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The Resource Different daughters : a history of the Daughters of Bilitis and the rise of the lesbian rights movement, Marcia M. Gallo

Different daughters : a history of the Daughters of Bilitis and the rise of the lesbian rights movement, Marcia M. Gallo

Label
Different daughters : a history of the Daughters of Bilitis and the rise of the lesbian rights movement
Title
Different daughters
Title remainder
a history of the Daughters of Bilitis and the rise of the lesbian rights movement
Statement of responsibility
Marcia M. Gallo
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"Nearly fifteen years before the Stonewall Rebellion and the birth of gay liberation came the Daughters of Bilitis (DOB). Like its predominantly gay male counterparts, the Mattachine Society and ONE, Inc., DOB was launched in response to the oppressive antihomosexual climate of the McCarthy era, when lesbian and gay people were arrested, fired from jobs, and had their children taken away simply on the basis of their sexual orientation. It was against this political backdrop that in 1955 a circle of San Francisco women formed a private club where lesbians could meet other lesbians in a safe, affirming setting. A year later, they produced The Ladder, the first ongoing monthly magazine for lesbians. Over the next three decades, what began as a small social group evolved into a national women's organization that counted more than a dozen chapters. In Different Daughters, Marcia Gallo draws on interviews with former members of DOB, many of whom have never spoken on record before, as well as extensive research in both archival and personal collections. She chronicles how through its leaders, magazine, and international network of activists, the Daughters played a crucial role in creating lesbian identity, visibility, and political strategies in Cold War America--and in the process laid the foundation for today's lesbian and feminist movements."--Jacket
Biography type
contains biographical information
Cataloging source
BKL
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Gallo, Marcia M
Dewey number
306.7663/0973/09
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
HQ75.6.U5
LC item number
G36 2006
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Daughters of Bilitis
  • Lesbians
  • Gay rights
  • Lesbian activists
Label
Different daughters : a history of the Daughters of Bilitis and the rise of the lesbian rights movement, Marcia M. Gallo
Link
http://catdir.loc.gov/catdir/enhancements/fy0714/2007274358-d.html
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 219-235) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
"Qui vive" -- Climbing The ladder -- Some facts about lesbians -- A look at the lesbian -- Removing the mask -- "A conclave of ladies with crew cuts" -- Ten days in August -- Changing times -- If that's all there is -- Lesbos arise!
Control code
ocm72002732
Dimensions
23 cm
Edition
1st Carroll & Graf ed.
Extent
xliv, 274 pages
Isbn
9780786716340
Lccn
2007274358
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)72002732
Label
Different daughters : a history of the Daughters of Bilitis and the rise of the lesbian rights movement, Marcia M. Gallo
Link
http://catdir.loc.gov/catdir/enhancements/fy0714/2007274358-d.html
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 219-235) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
"Qui vive" -- Climbing The ladder -- Some facts about lesbians -- A look at the lesbian -- Removing the mask -- "A conclave of ladies with crew cuts" -- Ten days in August -- Changing times -- If that's all there is -- Lesbos arise!
Control code
ocm72002732
Dimensions
23 cm
Edition
1st Carroll & Graf ed.
Extent
xliv, 274 pages
Isbn
9780786716340
Lccn
2007274358
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)72002732

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