A proud working class woman, an "out" lesbian long before the Rainbow revolution, Joan Nestle has stood at the forefront of American freedom struggles from the McCarthy era to the present day. Available for the first time in years, this revised classic collection of personal essays offers an intimate account of the lesbian, feminist, and civil rights movements.
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Joan Nestle is a lesbian feminist and co-founder of the Lesbian Herstory Archives. With a long and proud history as an activist, she started writing erotic stories in 1979 and in 1982 ran afoul of the anti-pornography movement, thus becoming a fervent pro-sex activist in the "Sex Wars". She has two collections of writings, A Restricted Country and A Fragile Union. She taught at Queens College until 1995, when she was forced to retire due to cancer.
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