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Gay spirit: Myth and meaning

Thompson, Mark

ISBN 10: 0312006004 / ISBN 13: 9780312006006
Published by St. Martin's Press, 1987
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Title: Gay spirit: Myth and meaning

Publisher: St. Martin's Press

Publication Date: 1987

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:Fine

Dust Jacket Condition: Slightly Frayed

Edition: First Edition

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Gay Spirit, the psychic and creative energies generated by people we now call gay, has always existed on the outer shores of our culture's collective consciousness. In the past, gay people were labeled heretics, perversions of nature, or categorized pseudo-scientifically. Gay people lived on the edge of the global village or worked within its mainstream in denial and disguise. But today that spirit has re-emerged and lives among us.

This book of essays explores the possibilities of that spirit--suggesting ways in which gay people might find a place and purpose in human culture unique to themselves, departing with the questions asked nearly forty years ago by the Mattachine Society: Who are we? Where have we come from? Why are we here?

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Matt Thompson is the Cultural Editor of The Advocate.

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