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Travels in a Gay Nation: Portraits of LGBTQ Americans

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For two years, Philip Gambone traveled the length and breadth of the United States, talking candidly with LGBTQ people about their lives. In addition to interviews from David Sedaris, George Takei, Barney Frank, and Tammy Baldwin, Travels in a Gay Nation brings us lesser-known voices—a retired Naval officer, a transgender scholar and “drag king,” a Princeton philosopher, t...more
Paperback, 308 pages
Published June 30th 2010 by University of Wisconsin Press
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Sidewalk_Sotol
The most wide-ranging collection of interviews with prominent (and still living) LGBTQ individuals of the United States that i've encountered, "Travels in a Gay Nation" is not edited to prove any political point, but to provide some insight into the how truly diverse LGBTQ people are - ethnically, politically, sexually, racially, etc.

I wonder about how the interviewer only selectively quotes from the people interviewed, providing us only with snippets of, say Dead Spade or Urvashi Vaid, shorten...more
Philip
Reads like a book of resumes.
Jesse Field
"In the best sense of the word, I gave myself permission to be an amateur." Well, that's certainly comes through! If the dully chatty and malignly egotistical are of interest to you, then do consult the amateur. For intimate and insightful portraits, though, I'm going to keep looking.
Andrea
I appreciate what the author did here in introducing us to the experiences of the not-so-usual suspects (the professional opera singers come to mind). A testiment to the breadth of our community....
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