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Table of Contents and first Essay from Smash the Church, Smash the State!

Table of Contents and first Essay from Smash the Church, Smash the State!

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An anthology of essays from the radical activists who together formed the ranks of the Gay Liberation Movement
An anthology of essays from the radical activists who together formed the ranks of the Gay Liberation Movement

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The Early Years of Gay Liberation
Edited by Tommi Avicolli MeccaCity Lights BooksSan Francisco, California
Smash the Church,Smash the State!
 
© 2009 City Lights BooksAll Rights ReservedCover collage and design by John BorrusoUnless specifically noted otherwise, copyright to the individual works is held bythe authors. Although every effort has been made to trace and contact copyrightholders and persons portrayed in photographs included herein, in a few instancesthis has not been possible. If notified, the publishers will be pleased to rectify anyomissions in future editions.Grateful acknowledgment is made to the publications in which these works havepreviously appeared:Excerpt from “Where Will You Be?” from
 Movement in Black
by Pat Parker, pub-lished by Crossing Press, 1978“A Letter from Huey Newton to the Revolutionary Brothers and Sisters aboutthe Women’s Liberation and Gay Liberation Movements” from
To Die for the People
 (City Lights, 2009) reprinted by permission of the Huey Newton Foundation.“Lessons from the ENDA Mess” by Doug Ireland originally appeared in
Gay CityNews
in 2008.“Militant Foreshadowings” from
Transgender History
by Susan Stryker, reprinted by permission of Seal Press, a member of Perseus Book Group.“Making History” by Sidney Brinkley was originally published in
Blacklight 
, vol.4, #4, in 1983.“The Gay Community in Crisis” by Doug Kilhefner was originally published in theFall 2008 issue of
White Crane
and can be found online at www.gaywisdom.org. Library of Congress Cataloging-in-Publication DataSmash the church, smash the state! : 40 years of gay liberation / [edited by]Tommi Avicolli Mecca.p. cm.Includes bibliographical references.ISBN 978-0-87286-497-91. Gay liberation movement—United States—History. I. Mecca, TommiAvicolli.HQ76.8.U5S63 2009306.76'60973—dc222008036997Visit our Web site: www.citylights.comCity Lights Books are published at the City Lights Bookstore,261 Columbus Avenue, San Francisco, CA 94133
 
Contents
Introduction
ix 
Tommi Avicolli Mecca
OUT OF THE BARS AND INTO THE STREETS
Militant Foreshadowings
 3
Susan Stryker 
Eighth Grade Epiphany
11
Kenneth Laverne Bunch
Kiyoshi Kuromiya: Integrating the Issues
17 
Liz Highleyman
A Consciousness Raised
 22
Hal Tarr 
Coming Out and into the GLF: Banned No More in Boston
 31
John Kyper 
My Adventures as a Gay Teacher
40
Tom Ammiano
Pre-Now
43
James C. Roberts
My Memories as a Gay Militant in NYC
48
Néstor Latrónico
From the Closets of New Haven to the Collectives of New YorkGLF
55
Jason Serinus
Even Iowa Homos Got the Blues
62
Dennis Brumm
There’s a Certain Kind of Woman
68
Mara Math
A Poem by Fran Winant
74

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