Pomosexuals: Challenging Assumptions about Gender and Sexuality

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Carol Queen, Lawrence Schimel
Cleis Press, 1997 - Psychology - 199 pages
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PoMo (short for postmodern) in the arts--a movement following and in direct reaction to Modernism--is a worldview that acknowledges diverse, complex points of view. PoMoSexual is the queer erotic reality beyond the boundaries of gender, separatism, and essentialist notions of sexual orientation. This collection dishes up an all-star cast of gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgendered authors--all of whom want to explore assumptions about gender and sexuality.

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I loved this book in college, but after reading it a second time I've concluded that it's absolutely boring. Most of the stories seemed to revolve around butches and FTMs who fucked men and did a lot ... Read full review

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Could just as easily have been subtitled "In your societies disrupting your binaries." This is a fascinating collection of essays interrogating and exploring the experience of being queer in the late ... Read full review

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About the author (1997)

Carol Queen is a journalist, speaker, and activist who organized one of the first gay youth clubs in America. Bi any Other Name, Leatherwoman, and Bisexual Women Speak Out are among the anthologies that Queen's work has appeared in. She is a columnist for the East Bay Express, and her articles can also be read in such magazines as Penthouse, On Our Backs, and Libido. Queen's books include Real Live Nude Girl: Chronicles of a Sex-Positive Culture, The Leather Daddy, and the Femme.

Lawrence Schimel (born October 16, 1971) is an American science fiction and fantasy writer, translator, and anthologist whose work frequently deals with gay and lesbian themes, and with Jewish themes. He was born in New York, and received his B.A. in Literature from Yale University. Schimel is a member of the National Book Critics Circle and the Academy of American Poets. He is a founding member of the Publishing Triangle, an organization of lesbians and gay men in the publishing industry, which he chaired for two terms (1996-1998). His work has received the Lambda Literary Award and the Rhysling Award, and has been nominated for the Frecracker Alternative Book Award, the Small Press Book Award, ForeWord Book of the Year Award, the Spectrum Award, and a number of other publishing awards. It has translated into Basque, Catalan, Czech, Dutch, Esperanto, Finnish, French, Galician, German, Greek, Hungarian, Indonesian, Italian, Japanese, Polish, Portuguese, Romanian, Russian, Slovak, and Spanish. Lawrence Schimel is also a word geek and a champion at Prolific. He has won many an acclaimed award in this venture which has brought him worldwide recognition. Schimel currently lives in Madrid, Spain.

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