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The Resource Gay is good : the life and letters of gay rights pioneer Franklin Kameny, edited by Michael G. Long

Gay is good : the life and letters of gay rights pioneer Franklin Kameny, edited by Michael G. Long

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Gay is good : the life and letters of gay rights pioneer Franklin Kameny
Title
Gay is good
Title remainder
the life and letters of gay rights pioneer Franklin Kameny
Statement of responsibility
edited by Michael G. Long
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Language
eng
Summary
Contrary to popular notions, today's LGBT movement did not begin with the Stonewall riots in 1969. Long before Stonewall, there was Franklin Kameny (1925-2011), one of the most significant figures in the gay rights movement. Beginning in 1958, he encouraged gay people to embrace homosexuality as moral and healthy, publicly denounced the federal government for excluding homosexuals from federal employment, openly fought the military's ban against gay men and women, debated psychiatrists who depicted homosexuality as a mental disorder, identified test cases to advance civil liberties through the federal courts, acted as counsel to countless homosexuals suffering state-sanctioned discrimination, and organized marches for gay rights at the White House and other public institutions. In Gay Is Good, Long collects Kameny's historically rich letters, revealing some of the early stirrings of today's politically powerful LGBT movement. These letters are lively and colorful because they are in Kameny's inimitable voice-a voice that was consistently loud, echoing through such places as the Oval Office, the Pentagon, and the British Parliament, and often shrill, piercing to the federal agency heads, military generals, and media personalities who received his countless letters. This volume collects approximately 150 letters from 1958 to 1975, a critical period in Kameny's life during which he evolved from a victim of the law to a vocal opponent of the law, to the voice of the law itself. Long situates these letters in context, giving historical and biographical data about the subjects and events involved. Gay Is Good pays tribute to an advocate whose tireless efforts created a massive shift in social attitudes and practices, leading the way toward equality for the LGBT community
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Biography type
autobiography
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N$T
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1925-2011
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Kameny, Frank
Dewey number
323.3/264
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
HQ75.8.K35
LC item number
A4 2014eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
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Long, Michael G
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  • Kameny, Frank
  • Gay men
  • Political activists
  • Gay rights
  • Gays
  • Kameny, Frank
  • BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY
  • POLITICAL SCIENCE
  • POLITICAL SCIENCE
  • Gay men
  • Gay rights
  • Gays
  • Political activists
  • United States
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Gay is good : the life and letters of gay rights pioneer Franklin Kameny, edited by Michael G. Long
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unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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online resource
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cr
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rdacarrier
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multicolored
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text
Content type code
txt
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rdacontent
Contents
Pages:1 to 25; Pages:26 to 50; Pages:51 to 75; Pages:76 to 100; Pages:101 to 125; Pages:126 to 150; Pages:151 to 175; Pages:176 to 200; Pages:201 to 225; Pages:226 to 250; Pages:251 to 275; Pages:276 to 300; Pages:301 to 325; Pages:326 to 350; Pages:351 to 375; Pages:376 to 400
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899212234
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unknown
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First edition.
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1 online resource (xiii, 379 pages)
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unknown
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online
Isbn
9780815652915
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unknown
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computer
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rdamedia
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c
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illustrations
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  • 945661
  • 22573/ctt1hzbmcd
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not applicable
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unknown
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unknown sound
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remote
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(OCoLC)899212234
Label
Gay is good : the life and letters of gay rights pioneer Franklin Kameny, edited by Michael G. Long
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Pages:1 to 25; Pages:26 to 50; Pages:51 to 75; Pages:76 to 100; Pages:101 to 125; Pages:126 to 150; Pages:151 to 175; Pages:176 to 200; Pages:201 to 225; Pages:226 to 250; Pages:251 to 275; Pages:276 to 300; Pages:301 to 325; Pages:326 to 350; Pages:351 to 375; Pages:376 to 400
Control code
899212234
Dimensions
unknown
Edition
First edition.
Extent
1 online resource (xiii, 379 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780815652915
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other physical details
illustrations
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
  • 945661
  • 22573/ctt1hzbmcd
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)899212234

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