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Published by Greenhaven Press in San Diego, Calif .
Written in English



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  • Gay rights -- History.,
  • Gay rights -- United States -- History.,
  • Gay liberation movement -- United States.,
  • Gays -- Legal status, laws, etc. -- United States.

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Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references and index.

StatementKate Burns, book editor.
SeriesHistory of issues
ContributionsBurns, Kate, 1963-
LC ClassificationsHQ76.5 .G39 2006
The Physical Object
Paginationp. cm.
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL3423936M
ISBN 100737728671
LC Control Number2005046331

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