This is a masterpiece of field research on early gay Los Angeles

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BOOK REVIEW – Pre-Gay LA, by C. Todd White

Todd White’s detailed history of the earliest days of the modern gay liberation movement in Los Angeles is a masterpiece of field research and careful, comprehensive use of sources. It is also a "just in time" piece of work. The generation that valiantly began our on-going struggle is now fast passing into history. These courageous early fighters are now either gone or very elderly – memories fade or are lost – those personal archives stored in closets, attics or basements get tossed out by unknowing