EAST SIDE STORY. JEWISH AND GAY LIFE IN COSTA RICA AND WASHINGTON D.C (1950-1980) A NOVEL OR A TRUE STORY?

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Schifter-Sikora, who is recognized as one of the leading Latin American authors in the field of sexuality, offers an autobiographical novel that also reveals secrets of both San Jose, Costa Rica, and Washington D.C (1950-1980). His direct involvement as an activist and founder of two of the most important gay liberation movements in both Costa Rica and Washington D.C. provides, for the first time, an understanding of how these projects were interwoven and how much of the historical truth has been distorted. Schifter-Sikora questions the role of Stonewall as the catalyst for the gay revolution, analyzes how the participation of conservative gays has been censored, and how the crucial contribution of Jewish people to liberation movements is now overshadowed by woke ideology. This has led

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ABOUT THE AUTHOR

JACOBO SCHIFTER

The author has a PhD in History from Columbia University, New York. He has written more than 20 books on US relations with Central America, the Jewish Community in the region, and on sexual minorities. Many of these books have been published in the States. Among these are Lila's House, A Study on Male Prostitution in Latin America, The Sexual Construction of Latino Youth, Macho Love. A Study of Sex in Prison and many others. The author currently works at UPEACE, teaching courses on Gender and Genocide.

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