An American Queer: The Amazon Trail

An American Queer The Amazon Trail This collection of Lee Lynch s columns chronicles over a quarter century of queer life in the United States from the last decades of the twentieth century into the twenty first From the beginning of

  • Title: An American Queer: The Amazon Trail
  • Author: Lee Lynch
  • ISBN: 9781626392045
  • Page: 161
  • Format: Paperback
  • This collection of Lee Lynch s columns chronicles over a quarter century of queer life in the United States, from the last decades of the twentieth century into the twenty first From the beginning of my writing career, I just wanted to write about lesbian gay life as I experienced it Like so many, I came from a place of great isolation At the same time, being gay filledThis collection of Lee Lynch s columns chronicles over a quarter century of queer life in the United States, from the last decades of the twentieth century into the twenty first From the beginning of my writing career, I just wanted to write about lesbian gay life as I experienced it Like so many, I came from a place of great isolation At the same time, being gay filled me with great pride and joy Writers Jane Rule, Isabelle Miller, Radclyffe Hall, Valerie Taylor, Ann Bannon, and Vin Packer gave me inspiration and even the lesbian companionship I needed as a baby dyke More than anything, I want to give to gay people what those writers gave me And I want to do it well enough that my words might someday be considered literature and, as such, might endure because, as open as some societies have become, there are always haters, and cycles of oppression Our writers strengthen us, offer a sense of solidarity and validation that we are both than our sexualities and are among the best that humanity offers.

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    1. It’s easy to say wonderful things about this collection of Lee Lynch’s essays through the decades. I smiled in recognition of places we shared (Provincetown), marveled at the places she’s been, the things she’s done. Practically a Zelig, she’s been at the forefront of the gay-rights movement (though she denies much influence). More important, she’s documented what it’s been like to be a lesbian from the 1960s to today—how things have changed, how they haven’t. Heck, what it’s [...]

    2. It has gotten to the point where I mostly request lesbian books from Netgalley because well, I don't really need a reason, do I? 'An American Queer' is the collection of columns Lee Lynch wrote over decades and it was so interesting to see the evolution of a country and queer life in general.Queer life is nothing like it's portrayed on The L Word, especially not when you live in rural America or any other part of the world that isn't West Hollywood and I bet West Hollywood isn't even like it is [...]

    3. First, a disclaimer. When I ran into Lee Lynch last month at a NOW author’s fair, I was delighted. She had just moved back to Oregon from Florida with her new wife. A decade or more ago, we had shared several author tables, and I missed her. So we’re friends. She’s one of those people who make me feel good. And so do her books. I enjoyed her novels Sweet Creek and That Old Studebaker (there are many more), and I love this collection of essays, too. Lee Lynch is a lesbian and a writer for t [...]

    4. This very fine collection of columns by Lee Lynch, spanning the period from the 1980's to 2010, is required reading for those who want to remember and for those who are hazy or inadequately informed about LGBT history. An American Queer: The Trail is not a stiff academic text. Lynch is a passionate advocate with a quiet humor, and her columns are an entertaining yet informative read. My personal favorite was "Butch Stag Party." I don't want to spoil it by revealing any details--just read it. Re [...]

    5. Rural Oregon lesbians! I didn't expect to like this book nearly as much as I did, but Lynch's columns really do hold up over time. An elegant time capsule of twenty+ years of queer experience.

    6. This collection of Lee Lynch's wonderfully honest columns documents the lesbian/gay experience in a very personal historical sense through the last decades of the twentieth century. Masterful. This is what blogs of today wish to do, but very few have the voice of Lynch.

    7. An American Queer: The Trail by Lee Lynch: reviews-and-ramblings.dreamwid 2015 Rainbow Awards Honorable Mention (5* from at least 1 judge)

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