This is the first comprehensively-documented, autobiographical account of the life of an iconic gay trans man
Introduction by Susan Stryker, a crucial and critical figure in Transgender Studies, who first made these journals available to the public while working as the Head Archivist at the GLBT Historical Society in San Francisco
This is a very teachable text - excellent, thorough, and unprecedented for the LGBTQIA+ academic market
Lou's journal entries span eras and experiences that have directly shaped contemporary queer and trans life, from Stonewall to the AIDS epidemic, and contribute to cultivating a much-needed inter-generational dialogue
Lou's willingness to publicly engage openly and critically with the medical-industrial complex resulted in the DSM recognizing the existence of gay trans men, as opposed to viewing trans men as inherently straight
Lou's diaries present his pre-and post-transition experiences in a way that complicates and disrupts normative linear narratives of gender transition
This beautifully-designed book features a cover illustration by renowned trans-masculine tattoo artist Mars Hobrecker
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