The Gay  Revolution paints a nuanced portrait of the LGBT civil rights movement. A  defining account, this is the most complete and authoritative book of  its kind.

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