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  • Paperback: 352 pages
  • Publisher: Continuum International Publishing Group (2000)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0304334839
  • ISBN-13: 978-0304334834
  • Product Dimensions: 21.3 x 13.5 x 2.8 cm
  • Shipping Weight: 454 g
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From Publishers Weekly

In this engaging collection, Nestle (Persistent Desire) and the late Preston (Hometowns) have assembled 30 original essays, some written by well-known figures (Paul Monette, Cherrie Moraga), others by less familiar ones (Michael Lowenthal, Clifford Chase, Gabrielle Glancy) on friendship and solidarity between gay men and lesbians. In the co-written introduction, as in three other pieces, the editors recount in alternate sections the history of their own relationship. The book also includes essays in which friendships founder on the differences not merely between gay and lesbian politics but between men and women: Susan Fox Rogers writes memorably about the intrusion of sexist stereotypes among her otherwise enlightened straight friends; James Merrett recounts marrying his Latino lover's lesbian sister to enable her to get her green card, and his chagrin at her expectations: "How can a gay man love a lesbian?"
Copyright 1994 Reed Business Information, Inc. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

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This collection of 30 vignettes profile gay and lesbian relationships. Who are these people? Some are famous (Paul Monette and Jewelle Gomez), but most are not that well known. Most are young, but a few are older. Some are affluent, while others exist barely above the poverty line. What links all of them is their fierce loyalty and intense feeling for each other. Some ot these stories chronicle serious and often violent situations (rape, assault, police arrest, AIDS, etc.). Others explore how people found the courage to come out, accept themselves, and even go on to expand the concept of the family, with gay men fathering children for lesbians. This book overwhelmingly celebrates the differences of the participants-differences, as one writer points out that "did not alienate us but enhanced us both." A beautiful anthology that affirms the human spirit; highly recommended for all gay and lesbian collections.
Richard Drezen, Washington, D.C.
Copyright 1994 Reed Business Information, Inc. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
Mutual Indifference Is a Myth Jan. 17 2006
By Earl R. Sutton - Published on
Format: Paperback
"This...collection of touching, amusing, and enlightening essays by 33 of the best gay and lesbian writers discredits the hurtful and largely false myth of mutual indifference between lesbians and gay men."--© zebraz
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This has always been one of my favorite books although it has never quite found its audience ... May 13 2015
By Paula A Grant - Published on
Format: Hardcover
This has always been one of my favorite books although it has never quite found its audience - at least NOT YET. Now it makes me think of my own stories.and of old friends who looked out for me - a very young teen back in those days in 1958. And the editors - Joan Nestle and John Preston what a pairing.