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Lgbt: San Francisco

Lgbt: San Francisco

The Daniel Nicoletta Photographs

  • Author: Daniel Nicoletta
  • Publisher: Reel art Press
  • ISBN: 9781909526396
  • Category:
  • Page: 304
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'Danny's photos are a treasured artistic record of the people who initiated a movement from within their own neighborhood, and this work links that exuberant time to the larger history of LGBT people. This book is a very welcome addition to our enduring collective memory.' - Gus Van Sant. LGBT: San Francisco is the first book dedicated to photographer Daniel Nicoletta's archive of powerful images tracing the burgeoning lesbian-gay-bisexual-transgender mecca that was San Francisco in the 1970s to its present. Nicoletta is perhaps most well-known for his iconic images of Harvey Milk, one of the world's first openly gay elected officials who was assassinated by a homophobic colleague in 1978, but Nicoletta's oeuvre is also a unique insider's perspective on the years that followed Milk's death taking us through the ebullience and the pathos of the times. Introduced by a foreword by Gus Van Sant and text by Chuck Mobley, LGBT: San Francisco is a stunning photographic work that is not to

Flights of Angels

Flights of Angels

My Life with the Angels of Light

  • Author: Adrian Brooks
  • Publisher: Arsenal Pulp PressLtd
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Biography & Autobiography
  • Page: 272
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The colourful, exuberant biography of Adrian Brooks, who was part of the Angels of Light, the legendary San Francisco performance troupe of the 1970s that grew out of the equally legendary Cockettes. Adrian was the principal writer of the Angels' shows and appeared onstage in nearly all of their performances. Flights of the Angels considers the historic and social context of the period and is as much a political and theatre memoir as it is an ode to San Francisco and gay liberation in the pre-AIDS era of the 1970s.

Imperial San Francisco

Imperial San Francisco

Urban Power, Earthly Ruin

  • Author: Gray Brechin
  • Publisher: Univ of California Press
  • ISBN: 0520933486
  • Category: History
  • Page: 437
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First published in 1999, this celebrated history of San Francisco traces the exploitation of both local and distant regions by prominent families—the Hearsts, de Youngs, Spreckelses, and others—who gained power through mining, ranching, water and energy, transportation, real estate, weapons, and the mass media. The story uncovered by Gray Brechin is one of greed and ambition on an epic scale. Brechin arrives at a new way of understanding urban history as he traces the connections between environment, economy, and technology and discovers links that led, ultimately, to the creation of the atomic bomb and the nuclear arms race. In a new preface, Brechin considers the vulnerability of cities in the post-9/11 twenty-first century.

Pride & Joy

Pride & Joy

Taking the Streets of New York City

  • Author: Jurek Wajdowicz
  • Publisher: New Press, The
  • ISBN: 1620972069
  • Category: Photography
  • Page: 192
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More than forty years have passed since members of the LGBTQ community took to the streets of New York City on the first anniversary of the Stonewall Riots for the world’s first march for gay rights. From its modest, though ambitious, beginnings, the annual event has grown into an all-encompassing celebration of queer culture, drawing more than a million people. It has also come to mean many things to many people. For some, Pride has become too commercial or irrelevant as queer culture has become mainstream. To others, the festivities should be less about the politics of the gay rights movement and more about a joyful celebration of what it means to be queer. But for anyone with a passion for freedom and for vivid, thoughtful photography, Pride & Joy—by noted photographer Jurek Wajdowicz with an introduction by the nationally known satirist and activist Kate Clinton and published in the wake of the historic U.S. Supreme Court decision on same-sex marriage—is an ode to this New York institution. Energetic, colorful, and irreverent, these images are a playful confirmation of equality. Incorporating portraits of marchers and bystanders and leading figures in the LGTBQ community, these photographs revel in the rich diversity of the parade. Exquisitely presented, the book includes interviews with members of the queer community about their relationship to the march, offering a startling variety of responses to this integral part of New York life. Pride & Joy is an inspiration not only to the queer community but to all those still fighting for their basic human rights. The fourth in a major new series of LGBT-themed photography books, Pride & Joy is a visual treat for photography lovers, an inspiration for the global queer community, and a singular tribute to New York City. Pride & Joy was designed by Emerson, Wajdowicz Studios (EWS).

