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Travels in a Gay Nation: Portraits of LGBTQ Americans
by Philip Gambone

Gambone traveled the length and breadth of the United States, talking with people about their lives. In addition to interviews with David Sedaris, George Takei, Barney Frank, and Tammy Baldwin, Gambone brings us lesser-known voices—a retired Naval officer, a transgender scholar and “drag king,” a Princeton philosopher, two opera sopranos who happen to be lovers, the founder of a gay frat house, and a pair of Vermont garden designers.

In this age when contemporary gay America is still coming under attack, Gambone captures the humanity of each individual. Whether splashy or quiet, center-stage or behind the scenes, his subjects have managed—despite facing ignorance, fear, hatred, intolerance, injustice, violence, ridicule, or plain indifference—to construct passionate, inspiring lives. Travels in a Gay Nation is part of the Living Out: Gay and Lesbian Autobiographies series published by The UW Press.


Something to Declare: Good Lesbian Travel Writing
Edited by Gillian Kendall

Editor Gillian Kendall has brought together a collection of impressionistic, literary travel essays that explore the sense of place and the pull of wanderlust, and reveal what happens when a traveler follows her heart. Established and emerging lesbian travel writers present accounts ranging from the poetic and internal to the exhilarating and life-altering.

These women share personal stories of exploration and adventure. Whether set in Italian changing rooms, a Cadillac hearse, an ashram, a medieval labyrinth, a wheelchair, or a kayak, Something to Declare offers stories of reflection, challenge, and growth. Something to Declare is published by Terrace Books, a trade imprint of The UW Press.

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