Growing up before Stonewall : life stories of some gay men /

The stories of 11 American gay men who tried to make sense of their identities in the years before the gay liberation movement. These men provide fascinating accounts of what it was like to negotiate their desires within a social and psychological context that was virulently hostile to homosexuality...

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Bibliographic Details
Other Authors: Nardi, Peter M. (Editor), Sanders, David, 1926 June 27- (Editor), Marmor, Judd (Editor)
Format: Book
Published: London ; New York : Routledge, 1994.
Table of Contents:
  • Part I. Growing up before Stonewall. 1. The social and political climate for gay men
  • 2. Interview with Morris Kight
  • 3. Gay men and psychiatry: A professional and personal account
  • 4. Interview with Judd Marmor, M.D.
  • Part II. Life stories of some gay men. 5. An introduction to the interviews
  • 6. Andrew: Sexual childhood and separate bedrooms
  • 7. Bennett: Sissy boy, teenage crushes, and choices
  • 8. Carl: Speakeasy bars and a monogamous May-December relationship
  • 9. Danny: All-American with girlfriends, and a first date/lover
  • 10. Ed: Immigrant, late bloomer, and independently single
  • 11. Frank: Father of four and closeted
  • 12. George and Harold: Twenty-five years and monogamous
  • 13. Jim: Sissy, flappers, and a long-term roommate
  • 14. Kevin: Ex-seminarian with a priest-lover
  • 15. Louis: Two lovers, many lives.