"The Right Side of History" for LGBT Equality

Sep 10, 2015

Contrary to popular mythology, the LGBT civil rights movement did not begin with the June 1969 Stonewall Rebellion at New York's Stonewall Inn. Eric Jansen's guests this week on Out in the Bay (7pm PDT Thursday) are Max Wolf Valerio, essay contributor to, and Adrian Brooks, editor and multiple essayist of the new anthology The Right Side of History: 100 Years of LGBTQI Activism.

The Right Side of History contains 30 essays by and about people who've advanced queer rights over the past century, starting with Isadora Duncan, the early 20th Century revolutionary dancer who shocked the U.S. with her Communism and bisexuality, and including a Stonewall participant, Harvey Mik, Josephine Baker and Martin Luther King Jr.'s 1963 March on Washington organizer Bayard Rustin.  (Conversation recorded 9/8/15, broadcast 7pm PD Thursday, 9/10/15, on 91.7fm + kalw.org)