The Mayor of Castro Street

The Mayor of Castro Street

The Life and Times of Harvey Milk

  • Author: Randy Shilts
  • Publisher: Macmillan
  • ISBN: 9780312560850
  • Category: Biography & Autobiography
  • Page: 388
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A biography of Harvey Milk, the first openly gay city official in the nation, recounts his public and personal life, and examines the emergence of the San Francisco gay community as a social and political force.

When We Rise

When We Rise

My Life in the Movement

  • Author: Cleve Jones
  • Publisher: Hachette Books
  • ISBN: 0316315443
  • Category: Biography & Autobiography
  • Page: 304
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2017 LAMBDA LITERARY AWARD WINNER The partial inspiration for the ABC television mini-series! "You could read Cleve Jones's book because you should know about the struggle for gay, lesbian, and transgender rights from one of its key participants--maybe heroes--but really, you should read it for pleasure and joy."--Rebecca Solnit, author of Men Explain Things to Me Born in 1954, Cleve Jones was among the last generation of gay Americans who grew up wondering if there were others out there like himself. There were. Like thousands of other young people, Jones, nearly penniless, was drawn in the early 1970s to San Francisco, a city electrified by progressive politics and sexual freedom. Jones found community--in the hotel rooms and ramshackle apartments shared by other young adventurers, in the city's bathhouses and gay bars like The Stud, and in the burgeoning gay district, the Castro, where a New York transplant named Harvey Milk set up a camera shop, began shouting through his bullhorn, and soon became the nation's most outspoken gay elected official. With Milk's encouragement, Jones dove into politics and found his calling in "the movement." When Milk was killed by an assassin's bullet in 1978, Jones took up his mentor's progressive mantle--only to see the arrival of AIDS transform his life once again. By turns tender and uproarious, When We Rise is Jones' account of his remarkable life. He chronicles the heartbreak of losing countless friends to AIDS, which very nearly killed him, too; his co-founding of the San Francisco AIDS Foundation during the terrifying early years of the epidemic; his conception of the AIDS Memorial Quilt, the largest community art project in history; the bewitching story of 1970s San Francisco and the magnetic spell it cast for thousands of young gay people and other misfits; and the harrowing, sexy, and sometimes hilarious stories of Cleve's passionate relationships with friends and lovers during an era defined by both unprecedented freedom and and violence alike. When We Rise is not only the story of a hero to the LQBTQ community, but the vibrantly voice memoir of a full and transformative American life.

Anthony Friedkin

Anthony Friedkin

The Gay Essay

  • Author: Julian Cox,Anthony Friedkin,Nayland Blake,Eileen Myles
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: 9780300206371
  • Category: Photography
  • Page: 144
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An unprecedented look at a moving photographic series that chronicles the gay communities of Los Angeles and San Francisco from 1969 to 1972

The Kids

The Kids

The Children of LGBTQ Parents in the USA

  • Author: Gabriela Herman
  • Publisher: The New Press
  • ISBN: 1620973685
  • Category: Photography
  • Page: N.A
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PAPERBACK ORIGINAL A stunning new photobook featuring more than fifty portraits of children brought up by gay parents in America, sixth in a groundbreaking series that looks at LGBTQ communities around the world Judges, academics, and activists keep wondering how children are impacted by having gay parents. Maybe it’s time to ask the kids. For the past four years, award-winning photographer Gabriela Herman, whose mother came out when Herman was in high school and was married in one of Massachusetts’ first legal same-sex unions, has been photographing and interviewing children and young adults with one or more parent who identify as lesbian, gay, trans, or queer. Building on images featured in a major article for the New York Times Sunday Review and The Guardian and working with the Colage organization, the only national organization focusing on children with LGBTQ parents, The Kids brings a vibrant energy and sensitivity to a wide range of experiences. Some of the children Herman photographed were adopted, some conceived by artificial insemination. Many are children of divorce. Some were raised in urban areas, other in the rural Midwest and all over the map. These parents and children juggled silence and solitude with a need to defend their families on the playground, at church, and at holiday gatherings. This is their story. The Kids was designed by Emerson, Wajdowicz Studios (EWS).

