|About the Book|
As the growing gay mainstream prioritizes the attainment of straight privilege over all else, it drains queer identity of any meaning, relevance, or cultural value. Whats more, queers remain under attack: Gay youth shelters can be vetoed because they might reduce property values. Trannies are out because they might offend straights. Thats Revolting! offers a bracing tonic to these trends. Edited by Mattilda Bernstein Sycamore, Thats Revolting! collects timely essays such as Dr. Laura, Sit on My Face, Gay Art Guerrillas, and Queer Parents: An Oxymoron Or Just Plain Moronic? by unrepentant activists like Patrick Califia, Kate Bornstein, and Carol Queen. This updated edition contains seven new selections that cover everything from rural, working-class youth in Massachusetts to gay life in New Orleans to the infamous Drop the Debt/Stop AIDS action in New York. This lively composite portrait of cutting-edge queer activism is a clarion call for anyone who questions the value of becoming the Stepford Homosexual.