Completely Queer: The Gay and Lesbian Encyclopedia

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Nominated for the 1998 ALA Gay and Lesbian Book Award.

This remarkably informative and entertaining guide explores in amazing depth more facets of today's gay and lesbian culture than any other one- volume reference work. With quotes, facts, reading lists, and useful tables from famous pseudonyms to gay detective novels, Completely Queer is the first guide to cover both lesbian and gay male points of view, offering information on their common ...

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Overview

Nominated for the 1998 ALA Gay and Lesbian Book Award.

This remarkably informative and entertaining guide explores in amazing depth more facets of today's gay and lesbian culture than any other one- volume reference work. With quotes, facts, reading lists, and useful tables from famous pseudonyms to gay detective novels, Completely Queer is the first guide to cover both lesbian and gay male points of view, offering information on their common concerns as well as their different histories and interests.

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"Completely Queer . . . excels in readability . . . covering every imaginable queer topic and personality." —Shawn Stewart Ruff, Southern Voice

"Fun to browse, rewarding for research. A great read for both scholar and leisure reader!" —Barbara Gittings, activist, editor, biographer

"The first truly authoritative and balanced guide to the history, people, places, art, and ideas important to the lesbian and gay communities worldwide." —The Reader's Catalog

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An encyclopedia of some 500 entries on the history, people, places, and ideas important to lesbian and gay communities worldwide, featuring b&w photos, quotes, little-known facts, readings lists, and tables. In addition to entries on people and organizations, both pro- and anti-gay, there are entries on government policies toward gay and lesbian relationships in many countries, and each world religion is profiled for its stance on gay lifestyles. Includes a chronology dating back to 12,000 BC. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.
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  • ISBN-13: 9780805060317
  • Publisher: Holt, Henry & Company, Inc.
  • Publication date: 6/15/1999
  • Edition description: REV
  • Pages: 704
  • Product dimensions: 7.36 (w) x 9.16 (h) x 1.77 (d)

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