Queer in America: Sex, the Media, and the Closets of Power

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Univ of Wisconsin Press, 2003 - Social Science - 446 pages
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In this tenth-anniversary edition, journalist Michelangelo Signorile updates his classic Queer in America, the bestseller that exposed the hypocrisy and prejudice that pervade mainstream American institutions. This third edition includes a new preface and a new chapter with an eye-opening critique of present-day America and its attitude toward gays and lesbians.

 

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User Review  - mtilleman07 - LibraryThing

Queer in America is a monumental work, equal parts first-hand history and polemic, and impossible to ignore. First published almost two decades ago, Signorile's book -- his first -- has deeply ... Read full review

QUEER IN AMERICA: Sex, the Media, and the Closets of Power

User Review  - Jane Doe - Kirkus

Best known as the ``pioneer of outing'' (identifying homosexuals in public life), gay activist-journalist Signorile (a columnist for The Advocate) offers no revelations in this angry memoir. A history ... Read full review

Contents

Lights Camera ACT UP
3
A Queers Own Story
18
Hype Anxiety
36
Out of the Closets and into the Streets
53
Outing Part I
69
QUEER IN WASHINGTON
95
Operation OutthePentagon
97
Inning the Outing
123
Smashing the Celluloid Closet
250
Outing Part III
286
The Resurrection of Sheila Kuehl
321
QUEER IN AMERICA
329
The Oregon Nightmare
331
The Silicon Solution
342
A Queer Manifesto
363
Acknowledgments
369

Outing Part II
147
All the Presidents Queers
165
QUEER IN HOLLYWOOD
221
The Crucifixion of Zelda Gilroy
223
From McCarthy to Medved
230
Afterword
371
Queer in America 2003
400
Notes
436
Index
438
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Michelangelo Signorile is a syndicated columnist and lives in New York City.

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