OutRage!: An Oral History

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Cassell, 1998 - Social Science - 244 pages
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A pandemonium of noise is what OutRage! -- the ACTUP of Britain -- have created in the straight media and the queer communities over the past decade. From the high-profile outing of members of parliament and bishops to their attacks on hypocrisy in the Catholic Church or homophobia within the Labour Party, OutRage! campaigns have sparked bitter controversy and debate. Blowing whistles, banging drums and sporting T-shirts with in-your-face slogans, these self-styled "queers with attitude" have had a profound effect on the culture and politics of the lesbian and gay communities.

Fierce, funny, sexy, embarrassing, but ultimately inspiring, here is the definitive account of the politics and personalities behind this notorious group.

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Lucas presents a history of the British lesbian and gay activist group OutRage!, an organization analogous to ACT-UP in the United States. Each chapter describes a different campaign, or "zap," such ... Read full review

Contents

Pretty Annoyed But Not Quite OutRaged
1
Coming Out Fighting
13
Stolen Kisses Parting Glances
31
Copyright

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