Victory: The Triumphant Gay Revolution

Victory The Triumphant Gay Revolution In the vein of Taylor Branch s classic Parting of the Waters Supreme Court lawyer and political pundit Linda Hirshman delivers the enthralling groundbreaking story of the gay rights movement reveal

  • Title: Victory: The Triumphant Gay Revolution
  • Author: Linda Hirshman
  • ISBN: 9780062692306
  • Page: 160
  • Format: Paperback
  • In the vein of Taylor Branch s classic Parting of the Waters, Supreme Court lawyer and political pundit Linda Hirshman delivers the enthralling, groundbreaking story of the gay rights movement, revealing how a dedicated and resourceful minority changed America forever now available in a limited Olive Edition.When the modern struggle for gay rights erupted in the summer ofIn the vein of Taylor Branch s classic Parting of the Waters, Supreme Court lawyer and political pundit Linda Hirshman delivers the enthralling, groundbreaking story of the gay rights movement, revealing how a dedicated and resourceful minority changed America forever now available in a limited Olive Edition.When the modern struggle for gay rights erupted in the summer of 1969, forty nine states outlawed sex between people of the same gender Four decades later, in 2011, New York legalized gay marriage and the armed services stopped enforcing Don t Ask, Don t Tell Successful social movements are always extraordinary, but these advances seem like something of a miracle.Linda Hirshman recounts the long roads that led to these victories, detailing the remarkable and revolutionary story of the movement that has blurred rigid gender lines, altered the shared culture, and broadened our definitions of family Written in vivid prose, at once emotional and erudite, Victory is an utterly vibrant work of reportage and eyewitness accounts and demonstrates how, in a matter of decades, a focused group of activists forged a classic campaign for cultural change that will serve as a model for all future political movements Remarkable for its emotional punch as for its historical insight New York Times Book Review

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    1. My actual knowledge of gay history is embarrassingly minimal, so I picked this up from the library. Hirshman's focus here is on the American gay rights movement and it's meteoric ascent in the last 60 years, not on American gay culture as a whole. She does an excellent job of examining how that history developed, going all the way back to the 1920's and 1930's and showing the development of the first informal, hopelessly ineffective gay organizations and groups decades before phrases like 'Stone [...]

    2. The author goes through a century of the history of the slow but steady change towards equal rights for gay men and women in the United States. The going was tough, after a remarkably good step forward during Prohibition (when the culture of doing things that were not condoned by the main stream became almost main stream by virtue of prevalence), but the book does not have a downbeat tone--quite the contrary, it is uplifting throughout.The author does not waste any time defending the concept tha [...]

    3. I really enjoyed the book which invites you on a journey of American gay civil rights through the last 80 years. It has a strict focus on civil liberties and rights and the official attitude towards the LGBT citizens such as the psychiatrists' classification of LGBT peopleas mentally ill, sodomy laws and funding for AIDS research. It did not focus on the change in public opinions, the change in the framing of LGBT people in the media or what caused this change, but instead focused on the social [...]

    4. I found this book fascinating and well-written at first, but then I got lost in the swirling pool of names and dates. The author keeps jumping back and forth in time, which makes following the many threads confusing. That's probably unavoidable considering the large number of gay-rights leaders involved, but I just couldn't wade through this title. It would be good for someone determined to know the entire story, for people looking for detailed information on the gay-rights movement, and for peo [...]

    5. In this dark hour, a hopeful book to read. Ms. Hirschman believes a bit too strongly in the great man (and woman) version of history, but the chronology was well written and framed.

    6. This is a good introduction to the last century of LGBTQ history, though Hirshman's writing style does little to alleviate the disorienting abundance of names/dates/locations.

    7. Linda R. Hirshman, JD'69AuthorA Supreme Court lawyer and political pundit details the enthralling and groundbreaking story of the gay rights movement, revealing how a dedicated and resourceful minority changed America forever.When the modern struggle for gay rights erupted—most notably at a bar called Stonewall in Greenwich Village—in the summer of 1969, most religious traditions condemned homosexuality; psychiatric experts labeled people who were attracted to others of the same sex "crazy"; [...]

    8. This book is timely: it wraps up just as the court cases, in California and elsewhere, are heading toward a showdown at the U.S. Supreme Court. Indeed, the author seems to understand the case law up till now -- I would know, having the legal training to appreciate it -- and she explains it in straightforward prose. She understands the historic record as well, and has consulted the past leading LGBT historians: John D'Emilio, Randy Shilts, Alan Berube, George Chauncey.Above all, this is a book of [...]

    9. A bit confusing for me who didn't know all the court cases and history of the Gay Rights movement, I learned to tolerate any frustration and read on to get an idea of what was going on. The story of gay rights. begins in the late 1800s when people migrating to cities to work have options to live in rooming houses segregated by sex. While acts of sodomy have always of occurred more people discover they prefer to have sex and live their lives together though they are the same sex. The word homosex [...]

    10. Boken är en bra översikt över historien över HBTQ-rörelsen i USA och dess framgångar och motgångar. Det är väldigt mycket namn och datum i boken och känns ibland lite förvirrande när de inte tas upp i kronologisk ordning. Ibland hoppar författaren mellan nutid och dåtid och jag var tvungen att backa några meningar för att kolla att jag inte missuppfattat någonting när jag blivit förvirrad. Lite tydligare markörer på kronologisk nutid och dåtid hade inte skadat läsupplevels [...]

