It's a far cry really from anything in the island's literature, unless you count "The Boys on the Beach," Midge Decter's thirteen-thousand-word screed against the bloom of gay lib
in Fire Island Pines for the September 1980 issue of Commentary.
Stevan added: "In the mid to late 1970s the Manchester gay scene hadn't quite revved up, Sheffield didn't have any regular gay club and Leeds only had the pitiful Charlies and the occasional Gay Lib
Legislation criminalising homosexuality had been repealed in most Western countries by the 1960s and 'gay lib
' was prominent by the time Mitford put pen to paper.
James O'Hara the Democratic convention parliamentarian remembers this disastrous campaign as a time when "the American people made association between McGovern and gay lib
and welfare rights and pot-smoking...and everything else they saw as threatening their value system." No history of the campaign has been written since the early 1970s and the author fills this void in his excellent investigation of the election and its legacy.
Robinson shows how the exodus of gay men from the revolutionary left throughout the 1970s, a significant loss for the left, represented a gain for gay lib
in terms of political analysis and activist energy.
But openly gay Lib
Dem MSP Margaret Smith said: "I have brought up children on my own and as part of a couple and I have to say it's easier as part of a couple."
Donagh apparently has nothing to say about gay lib
, and appears to have nothing to say about Ireland either.
Re Felice Picano's description ("Women, Men, and Early 'Gay Lib
'" in the May-June issue) of lesbians pushing a drag queen off the stage during the 1979 New York Gay Pride Celebration: I remember, during the late 1970's, feeling that drag queens were mean, hurtful parodies of women.
Gay liberation seems to have worked at some levels but a high percentage of those who have worked for "gay lib
" now, oppose the gay marriage that the rest of gay-and straight society sees as the sine qua non of gay liberation.