Gay Roots: Twenty Years of Gay Sunshine: An Anthology of Gay History, Sex, Politics, and Culture

Gay Roots: Twenty Years of Gay Sunshine: An Anthology of Gay History, Sex, Politics, and Culture

by Winston Leyland
     
 

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Ray Olson
Massive as it was, the first "Gay Roots" omitted a few articles--John Mitzel's "Sports and the Macho Male" was most sorely missed--that readers of "Gay Sunshine", the best of all gay-liberation magazines and "GR"'s primary source, fondly remember. So here Mitzel's rant and the rest are, along with pieces from other gay-lib journals and out-of-print Gay Sunshine Press books. Not a reprint is a huge (unfortunately prolix) new essay by perennial gay-liberation scholar-promoter Charles Shively, "George Washington's Gay Mess: Was the `Father of Our Country' a Queen?" Pieces like Mitzel's and Shively's peal the gay-liberation chimes loud and clear, and reading them is like having an acid flashback to the cultural-revolutionary 1960s. The best of book, however, lies in the poetry section, which includes excellent, previously uncollected erotic poems by Edward A. Lacey and Jim Eggeling that offset too many by the late Jim Everhard that are inept and illiterate. Like its predecessor, this collection is thoroughly uninhibited, thoroughly essential gay studies stuff.

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ISBN-13:
9780940567122
Publisher:
Gay Sunshine Press
Publication date:
11/01/1991
Pages:
702

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