That's Revolting!: Queer Strategies for Resisting Assimilation

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Mattilda Bernstein Sycamore
Counterpoint Press, 2008 - Social Science - 350 pages
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As the growing gay mainstream prioritizes the attainment of straight privilege over all else, it drains queer identity of any meaning, relevance, or cultural value. What's more, queers remain under attack: Gay youth shelters can be vetoed because they might reduce property values. Trannies are out because they might offend straights. That's Revolting! offers a bracing tonic to these trends. Edited by Mattilda Bernstein Sycamore, That's Revolting! collects timely essays such as "Dr. Laura, Sit on My Face," "Gay Art Guerrillas," and "Queer Parents: An Oxymoron Or Just Plain Moronic?" by unrepentant activists like Patrick Califia, Kate Bornstein, and Carol Queen. This updated edition contains seven new selections that cover everything from rural, working-class youth in Massachusetts to gay life in New Orleans to the infamous Drop the Debt/Stop AIDS action in New York. This lively composite portrait of cutting-edge queer activism is a clarion call for anyone who questions the value of becoming the Stepford Homosexual.
  

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Review: That's Revolting!: Queer Strategies for Resisting Assimilation

User Review  - Charlie - Goodreads

It can be hard giving a single rating to an anthology, especially when there are thirty-two different pieces in that anthology. Some of them are really good--delightfully seditious pieces denouncing ... Read full review

Review: That's Revolting!: Queer Strategies for Resisting Assimilation

User Review  - Simon Copland - Goodreads

This is an excellent collection of radical essay about queer politics and organising from the United States. These essays are unique, funny, and radical in their thinking, providing an essential ... Read full review

Contents

challenging the tyranny of sweatshopproduced rainbow flags and participatory patriarchy Mattilda Bernstein Sycamore 1
1
Dreaming with the Gay Liberation Front Ferd Eggan 11
11
Queering the Underground Daniel BurtonRose 19
19
Its All About Class Tommi Avicolli Mecca 29
29
Sites of Resistance or Sites of Racism? Priyank Jindal 39
39
Fighting to Win Dean Spade 47
47
Interview with Jim Hubbard and Sarah Schulman Stephen Kent Jusick 54
54
More Abercrombie Than Activist? Kaila Kuban and Chris Grinnell 74
74
Riding Radio to Choke the IMF Blake Nemec and SalMonella 162
162
Sexing up the Conflict Query 174
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Vitoligo vs the Drapetomania Syndrome Dr Ralowe Trinitrotoluene Ampu DDS 188
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Sex Gender and Letters to Myself Elias seMbessakwini 199
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Dr Laura Sit on My Face Rocko Bulldagger 213
213
Calling All Restroom Revolutionaries Simone Chess Alison Kafer Jessi Quizar and Mattie Udora Richardson 216
216
An Interview with Jim Eigo fromThe ACT UP Oral History ProjectSarah Schulman 237
237
Fed Up Queers Jennifer Flynn and Eustacia Smith 249
249

Choice Cuts Charlie Anders 87
87
Legalized Sodomy is Political Foreplay Patrick Califia 92
92
An Oxymoron? Or Just Moronic? Stephanie Schroeder 100
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Never a Bridesmaid Never a Bride Carol Queen 105
105
Is Gay Marriage Racist? Marlon M Bailey Priya Kandaswamy and Mattie Udora Richardson 113
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A Battle for a Queer Public Space Benjamin Shepard 123
123
Unsuitable for Children Gina de Vries 141
141
Revolting Josina Manu Maltzman 147
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IA Tragic Love Story or The Love Affair As Defining Moment or The Love Affair That Never Happened Reginald Lamar 152
152
Inside the Box Neil Edgar 158
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From Queer Autonomous Spaceto Direct Action Extravaganza Matilda Bernstein Sycamore 268
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Stripping for the Movement Eustacia Smith 296
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Trans Survival and Struggle on the Streets of Philadelphia Michelle OBrien 305
305
Corroding our Quality of Life Justin Anton Rosado 317
317
Drugs and the Reinvention of Resistance Eric Stanley 329
329
Bios 337
337
Acknowledgments 347
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About the Author 349
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