Wednesday, October 26, 2016

"History Became the Force That Glued Them Together as a Community"

"Gay newspapers commonly featured scores of articles on the LGBT past, plays were developed that functioned as historical documentaries, bookstores sprung up that aimed to feature gay history, history slideshows took place at lesbian bars, activists invoked gay history as a rallying cry at political protests, and canonical writers from the past were propped up as political heroes for the present.
"History sustained the continuation of the movement by connecting people across broad geographic terrains, and offering disparate communities with a shared heritage."

Jim Downs at The Advocate asks, "Why Did We Have More Reverence for LGBT History in the '70s?"

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