For the fiftieth anniversary of the Stonewall uprising, an anthology chronicling the tumultuous fight for LGBTQ rights in the 1960s and the activists who spearheaded it, with a foreword by Edmund White.
June 28, 2019 marks the fiftieth anniversary of the Stonewall uprising, which is considered the most significant event in the gay liberation movement, and the catalyst for the modern fight for LGBTQ rights in the United States. Drawing from the New York Public Library's archives, The Stonewall Reader is a collection of first accounts, diaries, periodic literature, and articles from LGBTQ magazines and newspapers that documented both the years leading up to and the years following the riots. Most importantly the anthology spotlights both iconic activists who were pivotal in the movement, such as Sylvia Rivera, co-founder of Street Transvestites Action Revolutionaries (STAR), as well as forgotten figures like Ernestine Eckstein, one of the few out, African American, lesbian activists in the 1960s. The anthology focuses on the events of 1969, the five years before, and the five years after. Jason Baumann, the NYPL coordinator of humanities and LGBTQ collections, has edited and introduced the volume to coincide with the NYPL exhibition he has curated on the Stonewall uprising and gay liberation movement of 1969.
Audiobook Table of Contents:
Foreword by Edmund White, read by Eric Marcus
Introduction by Jason Bauman, read by Jason Bauman
Audre Lorde, from Zami: A New Spelling of My Name read by Tenaja Jordan
John Rechy, from City of Night read by Danny Deferrari
Joan Nestle, from A Restricted Country read by Rebecca Lowman
Del Martin and Phyllis Lyon, from Lesbians United read by Barbara Rosenblatt
Franklin Kameny, from Gay Is Good read by Michael Crouch
Virginia Prince, The How and Why of Virginia read by Minerva Summer
Samuel R. Delany, from The Motion of Light in Water read by Xavier Smith
Barbara Gittings, from The Gay Crusaders read by Rebecca Lowman
Ernestine Eckstein, from Interview with Ernestine read by Tenaja Jordan and Rebecca Lowman
Judy Grahn, The Psychoanalysis of Edward the Dyke read by Barbara Rosenblatt
Mario Martino, from Emergence: A Transsexual Autobiography read by Hugo Bresson
Craig Rodwell, from The Gay Crusaders read by Graham Halstead
Dick Leitsch, The Hairpin Drop Heard Around the World read by Michael Crouch
Thomas Lanigan-Schmidt, 1969 Mother Stonewall and the Golden Rats read by Graham Halstead
Howard Smith, View from Inside: Full Moon Over the Stonewall read by Michael Crouch
Lucian Truscott IV, View from Outside: Gay Power Comes to Sheridan Square read by Graham Halstead
Mark Segal, from And Then I Danced read by Michael Crouch
Morty Manford, from Interview with Eric Marcus
Marsha P. Johnson and Randy Wicker, from Interview with Eric Marcus
Sylvia Rivera, from Interview with Eric Marcus
Martin Boyce, from Oral History Interview with Eric Marcus
Edmund White, from City Boyz read by Eric Marcus
Holly Woodlawn, from A Low Life in High read by Serene Rose
Jayne County, from Man Enough to Be a Woman read by Minerva Summer
Jay London Toole, from New York City Trans Oral History Project Interview with Theodore Kerr and Abram J. Lewis
Miss Major Griffin-Gracy, from New York City Trans Oral History Project Interview with Abram J. Lewis
Martha Shelley, from Gay Is Good read by Rebecca Lowman
Karla Jay, from Tales of the Lavender Menace read by Barbara Rosenblatt
Steven F. Dansky, Hey Man read by Graham Halstead
Harry Hay, from Radically Gay read by Michael Crouch
Rev. Troy D. Perry, from The Lord Is My Shepherd and He Knows I’m Gay read by Graham Halstead
Perry Brass, We Did It! read by Michael Crouch
Jeanne Córdova, from When We Were Outlaws read by Lillian Rivera
Marsha P. Johjunson, from Interview with Allen Young, “Rapping with a Street Transvestite Revolutionary” read by Kristin Parker and Allen Young
Kiyoshi Kuromiya, from Philadelphia LGBT History Project Interview with Marc Stein read by Julian Cihi
Joel Hall, Growing Up Black and Gay read by Xavier Smith
Tommi Avicolli Mecca, Brushes with Lily Law read by Graham Halstead
Penny Arcade, from Bitch! Dyke! Faghag! Whore! read by Penny Arcade
Jill Johnston, from Lesbian Nation read by Barbara Rosenblatt
John E. Fryer, MD, from John E. Fryer, MD, and the Dr. H. Anonymous Episode read by Michael Crouch
Jonathan Ned Katz, from Gay American History read by Graham Halstead
Arthur Evans, from Witchcraft and the Gay Counterculture read by Michael Crouch
Larry Mitchell, from The Faggots and Their Friends Between Revolutions read by Graham Halstead
Chirlane McCray, I Am a Lesbian read by Tenaja Jordan
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