The Stonewall Reader

The Stonewall Reader

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For the fiftieth anniversary of the Stonewall uprising, an anthology chronicling the tumultuous fight for LGBTQ rights in the 1960s and the activists who spearheaded it.

28 June 2019 marks the fiftieth anniversary of the Stonewall uprising - the most significant event in the gay liberation movement and the catalyst for the modern fight for LGBTQ rights in the United States. Drawing from
the New York Public Library's archives, The Stonewall Reader is a collection of firsthand accounts, diaries, periodic literature and articles from LGBTQ magazines and newspapers that documented both the years leading up to and the years following the riots. Most importantly, this anthology shines a light on forgotten figures who were
pivotal in the movement, such as Lee Brewster, head of the Queens Liberation Front and Ernestine Eckstine, one of the few out, African American, lesbian activists in the 1960s.

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"Perfect to give to anyone who is a history buff and/or interested in Queer themes. All the interviews are really short. It's a terrific sampler for a specific time in history."--Hunter for Holiday Gift Shelf Help at Kansas City Public Library

The Stonewall Reader is an amazing resource for those looking to know what it was like during the time of the Stonewall Riots for the people actually living it. Many voices from various walks of life come together to celebrate queer history and the fight they fought to say "no more" to ... Read More »


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