My Story, One Gay's Fight: From Hate to Acceptance, Mixed Material
Robinson's memoir begins with his youth in Virginia, continues through his years of military service, and then concentrates on his move to San Francisco and the life he makes there. It covers police harassment and raids on homosexual establishments, and Robinson's participation in LGBT community building and politics through work with the Tavern Guild and other organizations. Of particular note are the references to his friend José Sarria, the well-known Black Cat entertainer and political activist. The memoir also includes Robinson's reactions to the assassinations of Harvey Milk and George Moscone, and the effect that event had on politics in San Francisco. It also describes life after 1978 in the city with a focus on AIDS/HIV, gay marriage, and later political figures such as Mark Leno and Scott Weiner.
Call Number: GLC 197
Characteristics: 1 folder (167 pages)