Different Daughters

Different Daughters Nearly Fifteen Years Before The Birth Of Gay Liberation, The Daughters Of Bilitis DOB Was The World S 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 Than A Dozen Chapters, And Laid The Foundation For Today S Lesbian Rights Movement Different Daughters Chronicles This Movement And The Women Who Fought The Church And State In Order To Change Not Only Our Nation S 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. Important history organized and told well. from the libraryfrom the library computer Booklist ReviewsDespite continuing intense racial segregation in the late 1950s and early 1960s, the groundbreaking lesbian organization the Daughters of Bilitis DOB provided opportunities for women to work together and socialize without color bars and with less of the armor of conformity outside the home that the concurrent cold war climate of fear mandated Against a repressive backdrop of homophobic bar raids, arrests, and firings, the initially sec from the libraryfrom the library computer Booklist ReviewsDespite continuing intense racial segregation in the late 1950s and early 1960s, the groundbreaking lesbian organization the Daughters of Bilitis DOB provided opportunities for women to work together and socialize without color bars and with less of the armor of conformity outside the home that the concurrent cold war climate of fear mandated Against a repressive backdrop of homophobic bar raids, arrests, and firings, the initially secret society of northern California lesbians was founded in 1955 as a social club that in 1956 produc
I have a new book for College Girl She had popped in over the weekend and managed to snatch it up real quick The usual for her of course But I do wish to thank Seal Press for sending me Different Daughters Not Your Average Freedom Fighters This is a history of the lesbian rights movement in San Francisco, California It w
always on the search for queer histories, this book details the daughters of bilitis, the first organized and so named Lesbian organization in the US it is told in a sort of storytelling gossip style, which is sometimes nice because you realize that the people who are talking were the ones who were there, but also is a little annoying at times understanding that it was only a little while ago that lezzers had to meet in secret to protect their jobs and lives stands
from the libraryfrom the library computerTable of Contents Acknowledgments ix A Note About Naming xv Prologue xvii Qui vive 1 20 Climbing The Ladder 21 18 Some Facts About Lesbians 39 18 A Look at the Lesbian 57 20 Removing the Mask 77 16 A Conclave of Ladies with Crew Cuts 93 28 Ten Days in August 121 16 Changing Times 137 22 If That s All There Is 159 26 Lesbos Arise 185 22 Epilogue 207 8 Appendix Oral History Interviews 215 4 Bibliography from the libraryfrom the library computerTable of Contents Acknowledgments ix A Note About Naming xv Prologue xvii Qui vive 1 20 Climbing The Ladder 21 18 Some Facts About Lesbians 39 18 A Lo
This is a great book explaining the history of the lesbian rights movement starting in the 1950 s It s just a little dry for me and extremely detailed I skimmed through it and found the information very interesting, just too much of it for me As a side note, I reques
It s a decent book, but it is one of the only books I could find that dealt only with the DOB The history is good, and it s a very easy read. SPWCFDOB Rose Bamberger Rosemary Sliepen So far this is an extremely informative and dense historical work It is proving a bit of a chore to get through, but the information about early lesbian rights movements is worth the struggle. Learning about our lesbian foremothers I m reading it now.

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  • Hardcover
  • 336 pages
  • Different Daughters
  • Marcia M. Gallo
  • English
  • 08 May 2017
  • 0786716347