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Blowing the Lid : Gay Liberation, Sexual Revolution and Radical Queens

Feather, Stuart
Format: Paperback
Publisher: John Hunt Publishing (Zero Books)
Published: June 2, 2016
ISBN: 9781785351433
576 pages

£25.99

The Gay Liberation Front founded in 1970 urged gay men and gay women to unite around a simple set of demands among which were calls for an end to discrimination against homosexuals in employment, in sex education, in the age of consent and in being treated as sick by the medical establishment. GLF saw itself as a people’s movement for gays, socialist by virtue of its demand for social change, and revolutionary in recognizing the rights of other oppressed minorities to determine the fight for their own demands. All history is personal. The author of this political memoir is the first participant of the Front to write a history of the lesbians and gay men who joined Gay Liberation and through a process of Coming Out and radicalization initiated an anarchic campaign that permanently changed the face of this country.

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