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Different Daughters: A History of the Daughters of Bilitis and the Rise of the Lesbian Rights Movement

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"The Daughters of Bilitis (DOB) may be little known today, but Gallo makes clear how crucial this organization was to the nascent lesbian rights movement. Beginning as a tiny San Francisco social club in 1955, the group soon organized local chapters in New York, Los Angeles and beyond, incubating many figures on the lesbian political and literary scene until the organization waned in the 1970s. In this easy, well-ordered read, Gallo draws on many interviews with pivotal DOB figures, focusing less on juicy gossip than the tensions that drove the group's evolution: lesbian commonality versus race, class and ethnic differences; political activism versus social activities; collaboration with other homophile organizations versus independence; women's rights versus gay rights. Gallo gives considerable space to the history of The Ladder, which began as a mimeographed newsletter and soon became a lively, highly literate forum for lesbians nationally and even internationally. She evokes the tense atmosphere of DOB's beginnings, when being out was nearly synonymous with being outcast, while highlighting the several black leaders of the group and how DOB found allies in San Francisco's religious community. This is a respectful, respectable look at an organization overdue for recognition." Publishers Weekly (Copyright Reed Business Information, Inc.)

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Nearly fifteen years before the birth of gay liberation, the Daughters of Bilitis (DOB) was the worlds first organization committed to lesbian visibility and empowerment. Like its predominantly gay male counterpart, the Mattachine Society, DOB was launched in response to the oppressive anti-homosexual climate of the McCarthy era, when lesbian and gay people were arrested, fired from jobs, and had their children taken away simply because of their sexual orientation. It was against this political backdrop that a circle of San Francisco lesbians formed a private club where lesbians could meet others in a safe, affirming setting. The small social group evolved over the next two decades into a national organization that counted more than a dozen chapters, and laid the foundation for todays lesbian rights movement.

Different Daughters chronicles this movement and the women who fought the church and state in order to change not only our nations perception of homosexuality but how lesbians see themselves. Marcia Gallo has interviewed dozens of former DOB members, many of whom have never spoken on record. Through its leaders, magazine, and network of local chapters, DOB played a crucial role in creating lesbian identity, visibility, and political strategies in Cold War America.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780786716340
Subtitle:
A History of the Daughters of Bilitis and the Rise of the Lesbian Rights Movement
Publisher:
Seal Press
Author:
Gallo, Marcia M.
Subject:
History
Subject:
Civil Rights
Subject:
Parent & Adult Child
Subject:
Lesbian Studies
Subject:
Lesbians
Subject:
Gay
Subject:
Parenting - Parent & Adult Child
Edition Description:
Trade Cloth
Publication Date:
20060921
Binding:
Hardback
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
336
Dimensions:
9 x 6 in 20.5 lb

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Different Daughters: A History of the Daughters of Bilitis and the Rise of the Lesbian Rights Movement
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Product details 336 pages Carroll & Graf Publishers - English 9780786716340 Reviews:
"Publishers Weekly Review" by , "The Daughters of Bilitis (DOB) may be little known today, but Gallo makes clear how crucial this organization was to the nascent lesbian rights movement. Beginning as a tiny San Francisco social club in 1955, the group soon organized local chapters in New York, Los Angeles and beyond, incubating many figures on the lesbian political and literary scene until the organization waned in the 1970s. In this easy, well-ordered read, Gallo draws on many interviews with pivotal DOB figures, focusing less on juicy gossip than the tensions that drove the group's evolution: lesbian commonality versus race, class and ethnic differences; political activism versus social activities; collaboration with other homophile organizations versus independence; women's rights versus gay rights. Gallo gives considerable space to the history of The Ladder, which began as a mimeographed newsletter and soon became a lively, highly literate forum for lesbians nationally and even internationally. She evokes the tense atmosphere of DOB's beginnings, when being out was nearly synonymous with being outcast, while highlighting the several black leaders of the group and how DOB found allies in San Francisco's religious community. This is a respectful, respectable look at an organization overdue for recognition." Publishers Weekly (Copyright Reed Business Information, Inc.)
"Synopsis" by ,
Nearly fifteen years before the birth of gay liberation, the Daughters of Bilitis (DOB) was the worlds first organization committed to lesbian visibility and empowerment. Like its predominantly gay male counterpart, the Mattachine Society, DOB was launched in response to the oppressive anti-homosexual climate of the McCarthy era, when lesbian and gay people were arrested, fired from jobs, and had their children taken away simply because of their sexual orientation. It was against this political backdrop that a circle of San Francisco lesbians formed a private club where lesbians could meet others in a safe, affirming setting. The small social group evolved over the next two decades into a national organization that counted more than a dozen chapters, and laid the foundation for todays lesbian rights movement.

Different Daughters chronicles this movement and the women who fought the church and state in order to change not only our nations perception of homosexuality but how lesbians see themselves. Marcia Gallo has interviewed dozens of former DOB members, many of whom have never spoken on record. Through its leaders, magazine, and network of local chapters, DOB played a crucial role in creating lesbian identity, visibility, and political strategies in Cold War America.

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