A Passion to Preserve: Gay Men as Keepers of Culture

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University of Wisconsin Press, Apr 7, 2004 - Social Science - 304 pages
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From large cities to rural communities, gay men have long been impassioned pioneers as keepers of culture: rescuing and restoring decrepit buildings, revitalizing blighted neighborhoods, saving artifacts and documents of historical significance. A Passion to Preserve explores this authentic and complex dimension of gay men’s lives by profiling early and contemporary preservationists from throughout the United States, highlighting contributions to the larger culture that gays are exceptionally inclined to make.

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Long before the make-better mavens of Queer Eye for the Straight Guy put their mark on mainstream culture, gay men have evinced a talent for collecting, organizing, renovating, and restoring that goes ... Read full review

Contents

In Search of Gay Preservationists
13
What These Gay Mens Lives Reveal
25
Saving Old New England
37
Copyright

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About the author (2004)

Will Fellows is the author of Farm Boys, which was honored as a best book of 1996 by Esquire Magazine and the Minneapolis Star Tribune, and was a finalist for the Lambda Literary Award in 1997. He lives in Milwaukee.

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