Witness To Revolution: The Advocate Reports on Gay & Lesbian Politics 1967-1998: The Advocate Reports on Gay and Lesbian Politics

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Showcases the stories, the people, and the events that shaped the battle for gay rights as they were originally reported.

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Among the radical magazines, news sheets and bulletins that surfaced in the heady climate of the late 1960s, none can compare with the venerable Advocate, rightly described as "the world's premier chronicle of the lesbian and gay civil rights movement". In Witness to Revolution, Washington correspondent Chris Bull compiles dozens of trenchant and timely articles on politics from the magazine's first 32 years, ranging from descriptions of bar raids and early, celebratory coverage of the first openly gay-elected officials to some of the first (woefully belated) articles on AIDS and, later, the rise of the religious right. Among the selections: John Weir's acid reflections on a ubiquitous symbol of queer activism, "The Red Plague: Do Red Ribbons Really Help in the Fight Against AIDS?" "The ribbon", Weir contends, "has seeped into the national culture like the score from My Fair Lady". He even spotted one suspended in a glass ball on his mother's Christmas tree and discovered that "she had travelled all the way to Greenwich Village to find it, sifting through sex toys at the Pleasure Chest. Any charitable gesture that places me at risk of encountering my mother in a sex shop is one that we as a community ought to reconsider." --Regina Marler

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