First Person Queer: Who We Are (So Far) - Richard Labonte & Lawrence Schimel

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Looking for an overview of modern queer lives?

Richard Labonte and Lawrence Schimel have curated and edited a collection of 40 essays examining lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans, intersex, ace, pansexual and queer lives as they are lived and recorded by people living those lives.

  • Winner, Lambda Literary Award, LGBT Anthologies
  • Winner, Independent Publisher Award (GOLD), Gay/Lesbian
  • Wide-ranging anthology of nonfiction essays,
  • Contributors write intimate and honest first-person accounts of queer (gay/lesbian/bisexual/trans) experience from coming out to "passing" as straight, to the devastation of meth addiction, to growing old to living proud.
  • Stories of contemporary queer life-- funny, sad, hopeful, and truthful.
  • Representing a diversity of genders, ages, races, and orientations
  • Edited by two acclaimed writers and anthologists (who between them have written or edited almost 100 books),
  • Contributors include S. Bear Bergman (Butch is a Noun), Kate Bornstein (Gender Outlaw), Sharon Bridgforth (The Bull-Jean Stories), Ivan E. Coyote (Bow Grip), Katherine V. Forrest (Curious Wine), Daniel Gawthrop (The Rice Queen Diaries), George K. Ilsley (ManBug), Nalo Hopkinson (The New Moon's Arms), Josh Kilmer-Purcell (I Am Not Myself These Days: A Memoir), Tim Miller (Body Blows, Shirts and Skin), Achy Obejas (Memory Mambo), Stan Persky (Buddy's), Simon Sheppard (Kinkorama).
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  • Richard Labonté is one of the founders of A Different Light Bookstore, and has coordinated the judging for the Lambda Literary Award since 2009. He reviews 100 queer books a year for Q Syndicate, has a fortnightly column and has edited the Best Gay Erotica series since 1996.
  • Lawrence Schimel is a bilingual American writer, translator, and anthologist working in many genres, including poetry, fantasy and science fiction, and children's books, whose work frequently deals with gay and lesbian themes, and with Jewish themes
  • Publisher: ‎ Arsenal Pulp Press (November 1, 2007)
  • Weight: ‎ 10.8 ounces
  • Size: ‎ 6.1 x 0.5 x 9 inches
  • Paperback: ‎ 224 pages

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