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Queer Quotes: On Coming Out and Culture, Love and Lust, Politics and Pride, and Much More


Publisher:Beacon Press



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About the book:

Hundreds of inspirational, humorous, and provocative quotations about being queer

What is a queer quote? Its a reflection on love and romance, culture and art, family and friends, and the foibles and follies of life. Its an insight into not only what it means to be gay/lesbian/bisexual/transgender in our society, but what it means to be human. Its fresh, entertaining, and celebratory.

Queer Quotes is a compendium of wit and wisdom from well-known historical and contemporary cultural figures—from Oscar Wilde to Rita Mae Brown, from Quentin Crisp to Sandra Bernhardt, from James Baldwin to RuPaul. Often amusing, the quotes are also thought-provoking and up-to-date, and chapters ranging from “Love and Gay Marriage to “Out of the Closets, into the Streets to “HIV/AIDS to “Queer History reflect this books scope. Including an index as well as short biographies of all the individuals quoted, Queer Quotes is a wonderful resource and an ideal gift book.

SELECT LIST OF CONTRIBUTORS: Paula Gunn Allen, Dorothy Allison, Pedro Almodovar, James Baldwin, Tallulah Bankhead, Simone de Beauvoir, Sandra Bernhardt, Chastity Bono, Susie Bright, Truman Capote, Kate Clinton, Ellen DeGeneres, Melissa Etheridge, Leslie Feinberg, Harvey Fierstein, Barney Frank, Jewelle Gomez, Larry Kramer, Liberace, Greg Louganis, Audre Lorde, Sir Ian McKellen, Isaac Mizrahi, Boy George, Armistead Maupin, Martina Navratilova, Adrienne Rich, Marlon Riggs, Eleanor Roosevelt, Urvashi Vaid, Gore Vidal, John Waters, Edmund White, Oscar Wilde.

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