Sources for Queer Uprisings Before Stonewall

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Jun 14 · Unlisted

By Hazel Newlevant

Books:
Transgender History, second edition: The Roots of Today’s Revolution by Susan Stryker — Seal Press — 2017

Documentaries:

Before Stonewall: The Making of a Gay and Lesbian Community by Greta Schiller and Robert Rosenberg — First Run Features — 1985
Screaming Queens: The Riot at Compton’s Cafeteria by Susan Stryker and Victoria Silverman — The Independent Television Service (ITVS) and KQED Public Television — 2005

Stonewall Uprising: The Year that Changed America by Kate Davis and David Heilbroner — First Run Features — 2010
Articles:

“Dewey’s Sit-in, Philadelphia, April 25, 1965” by Marc Stein — OutHistory — 2015

“Dewey’s Lunch Counter Sit-In” by Susan Ferentinos — The Encyclopedia of Greater Philadelphia — 2016

“Queer history was made at Cooper’s Donuts in Los Angeles” by Phillip Zonkel — Q Voice News — 2018

“A War on Cross-Dressing: Los Angeles’ Anti-Masquerading Ordinance of 1889 Targeted the Growing Queer Population of Los Angeles” by Amy Patton — The Pride — 2018

Book reviews:

“When cross-dressing was criminal: Book documents history of longtime San Francisco law” review by Beth Tagawa — SF State News — 2015

“Barbara Gittings: Gay Pioneer by Tracy Baim” review by Victoria Brownworth — Lambda Literary — 2015

Websites:

Stonewall: Riot, Rebellion, Activism, and Identity by Christopher Gioia — 2016

VANGUARD 1965 by Adrian Ravarour — date unknown, post-2016
Academic papers:

“Movements and Memory: The Making of the Stonewall Myth” by Elizabeth A. Armstrong and Suzanna M. Craig — American Sociological Review — 2006

Additional visual reference:

Digital Transgender Archive online hub of trans-related historical materials and archival holdings

“Stonewall riots” photography and document collection — Google Arts & Culture

“Drag Artists and Female Impersonators” memorabilia and photography collection by JD Doyle — date unknown

“54 Rare Historical Photos Of Drag Queens Before It Was Safe To Be Out!” listicle by Todd Briscoe — LittleThings — date unknown

Private Birthday Party photographic slide collection by Robert Chase Heishman and Michael Boles — 2014

“A Forgotten Latina Trailblazer: LGBT Activist Sylvia Rivera” photographs by Diana Davies and Kay Tobin Lahusen, collected by Raul A. Reyes — NBC News Latino — 2015

“12 Photos From the First-Ever Pride Parades in New York City” photographs by Diana Davies and Kay Tobin Lahusen, collected from the New York Public Library by Gabriella Canal and Olivia Kestin — Global Citizen — 2017

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