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VIRTUAL EVENT: Eric Cervini and Johnny Sibilly
June 5, 2020 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm PDT
Join us on Crowdcast on Friday June 5th at 7PM PDT for a conversation between author Eric Cervini and Pose actor Johnny Sibilly on The Deviant’s War: The Homosexual vs. The United States of America. Co-sponsored by the GLBT Historical Society of San Francisco.
Want your book signed?
1. Order a copy of The Deviant’s War from Green Apple
2. Submit your receipt here
3. Receive a limited edition custom bookplate, signed by Eric, to place in your book!
About The Deviant’s War
From a young Harvard- and Cambridge-trained historian, the secret history of the fight for gay rights that began a generation before Stonewall.
In 1957, Frank Kameny, a rising astronomer working for the U.S. Defense Department in Hawaii, received a summons to report immediately to Washington, D.C. The Pentagon had reason to believe he was a homosexual, and after a series of humiliating interviews, Kameny, like countless gay men and women before him, was promptly dismissed from his government job. Unlike many others, though, Kameny fought back.
Based on firsthand accounts, recently declassified FBI records, and forty thousand personal documents, The Deviant’s Warunfolds over the course of the 1960s, as the Mattachine Society of Washington, the group Kameny founded, became the first organization to protest the systematic persecution of gay federal employees. It traces the forgotten ties that bound gay rights to the Black Freedom Movement, the New Left, lesbian activism, and trans resistance. Above all, it is a story of America (and Washington) at a cultural and sexual crossroads; of shocking, byzantine public battles with Congress; of FBI informants; murder; betrayal; sex; love; and ultimately victory.