When:
Friday, Jun 05, 2020 6:00p -
7:30p

Where:
Online event
700 Boylston Street
Boston, MA 02116

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Admission:
FREE

Categories:
History, LGBT, Social Good, Virtual & Streaming

Event website:
https://bpl.bibliocommons.com/events/5ec5883f97bfe62f00078d22

Boston Pride, Boston Public Library, The Gay and Lesbian Review, the Harvard Gender and Sexuality Caucus, and the Harvard Book Store Present:


THE DEVIANT'S WAR: The Homosexual vs. the United States of America.


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From a young Harvard and Cambridge-trained historian, the secret history of the fight for gay rights that began a generation before Stonewall.

In 1957, at the height of the Space Race, a government astronomer named Frank Kameny received a summons to report immediately to Washington, D.C. The Pentagon had reason to believe he was a homosexual. And for the first time, a homosexual fought back.

Based on firsthand accounts, recently declassified FBI records, and forty thousand personal documents, The Deviant’s War unfolds over the course of the 1960s, as Kameny built a movement against the government’s gay purges. It traces the forgotten ties that bound gay rights to the Black Freedom Movement, the New Left, lesbian activism, and trans resistance. Above all, it is a story of America (and Washington) at a cultural and sexual crossroads; of shocking, byzantine public battles with Congress; of FBI informants; murder; betrayal; sex; love; and ultimately victory.

“Required reading for queer people and straight allies”
-Garrard Conley, author of Boy Erased

Dr. Eric Cervini is an award-winning historian of LGBTQ+ politics and culture. He graduated summa cum laude from Harvard College and received his Ph.D. in history from the University of Cambridge, where he was a Gates Scholar.

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