Hal Fischer: Gay Semiotics

Hal Fischer: Gay Semiotics

A Photographic Study of Visual Coding Among Homosexual Men

  • Author: N.A
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: 9780976184171
  • Category:
  • Page: 56
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Hal Fischer's "Gay Semiotics: A Photographic Study of Visual Coding Among Homosexual Men" (1977) is one of the most important publications associated with California conceptual photography in the 1970s. This new edition reproduces the look and feel of the original volume, which reconfigured into a book format the 24 text-embedded images of Fischer's 1977 photographic series "Gay Semiotics." The photographs in "Gay Semiotics" present the codes of sexual orientation and identification Fischer saw in San Francisco's Castro and Haight Ashbury districts, ranging from such sexual signifiers as handkerchiefs and keys to depictions of the gay fashion "types" of that era--from "basic gay" to "hippie" and "jock." "Gay Semiotics" also features Fischer's critical essay, which is marked by the same wry, anthropological tone found in the image/text configurations. Fischer's book circulated widely, finding a worldwide audience in both the gay and conceptual art communities. Fischer's insistence on the visual equivalence of word and image is a hallmark of the loose photography and language group that included Fischer, Lutz Bacher, Lew Thomas and others working in the San Francisco Bay Area. First published as an artist's book in 1978 by NFS Press, at a time when gay people had been forced to both evaluate and defend their lifestyles, "Gay Semiotics" earned substantial critical and public recognition. Thirty-seven years later, the book remains a proactive statement from a voice within the gay community from a moment in history just before the devastation wrought by AIDS. Hal Fischer (born 1950) grew up in Highland Park, Illinois. He arrived in San Francisco in 1975 to pursue an MA in photography at San Francisco State. Through his work as an art reviewer and photographer, he soon became embedded in the Bay Area's artistic and intellectual scene. He continues to live and work in San Francisco.

The Princess of Castro Street

The Princess of Castro Street

  • Author: Lee Mentley
  • Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
  • ISBN: 9781533323842
  • Category:
  • Page: 150
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The Plunge To Power In A Shallow Pool "Princess Lee Lee's recount of the roaring 70's in San Francisco flies off the page and into the outer spaces of your mind, expanding the meaning of what it's like to live life on the razor edge of insanity, daring us all to realize our Greatest Expectations! Wait until you find out who really is your benefactor. The Princess tells it like it was at the Hula Palace and City Hall. Starting at the epicenter, Castro and 19th Street, Le Roy holds her finger on the pulse beat of the party. Don't miss your chance to read all about it." -Iory Allison, author of the Glamour Galore Trilogy

10,000 Dresses

10,000 Dresses

  • Author: Marcus Ewert
  • Publisher: Seven Stories Press
  • ISBN: 1583229507
  • Category: Juvenile Fiction
  • Page: 47
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Every night, Bailey dreams about magical dresses: dresses made of crystals and rainbows, dresses made of flowers, dresses made of windows. . . . Unfortunately, when Bailey's awake, no one wants to hear about these beautiful dreams. Quite the contrary. "You're a BOY!" Mother and Father tell Bailey. "You shouldn't be thinking about dresses at all." Then Bailey meets Laurel, an older girl who is touched and inspired by Bailey's imagination and courage. In friendship, the two of them begin making dresses together. And Bailey's dreams come true! This gorgeous picture book—a modern fairy tale about becoming the person you feel you are inside—will delight people of all ages.

