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For thousands of gay men and lesbians in America, Cherry Grove -- the oldest continuously inhabited resort on Fire Island -- has meant freedom. Not simply the leisure-time freedoms from work and noise and pollution, but the far rarer freedom to socialize in public without risking a beating, to stroll arm in arm without hesitation, to leave the curtains open without fear --For thousands of gay men and lesbians in America, Cherry Grove -- the oldest continuously inhabited resort on Fire Island -- has meant freedom. Not simply the leisure-time freedoms from work and noise and pollution, but the far rarer freedom to socialize in public without risking a beating, to stroll arm in arm without hesitation, to leave the curtains open without fear -- in short, to live the American dream that was denied to gay men and lesbians on the U.S. mainland. In her rich and detailed cultural history of Cherry Grove, Esther Newton tells for the first time the full story of this unique community, the oldest gay and lesbian town in America....

Title : Cherry Grove, Fire Island: Sixty Years in America's First Gay and Lesbian Town
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ISBN : 9780807079270
Format Type : Paperback
Number of Pages : 416 Pages
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Cherry Grove, Fire Island: Sixty Years in America's First Gay and Lesbian Town Reviews

  • Cait
    2018-10-16 03:45

    Fascinating and frustrating. I would have liked a lot more connection between Cherry Grove and the wider world, but there were only hints and teases. And I really would have liked a more modern gender analysis, but the author was clearly still uncomfortable with non-binary presentations. Still, there's a lot of great history recorded here.

  • Blair
    2018-10-11 21:21

    It was great to get a sense of history of Cherry Grove. Esther Newtown covered a lot of ground. Now, more than ever, I'm eager to return there to locate historical spots, e.g. 'The Bridge of Sighs,' and to feel a connectedness to the distant past.

  • Raymond
    2018-10-04 03:34

    This history is both thorough, detailed, and highly entertaining.