Rethinking the Gay and Lesbian Movement (American Social and Political Movements of the 20th Century) (Hardcover)

Before placing an order, please note:

  • You'll receive a confirmation email once your order is complete and ready for pickup. 
  • If you have a membership, please make a note of this in the order comments and we'll apply your discount.
  • If you place a pre-order in the same order as currently available titles, an additional shipping fee will be added to your order. 
  • Women & Children First is not responsible for lost or stolen packages.
Rethinking the Gay and Lesbian Movement (American Social and Political Movements of the 20th Century) By Marc Stein Cover Image
Unavailable from our sources


Now in its second edition, Rethinking the Gay and Lesbian Movement provides an accessible overview of an important and transformational struggle for social change, highlighting key individuals and events, influential groups and organizations, major successes and failures, and the movement's lasting effects and unfinished work.

Focusing on four decades of social, cultural, and political change in the second half of the twentieth century, Marc Stein examines the changing agendas, beliefs, strategies, and vocabularies of a movement that encompassed diverse actions, campaigns, ideologies, and organizations. From the homophile activism of the 1950s and 1960s through the rise of gay liberation and lesbian feminism in the 1970s to the multicultural and AIDS activist movements of the 1980s, this book provides a strong foundation for understanding gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, and queer politics today. This new edition reflects the substantial changes in the field since the book's original publication eleven years ago.

Rethinking the Gay and Lesbian Movement will be valued by everyone interested in LGBTQ struggles, the politics of movement activism, and the history of social justice in the United States.

About the Author

Marc Stein is the Jamie and Phyllis Pasker Professor of History at San Francisco State University, USA. His previous books include City of Sisterly and Brotherly Loves: Lesbian and Gay Philadelphia (2000), Sexual Injustice: Supreme Court Decisions from Griswold to Roe (2010), The Stonewall Riots: A Documentary History (2019), and Queer Public History: Essays on Scholarly Activism (2022).
Product Details
ISBN: 9780367762452
ISBN-10: 0367762455
Publisher: Routledge
Publication Date: November 18th, 2022
Pages: 302
Language: English
Series: American Social and Political Movements of the 20th Century