Gay New York

Gay New York


  • Author: George Chauncey
  • Release Date : 2008-08-01
  • Genre: Social Science
  • File Size: 31500709 Bytes


The award-winning, field-defining history of gay life in New York City in the early to mid-20th century Gay New York brilliantly shatters the myth that before the 1960s gay life existed only in the closet, where gay men were isolated, invisible, and self-hating. Drawing on a rich trove of diaries, legal records, and other unpublished documents, George Chauncey constructs a fascinating portrait of a vibrant, cohesive gay world that is not supposed to have existed. Called "monumental" (Washington Post), "unassailable" (Boston Globe), "brilliant" (The Nation), and "a first-rate book of history" (The New York Times), Gay New Yorkforever changed how we think about the history of gay life in New York City, and beyond....

Big City Massage, No. 1 in the series 'Amy's Adventures in New York' (lesbian seduction)
Score: 4.5
From 119 Ratings

Big City Massage, No. 1 in the series 'Amy's Adventures in New York' (lesbian seduction)


  • Author: Paris Rivera
  • Release Date : 2013-01-15
  • Genre: Erotica
  • File Size: 73331 Bytes


"a very hot sexual awakening"For a small-town girl, a 'big city massage' can be a real eye opener. Amy is in New York and her charismatic colleague Laura sets her a series of 'assignments'. The massage is one of these, and Laura knows that Melantha, the stunning Greek masseuse, will be taking Amy to places she never imagined. When the gorgeous receptionist also joins the party, it turns into an evening that will change Amy's life forever......

Gay New York
Score: 4
From 4 Ratings

Gay New York


  • Author : George Chauncey
  • Publisher : Basic Books
  • Release Date : 2008-08-01
  • Genre: Social Science
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9780786723355


Gay New York Book Description :

The award-winning, field-defining history of gay life in New York City in the early to mid-20th century Gay New York brilliantly shatters the myth that before the 1960s gay life existed only in the closet, where gay men were isolated, invisible, and self-hating. Drawing on a rich trove of diaries, legal records, and other unpublished documents, George Chauncey constructs a fascinating portrait of a vibrant, cohesive gay world that is not supposed to have existed. Called "monumental" (Washington Post), "unassailable" (Boston Globe), "brilliant" (The Nation), and "a first-rate book of history" (The New York Times), Gay New Yorkforever changed how we think about the history of gay life in New York City, and beyond....

Gay Gotham

Gay Gotham


  • Author : Donald Albrecht
  • Publisher : Skira Rizzoli
  • Release Date : 2016-10-18
  • Genre:
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  • ISBN 10 : 0847849406


Gay Gotham Book Description :

Uncovering the lost history of gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender artists in New York City. Queer people have always flocked to New York seeking freedom, forging close-knit groups for support and inspiration. "Gay Gotham" brings to life the countercultural artistic communities that sprang up over the last hundred years, a creative class whose radical ideas would determine much of modern culture. More than 200 images both works of art, such as paintings and photographs, as well as letters, snapshots, and ephemera illuminate their personal bonds, scandal-provoking secrets at the time and many largely unknown to the public since. Starting with the bohemian era of the 1910s and 1920s, when the pansy craze drew voyeurs of all types to Greenwich Villa...

A Gay Synagogue in New York

A Gay Synagogue in New York


  • Author : Moshe Shokeid
  • Publisher : University of Pennsylvania Press
  • Release Date : 2002-11-29
  • Genre: Social Science
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 081221840X


A Gay Synagogue in New York Book Description :

Explores the dramatic true story of a group of gay and lesbian Jews confronting questions of sexual identity within a traditional religious framework in the creation of the largest gay congregation....

The Gay Revolution
Score: 4.5
From 2 Ratings

The Gay Revolution


  • Author : Lillian Faderman
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release Date : 2016-09-27
  • Genre: History
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9781451694123


The Gay Revolution Book Description :

A chronicle of the modern struggle for gay, lesbian and transgender rights draws on interviews with politicians, military figures, legal activists and members of the LGBT community to document the cause's struggles since the 1950s....

The New York Times on Gay and Lesbian Issues

The New York Times on Gay and Lesbian Issues


  • Author : Susan Burgess
  • Publisher : CQ Press
  • Release Date : 2011-05-24
  • Genre: Social Science
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 1604265930


The New York Times on Gay and Lesbian Issues Book Description :

In The New York Times on Gay and Lesbian Issues author and gender studies professor Susan Burgess showcases relevant news stories, editorials, and letters to the editor to present the major political, social, and cultural issues that have affected gays and lesbians in the U.S. over the past 150 years. The book includes twelve chapters covering topics such as the Stonewall Uprising, gays in the military, youth and education, and AIDS. Each chapter features an overview of the issue at hand, introduction to each of the articles selected, and profiles of key events and personalities. This unique title allows students and researchers access to authoritative and engaging information, giving historical context to contemporary issues....

