That's Revolting!: Queer Strategies for Resisting Assimilation

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Soft Skull Press, 2008 - Social Science - 350 pages
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As the growing gay mainstream prioritizes the attainment of straight privilege over all else, it drains queer identity of any meaning, relevance, or cultural value. What's more, queers remain under attack: Gay youth shelters can be vetoed because they might reduce property values. Trannies are out because they might offend straights. That's Revolting! offers a bracing tonic to these trends. Edited by Mattilda Bernstein Sycamore, That's Revolting! collects timely essays such as "Dr. Laura, Sit on My Face," "Gay Art Guerrillas," and "Queer Parents: An Oxymoron Or Just Plain Moronic?" by unrepentant activists like Patrick Califia, Kate Bornstein, and Carol Queen. This updated edition contains seven new selections that cover everything from rural, working-class youth in Massachusetts to gay life in New Orleans to the infamous Drop the Debt/Stop AIDS action in New York. This lively composite portrait of cutting-edge queer activism is a clarion call for anyone who questions the value of becoming the Stepford Homosexual.

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Review: That's Revolting!: Queer Strategies for Resisting Assimilation

User Review  - Amy P. - Goodreads

An excellent read for queers. It's nice to get away from the assimilist gay stories and read something that has some truth to it instead of reading about the oppressive gay upper and middle class ... Read full review

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User Review  - Shay Gabriel - Goodreads

Necessary but prone to lifestylism. "Resisting assimilation" has to mean more than frowning on squares who get married, hating children, and doing a lot of drugs and alcohol. For the most part in ... Read full review

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