The Harvey Milk Story

The Harvey Milk Story

  • Author: Kari Krakow,David Gardner
  • Publisher: Bobbie Combs
  • ISBN: 9780967446837
  • Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
  • Page: 32
  • View: 1911
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Recounts the story of gay rights activist Harvey Milk, the first gay person elected to any office in the United States, and discusses how his actions changed the views of many Americans.

Into the Light

Into the Light

Photographs of the NYC Gay Pride Day from the 70s Till Today

  • Author: Stanley Stellar
  • Publisher: Bruno Gmuender
  • ISBN: 9783959852753
  • Category: History
  • Page: 160
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What was long hidden behind closed doors of bars, clubs, and saunas came out "Into the Light" with a big bang in 1969: Stonewall made history and sent the starting signal for New York's annual Pride Parade. For this book, Stanley Stellar documented the parades from the late 1970s until today. A unique contemporary document and an important contribution to gay history!

The Beat Scene

The Beat Scene

  • Author: Tony Nourmand,Michael Shulman
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: 9781909526266
  • Category:
  • Page: 160
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Unseen images of the Beats, including many--uniquely--in color This magnificent volume features a remarkable collection of largely unseen photographs of the Beat Generation by renowned Magnum photographer Burt Glinn. This amazing, untouched treasure trove of images was discovered when Reel Art Press was working with Burt Glinn's widow, Elena, on a larger retrospective of Glinn's work. Archived with the negatives was a short essay by Jack Kerouac entitled "And This Is The Beat Nightlife of New York," which is published here alongside the photographs. The book features black-and-white shots, and also--uniquely, for images of this era--more than 70 in color. An extremely rare find, these photographs capture the raw energy of the Beat Generation in a way that has never been seen before in print. The photographs were shot between 1957 and 1960 in New York and San Francisco and feature nearly everyone involved in the scene, including writers and artists such as Allen Ginsberg, Jack Kerouac, Gregory Corso, Lawrence Ferlinghetti, LeRoi Jones, Jay DeFeo, Wally Hedrick and many more. Glinn was celebrated for his extraordinary talent as a social documentary photographer, and during his time with the Beats his camera captured the spirit of the counterculture--writers, musicians and artists meeting in cafes, bars and parties pursuing a truth and future the mainstream would and could not acknowledge. This exquisite tome is an intimate and fresh insight into the lives of the legendary and influential bohemians and a celebration of Glinn's inimitable talent. Born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, Burt Glinn (1935-2008) was an American professional photographer who worked with Magnum Photos. He covered revolutionary leader Fidel Castro's entrance into Havana, Cuba, and photographed people such as Andy Warhol and Helen Frankenthaler. In collaboration with the writer Laurens van der Post, Glinn published A Portrait of All the Russias (1967) and A Portrait of Japan (1968).

More Sex, Drugs & Disco

More Sex, Drugs & Disco

  • Author: Mark Abramson
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: 9781925506075
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 360
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In this sequel to "Sex, Drugs & Disco," Mark Abramson's diaries begin on January 1, 1980 with optimism for the new decade. San Francisco was a beacon of freedom for gay men from around the world, and he was there to write down the details of most of his tricks, love affairs, and all the fleeting encounters in between. Like the denizens of pre-war Berlin, we were scarcely aware of how special were the times we lived in, nor that our hedonistic joy in the celebration of gay liberation would soon be cut short by the terrible scourge of AIDS.

