a print libary edition and an eBook viewable on an iPad.
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The Stonewall Rebellion took place on June 28, 1969 in New York City. It designates the birth of the modern LGBT movement. Less than six months after that momentous event the first issue of Come Out! newspaper was published by the Gay Liberation Front (GLF). The Come Out! Reader, published by Christopher Street Press, 2012, is the first time all editions of the newspaper are available in fully restored versions in print and digital formats.
From the editors of The Come Out! Reader
“Come Out! was, and still is, history. Taken as a whole across its span of nine issues, it is the most dramatic, complete, moving, and change-provoking document of the early liberation phase of the LGBT movement, the now totally international movement for the liberation and equality of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender people.”
“The premier issue of Come Out! was published in November 1969. The choice of title, with its exclamation mark following a command, was meant to suggest a sense of urgency. Early liberationists understood that “coming out” had the capacity to be transformative because it turned a personal action into a political statement. The mission statement on the first page boldly proclaimed: ‘Come out for freedom! Power to the people! Gay power to gay people!’”
Steven F. Dansky
“I am extremely pleased that with this publication we are again making available the complete set of issues of Come Out!, the newspaper of New York's pioneering Gay Liberation Front (1969-1971). I hope that this book will prove to be of value to both professional gay historians and to general readers with an interest in gay history and the media.”