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Lesbian love story : a memoir in archives

Possanza, Amelia (author.).

Summary: "When Amelia Possanza moved to Brooklyn to build a life of her own, she found herself surrounded by queer stories: she read them on landmark placards, overheard them on the pool deck when she joined the world's largest LGBTQ swim team, and even watched them on TV in her cockroach-infested apartment. These stories inspired her to seek out lesbians throughout history who could become her role models, in romance and in life. Centered around seven love stories for the ages, this is Possanza's journey into the archives to recover the personal histories of lesbians in the twentieth century: who they were, how they loved, why their stories were destroyed, and where their memories echo and live on"--

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  • ISBN: 9781646221059
  • ISBN: 1646221052
  • Physical Description: print
    276 pages ; 24 cm
  • Edition: First Catapult edition.
  • Publisher: New York : Catapult, 2023.

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Bibliography, etc. Note: Includes bibliographical references (pages 251-276).
Formatted Contents Note: Introduction: Collecting lesbians -- The names for love : Mary Casal and Juno (1892-1928) -- In the life : Mabel Hampton and Lillian Foster (1932-1978) -- A golf league of her own : Babe Didrikson Zaharias and Betty Dodd (1950-1956) -- On the island of lesbians : Sappho and Anactoria (floruit 595 BC) -- Who wears the pants? : Rusty Brown and Jerry (1951-1979) -- The lesbian-ruled world : Gloria Anzaldúa, Cherrie Moraga, and lesbian community (1977-1981) -- A lesbian's best friend : Amy Hoffman and Mike Riegle (1980-1992) -- Epilogue: The lesbian future.
Subject: Lesbians Biography
Lesbians Biography Sources
Lesbian couples Biography
Possanza, Amelia
Genre: Biographies.
Lesbian biographies.
LGBTQ+ biographies.

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