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The Resource A lavender look at the Temple : a gay perspective of the Peoples Temple, Michael Bellefountaine with Dora Bellefountaine

A lavender look at the Temple : a gay perspective of the Peoples Temple, Michael Bellefountaine with Dora Bellefountaine

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A lavender look at the Temple : a gay perspective of the Peoples Temple
Title
A lavender look at the Temple
Title remainder
a gay perspective of the Peoples Temple
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Michael Bellefountaine with Dora Bellefountaine
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Language
eng
Summary
For most of its history, the Peoples Temple existed under the radar. Most had never even heard of the church until news of the tragic deaths of more than nine hundred men, women, and children in the jungles of Guyana broke in November of 1978.Th e lives and deaths of the members of the Peoples Temple are ones that remain mostly misunderstood to this day. And for the gay and lesbian members and their families, the truth is sometimes even harder to and. Author Bellefountaine-an activist, a scholar, and proud member of the gay community-provides a new perspective of the Temple. His detailed research into the inner workings of the Peoples Temple is presented, with a special look at the lives of the gay and lesbian members of the Peoples Temple community. Their stories illustrate how their lives were influenced and affected by Jones and his "acceptance" of their sexuality. Bellefountaine looked deep into the historical connection between Jim Jones's Peoples Temple and the city of San Francisco, as well as the connection San Francisco's first gay councilman, Harvey Milk, had with the Peoples Temple. The power that acceptance-even false acceptance-can have on people is explored through the detailed accounts of members of the temple community. He tells the very human stories of those who died in Jonestown as well as how those who survived the horror and their families were deeply affected by the tragedy of November 18, 1978-and what we can learn from this event
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BTCTA
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Bellefountaine, Michael
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
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bibliography
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Bellefountaine, Dora
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  • Jones, Jim
  • Peoples Temple
  • Gays
  • Cult members
  • Jonestown Mass Suicide, Jonestown, Guyana, 1978
Label
A lavender look at the Temple : a gay perspective of the Peoples Temple, Michael Bellefountaine with Dora Bellefountaine
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Publication
Bar code
31223127222280
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Indianapolis, Indiana -- Ukiah, California -- San Francisco, California -- Peoples Temple and the gay community -- The allegations -- Jonestown, Guyana -- November 18, 1978 -- Harvey Milk and the Peoples Temple
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
xxi, 105 pages
Isbn
9781462035298
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)747527929
Label
A lavender look at the Temple : a gay perspective of the Peoples Temple, Michael Bellefountaine with Dora Bellefountaine
Publication
Bar code
31223127222280
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Indianapolis, Indiana -- Ukiah, California -- San Francisco, California -- Peoples Temple and the gay community -- The allegations -- Jonestown, Guyana -- November 18, 1978 -- Harvey Milk and the Peoples Temple
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
xxi, 105 pages
Isbn
9781462035298
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)747527929

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