First Person Queer Who We Are (So Far)

ISBN-10: 1551522276
ISBN-13: 9781551522272
Edition: 2007
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Description: In this amazing, wide-ranging anthology of nonfiction essays, contributors write intimate and honest first-person accounts of queer experience, from coming out to "passing" as straight to growing old to living proud. These are the stories of  More...

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Book details

List price: $17.95
Copyright year: 2007
Publisher: Arsenal Pulp Press
Publication date: 11/1/2007
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 224
Size: 6.04" wide x 9.00" long x 0.52" tall
Weight: 0.660
Language: English

In this amazing, wide-ranging anthology of nonfiction essays, contributors write intimate and honest first-person accounts of queer experience, from coming out to "passing" as straight to growing old to living proud. These are the stories of contemporary gay and lesbian life-and are by definition funny, sad, hopeful, and truthful. Representing a diversity of genders, ages, races, and orientations, and edited by two acclaimed writers and anthologists (who between them have written or edited almost one hundred books), First Person Queer puts the "personal" back into "queer." Contributors include Kate Bornstein, Sharon Bridgforth, Katherine V. Forrest, Tim Miller, Achy Obejas, and Simon Sheppard.

Lawrence Schimel is an award-winning author and anthologist who has published over 70 books in many genres, including four anthologies for Arsenal Pulp Press, all co-edited with Richard Labonte: The Future is Queer (2006), the Lambda Award-winning First Person Queer (2007), its sequel Second Person Queer (2009), and I Like It Like That (2009). His other books include Lambda winner PoMoSexuals: Challenging Assumptions about Gender and Sexuality (with Carol Queen), The Drag Queen of Elfland, The Mammoth Book of Gay Erotica, and Things Invisible to See: Lesbian and Gay Tales of Magic Realism. Formerly of New York, he has lived in Madrid, Spain since 1999.Follow Lawrence Schimel on Twitter

Introduction: We're All in Here, Somewhere
The Straight Girl at the Party
Uncle Arthur
Genderquerulous
A Never-Gardening Gay Old Man
Hoowahyoo?
Cool/Queer/Cool
A wo'mn called sir
Greys
Why Point Out What We Already Know?
Breath
The Modernist Chair: A Short History
Miss Scarlet, with Cat Poo, in the Castro
Threats
Dual Identities
Birds in the Hand
The Politics of Pride: A Personal Journey
Survey Says
Theories about Bodies and Truth
Marriage: Why I Took the Plunge
Why I Don't Want to Marry (and Why I Don't Want You to Either)
Shirts Versus Skins
A Lollipop and a Dime
Tribute to a Community of Artists: A Femme Diary
Gay and Tired
Not Getting Killed, With Kindness
Wild Nights
Every Street Has Its Girl
Homofauxbia
Large and Back in Charge
Descend
Deep Pockets
The Sexual Luddite
Words
Altered People
Daughters of Zelophehad
Hecklers and Christians
Conduct Unbecoming
Unfriendly
Queer Person First
The Future of Francis
About the Authors
About the Editors
Publication Credits

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