Download e-book for iPad: Making Gay History: The Half Century Fight for Lesbian and by Eric Marcus

By Eric Marcus

ISBN-10: 0060933917

ISBN-13: 9780060933913

From the Boy Scouts and the U.S. army to marriage and adoption, the homosexual civil rights circulate has exploded at the nationwide stage.Eric Marcus takes us again in time to the earliest days of that fight in a newly revised and carefully up-to-date variation of Making History, initially released in 1992.Using the heart-felt tales of greater than 60 humans, he includes us throughout the compelling five-decade conflict that has replaced the material of yankee society.

The wealthy tapestry that emerges from Making homosexual History comprises the inspiring voices of youngsters and grandparents, reporters and housewives, from the little recognized Dr. Evelyn Hooker and Morty Manford to former vp Al Gore, Ellen DeGeneres, and Abigail Van Buren. jointly, those many tales undergo witness to a time of unbelievable switch as homosexual and lesbian humans have struggled opposed to prejudice and fought for equivalent rights less than the law.

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Many of the wealthier Bartians, and those who aspired to be, belonged to the Hillcrest Country Club, southeast of town, where golfing was a popular pastime and appropriate evening wear was required.  On the opposite side, in the 300 block, are the YMCA and the YWCA. Courtesy Archives, Phillips Petroleum Company. There Boots Adams and his second wife, Dorothy Glynn, reigned. Four theaters and one drive-in lured moviegoers. The Phillips 66ers, the company's semiprofessional basketball team (where Adams got his start in the company), usually put on an impressive winning display.

Page 26 The Bartlesville Civic Center, showing the north wing area occupied by the Bartlesville Public Library, early 1950s. Courtesy Archives, Phillips Petroleum Company. When the city agreed to give the library space in the newly constructed Civic Center, Frank Phillips agreed to contribute $5,000 for furnishings. The Bartlesville Public Library opened in the north wing of the Civic Center at 103 East Sixth, on the corner of Johnstone Avenue, just three blocks from the central business district, in 1928.

They and their families frequented the Bartlesville Public Library and engaged in lively conversations with its librarian, Ruth W. Brown, a voracious reader and unconventional thinker. 31 The Library The Bartlesville Public Library, serving the city of approximately twenty thousand, developed in much the same way as libraries in other communities across the United States. 32 Started in 1898 by a Bartlesville women's group as a part of the effort to civilize the oil boomtown, by 1908 the downtown reading room, known as the Tuesday Club Public Library, was open for several hours on Friday afternoons.

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