Gay by the Bay

Gay by the Bay

A History of Queer Culture in the San Francisco Bay Area

Book - 1996
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Grand Central Pub
A fabulous montage of word and image, this is the first book ever to chronicle the origin and evolution of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender culture in the San Francisco Bay Area. Capturing the international center of the gay experience as never before, and published to coincide with the opening of the Gay and Lesbian Center of the new main San Francisco Public Librarythe only publicly funded archive of its kind in the worldGay by the Bay contains over 200 full-color and black-and-white photographs of historical memorabilia, including correspondence, posters, buttons, and other artifacts. With anecdotes about Bay Area gay luminaries, past and present, and a foreword by acclaimed author Armistead Maupin,Gay by the Bay offers a scintillating look at a continually dynamic and evolving community.

Book News
Intelligently written and attractively illustrated and designed, this study of gay and lesbian history culture in San Francisco begins with the cross-dressing practices of 18th-century Native Americans and continues through to the signing of municipal transgender laws in 1995 in the "Gay Capital of the World." Some 300 well-chosen black-and- white and color photos document the history (though none are sexually explicit, there is some nudity). Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.

Blackwell North Amer
A fabulous montage of word and image, Gay by the Bay is the first book ever to chronicle the lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender history of the San Francisco Bay Area. Vividly illustrated and engagingly written, this meticulously compiled volume captures the undisputed capital of queer culture as never before.
Gay by the Bay celebrates Northern California's gay history in all its fascinating diversity, beginning with the gender-bending berdache societies of eighteenth-century Native Americans through today's Digital Queers. From the founding of Daughters of Bilitis in the 1950s to the first tentative steps of the gay liberation movement in the '60s, from the election of Harvey Milk and the emergence of thriving community in the exuberant '70s to the creation of the NAMES Project Memorial Quilt and life-and-death realities in the era of AIDS, queer history in the Bay Area encompasses some of the most compelling political and social events of our time.
Nearly 300 full-color and black-and-white photographs of historical memorabilia - including correspondence, posters, buttons, matchbook covers, and other artifacts culled from the Gay and Lesbian Center of the San Francisco Public Library, the Gay and Lesbian Historical Society of Northern California, and other archives, both public and private - providing an intriguing look at the origins and evolution of contemporary queer life.

Hachette Book Group
A fabulous montage of word and image, this is the first book ever to chronicle the origin and evolution of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender culture in the San Francisco Bay Area. Capturing the international center of the gay experience as never before, and published to coincide with the opening of the Gay and Lesbian Center of the new main San Francisco Public Librarythe only publicly funded archive of its kind in the worldGay by the Bay contains over 200 full-color and black-and-white photographs of historical memorabilia, including correspondence, posters, buttons, and other artifacts. With anecdotes about Bay Area gay luminaries, past and present, and a foreword by acclaimed author Armistead Maupin, Gay by the Bay offers a scintillating look at a continually dynamic and evolving community.

Publisher: San Francisco, Calif. : Chronicle Books, [1996]
Copyright Date: ©1996
ISBN: 9780811811873
0811811875
Branch Call Number: 301.424 S928g
Characteristics: ix, 165 pages : illustrations ; 25 x 26 cm
Additional Contributors: Van Buskirk, Jim

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