The Gay Revolution: The Story of the Struggle

Gay history from the 1950s, when gays and lesbians were criminals and designated mentally ill and sinners, through the revolutionary changes of the 1960s and beyond.

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The Gay Revolution: The Story of the Struggle 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.

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