Masked Voices: Gay Men and Lesbians in Cold War America

Masked Voices: Gay Men and Lesbians in Cold War America⚣ [PDF] ✅ Masked Voices: Gay Men and Lesbians in Cold War America By Craig M. Loftin ✰ – Jobs-in-kingston.co.uk An analysis of unpublished letters to the first American gay magazine reveals the agency, adaptation, and resistance occurring in the gay community during the McCarthy era In this compelling social hi An analysis of unpublished letters to the Gay Men PDF ↠ first American gay magazine reveals the agency, adaptation, and resistance occurring in the gay community during the McCarthy era In this compelling social history, Craig M Loftin describes how gay people in the United States experienced the s and early s, a time when rapidly growing gay and lesbian subcultures suffered widespread discrimination The book is based on a remarkable and unique historical source letters written to ONE magazine, the first openly gay publication Masked Voices: MOBI :¿ in the United States These letters, most of which have never before been published, provide extraordinary insight into the experiences, thoughts, and feelings of gay men and lesbians nationwide, especially as they coped with the anxieties of the McCarthy era The letters reveal how gay people dealt with issues highly relevant to LGBT life today, including job discrimination, police harassment, marriage, homophobia in families, and persecution in churches and the military Loftin shows that gay men and lesbians responded to intolerance and Voices: Gay Men MOBI ´ bigotry with resilience, creativity, and an invigorated belief in their right to live their lives as gay men and lesbians long before this was accepted and considered safe Groundbreaking chapters address gay marriage and family life, international gay activism, and how antigay federal government policies reverberated throughout the country. I liked it, but it s not as good as it s follow up book, Letters to One Gay and Lesbian Voices from the 1950s and 1960s.There s a saying with writing that you should show your audience, not tell them, and there s quite a lot of telling here The book is well researched but the letters form a background to the narrative As the book goes on this increases with a 7 page letter from an African American gentleman, I think Donny , getting about 30 pages of narrative Some of this ends up being conje I liked it, but it s not as good as it s follow up book, Letters to One Gay and Lesbian Voices from the 1950s and 1960s.There s a saying with writing that you should show your audience, not tell them, and there s quite a lot of telling here The book is well researched but the letters form a background to the narrative As the book goes on this increases with a 7 page letter from an African American gentleman, I think Donny , getting about 30 pages of narrative Some of this ends up being conjecture, like at that time this was happening, so this probably also happened to Donny I appreciated all things being explained, although I knew a lot of it, it was nice to have it laid out Just a littlefocus on the letters would have been better Something achieved very well in the second book.The only quote I highlighted from the book is one where a man voluntarily checked himself into a mental hospital to change his sexual orientation, writing I suppose I can see you sit back in your chair and give out a big laugh Proving that gay men can be just as macho and immature as straight men when they want to be

Masked Voices: Gay Men and Lesbians in Cold War America
  • Hardcover
  • 310 pages
  • Masked Voices: Gay Men and Lesbians in Cold War America
  • Craig M. Loftin
  • English
  • 21 February 2018
  • 1438440154