Gay Sydney: A History

Gay Sydney A History Garry Wotherspoon s Gay Sydney A history is an updated version of his classic City of the Plain History of a Gay Sub culture written in the midst of the AIDS crisis In this vivid book Wotherspo

  • Title: Gay Sydney: A History
  • Author: Garry Wotherspoon
  • ISBN: null
  • Page: 381
  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • Garry Wotherspoon s Gay Sydney A history is an updated version of his 1991 classic, City of the Plain History of a Gay Sub culture, written in the midst of the AIDS crisis In this vivid book Wotherspoon traces the shifts that have occurred since then, including majority support for marriage equality and anti discrimination legislation He also ponders the parallel evapoGarry Wotherspoon s Gay Sydney A history is an updated version of his 1991 classic, City of the Plain History of a Gay Sub culture, written in the midst of the AIDS crisis In this vivid book Wotherspoon traces the shifts that have occurred since then, including majority support for marriage equality and anti discrimination legislation He also ponders the parallel evaporation of a distinctly gay sensibility and the disappearance of once packed gay bars that have now become cafes and gyms.This book also tells the story of gay Sydney across a century, looking at secret, underground gay life, the never ending debates about sex in society and the role of social movements in the 60 and 70s in effecting social change The original and the best DAVID MARR

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    1. History is so important. It adds much to our lives giving us understanding about context, meaning and culture. This is what makes “Gay Sydney – a history” by Garry Wotherspoon such an important contribution. I think every young LGBT person should read it. I’m sure they will find our rich history, going back to colonial days through to our current challenges of marriage equality, mental and physical health and racism in our community, most enlightening if not revelationary. As Wotherspoon [...]

    2. Garry Wotherspoon's history of gay Sydney is a well written account of Sydney's gay world over a period of dramatic change. The book largely ignores the history before the twentieth century. An exploration of Sydney's convict history and the impact that that had on Sydney's later social and cultural life and especially on its homophobic underbelly would be interesting. However, the scope is broad enough as it is. It is the history of Garry's city as it is of my city. His comments on the meaning [...]

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