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Gay & Lesbian Interest

Queer In America
Sex, the Media, and the Closets of Power
Michelangelo Signorile

Updated, with a new chapter

"[Queer in America's] greatest contribution lies not in [its] defense of outing, but in its critical analysis of the closet. Signorile proposes that the closet, while a private tragedy, is also a public institution, one that's actively maintained by the media, the political establishment, and the entertainment industry. A provocative idea from a provocative thinker [whom[ you may embrace or detest, but you can't easily dismiss." -- New York Newsday

In this tenth-anniversary edition, journalist Michelangelo Signorile updates his classic Queer in America, the bestseller that exposed the hypocrisy and prejudice that pervade mainstream American institutions. This third edition includes a new preface and a new chapter with an eye-opening critique of present-day America and its attitude toward gays and lesbians.

Michelangelo Signorile is a syndicated columnist and lives in New York City.

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Sex, the Media. and the Closets of Power

Fall 2003

LC: 2003050114 HQ
472 pp.   6 x 9


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