The Gay Liberation Youth Movement in New York

The Gay Liberation Youth Movement in New York


  • Author : Stephan Cohen
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2007-11-21
  • Genre: History
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9781135905675


The Gay Liberation Youth Movement in New York Book Description :

Between 1966 and 1975 North American youth activists established over 35 school- and community-based gay liberation youth groups whose members sought control over their own bodies, education, and sexual and social relations. This book focuses on three groundbreaking New York City groups -- Gay Youth (GY), Street Transvestite Action Revolutionaries (S.T.A.R.), and the Gay International Youth Society of George Washington High School (GWHS) -- from the advent of gay liberation in NYC in 1969 to just after its dissolution and the rise of identity politics by 1975. Cohen examines how gay liberation -- with its rejection of stultifying sex roles, attack on institutional oppression, connection between personal and political liberation, celebration of innate...

Gay Voluntary Associations in New York

Gay Voluntary Associations in New York


  • Author : Moshe Shokeid
  • Publisher : University of Pennsylvania Press
  • Release Date : 2014-10-30
  • Genre: Social Science
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9780812246575


Gay Voluntary Associations in New York Book Description :

Gay Voluntary Associations in New York is a sensitive and insightful ethnography of social groups that have gathered around common interests in an urban LGBT population from the time of the AIDS crisis to the present. Anthropologist Moshe Shokeid examines the social discourse of sex, love, friendship, and spiritual life in which these communities are passionately engaged. Drawn from long-term anthropological research in New York City, Gay Voluntary Associations in New York uses participant observation to explore such diverse social associations and religious organizations as seniors groups, interracials, bisexuals, sexual compulsives, gay bears, and Catholic, Protestant, and Jewish gay congregations. As an outside observer—neither gay nor American-...

Queer City
Score: 3.5
From 2 Ratings

Queer City


  • Author : Peter Ackroyd
  • Publisher : Abrams
  • Release Date : 2018-05-08
  • Genre: History
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9781683353010


Queer City Book Description :

PRAISE FOR QUEER CITY “Always entertaining . . . much to be recommended.”—The Spectator “A nimble, uproarious pocket history of sex in his beloved metropolis.”—Independent “Ackroyd has an encyclopedic knowledge of London, and a poet’s instinct for its strange, mesmerizing drives and urges . . . Queer City contains something to alarm or fascinate on every page.”—The Mail on Sunday “Droll, provocative and crammed to busting with startling facts.”—The Guardian “Succinct, perceptive and robust.”—Daily Telegraph In Queer City, the acclaimed Peter Ackroyd looks at London in a whole new way–through the complete history and experiences of its gay and lesbian population. In Roman Londinium, the city was dotted with lupanaria ...

The Deviant s War

The Deviant s War


  • Author : Eric Cervini
  • Publisher : Farrar, Straus and Giroux
  • Release Date : 2020-06-02
  • Genre: History
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9780374721565


The Deviant s War Book Description :

NEW YORK TIMES BEST SELLER AND NEW YORK TIMES BOOK REVIEW EDITORS' CHOICE From a young Harvard- and Cambridge-trained historian, the secret history of the fight for gay rights that began a generation before Stonewall. In 1957, Frank Kameny, a rising astronomer working for the U.S. Defense Department in Hawaii, received a summons to report immediately to Washington, D.C. The Pentagon had reason to believe he was a homosexual, and after a series of humiliating interviews, Kameny, like countless gay men and women before him, was promptly dismissed from his government job. Unlike many others, though, Kameny fought back. Based on firsthand accounts, recently declassified FBI records, and forty thousand personal documents, Eric Cervini's The Deviant's War ...

In the Closet of the Vatican

In the Closet of the Vatican


  • Author : Frederic Martel
  • Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing
  • Release Date : 2019-02-21
  • Genre: Political Science
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9781472966155


In the Closet of the Vatican Book Description :

The New York Times Bestseller '[An] earth-shaking exposé of clerical corruption' - National Catholic Reporter In the Closet of the Vatican exposes the rot at the heart of the Vatican and the Roman Catholic Church today. This brilliant piece of investigative writing is based on four years' authoritative research, including extensive interviews with those in power. The celibacy of priests, the condemnation of the use of contraceptives, the cover up of countless cases of sexual abuse, the resignation of Benedict XVI, misogyny among the clergy, the dramatic fall in Europe of the number of vocations to the priesthood, the plotting against Pope Francis – all these issues are clouded in mystery and secrecy. In the Closet of the Vatican is a book that rev...