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Gay by the Bay: A History of Queer Culture in the San Francisco Bay Area

Stryker, Susan; Buskirk, Jim Van

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ISBN 10: 0811811875 / ISBN 13: 9780811811873
Published by Chronicle Books, 1996
Condition: Very Good Soft cover
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Softcover SIGNED BY BOTH AUTHORS on the title page, in excellent condition (slight exterior wear). Cody's Books "Autographed Copy" sticker on the front. 165 pages, profusely illustrated. [2.1 lbs]. Bookseller Inventory # 57024

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Title: Gay by the Bay: A History of Queer Culture ...

Publisher: Chronicle Books

Publication Date: 1996

Binding: Soft cover

Book Condition: Very Good

Signed: Signed by Author(s)

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A fabulous montage of word and image, this is the first book ever to chronicle the origin and evolution of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender culture in the San Francisco Bay Area. Capturing the international center of the gay experience as never before, and published to coincide with the opening of the Gay and Lesbian Center of the new main San Francisco Public Library—the only publicly funded archive of its kind in the world—Gay by the Bay contains over 200 full-color and black-and-white photographs of historical memorabilia, including correspondence, posters, buttons, and other artifacts. With anecdotes about Bay Area gay luminaries, past and present, and a foreword by acclaimed author Armistead Maupin, Gay by the Bay offers a scintillating look at a continually dynamic and evolving community.

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About the Author:

Susan Stryker is a Bay Area writer, activist, and scholar, and has been a visiting faculty member in the women's studies department at U.C. Berkeley.

Jim Van Buskirk is director of the San Francisco Public Library's new Gay and Lesbian Center. His reviews of gay and lesbian materials have appeared in numerous publications.

Armistead Maupin is well known for his best-selling series Tales of the City, enjoyed by millions in both book form and as an acclaimed T.V. miniseries.

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