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Long Road to Freedom: The Advocate History of the Gay and Lesbian Movement

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The emergence of the gay and lesbian community in the last quarter century has confronted America with what has become the new civil rights movement of the nineties, as millions of gay people assert their right to live as decent American citizens without the fear of persecution and discrimination. Since 1967 - two years before the Stonewall Riots, usually seen as the begin ...more
Paperback, 420 pages
Published May 1st 1995 by St. Martin's Press (first published 1994)
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Oct 01, 2018 rated it really liked it
Recommends it for: History buffs
They say if you don't know your history then you are bound to repeat the mistakes. Or you remain ignorant of what your forebears went through so you can have the freedoms you do now. That seems to be truly the case with the LGBTQ community which seems to easily take for granted all the positives of 2018. Reading this book one truly sees the long road that was paved by those who gave their blood, sweat, and tears for what the LGBTQ community now has.

What a fascinating read through the history of
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Contributed chapter, "Maud’s last stand: Rikki Streicher closes “the world’s oldest lesbian bar” and an era ends."
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Mark Thompson is an American writer, editor and activist. His work centers around gay issues, particularly spirituality.