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Earthrise By Dwight Cathcart
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LGBTQ people do not have a literature that reflects us. We differ by race, class, geography, gender, and age, and our fiction ignores most of us. We don't have novels about LGBTQ people who are... More > discriminated against and abused and murdered. This is the result of the publishing industry, but it is also a result of our writers, who hesitate to write about the real lives of LGBTQ people. We know we are being abused, and our literature doesn't show us LGBTQ people who rebel. The Earthrise essays explore the effect of that failure.< Less
Race Point Light By Dwight Cathcart
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Race Point Light describes a chaotic world for queer people in which politics, medicine, the universities, the military, even the churches, all the big players in the culture of late-twentieth... More > century America—and, of course, the queer community—combine to be a part of Fair Shaw's life. RPL captures the chaotic quality of Shaw's life, and the difficulty of controlling events. This is a literate book, well-written, well-researched, full of detail about the period and the man. It is a very powerful story and has the same pattern as the lives of many gay men and lesbians who lived between 1945 and marriage equality. Most of them had to learn to fight back and lost their allegiance to the culture they were born into.< Less
Ceremonies By Dwight Cathcart
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A young gay man is beaten, stripped naked, and thrown in a river where he drowns. His friends gather. They tell who they are, remember him, and organize and form an LGBTQ coalition and fight to make... More > things right. They remember how it has been in intimate detail, telling each other and using the media. They form a community. This is a big novel, answering the question, "How was it for you there?" when your friend was beaten and drowned. It is liberating and deeply moving. This book looks at the effects of the violence against LGBTQ persons during the last sixty years and at how they discover within themselves the resources necessary to their lives. It shows how it felt to know a person who was murdered.< Less
Winter Rain By Dwight Cathcart
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At the beginning of the first Gulf War, the day the bombing started, Alec brings his friend Amos home. Amos is unconscious, near death from AIDS, and the lives of his friends go on about him. Alec... More > and the others go dancing, they go out to eat, they go to work, they arrange among themselves for Amos to be cared for. They feel deeply the crisis in their lives, coming at them from seemingly all directions. How is the cost of caring for Amos going to be paid for? They do what they have to do. They have energy and style and nothing can stop them. They have guts, and some win, some lose. All of them are in pain, at times. Alec's obligations to Amos are the thread that holds the narrative together and provide the climax of the novel. It is a novel filled with hurt, duty, chance, fate, death, and life.< Less
Adam in the Morning By Dwight Cathcart
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Adam in the Morning is about men and women who fought in the Stonewall riots in June and early July, 1969. They ask each other, "What's happening here?" They talk politics, they throw... More > bricks and molotov cocktails at the cops, they get bloodied, and they read The Wretched of the Earth by Franz Fanon. They have sex. They lose their fear and understand their world has profoundly changed. They discuss big issues: What can we do to change our world? Am I strong enough? Are there enough of us? They are ready for the Revolution. Bo, the carpenter, thinks of starting a home for the street kids but also something even more dramatic, and Andrew, his partner, is starting a newspaper. Joseph, the actor, has fallen in love but can fight better than any of the rest of them. One of them says after the last night's riot, "It's as if we've got more space in the city." They are committed to their cause, to each other, to all of people on the street, and their eyes look to the future.< Less