The History of the LGBTQ+ Rights Movement: The Early History of the Gay Rights Movement, 1st Edition

  • Greg Baldino
  • Published By: Rosen Young Adult
  • ISBN-10: 153838129X
  • ISBN-13: 9781538381298
  • DDC: 323.3
  • Grade Level Range: 7th Grade - 12th Grade
  • 112 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2019 | Published/Released August 2019
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2019

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In the contemporary era, gay and lesbian activism is part of the intersectional LGBTQ+ community, but this wasn't always so. This book explains why the need for the fight for nonheteronormative rights emerged in the nineteenth century. It goes into how the fight itself began to pick up steam in the 1950s and '60s as small groups of radicals grew into a national movement for social justice. Activists across the LGBTQ+ spectrum confront police and government officials, join forces with labor and civil rights struggles, and help reshape the modern world.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Half Title Page.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
1: The Days of Passionate Friendship.
2: The Love that Dare Not Speak its Name.
3: Storm Clouds Gather Before the Rainbow.
4: From Special Friends to Brothers in Arms.
5: A Thin Line Between Love and Crime.
6: Coming Together While Standing Apart.
7: The Road to Stonewall.
For More Information.
For Further Reading.
About the Author.
Photo Credits.