Out for Good by Dudley Clendinen
The Struggle to Build a Gay Rights Movement in America

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This is the definitive account of the last great struggle for equal rights in the twentieth century. From the birth of the modern gay rights movement in 1969, at the Stonewall riots in New York, through 1988, when the gay rights movement was eclipsed by the more urgent demands of AIDS activists, this is the remarkable and until now untold story of how a largely invisible population of men and women banded together to create their place in America's culture and government. Told through the voices of gay activists and their opponents, filled with dozens of colorful characters, Out for Good traces the emergence of gay rights movements in cities across the country and their transformation into a national force that changed the face of America forever.
Out for Good is the unforgettable chronicle of an important -- and nearly lost -- chapter in American history.

About Dudley Clendinen

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Dudley Clendinen is an editorial writer for The New York Times. He is the editor of a book of essays, The Prevailing South, and the author of the text of a book of photographs, Homeless in America. He lives in Baltimore, Maryland.
Published July 30, 2013 by Simon & Schuster. 720 pages
Genres: History, Political & Social Sciences, Gay & Lesbian. Non-fiction

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Embedded within this heavily detailed chronicle of the American gay rights movement(s) between 1969 and 1992 are openings of bright clarity onto the complex, sometimes self-divided evolution of gay and lesbian activism.

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In this sprawling, personality-driven narrative, Clendinen and Nagourney, editorial writer and reporter, respectively, for the New York Times, attempt to cover the evolution of the gay rights movement from the Stonewall riots in 1969 to the founding of ACT UP in 1987, with a brief epilogue on Cli...

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