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November 04, 2008



Thanks for this post. Having been a student of Gay History since the late 60's, it has always bothered me that Stonewall became the definition of the beginning of the movement. Clearly, the movement in the U.S. began on the West coast decades earlier, but even that isn't the beginning...the West coast movement was built on a much earlier movement in Germany...and if we do a deep read of scholarly gay history we see that even as early as the 1600s many of the themes we find in the modern gay rights movement are already being defined and articulated. As one great modern writer of gay fiction aptly queried..."How Long Has This Been Going On?"

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