Publisher: Scarecrow Press
Number of pages: 448
Weight: 485 g
Dimensions: 214 x 136 x 24 mm
...ask your local library to carry Leading the Parade. As a research tool, it is invaluable. * Gay Today *
The most interesting and informative book ever written on the evolution of the Gay and Lesbian movement in America...For those who have not read it yet, get it, read it, and learn about the people past and present that have shaped all of our lives. I promise that you will have a better understanding of why things are the way that they are. -- C.J. Neumann, Senior Editor * Qbliss.Net *
Paul D. Cain has written an engaging book that tells the story of one of the most important social movements of the twentieth century as seen through the very human prism of the biographies of some of the women and men who helped make it happen. Particularly distinctive is the author's commitment to telling that story not from the vantage point of the detached observer, but through the personal odyssey that sent him crisscrossing the country to chat with a wide range of individuals who have, indeed, 'led the parade' toward gay and lesbian liberation and visibility. -- Rodger Streitmatter, American University
Drawing upon personal interviews, gay activist and journalist Cain presents the stories of 39 leaders who influenced the gay and lesbian movement in the United States between 1945 and 1995. The volume begins with a biography of Dorr Legg, executive director of ONE Magazine, a gay periodical founded in the 1950s. Some of the other pioneers profiled include writer Kate Millett, Massachusetts congressman Barney Frank, and singer-songwriter Holly Near. This is a paperback reprint of the 2002 original. * Reference and Research Book News, August 2007 *
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