Before Stonewall The Making of a Gay and Lesbian Community (1984)

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  • Before Stonewall Alternative
  • The Making of a Gay and Lesbian Community Alternative


Deals with gay life before the riots that followed the police raid on the Stonewall Inn, a gay bar in Greenwich Village, New York in 1969. Uses interviews, archival material and film clips to trace the history of gay sub-culture pre-Stonewall. Contributors include Audre Lorde, Smilie Hillaire, Martin Dubermand and Barbara Gittings.

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