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LGBTQ+ Trailblazers of San Francisco

LGBTQ+ Trailblazers of San Francisco
By Dr. William Lipsky

About the Book

From Charles Warren Stoddard, the first openly gay San Franciscan, to Felicia “Flames” Elizondo, the exuberant transgender rights advocate, the LGBTQ+ community is integrally woven into the fabric of the city’s history. Household names like Queen Califia, Charley Parkhurst, Elsa Gidlow, José Sarria and Harvey Milk are celebrated worldwide, while Bert LaRose, Mabel Edison and Clarence Lockett are now largely forgotten. Whether forty-niners, bohemians, beatniks, boomers, hippies, clones or conformists, their fascinating stories contributed to the development of a vibrant community, many simply by being themselves. Join Dr. William Lipsky as he recounts their struggles and achievements in the City by the Bay.

About the Author

Bill Lipsky received his doctorate in history from Carnegie Mellon University. He has been a Visiting Assistant Professor of Education at Pepperdine University, Los Angeles, and a curriculum specialist with the Graduate School of Education, UCLA. He is the author of Gay and Lesbian San Francisco, a docent at the GLBT Museum and a member of the board of directors of the Rainbow Honor Walk. His monthly column, “Faces from Our LGBT Past,” appears in the San Francisco Bay Times

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  • Title: LGBTQ+ Trailblazers of San Francisco
  • By Dr. William Lipsky
  • Pages: 192
  • ISBN: 9781467151863
  • Price: $23.99
  • On Sale Date: 5/29/2023

About Arcadia Publishing

As the nation’s leading publisher of books of local nonfiction and rarely explored pockets of history, Arcadia’s mission is to connect people with their past, with their communities and with one another. Arcadia has an extraordinary catalog of 17,000 titles exploring the story of America one city, state, or county at a time, including titles from Arcadia Children’s Books and the 100-year-old stalwart publisher, Pelican Publishing.