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Gay and lesbian Philadelphia [signed]

Nickels, Thom

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ISBN 10: 0738510009 / ISBN 13: 9780738510002
Editorial: Arcadia Pub, Charleston, SC, 2002
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128p., introduction, b&w photos, signed by the author, very good first edition trade paperback in pictorial wraps. Images of America Series. N° de ref. de la librería 200160

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Título: Gay and lesbian Philadelphia [signed]

Editorial: Arcadia Pub, Charleston, SC

Año de publicación: 2002

Encuadernación: Paperback

Ejemplar firmado: Signed by Author(s)

Edición: 1st Edition

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The diverse landscape of gay and lesbian Philadelphia is a story of highs and lows. From rustic post-Civil War days when Camden poet Walt Whitman crossed the Delaware River on a ferry or caroused Market Street "eyeing" the grocery boys, to the beginnings of ACT UP more than one hundred years later, the gay and lesbian community in Philadelphia has never lost its flair for the dramatic.

Gay and Lesbian Philadelphia is a historical look at the neighborhoods, events, and people that have been a part of this community. The 1920s saw the birth of private dance bars on Rittenhouse Square. It was a time when drag shows in straight bars were the order of the day, as was the presence of men in drag during the annual Mummer's Parade on New Year's Day. The pre-Civil Rights era, when segregation was the status quo, saw the proliferation of African American house parties in neighborhoods such as North Philadelphia, where black gays and lesbians formed a community. During the 1950s and 1960s, Rittenhouse Square was the site of informal public gatherings. These gatherings of friends and strangers helped set the stage for the Annual Reminder, the first public protest in support of "homosexual equal rights," which took place every Fourth of July at Independence Hall. Throughout all of these eras, members of the community faced challenges, celebrated victories, and continued to try to blend their lives with those of their gay and straight neighbors.

About the Author:

Thom Nickels is a poet and the author of several books, including Two Novellas: Walking Water & After All This, which was nominated for a Lambda Literary Award and a Hugo Award. The lifelong Philadelphia resident is a contributor to many newspapers, including the Philadelphia Daily News. He writes for the Lambda Book Report and is a columnist for Pridevision T.V. in Toronto.

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