Has the gay movement failed? /

Duberman, Martin B.

Has the gay movement failed? / Martin Duberman. - Oakland, California : University of California Press, c2018. - xviii, 247 p. ; 22 cm.

Includes bibliographical references (p. 209-228) and index.

Storming the citadel -- Love, work, sex -- Equality or liberation? -- Whose left?

"The past fifty years have seen marked significant shifts in attitudes toward and acceptance of LGBTQ people in the United States and the West. Yet the extent of this progress, argues Martin Duberman, has been more broad and conservative than deep and transformative. One of the most renowned historians of the American left and LGBTQ movement, as well as a pioneering social-justice activist, Duberman reviews the fifty years since Stonewall with an immediacy and rigor that informs and energizes. He relives the early gay movement's progressive vision for society as a whole and puts the Left on notice as having continuously failed to embrace the queer potential for social transformation. He acknowledges successes as some of the most discriminatory policies that plagued earlier generations were eliminated but highlights the costs as radical goals were sidelined for more normative inclusion. Illuminating the fault lines both within and beyond the movements of the past and today, this critical book is also hopeful: Duberman urges us to learn from this history to fight for a truly inclusive and expansive society"--Provided by publisher.

9780520298866 0520298861


Gay Liberation Front (New York, N.Y.)

Gay liberation movement--History.--United States
Gay rights--History.--United States

HQ76.8.U5 / D835 2018


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