In June of 1969, a series of riots over police action at The Stonewall Inn, a small, dank, mob-run gay bar in Greenwich Village, New York changed the longtime landscape of homosexuals in society, literally overnight.
The definitive account of the Stonewall Riots, the first gay rights march, and the LGBTQ activists at the center of the movement.
That’s the Stonewall. The Stonewall Inn. Pay attention. History walks through that door.
In the 1920s and 30s Gluck's portraits, flower paintings, and landscapes, set in frames she designed and patented, were coveted by the rich and famous. Yet, at the height of her fame she stopped working...until, at nearly 80, she returned to the limelight in a burst of newfound creative energy.
One of These Things First is a wry and poignant reminiscence of a 15 year old gay Jewish boy in Brooklyn in the early sixties, and his unexpected trajectory from a life behind a rack of dresses in his grandmother’s bra and girdle store, to Manhattan’s fabled Payne Whitney Psychiatric Clinic, a fashionable Charenton for wealthy neurotics and Ivy League alcoholics, whose famous alumni include writers, poets, madmen, Marilyn Monroe, and bestselling author Steven Gaines.
Armistead Maupin has done more than any other writer this century to help straight readers love gay people, to help gay readers love straight ones, to make anyone who is different feel good about themselves and to make an extraordinary number of otherwise rational people suddenly yearn to live in an imaginary rooming house in San Francisco so they could become a cherished intimate of its all-wise pot-growing, transsexual landlady.
Chronicles the life of an introspective writer, filmmaker, radical artist, and AIDS activist from age seventeen until his AIDS-related death at thirty-seven.