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We Are Everywhere A Historical Sourcebook of Gay and Lesbian Politics

Edited By Mark Blasius, Shane Phelan Copyright 1997
    864 Pages
    by Routledge

    864 Pages
    by Routledge

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    We Are Everywhere brings together the key primary sources relating to the politics of homosexuality. Tracing the evolution of the lesbian and gay movement, We Are Everywhere includes writings from the beginnings of the gay and lesbian movement in the 19th century ; legal and government studies concerning rights of gay and lesbian citizens; articles from the early US liberation movement publications; documents from the first days of the AIDS epidemic to current activism; statements and writings from the movements within "the movement"; and finally, alook at the future of lesbian and gay politics.


    Mark Blasius is Associate Professor of Political Science at the City University of New York, LaGuardia. Shane Phelan is Associate Professor of Political Science at the University of New Mexico, Albuquerque.

    "A highly recommended book for everyone who needs to have a better understanding of gay and lesbian politics...Highly recommended for all school, public, and academic libraries Aids Book Review Journal."
    "Reading We Are Everywhere from cover to cover was a stimulating and awe-inspiring experience. The two hundred years of lesbian and gay political writing in this monumental volume welcome readers to an unparalleled banquet of conversations across the years." -- The Lesbian Review of Books
    "A new collection of original source material, edited by Mark Blasius and Shane Phelan, offers a treasure trove of our historical documents... there's no doubting that this books is a reference work of exceptional value... the richness of this volume lies in the inclusion of less famous but no less important voices." -- Bay Area Reporter
    "This is an extraordinarily exciting project . . . Amidst the rash of high-theory collections, this book explores the rich complexity of lesbian and gay politics across history and across cultures. The editors' willingness to re-open old debates and turn recent discussions in new directions will shed new light on the continuing problems . . . of lesbian, gay, and bisexual politics today." -- Tim Cook, Williams College
    "This fine collection broadens the scope of gay and lesbian studies. Having such diverse material in one place is extremely valuable. I look forward to using We Are Everywhere." -- Margaret Cruikshank, author of The Gay and r sbian Liberation Movement