Gay Sydney: A History

Author(s): Garry Wotherspoon


 In this vivid book Wotherspoon traces the shifts that have occurred since then, including majority support for marriage equality and anti-discrimination legislation. He also ponders the parallel evaporation of a distinctly gay sensibility and the disappearance of once-packed gay bars that have now become cafes and gyms. This book also tells the story of gay Sydney across a century, looking at secret, underground gay life, the never-ending debates about sex in society and the role of social movements in the '60 and '70s in effecting social change.

Garry Wotherspoon's Gay Sydney: A history is an updated version of his 1991 classic, City of the Plain: History of a Gay Sub-culture, written in the midst of the AIDS crisis.



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'The original and the best.' --DAVID MARR

Garry Wotherspoon is a historian, former Sydney University, Australia, academic and a former NSW History Fellow. His books include Being Different: Nine gay men remember. He co-authored, with Clive Faro, Street Seen: A history of Oxford Street.

General Fields

  • : 9781742234830
  • : NewSouth Publishing
  • : NewSouth Publishing
  • : February 2016
  • : 23.40 cmmm X 15.30 cmmm
  • : Australia
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : 368
  • : 306.766099441
  • : en
  • : Paperback
  • : Garry Wotherspoon