Smash the Church, Smash the State!

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  • Copyright: 2009-06-01
  • Publisher: City Lights Books

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was a rallying cry for many in those days, and the lesbians, gay men and transgenders whose stories are collected here were frequently involved in battling oppression on many fronts. For the first time together in one volue, these writers share unique perspectives, occasional regrets and changes of ideology, personal memories, and a celebration of the revolutionary spirit that shaped and guided the movement. Book jacket.

Table of Contents

Introductionp. ix
Out of the Bars and Into the Streets
Militant Foreshadowingsp. 3
Eighth Grade Epiphanyp. 11
Kiyoshi Kuromiya: Intergrating the Issuesp. 17
A Consciousness Raisedp. 22
Coming Out and into the GLF: Banned No More in Bostonp. 31
My Adventures as a Gay Teacherp. 40
Pre-Nowp. 43
My Memories as a Gay Militant in NYCp. 48
From the Closets of New Haven to the Collectives of New York GLFp. 55
Even Iowa Homos Got the Bluesp. 62
There's a Certain Kind of Womanp. 68
A Poemp. 74
Tuning In
No Girl in My Soupp. 79
Coming Out as a Reluctant Activist in a Gay Maoist Cell who Mostly Just Wanted to Get Laidp. 85
Our Passion Shook the Worldp. 93
Sylvester: A Singer Without a Closetp. 97
Living Lesbian Nationp. 99
Radical Spirit and Visionp. 108
Radicalqueens Manifesto #1p. 113
Radicalqueens Manifesto #2p. 114
The Radicalqueens Trans-Formationp. 116
A Woman of Visionp. 125
Sisters and Brothers: A Writer Hungering for Family Finds GLFp. 127
Dyketactics!: Electrifying the Imaginations of the Gay and Women's Communitiesp. 137
A Life of Seeing Connectionsp. 147
Fopping It Up: Former Cockette Rumi's Story Interview withp. 150
Gay Raidersp. 156
Revolution Around Every Corner
Between Bohemia and Revolutionp. 163
Gay Liberation Front: Report from Londonp. 168
Sylvia Rivera: A Woman Before Her Timep. 172
Two Songsp. 177
Honey, We Unshrunk the Shrinks!p. 182
The Radicalesbian Story: An Evolution of Consciousnessp. 190
The Woman Identified Woman Manifestop. 197
Berkeley & the Fight for an Effeminist, Socially Transformative Gay Identityp. 203
Two Poemsp. 210
The Effeminist Momentp. 213
Dyketactics!: Notes Toward an Un-Silencingp. 218
Two Poemsp. 232
The Baltic Street Collectivep. 234
Gay Pagans and Atheists Manifestop. 242
40 Years After Stonewall
Looking Back from the Mexico-U.S. Borderp. 249
A Letter from Huey Newton to the Revolutionary Brothers and Sisters about the Women's Liberation and Gay Liberation Movementsp. 252
Making Historyp. 255
New York City Legendp. 261
Lessons from the ENDA Messp. 263
Happy to Be Childlessp. 269
The Gay Community in Crisisp. 273
Stonewall Was a Riot---Now We Need a Revolutionp. 282
Gay Liberation Mediap. 295
Glossary of Termsp. 299
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