    11. An excellent, thorough history of the gay movement in the United States over the last century. Moves seamlessly from Supreme Court decisions to civil rights movements to community organizations to individual personalities. Already hefty, it is understandable that its scope had to be constrained--nevertheless, it's worth mentioning that it seems mostly (although certainly not entirely) about white men and others in the mainstream media view. It's not about the teenage punk band scene. Transgender [...]

    12. I am very pleased I read this book. Hirshman covers over a century's worth of LGBQT+ history. She is particularly strong at highlighting important court cases. Indeed, I feel like I learned a lot on legal battles alone. However, equally compelling, I felt that Hirshman was able to tell a people's history. Lots of attention to quotes and journal entries. At times though, I got lost in detail. I felt like a new name was introduced pretty much every single paragraph. The political science major in [...]

    13. An amazing saga, tragic, complex, often heroic. Sometimes the thicket of tiny, fractious political organizations are reminiscent of Ten Days That Shook the World, difficult to follow but still interesting. The comparison to the civil rights and feminist movements is well nuanced, but sometimes pushed a bit too hard. The sometimes dense political, philosophical, sociological, psychological narrative is relieved by blunt statements such as in a discussion of the Romer court decision, “e law infr [...]

    14. To be honest, I kept getting lost in this book. Basically the story of gay rights from the 50s to present and sozens and dozens of names and, my god, the acronyms. Every page more people and more acronyms and it felt more like an alphabet than a straightforward narrative. To be honest, I found it kind of a slog. While it is remarkable how quickly gay rights went from being completely politically toxic to almost the "norm," this didn't do it for me in either the how or why. It was also interestin [...]

    15. Garbage. I spent most of the first 250 pages wishing that this were a little more scholarly and a little less disjointed. You can tell a compelling narrative history without cursing and without using phrases like "omigod". It was a struggle to get through the last 100 pages, as the author bashes Obama over and over, unjustly. She demeans all of the efforts of the gay friendliest President in history while comparing the president of the Log Cabin Republicans to Thurgood Marshall. Somebody, somewh [...]

    16. This is a wonderful, engaging history of the gay civil rights movement, and gave me quite a lot to think about. Hirshman talks quite persuasively about how the gay civil rights movement came from much further behind than either the black civil rights movement or the feminist movement but managed to keep going after either of the others ran out of steam. Her essay "What Stonewall Got Right that Occupy Got Wrong," available online, is also worth reading. I had to laugh when coming to the end of th [...]

    17. "As this most marginalized group of Americans fought for full inclusion in the social order, they didn't only change their world; they changed everyone's world. Because they were different, the makers of the gay revolution could not take the path of showing they were acceptable citizens under an old order. They had to change the meaning of the core concepts of - morality, sanity, loyalty - itself." Hirshman takes the reader through the history of the queer rights movement from the late 1800's th [...]

    18. I wasn't quite ready to declare "Victory" before I read this book, but Hirshman made a good case. This is one of my favorite types of books, one that covers a period I lived through and/or has information familiar to me, but makes connections or gives background detail that helps me see events in a new way. Hirshman's clear-eyed review of the chronology of 20th-21st century gay and lesbian movements showed their erratic but steady progress and, yes, success. An excellent first, or even only, boo [...]

    19. This was a great book with a TON of information. But if you don't know anything about gay history, don't start with this book. There are a lot of people mentioned, more gay organizations and acronyms than I knew about, and more court cases mentioned in passing. What this book needs is an index at the end specifically about these three things. I didn't know a lot of the cases, so having a brief line stating what they were about, even the big ones we learned in school would have been helpful. Othe [...]

    20. "Victory" is a remarkable book that covers the advances for LGBT American civil rights from 1950 to 2011. Although there is not yet full equality, Hirshman effectively illustrates how the LGBT community has gained political strength. The efforts she writes about- passing non-discrimination ordinances, winning at the Supreme Court, electing openly LGBT elected officials- should all give us hope for the better and more equal America to come.

    21. "Linda, an alum of our Law School (Class of 1969), has written a wonderfully readable and insightful account of how American attitudes towards homosexuals changed. It is a story filled with fascinating characters, interesting anecdotes, and important lessons about the nature of political movements in America." - Geoffrey R. Stone

    22. This was not the most well organized non fiction I have ever read. I did appreciate learning about the civil rights movement of homosexuals and understanding the limitations imposed on them historically because of their sexual orientation. I respect all advocates for equality. It is fascinating that these social and political changes have all taken place during my lifetime.

    23. Good source on gay rights for the time period covered during the early stages of the gay revolution, but Victory really can be attributed to the achievement of same-sex marriage and the the Supreme Court decision in Obergefell v. Hodges on June 25, 2015.

    24. An exhaustive, page-turning chronicling gays in America. Hirshman's spot-on vignettes bring colorful characters to life. A must-read for any person who's into their same sex, history, or wants to write about either.

    25. The first half is a fascinating, thorough, and intimate history of the gay rights movement that unfortunately turns into a slog through recent memory in the second; which is to say, Hirshman's book will age very well for people who haven't lived through it. Recommended.

    26. Pretty good book. History of the political struggle for gay rights, covering almost 100 years. Could have been more polished writing, but the stories were compelling.

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