I certainly enjoyed this brief overview of the gay rights movement during this time frame. This certainly blows the idea that Stonewall was the beginning of the gay rights movement. The political activities and numbers of the time are a surprise. The European based organization provided visibility to society as a whole and more specifically to the German legislature. Their activities were successful until Hitler et al reduced their libraries and buildings to rubble. Also, Justin Kaplan's biography of Walt Whitman (I think it was Kaplan's) provides some exposure to Uncle Walt's resistence to acknowledge their praise of his writings as homo- erotic. Actually, I think he flat out rejected their praise as disgusting interpretations of his works. I have (had?) 5 or 6 hardcopies (no longer available I believe) - most (if not all) have been given away. I recommend this to anyone interested in the gay rights movement (past or present), especially for comparing to the modern day gay rights movement - puts it in perspective
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