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States of Desire Revisited: Travels in Gay America

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3 StatesAuthor: Edmund White

The author looks back at the varied cultures of the 1970s Gay Liberation era across the United States just before the 1980s devastation of AIDS. White noted politicos in Washington DC working the system; in-fighting radicals in New York and San Francisco; butch guys in Houston and self-loathing but courteous gentlemen in Memphis; the “Fifties in Deep Freeze” in Kansas City; progressive thinkers with conservative style in Minneapolis and Portland; wealth and beauty in Los Angeles; and in Santa Fe a desert retreat for older gays and lesbians since the 1920s. In the afterword he reflects on the Internet’s role today in creating a new global community. University of Wisconsin Press (uwpress.wisc.edu).—Troy Carrington

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