The Right Side of History

The Right Side of History

100 Years of LGBTQI Activism

Book - 2015
Rate this:
Baker & Taylor
Brings together a multitide of voices to trace the hundred-year history of LGBTQI activism in the United States.

Perseus Publishing
The Right Side of History tells the 100-year history of queer activism in a series of revealing close-ups, first-person accounts, and intimate snapshots of LGBT pioneers and radicals. This diverse cast stretches from the Edwardian period to today.

Described by gay scholar Jonathan Katz as "willfully cacophonous, a chorus of voices untamed,"The Right Side of History sets itself apart by starting with the turn-of-the-century bohemianism of Isadora Duncan and the 1924 establishment of the nation’s first gay group, the Society for Human Rights; it also includes gay activism of labor unions in the 1920s and 1930s; the 1950s civil rights movement; the 1960s anti-war protests; the sexual liberation movements of the 1970s; and more contemporary issues such as marriage equality.

The book shows how LGBT folk have always been in the forefront of progressive social evolution in the United States. It references heroes like Abraham Lincoln, Eleanor Roosevelt, Bayard Rustin, Harvey Milk, and Edie Windsor. Equally, the book honors names that aren’t in history books, from participants in the Names Project, a national phenomenon memorializing 94,000 AIDS victims, to underground agitprop artists.

Publisher: New York, New York :, Cleis Press,, [2015]
Copyright Date: © 2015
ISBN: 9781627781237
Characteristics: xx, 242 pages ; 23 cm
Additional Contributors: Brooks, Adrian 1947-


From the critics

Community Activity


Add a Comment

Jayboda Aug 31, 2015

There are two gay writers named Jonathan Katz. One has D. as his middle initial, the other N. Since you give credit to both it is confusing as to who is involved in the book or are they both, etc. Just noticed much of your misinformation comes from Amazon. I hope the book is better researched.

Age Suitability

Add Age Suitability

There are no age suitabilities for this title yet.


Add a Summary

There are no summaries for this title yet.


Add Notices

There are no notices for this title yet.


Add a Quote

There are no quotes for this title yet.

Explore Further


Subject Headings

No similar edition of this title was found at WPL.

Try searching for The Right Side of History to see if WPL owns related versions of the work.

To Top