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Gay L. A.: A History of Sexual Outlaws, Power Politics, and Lipstick Lesbians
Lillian Faderman, Stuart Timmons
The Burning Plain
Michael Nava
The World Turned: Essays on Gay History, Politics, and Culture
John D'Emilio
Man's World
Rupert Smith
Sexual Politics, Sexual Communities
John D'Emilio
Making Trouble: Essays on Gay History, Politics, and the University
John D'Emilio
Flesh and the Word: 2an Anthology
John Preston, Leigh Rutledge, Aaron Travis, Pat Califia
Created Equal: Why Gay Rights Matter to America
Michael Nava, Robert Dawidoff

The Hidden Law

The Hidden Law - Michael Nava Just when you think Henry Rios might finally be happy, Michael Nava has to leave him wobbly.

Besides the stories, so evocative of their times [attention professors of LGBT classes substitute [book:Angels in America: A Gay Fantasia on National Themes|72003] with The Hidden Law your students will appreciate it], Nava writes so beautifully.

"It was a mystery of my sexual nature that a body which was the mirror image of mine could be so compelling and feel so unfamiliar, as if it belonged to a separate gender. When I was younger, it had seemed urgent to unravel this mystery because I believed that if it could be explained, the haters would stop hating us. Now I believed they had no more right to an explanation about me then I did about them and, in any case, they would find other reasons to hate. Now I was simply grateful for his body beside me, known and unknown."

As a strange little aside, my university has two hardback copies and shelves both in 'Juvenile.'

Just go read it for yourself, you won't be sorry.