Butterworth Farm in Royalston MA, the gay male commune/collective/extended family founded in 1973 in the country just northeast of the Valley , is at the heart of Allen Young’s autobiography. Not only valuable as rare gay local history, his personal story of many decades of political activism well illustrates the beginning and evolution of the U.S. gay revolution and its entwinement with other social change movements. I particularly appreciate his recounting the unique gay back-to-the-land story, its radical urban origins and the flow of ideas that came to settle in the hilltowns and weave a larger connection.
And here is a link to a more extensive review by Felice Picano:
via Left, Gay & Green: A Writer’s Life – Allen Young (CreateSpace)
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