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Title The gay metropolis : the landmark history of gay life in America / Charles Kaiser.
Author Kaiser, Charles, author.
Publication New York : Grove Press, [2019]
Distribution Berkeley, California : Publishers Group West
Edition Stonewall anniversary edition.
Grove Atlantic [paperback] edition.
Description xxvi, 438 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 23 cm
Call # 306.766 K
Note "Updated and with a new introduction"--Cover.
Previous edition: 2007.
"50 years after Stonewall"--Cover.
Summary "The Gay Metropolis is a landmark saga of struggle and triumph thatwas instantly recognized as the most authoritative and substantial work of its kind. Now, for the fiftieth anniversary of the Stonewall uprisings, Charles Kaiser has brought this history into the twenty-first century. In this new edition he covers the three court cases that lead to the revolutionary legalization of gay marriage in America, as well as shifts toward inclusion in mainstream pop culture, with the Oscar winning films Brokeback Mountain and Call me by your name. Filled with astounding anecdotes and searing tales of heartbreak and transformation, it provides a decade-by-decade account of the rise and acceptance of gay life and identity since the 1940s. From the making of West Side Story to the catastrophic era of AIDS, and with a dazzling cast of characters--including Leonard Bernstein, Montgomery Clift, Alfred Hitchcock, John F. Kennedy, and RuPaul--this is a vital telling of American history."-- Provided by publisher.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 415-419) and index.
Contents The forties -- The fifties -- The sixties -- The seventies -- The eighties -- The nineties -- The twenty-first century.
Subject Gays -- New York (State) -- New York -- History.
Homosexuality -- New York (State) -- New York -- History.
Alt Title Gay metropolis : the history of gay life in America
History of gay life in America
ISBN 9780802147202 (paperback) :
0802147208 (paperback)

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