MK Czerwiec’s (pronounced sir-wick) new book Taking Turns (Penn State University Press) shares the story of Unit 371, a shining example of excellence in the treatment and care of patients. Unit 371 was a community for thousands of patients and families affected by HIV and AIDS and the people …
Why Are Faggots So Afraid of Faggots
Published by AK Press
214p, b&w, 6"x9"
From the editor of Nobody Passes, comes this collection of flaming answers to burning questions.....
"Gay culture has become a nightmare of
consumerism, whether it's an endless quest for Absolut vodka, Diesel
jeans, rainbow Hummers, pec implants, or Pottery Barn. Whatever happened
to sexual flamboyance and gender liberation, an end to marriage, the
military, and the nuclear family? As backrooms are shut down to make way
for wedding vows, and gay sexual culture morphs into "straight-acting
dudes hangin' out," what are the possibilities for a defiant faggotry
that challenges the assimilationist norms of a corporate-cozy lifestyle?
Why Are Faggots So Afraid of Faggots? challenges not just the violence of straight homophobia but the hypocrisy of mainstream gay norms that say the only way to stay safe is to act straight: get married, join the military, adopt kids! Mattilda Bernstein Sycamore reinvokes the anger, flamboyance, and subversion once thriving in gay subcultures in order to create something dangerous and lovely: an exploration of the perils of assimilation; a call for accountability; a vision for change. A sassy and splintering emergency intervention!"