Hope along the Wind: The Story of Harry Hay (2001)

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"A fascinating history of a remarkable man. Harry Hay, a Marxist, was the founder of the Mattachine Society, one of the first organised gay rights movements in America. This is, indeed, his story, yet because of his radical activism and involvement in gay politics for over 50 years, his story is also that of the gay rights movement in the US. An active member of the Communist Party, he was called before the House UnAmerican Activities Committee during the 1950s. Something of a founding father of direct action, Hay became disillusioned with many of the gay movements he was once at the centre of; for him, socialism and gay sexuality went hand in hand (even though he was at one time married with children). From the Mattachine to the Gay Liberation Front, Hay eventually found his spiritual, political and sexual identity with the Radical Faeries. (LLGFF notes)

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