Paperback Blowing the lid : gay liberation, sexual revolution and radical queens / Stuart Feather.
Publication year: 2016
Publisher: Winchester, UK : Zero Books,
Resource type: Physical
ISBN: 9781785351433 (pbk.) :
The UK's Gay Liberation Front, founded in 1970, urged gay men and 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 recognising the rights of other oppressed minorities to determine the fight for their own demands. All history is personal. Stuart Feather is the first participant of the GLF to write a history of the lesbians and gay men who joined it and, through a process of coming out and radicalisation, initiated an anarchic campaign that permanently changed the face of British society.
576 pages ; 22 cm