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Joan Nestle is a lesbian icon. A proud working class woman, an "out" lesbian long before the Rainbow revolution. she has stood at the forefront of American freedom struggles from the McCarthy era to the present day. Spokeswoman for butchfemme desire, Joan Nestle claimed the right to her own sexuality and femme identity at a time when to do so made her a figure of controversy. In so doing, she laid the groundwork for the lesbian, gay and transgender movements of today. Featuring new photographs and a new introduction by the author, this classic collection is available for a new generation of readers. Book jacket.
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