Stuart Timmons


Timmons wrote the biography of gay movement founder Harry Hay, The Trouble with Harry Hay and most recently co-authored the best-selling history book, Gay L.A. In addition to his writing, Timmons is a longtime community organizer, active in ACT-UP LA, the Coors beer boycott, the labor movement through his recent work at the Los Angeles Alliance for a New Economy, and as former director of ONE, the world’s largest LGBT library.

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The Trouble with Harry Hay: Founder of the Modern Gay Movement (Updated Edition)
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 137,590. Language: English. Published: July 31, 2012 by White Crane Books. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Gay and lesbian, Nonfiction » Gay and Lesbian » History
In a galvanizing sweep through the Twentieth Century, award-winning historian Stuart Timmons chronicles the story of the man who founded the modern gay movement. After decades of searching and struggle, Harry Hay created the Mattachine Society in 1950, the nation’s first gay political group. Today, LGBT activism is taken for granted. But over a half century ago, it required vision and courage.

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