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Gay Sydney : a history / Garry Wotherspoon.
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306.7662 WOT
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Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents: 'I thought men like that shot themselves' : sexuality in a parochial provincial city -- But they didn't : 'camp' life in Sydney before World War II -- An end to unknowing : the impact of war and the Kinsey Report -- The greatest menace facing Australia : Sydney's homosexual worlds and the Cold War -- The personal becomes the political : social change, the camp world and the advent of gay liberation -- The pearl in the oyster : the opening up of Sydney's gay world -- It was the worst of times, never the best of times : HIV/AIDS and Sydney's responses -- Into the new millennium : and a brighter future loomed -- Just like everybody else? : Sydney's gay world today.
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2016.
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Sydney, N.S.W. : NewSouth Publishing,
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ix, 362 pages ; 24 cm.
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9781742234830 (paperback);
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monograph
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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 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.
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25/08/2020