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Dangerous Liaisons: Blacks, Gays, and the Struggle for Equality

By: Brandt, Eric, ed.

Price: $12.00

Publisher: New York, The New Press: (c.1999)

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 15616


[nice clean copy, slight bumping to top corners; jacket shows only light surface wear]. An anthology of essays exploring the ongoing conflict between black civil rights activists and gay rights activists, this book "provides a platform for the leading minds of both communities -- including thinkers who straddle both worlds -- to debate the volatile subject of the relationship between African Americans and homosexuals," which would seem to be just as relevant tod... View more info

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The Evening Crowd at Kirmser's: A Gay Life in the 1940s

By: Brown, Ricardo J. (edited by William Reichard)

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Minneapolis/London, University of Minnesota Press: (c.2001)

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 15677


[nice copy, minimal shelfwear; faint surface wear to jacket]. Posthumously-published memoir by a veteran journalist, recounting his own deeply-closeted gay life in St. Paul, Minnesota, which centered around a downtown bar -- blue-collar during the day, but at night an unofficial gathering place for gay men and lesbians. Candid and occasionally raw, it's "a fascinating portrait of working-class gay male life in the postwar period" (George Chauncey). What's most ... View more info

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The Vinyl Closet: Gays in the Music Industry [cover title: ....Music World]

By: Hadleigh, Boze

Price: $7.00

Publisher: San Diego, Los Hombres Press: (c.1991)

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 11832


[moderate edgewear, slight curling at edges of front cover]. Trade PB Book, based on numerous personal interviews, that "outs" (more or less) a number of music industry figures -- some by name, others quasi-anonymously. Kinda smarmy, but nonetheless valuable for its frank discussion of homosexuality in the music business. Foreword by Leonard Bernstein. View more info

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Widescreen Dreams: Growing Up Gay at the Movies

By: Horrigan, Patrick E.

Price: $8.00

Publisher: Madison, University of Wisconsin Press: (c.1999)

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 13734


[nice tight clean copy, slight bumping to bottom corners; jacket shows some wear at edges and corners, a couple of short tears at top of rear panel]. (Living Out: Gay and Lesbian Autobiographies) Series (B&W photographs) This autobiography "traces [the author's] development from childhood to gay male adulthood as a series of encounters, sometimes mournful, sometimes hysterically funny, with an unexpected handful of Hollywood movies from the 1960s and 1970s. Describ... View more info

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Honorable Discharge: Memoirs of an Army Dyke: The Donna Jackson Story

By: Jackson, Donna

Price: $10.00

Publisher: San Francisco, The Cristie & Stefin Company: 1994

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 7972


[minor soiling to fore-edge, slight edgewear]. Trade PB "The true story of a Lesbian GI and the people and events that brought Donna to the frontlines of Gays vs. the Army battle." View more info

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The Girls Next Door: Into the Heart of Lesbian America

By: Van Gelder, Lindsy, and Pamela Robin Brandt

Price: $7.00

Publisher: New York, Simon and Schuster: (c.1996)

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 4147


[very nice copy, NO remainder mark; jacket mildly rubbed with a bit of surface-scratching]. "What Tom Wolfe did for astronauts and Roger Angell did for baseball, [the authors] do for lesbians in this landmark book. Long misperceived as a separatist coven, a default option, or a sort of ladies' auxiliary to the gay men's movement, lesbian life has achieved a new visibility in the past few years, [but] there's been surprisingly little understanding of the divesity and... View more info