Stonewall: The Riots That Sparked the Gay Revolution
St. Martin's Publishing Group, 25 mai 2010 - 352 pagini
The basis of the PBS American Experience documentary Stonewall Uprising.
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The vision of political activism was lost.34 In Chicago, sixteen-year-old Craig Rodwell, a high school junior in 1957, left his mother's apartment each weekday to walk to school. Although he had the money to pay the bus fare, ...
The police refused to believe that it was the fourteen-year-old Rodwell who had picked up the older man. The district attorney put heavy pressure on Craig to lie by saying that the older man had approached him and given him money.
The banker's name was Harvey Milk and the man he had cruised was Craig Rodwell. Craig Rodwell and Harvey Milk had little in common. Milk was Jewish and a native New Yorker, whereas the midwestern Rodwell described himself as a Christian ...
When Milk confronted Rodwell, Craig admitted to having sex with other men, even though he was in love with Harvey. It was not only homosexuals from out-of-state who heard about the Village and found their way there.
2 On Labor Day weekend of 1962, Craig Rodwell headed for the beach like millions of his fellow Americans. The beach Craig chose, however, was the one at Riis Park, where thousands of gay men and lesbians congregated.
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LibraryThing ReviewComentariu Utilizator - wellreadcatlady - LibraryThing
David Carter's give a detail account of the environment gays were living in the 1960s, the Stonewall riots, and the lasting effect of the riots and the beginning of gay liberation. When I say detailed ... Citiți recenzia completă
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Carter wrote a history of queer people's 6 day struggle with the police for control of the gay ghetto in New York in 1969. A dense history, heavy with details and anecdotes gleaned from the author's ... Citiți recenzia completă