By Gale Chester Whittington
Gale Chester Whittington's positive memoir chronicles the author's teenage suicide try out after which strikes directly to the genuine starting of the homosexual Liberation move, pre-Stonewall, in 1969 San Francisco, the place Mr. Whittington used to be fired for being overtly homosexual. it is inventive non-fiction, written like a singular, with a conservative alter-ego's concepts and a bounty of humor inserted to maintain it energetic. His group's groundbreaking brazenly homosexual philosophy of—coming out en masse so that it will enlighten and alter the world—leads his comrades to crown him "Gale the Liberator."
The suggestion of popping out en masse was once born within the hilly streets of town through the Bay and championed by way of Gale Whittington and Leo Laurence, co-founders of the Committee for gay Freedom (CHF). certainly, this booklet indicates how a handful of fiery West Coast homosexual guerillas fanned the sparks that helped motivate members at Stonewall to face and struggle overtly for his or her rights, thereby passing alongside a torch that may ignite the move to free up gays and enlighten heterosexuals world wide. in the course of the eyes of a real homosexual pioneer, the touching memoir indicates how certainly "It will get larger" with time.
Mr. Whittington wrote this publication to set the checklist immediately, simply because little in regards to the 1969 militant homosexual move within the San Francisco Bay quarter has been designated in print. whereas many courageous activists have contributed to the reason prior to and because, a detailed glance exhibits how the militant facet of homosexual liberation really all started in the bowels of San Francisco a number of months ahead of the recent York Stonewall uprising.
This revealing autobiography additionally comprises over forty five classic images and excerpts from ground-breaking articles concerning the homosexual Revolution of 1969.
About the Author
To spite his identify, Gale Chester Whittington used to be born male on February 6, 1948, in Holyoke, Colorado. His father was once a fundamentalist Nazarene preacher with a non secular radio application, his mom, a gospel-recording artist. Mr. Whittington wrote for underground newspapers within the past due sixties in the course of his struggle for homosexual rights. earlier than that, Gale was once characteristic Editor of his highschool newspaper, The Ramrod, 3 years in a row. After possessing a favored Denver puppy shop (Colorado Seed & puppy) for 28 years, Gale again to writing complete time in 2000. He has considering the fact that obtained a number of awards for his novels, memoirs, poems, brief tales, and essays, together with six from the celebrated Oklahoma Writer’s Federation, Inc. (OWFI) and one from Writers Digest.
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BEYOND NORMAL: The Birth of Gay Pride by Gale Chester Whittington