Gay by the Bay: A History of Queer Culture in the San Francisco Bay Area

A fabulous montage of word and image, this is the first book ever to chronicle the origin and evolution of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender culture in the San Francisco Bay Area. Capturing the international center of the gay experience as never before, and published to coincide with the opening of the Gay and Lesbian Center of the new main San Francisco Public Librarythe only publicly funded archive of its kind in the worldGay by the Bay contains over 200 full-color and black-and-white photographs of historical memorabilia, including correspondence, posters, buttons, and other artifacts. With anecdotes about Bay Area gay luminaries, past and present, and a foreword by acclaimed author Armistead Maupin, Gay by the Bay offers a scintillating look at a continually dynamic and evolving community.

  • Format
  • paperback
  • Pages
  • 176
  • Language
  • english
  • ISBN
  • 9780811811873
  • Genres
  • history, queer, lgbt, cultural, gay, transgender
  • Release date
  • 1996