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The Straight State by Margot Canaday
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Oct 15, 11

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Remarkably engaging, considering the topic is the consolidation of bureaucratic forces to constrict rights and agency for queer people in, and trying to get in, the US. Some chapters could carry a trigger warning, and much of it is infuriating--but in a highly motivating kinda way. A fine history book, and great for folks interested in how privilege is as institutionalized as oppression.
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