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Laud Humphreys
Prophet of Homosexuality and Sociology
John F. Galliher, Wayne Brekhus, and David P. Keys

Captures the turbulent events of a complex and intense person

Laud Humphreys (1930­1988) was a pioneering and fearless sociologist, an Episcopal priest, and a civil rights, gay, and antiwar activist. This biography examines the groundbreaking work through the life of a complex man, and the life of the man through his controversial work.

John F. Galliher is professor of sociology at the University of Missouri–Columbia. Wayne Brekhus is assistant professor of sociology at the University of Missouri–Columbia. David P. Keys is assistant professor of sociology at the State University of New York–Plattsburgh.

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cover of Humphreys book has photos of him as youth, priest and older man

September 2004
LC: 2004007795 HM
144 pp. 6 x 9 12 b/w photos

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