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Live Through This: Surviving the Intersections of Sexuality, God, and Race

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This powerful book couldn t come at a more timely juncture. With our deep misunderstanding of racial identity, the murder of transgender women increasing at an alarming rate and the battle of faith and sexual orientation at churches across the country, we are in a cultural war of ideologies. Overwhelming prejudices have constricted our basic capacity for compassion and und ...more
Published June 13th 2017 by Cleis Press
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May 28, 2017 rated it really liked it
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As a dyed-in-the-cool non-collectivist, I tend to avoid so-called identity politics, but I am appreciative of individual identities and love it when someone is “something else,” an oddball, a hearer of a different drum, an underdog who overcomes. Ralph Ellison wrote that “the individual is a minority,” and, likewise, Ayn Rand called the individual “the smallest minority on earth,” and that’s what I look for among the masses: unique personal
Jan 08, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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This book is insightful, touching, and real. So real. Clay Cane spared nothing, giving details of his growth, his friendships, his parents, and culture as it shifts around him.

I was so afraid, upon reading the first two pages of this book, that it would be another tragic story about a black gay man who was shunned by his parents and his community (after having seen his documentary, I wasn’t sure what this book would be yet- I only knew I wanted to read it). And then it delightfully isn’t. I was
Nov 19, 2017 rated it really liked it
Decent collection of personal essays by Clay Cane on the intersections of race, sexuality, gender, and religion. Many of the essays were personal, with Cane discussing a wide variety of topics such as coming out as a gay man, finding love, pop culture, hip hop, being the child of a white mother and a black father. Highly enjoyed this book!
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Sep 28, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Terrific read

Very enlightening and educational. Bright inquisitive child and introspective thoughtful young man. He seems like a class act. Get it.
Angélique (Angel)
3.5 Stars. I found this book to be good but not remarkable. Although I appreciated the insightful, in depth reflections Cane offered on his experiences and those of his communities, I struggled with the fact that he sometimes forsook emotional vulnerability for journalistic objectiveness. I also was disappointed to see how little religion was discussed, despite God being in the subtitle. If I could adjust the title of this book, I would remove the word God and replace it with class as class clea ...more
Jul 16, 2017 rated it it was amazing
I devoured this book. This book is the epitome of literary soul food. Regardless of the social construct the reader dons there are jewels here for the mining. Walking through the technicolor tapestry of Clay's experiences calls into question many of the ideals of what exactly is human. I will definitely recommend to friends. I strongly recommend straight men to read or listen to this book and connect to manhood expressed passed sexuality. A five-star review for an experience enriching perspectiv ...more
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