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  •  yes... (6+ / 0-)

    Audre Lorde springs to mind in the former category, of course...maybe only because of the health center lol, but if not for that I would never have gone to read her poems...

    So many of the recorded out lesbian and trans folks are are still alive, to piss us off and enrich us :)   Of course there's all those who didn't get recorded...but I hope some of us write it down, this fascinating story in play.  (Hint, hint)

    •  Jan/Joan Morris, one of my absolute (3+ / 0-)
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      favorite travel essay writers.

      •  heh... (1+ / 0-)
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        Her travel writing is supposed to be great, but her trans stuff is a little middle class for me, in a way that just creeps me utterly and makes me throw books.  Hard.  Long distances.  Though know many who have enjoyed her work.

        •  I haven't read anything written by Morris about (3+ / 0-)
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          "transitioning" [God, I hate that word!].  I have read many books by Morris.  I especially enjoyed the book about traveling from Rome to Brindisi, then south, along the "sole" of Italy, through the perfectly preserved Greek ruins, to Sicily, all the way back to Rome.  This was in the 1930s, as I recall.  I've always wanted to recreate that journey, which I figure really took about 3 years on and off, given the detail and presence at so many historic festivals.  I'm afraid I would be disappointed due to modernization, though.

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