Resist!: Essays Against a Homophobic Culture

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Mona Oikawa, Dionne Falconer, Ann Decter
Women's Press, 1994 - Literary Collections - 242 pages
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Twenty-three writers thoughtfully explore everyday resistance in a homophobic culture. These essays revel in the power of simple public displays of lesbian affection; they develop theories of sexuality and of intimacy, while challenging racist sexual representation and colonization. They trace our families or origins and the ones we are creating with lovers, children, and friends. They detail working lives, struggles with institutions, and strategies for coping and for change. In Resist! Essays Against a Homophobic Culture, Canadian and American writers name the pain, the pleasure and the strength of our resistance. 

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About the author (1994)

Mona Oikawa's first book, All Names Spoken was published by Sister Vision Press in 1992. Her poetry, short stories and essays have been published in Privileging Sites: Positions in Asian American Studies, The Very Inside, Out Rage, and other anthologies. Frequent visits to the ocean and the mountains help to sustain her life and work in Toronto.

Dionne Falconer is a Black bisexual feminist working in the Black community around AIDS prevention and support.

Ann Decter is a white bisexual of Jewish and Irish descent. Her first novel, Paper, Scissors, Rock (Press Gang) was published in 1992 and she is working on a sequel. She is a co-editor of Out Rage: Dykes & BIs Resist Homophobia.

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