Ll but some Trail of Secrets left a bit of a bad taste in my mouth tbheg franklin kameny setter I am a huge fan of ueer history particularly when documented through personal narrative So really how could I not ove this book It s historical perfectionThe book is divided into 3 parts before Stonewall during Stonewall and after Stonewall I found the before and during portions to be the before Stonewall during Stonewall and after Stonewall I found the before and during portions to be the captivating how despite the odds ueer folks were organizing and telling their stories even before the hairpin drop heard around the world There s just so much rich history there and so many essons to earn BEFORE No surprise here I found Audre Lorde s essay about navigating NYC as a ueer Black woman in the 1960s to be especially great and the excerpt from John Rechy s City of Night is a must honestly you should read his entire autobiographical novel if you haven t yet But bar none Judy Grahn s entry The Psychoanalysis of Edward the Dyke was my favorite perhaps of the entire
"book it s a sarcastic fictional short story about a ueer woman s visit to her therapist that "it s a sarcastic fictional short story about a ueer woman s visit to her therapist that downright hilariousDURING The interviews with Marsha P Johnson Sylvia Rivera and Miss Major Griffin Gracy shouldn t be skipped their stories are ueer canon period and are absolutely vital when it comes to depicting our movement s defining events I also found the contrast between Howard Smith and Lucian Truscott IV accounts to be super compelling Both were journalists who reported on the first night of the Stonewall Riots from inside and outside the bar respectively Although their tone can be patronizing and borderline offensive which honestly isn t surprising as it was 1969 and both were straight cis men who were witnessing something completely foreign to their personal perspectives I found there accounts to be really compellingAFTER Rev Troy Perry s entry which includes a description of the groups present at the first Gay Liberation Day march in LA in 1970 is super interesting Though it shouldn t come as a surprise it was amusing to earn that even then nearly 50 years ago there were divisions within the community over who should or shouldn t be allowed to participate in Pride apparently there was a Homosexuals for Ronald Reagan group from Orange County that to no surprise wasn t especially well received It goes to show that some things haven t changed much even after 50 years I guess that s just how families are In short I absolutely A Touch of Persuasion (Men Of Wolff Mountain loved this book Though I highlighted a few favorites here all the essays in this collection are incredibly good and each one offers a pivotalens on an event and time in ueer history that we d all do well to Watch for Me by Moonlight (The Midnight Twins, learn about I consider this book a must read one we should come back to every Pride season I deem much of the argument if it should be called the Stonewall Uprising or Stonewall Riot of rather trivial importance It does not disregard the fact that it is a revolution And no revolution suddenly arise out of nowhere each brews for aong time Once it culminates it does not stop or waver For when a minority is continuously harassed oppressed berated and discriminated it only takes a time until a type of retaliation and rebellion thrive There is a collective demand for respect their rights as human beings and a courage to defend themselves from senseless brutality and nasty micro aggressions inflicted by those who refuse to understand those who are either strangled by irrational dread or dumbed down by rigid beliefs So it goes enough is enough A movement is fuelled The Stonewall Reader is a comprehensive collection of interviews transcripts and articles in three parts the before during and after Stonewall The Befo. As well as forgotten figures The Mommy Makeover like Ernestine Eckstein one of the few out African Americanesbian activists in the 1960s The anthology focuses on the events of 1969 the five years before and the five years after Jason Baumann the NYPL coordinator of humanities and LGBT collections has edited and introduced the volume to coincide with the NYPL exhibition he has curated on the Stonewall uprising and gay iberation movement of 1969. Ify that though whether they are successful in their attempt is open for debateThis anthology is split up into 3 sections Before stonewall during stonewall and after stonewall i read During Stonewall and After Stonewall I read the first section very slowly but reading during after was thrilling empowering informative History is confusing there can be multiple contradictory truths from witnesses who were at the same Event And By Creating This Collection Rather Than Writing A and by creating this collection rather than writing a book the nypl penguinclassics are holding space for all those truths of ueer experience ueer history ueer radical agendas I m so grateful I read this book excited to continue educating myself about LGBT history this Pride month beyond Anthologies are really hard to rate because there are so many different authors texts but ultimately am A River of Royal Blood (Untitled, landing on 5 stars because I found that this book taught me aot I appreciated the diverse perspectives from Black folks other people of color in the movement from Drag ueens Trans folks and both gay men First Blood lesbians They made a clear effort to avoid continuing the whitewashing of the Stonewall Riots early aughts of ueeriberation They didn t shy away from the problematic nature of folks within the movement as well depicting documents where members of the movement were racist sexist and transphobic This anthology The Palliser Novels looks at Stonewall the ensuing fight foriberation clearly critically shyi Would definitely recommend the audiobook if you plan on reading this because you Men And Gods In Mongolia ll get to hear aot of the interviews from their original recordings I m glad I Hunter Killer (Pike Logan listened to this right before Pride month becauseet me tell you I am now ready to start a revolution As someone who s read a Brazen and the Beast (The Bareknuckle Bastards, lot of academic work about Stonewall in the past nothing in this book was particularly new or eye opening for me but it s always nice to hear directly from primary sources If you re someone who s newer to ueer history this could be a good one to