Gay Seattle: Stories Of Exile And Belonging Gary Atkins

ISBN: 9780295982984

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Gay Seattle: Stories Of Exile And Belonging  by  Gary Atkins

Gay Seattle: Stories Of Exile And Belonging by Gary Atkins
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In 1893, the Washington State legislature quietly began passing a set of laws that essentially made homosexuality, and eventually even the discussion of homosexuality, a crime. A century later Mike Lowry became the first governor of the state toMoreIn 1893, the Washington State legislature quietly began passing a set of laws that essentially made homosexuality, and eventually even the discussion of homosexuality, a crime.

A century later Mike Lowry became the first governor of the state to address the annual lesbian and gay pride rally in Seattle. Gay Seattle traces the evolution of Seattles gay community in those 100 turbulent years, telling through a century of stories how gays and lesbians have sought to achieve a sense of belonging in Seattle. turn of the century, the earliest prosecutions for sodomy, the official harassment and discrimination through most of the 20th century, and the medical discrimination and commitment to mental hospitals that continued into the 1970s as homosexuality was diagnosed as a disease that could be cured.



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