A history of the gay liberation movement in New York traces the period between the Stonewall Rebellion in 1969 and the emergence of AIDS, documenting the activities of such organizations as the Gay Liberation Front and the Gay Activist Alliance while offering insight into how they were able to establish a collective political voice.
Gay Power, chronicles the tumultuous first wave of the modern gay rights movement. From the first-ever gay student group launched at Columbia University in 1965 to the Gay Liberation Front, the Gay Activist Alliance, and other vanguard organizations that emerged from the Stonewall riots, David Eisenbach draws on archival material and numerous firsthand accounts from the individuals who built the movement. Unlike their predecessors, this new generation of lesbians and gay men spoke as a community, established political clout, appeared openly on television and in the press, demanded equal rights with heterosexuals, and pioneered protest tactics like the "zap," which later ACT UP employed famously in the 1980s.
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