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Growing Up Gay/Growing Up Lesbian: A Literary Anthology
by Bennett L. Singer , Kevin Jennings , Linda Heal , Becky Birtha (Goodreads Author) , Martina Navratilova , David Kopay , Perry Deane Young , Audre Lorde , more…David Bergman , Steven Saylor , Julia Sullivan , Nancy Garden , Walt Whitman , Billie Tallmij , Radclyffe Hall , Quentin Crisp , Jill Frushtick , John Reid , David J. Deschamps , James Baldwin , Gloria E. Anzaldúa , Dennis Cooper , Paula Gunn Allen , David Leavitt , Travis W (Goodreads Author) , Nancy D. Kates , Karl Bruce Knapper , Paul Monette , Paul Phillips , Clifford Chase , Pat Parker , Jesse G. Monteagudo , Jeanette Winterson , James Purdy , Kitty Tsui , Essex Hemphill , Sean Mills , M.E. Kerr , Terry Wolverton (Goodreads Author) , Jeanne Manford , Morty Manford , Beth Harrison , Tom Shepard , Dorothy Allison , Joseph Steffan , Erna Pahe , Calvin Glenn , Lucy Jane Bledsoe (Goodreads Author) , Lev Raphael (Goodreads Author) …less
The first literary anthology geared specifically to lesbian and gay youth, Growing Up Gay is a much-needed resource for young people who are often isolated, shunned by their peers, and treated by schools and the media as though they do not exist. This ambitious collection of more than fifty coming of age stories pairs selections by teenagers with older writers' reflections...more
Paperback, 336 pages
Published June 1st 1994 by New Press, The
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I really enjoyed a lot of this book. It contains essays, fictional short stories, and poems by many different authors including Audre Lord, Martina Navratilova, David Kopay, Walt Whitman, James Baldwin, Malcolm Boyd, and Dorothy Allison. The accounts take place anytime from the 1910s through the 1990s, in urban and rural locations and among individuals of many different races. The common theme is the courage of these individuals as they grapple with their sexuality in an incredibly homophobic so...more