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Gay by the Bay: A History of Queer Cultures in the San Francisco Bay Area

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Publisher Comments:

A fabulous montage of word and image, Gay by the Bay is the first book ever to chronicle the lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender history of the San Francisco Bay Area. Vividly illustrated and engagingly written, this meticulously compiled volume captures the undisputed capital of queer culture as never before. Gay by the Bay celebrates Northern California's gay history in all its fascinating diversity, beginning with the gender-bending berdache societies of eighteenth-century Native Americans through today's Digital Queers. From the founding of Daughters of Bilitis in the 1950s to the first tentative steps of the gay liberation movement in the '60s, from the election of Harvey Milk and the emergence of thriving community in the exuberant '70s to the creation of the NAMES Project Memorial Quilt and life-and-death realities in the era of AIDS, queer history in the Bay Area encompasses some of the most compelling political and social events of our time. Nearly 300 full-color and black-and-white photographs of historical memorabilia - including correspondence, posters, buttons, matchbook covers, and other artifacts culled from the Gay and Lesbian Center of the San Francisco Public Library, the Gay and Lesbian Historical Society of Northern California, and other archives, both public and private - providing an intriguing look at the origins and evolution of contemporary queer life.

Book News Annotation:

Intelligently written and attractively illustrated and designed, this study of gay and lesbian history culture in San Francisco begins with the cross-dressing practices of 18th-century Native Americans and continues through to the signing of municipal transgender laws in 1995 in the "Gay Capital of the World." Some 300 well-chosen black-and- white and color photos document the history (though none are sexually explicit, there is some nudity).
Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Synopsis:

A fabulous montage of word and image, this is the first book ever to chronicle the origin and evolution of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender culture in the San Francisco Bay Area. Capturing the international center of the gay experience as never before, and published to coincide with the opening of the Gay and Lesbian Center of the new main San Francisco Public Librarythe only publicly funded archive of its kind in the worldGay by the Bay contains over 200 full-color and black-and-white photographs of historical memorabilia, including correspondence, posters, buttons, and other artifacts. With anecdotes about Bay Area gay luminaries, past and present, and a foreword by acclaimed author Armistead Maupin, Gay by the Bay offers a scintillating look at a continually dynamic and evolving community.

Description:

Includes bibliographical references (p. 157-159) and index.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780811811873
With:
Buskirk, Jim Van
Author:
Van Buskirk, Jim
With:
Buskirk, Jim Van
Author:
Stryker, Susan
Author:
Chronicle Books
Author:
Maupin, Armistead
Publisher:
Chronicle Books (CA)
Location:
San Francisco, :
Subject:
History
Subject:
Sexuality
Subject:
Sociology - Urban
Subject:
Gay Studies
Subject:
Lesbian Studies
Subject:
Gays
Subject:
Homosexuality
Subject:
San francisco
Subject:
San Francisco Metropolitan Area (Calif.) History.
Subject:
Gays -- California -- San Francisco Metropolitan Area -- History.
Subject:
San Francisco Metropolitan Area
Subject:
Homosexuality - California -
Subject:
Gays - California -
Subject:
Gay and Lesbian-General
Series Volume:
number 4
Publication Date:
19960331
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
176
Dimensions:
10.07x9.70x.78 in. 2.10 lbs.

Related Subjects

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Gay by the Bay: A History of Queer Cultures in the San Francisco Bay Area
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Product details 176 pages Chronicle Books - English 9780811811873 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , A fabulous montage of word and image, this is the first book ever to chronicle the origin and evolution of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender culture in the San Francisco Bay Area. Capturing the international center of the gay experience as never before, and published to coincide with the opening of the Gay and Lesbian Center of the new main San Francisco Public Librarythe only publicly funded archive of its kind in the worldGay by the Bay contains over 200 full-color and black-and-white photographs of historical memorabilia, including correspondence, posters, buttons, and other artifacts. With anecdotes about Bay Area gay luminaries, past and present, and a foreword by acclaimed author Armistead Maupin, Gay by the Bay offers a scintillating look at a continually dynamic and evolving community.
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