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A Queer History of the United States for Young People

2.94  ·  Rating details ·  31 ratings  ·  8 reviews
Queer history didn’t start with Stonewall. This book explores how LGBTQ people have always been a part of our national identity, contributing to the country and culture for over 400 years.

It is crucial for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer youth to know their history. But this history is not easy to find since it’s rarely taught in schools or commemorated in o
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Paperback, 336 pages
Published June 11th 2019 by Beacon Press (first published June 4th 2019)
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kippen (uponthepages) I'm assuming it's because this book claims that asexuality is a temporary phase and doesn't really exist! you can't write a LGBT+ history book and be…moreI'm assuming it's because this book claims that asexuality is a temporary phase and doesn't really exist! you can't write a LGBT+ history book and be acephobic (less)

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Kathleen
Apr 29, 2019 added it
Shelves: 2019, arc-galley
Keeping in mind that I read this as a physical arc and not as a finished edition, I had many issues with this title. It's fairly good for what it is, but there are some really big red flags on this text. I don't know if it's from the original author, the adapter, or for some other reason, but:

p. 3: transgender is in a list of words for "women and men who are attracted to members of their own sex"

p. 10: "now that we have explored all the terms and words from LGBTQ people" but leaves out people wh
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Devann
I received an ARC copy of this book from Edelweiss

actual rating: 3.5

I do have some issues with some of the language used in this book, but overall it is filled with a lot of good information. I did like how it talks about how the language we use to describe different orientations is always changing and tried to put things into their historical contexts, but still there were some things the author said in the modern day sections where I did not necessarily agree with the wording of it in some way
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Tristan Frodelius
Jun 16, 2019 rated it did not like it
The exclusion of asexuality as a full, substantive identity and historically present part of the queer community belies a lack of research and/or general knowledge of queer history. It is placed in scare quotes and the author claims that asexuality is "recent" (it is not). The author paints a picture that asexuality is a phase and not a true identity, saying that it is "similar to" other identities, ostensibly because the author does not believe it is one. Asexuality has existed through human hi ...more
Rhode
Jun 16, 2019 rated it did not like it
Shelves: not-for-me
Haven’t read it, but saw a screenshot of the page saying asexuality is a temporary phase. 😳😳😳 So, it’s an untrustworthy book. Which is too bad because a great book on this topic is needed.
Cassidy Raab
Jun 16, 2019 rated it did not like it
I didn’t read this book but apparently it has acephobia in it so the author can EAT SHIT
Lauren (LaurenHannah.net)
Yikes, this book is a big nope. https://twitter.com/coolcurrybooks/st...
Louis
Jun 17, 2019 rated it did not like it
Asexuality is not a "temporary feeling", you ignorant charlatan.
C.
Feb 16, 2019 rated it really liked it
My inclination when I started the book was four stars and although I've debated somewhat, I'm choosing to stick with that - primarily because there were people and events discussed in this book that I didn't know about and I appreciated that thoroughness. I appreciated as well that the book did not only focus on gay, lesbian, or trans individuals specifically, but also dealt with individuals and events that simply pushed outside of the traditional norm of heterosexual relationships or marriage - ...more
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Michael Bronski has written extensively on LGBT issues for four decades. He has published widely in the LGBT and mainstream press and his work appears in numerous anthologies. He is a Senior Lecturer in Women’s and Gender Studies and Jewish Studies at Dartmouth College.