Logical Family

Logical Family

A Memoir

  • Author: Armistead Maupin
  • Publisher: HarperCollins
  • ISBN: 0062391232
  • Category: Biography & Autobiography
  • Page: 304
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"A book for any of us, gay or straight, who have had to find our family. Maupin is one of America’s finest storytellers."—Neil Gaiman "I fell in love with Maupin’s effervescent Tales of the City decades ago, and his genius turn at memoir is no less compelling. Logical Family is a must read."—Mary Karr In this long-awaited memoir, the beloved author of the bestselling Tales of the City series chronicles his odyssey from the old South to freewheeling San Francisco, and his evolution from curious youth to ground-breaking writer and gay rights pioneer. Born in the mid-twentieth century and raised in the heart of conservative North Carolina, Armistead Maupin lost his virginity to another man "on the very spot where the first shots of the Civil War were fired." Realizing that the South was too small for him, this son of a traditional lawyer packed his earthly belongings into his Opel GT (including a beloved portrait of a Confederate ancestor), and took to the road in search of adventure. It was a journey that would lead him from a homoerotic Navy initiation ceremony in the jungles of Vietnam to that strangest of strange lands: San Francisco in the early 1970s. Reflecting on the profound impact those closest to him have had on his life, Maupin shares his candid search for his "logical family," the people he could call his own. "Sooner or later, we have to venture beyond our biological family to find our logical one, the one that actually makes sense for us," he writes. "We have to, if we are to live without squandering our lives." From his loving relationship with his palm-reading Grannie who insisted Maupin was the reincarnation of her artistic bachelor cousin, Curtis, to an awkward conversation about girls with President Richard Nixon in the Oval Office, Maupin tells of the extraordinary individuals and situations that shaped him into one of the most influential writers of the last century. Maupin recalls his losses and life-changing experiences with humor and unflinching honesty, and brings to life flesh-and-blood characters as endearing and unforgettable as the vivid, fraught men and women who populate his enchanting novels. What emerges is an illuminating portrait of the man who depicted the liberation and evolution of America’s queer community over the last four decades with honesty and compassion—and inspired millions to claim their own lives. Logical Family includes black-and-white photographs.

Midnight at the Palace

Midnight at the Palace

My Life as a Fabulous Cockette

  • Author: Pam Tent
  • Publisher: Alyson Publishing
  • ISBN: 9781555838744
  • Category: Biography & Autobiography
  • Page: 274
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David Weissman and Bill Weber wowed audiences at the 2002 Sundance Festival with their documentary The Cockettes. Now a founding member of the legendary troupe takes us inside this flamboyant ensemble of countercultural radicals. Arriving in San Francisco in 1969 from suburban Detroit, Pam Tent took to the stage at the Palace Theater in a cellophane hula skirt during an LSD-fuelled night out with a hippie friend. The Cockettes were born! Tent tells the story of the group's short life and their unique burst of artistic experimentation and chaos.

Double Play

Double Play

The Hidden Passions Behind the Double Assassination of George Moscone and Harvey Milk

  • Author: Mike Weiss
  • Publisher: Vince Emery Prod
  • ISBN: 9780982565056
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 496
  • View: 7810
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Originally published in 1984 by Addison-Wesley.

An Archive of Hope

An Archive of Hope

Harvey Milk's Speeches and Writings

  • Author: Harvey Milk
  • Publisher: Univ of California Press
  • ISBN: 0520275497
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 256
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Harvey Milk was one of the first openly and politically gay public officials in the United States, and his remarkable activism put him at the very heart of a pivotal civil rights movement reshaping America in the 1970s. An Archive of Hope is Milk in his own words, bringing together in one volume a substantial collection of his speeches, columns, editorials, political campaign materials, open letters, and press releases, culled from public archives, newspapers, and personal collections. The volume opens with a foreword from Milk’s friend, political advisor, and speech writer Frank Robinson, who remembers the man who “started as a Goldwater Republican and ended his life as the last of the store front politicians” who aimed to “give ‘em hope” in his speeches. An illuminating introduction traces GLBTQ politics in San Francisco, situates Milk within that context, and elaborates the significance of his discourse and memories both to 1970s-era gay rights efforts and contemporary GLBTQ worldmaking.

Champion

Champion

  • Author: Walter Kundzicz
  • Publisher: Goliath Books
  • ISBN: 9783936709056
  • Category: Photography
  • Page: 368
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During the late 1950s and early '60s, the name Champion became synonymous with images of handsome, athletic young men, captured in vivid colour. Now the photographer behind Champion Studios offers the first ever collection of his work to both old and new fans alike. Colourful, kitschy and imaginative, these photos are a sexy reminder of the dawn of commercially successful gay photography. With 345 full-colour photos.