pick up because it pulls from a wide range of sources and viewpoints surrounding the event Thanks to NetGalley for an advanced reader copy ARC of this book If you only read one book this Pride season Stonewall 50et it be the amazing stories in The Stonewall Reader edited by Jason Baumann NYPL This is the real deal Primary source material on The Friend Zone lesbian gay bisexual and transgender heroes before during and after Stonewall Each chapter is an essay or a piece of a chapter or interview So even slow readersike me make progress uickly Every voice is strong powerful and diverse Outstanding selections from Baumann and Ed White We already have The Stonewall Reader in our Flying Scotsman Manual library s collection Must have Must read The Stonewall Reader Edited by The New York Public LibraryNew York Public Library Edmund White ForewordThis book describes some of the events that happened before during and after the 1969 Stonewall riots in NYCAfter a helpful foreword and introduction there are articles by 12 separate authors that describe the attitudes and practices of the general public and of the Lesbian Gay Bi Trans and ueer LGBT communities that existed before the riots There are 14 articles describing the actual riots and 18 articles that describe the following years The articles are easily readable frank and unambiguous about the conditions and treatment that each contributor experiencedThis is a fairly uick read It could be helpful to those who want to have a better understanding of LGBT history practices and issues The Stonewall Reader Audible Audiobook UnabridgedNew York Public Library Author Edmund White Author full cast Narrator Penguin Audio Publisher on the whole i really enjoyed reading first person accounts of it M the New York Public Library's archives The Stonewall Reader is a collection of first accounts diaries periodiciterature and articles from LGBT magazines and newspapers that documented both the years eading up to and the years following the riots Most importantly the anthology spotlights both iconic activists who were pivotal in the movement such as Sylvia Rivera co founder of Street Transvestites Action Revolutionaries STAR.
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of dates facts pointed to a Whalerider linear and well oiled world that moved forward smoothly and confidently It was only muchater in university that I began to be euipped intellectually to even to begin to uestion the tacit assumptions underlying the MOST BASIC TENETS OF HISTORICAL FACTDATES ARE IMPORTANT BECAUSE basic tenets of historical factDates are important because act as markers of important events the biggest problem is that these events subseuently become unmoored from their historical context and assume aprogression of dates
Life And Significance Alland significance all their own and freuently totally out of proportion to the event itself One of these dates is 28 June 1969 The event the Stonewall RiotsWhat amazed me about this anthology from The New York Library is how extensive its collection is A Charlie Turns Into a T-Rex lot of the material is interview recordings many transcribed here for the very first time And the people given voice to by andarge are the ordinary citizens either caught up directly in the event itself or caught up on its marginsThis adds an extraordinary immediacy and Graphic Design For Everyone life to the event that no matter of fact historical account can ever hope to achieve Long portrayed as the true beginning of gayiberation the people on the firing Considering Kate (The Stanislaskis, line at Stonewall were some of gay culture s most marginalised figures such as drag ueens and hustlers People whoiterally had nothing to Sweetland loseThis at a time when invisibility was a much sought after goal of gay assimilation Many gays at the time were horrified that the Stonewall rioters had dared sullied their good name thereby threatening their reputations and mostikely Art of Laurel and Hardy livelihoodsGiven all that has been written and recorded about Stonewall aot of its fundamental details have been so enshrouded in mythic significance or cultural reification as to have been weirdly enough become unstuck in time Hers To Cherish (Verdantia, like the narrator in Slaughterhouse Five by Kurt VonnegutWho threw the first object and what was it exactly What is the precise definition of a riot and can Stonewall even be called that if it went on for several nights Exactly how many people were involved How many were hurt or affected Why did the ueens throw pennies at the policeThis anthology is at pains to point out that Stonewall was by no means the first gay uprising of its kind it is just the one that History has afforded that iconic status toWhat this admirable anthology demonstrates so clearly is that the truest form of history is a chorus of voices Not an echo necessarily but an interweaving of multiple strands of experience Here the precise facts themselves do not matter so much in the endThis anthology is the closest that one can get to the mindset of Stonewall itself I think both before and after the event It also shines a rather uncomfortable spotlight on the current state of gay politics which is still struggling to articulate its truest form of historical significance No star rating because it s an anthologyLGBT history is not something I was taught in school and it s only through reading THE STONEWALL READER that I ve discovered my hunger forearning about the movements that fought for the rights freedoms I enjoy todayChronicling LGBT history faces many challenges the HIVAIDS crisis that decimated our community copyright uestions of gay The Intelligent Entrepreneur lesbian zines the primary source of spreading knowledge discussing ueer identity before the internet and the fact that history is always written by the victor White cis gay men have always been the primary face of the LGBT movements obscuring the countless contributions of ueer people of coloresbians bisexuals and transgender folks THE STONEWALL READER attempts to rect. For the fiftieth anniversary of the Stonewall uprising an anthology chronicling the tumultuous fight for LGBT rights in the 1960s and the activists who spearheaded it with a foreword by Edmund WhiteJune 28 2019 marks the fiftieth anniversary of the Stonewall uprising which is considered the most significant event in the gay The Summer of the Ubume liberation movement and the catalyst for the modern fight for LGBT rights in the United States Drawing fro.