Fighting words : personal essays by black gay men /

Fighting words : personal essays by black gay men / edited by Charles Michael Smith. - New York : Avon Books, c1999. - xxii, 182 p. ; 21 cm.

Brief bio-bibliographical notes on contributors: p. 172-180.

Includes bibliographical references.

Dreadlocks / Beneath the veneer / Fear of a gay identity: a personal account on internalizing heterosexism / Coloring outside the lines: an essay at definition / Thoughts on trade/Ending an obsession / Brother to brother: words from the heart / Mentoring gay youth / I hate basketball / Gil's story / Behind these prison walls / Closets / Kissing cousin / Like the white girls / The letter / Looking for love / Breaking silence in the middle of a holocaust / The other orphans / Staying healthy in the age of AIDS / Dearest brother Set / I pay the black tax / Confronting adversity / Why I'm not marching / Project Erasure / The emergence of an African gay and lesbian community / Some of my words / A place at the altar / I am a homosexual / Becoming a movement / The truth about Stonewall / Mark Simmons -- Kheven L. LaGrone -- Geoffrey Giddings -- Reginald Shepherd -- Edwin L. Greene -- Joseph F. Beam -- Thom Bean -- Kevin McGruder -- Sur Rodney (Sur) -- Eugene Harris -- G. Winston James -- R. Leigh (Tré) Johnson -- Tod A. Roulette -- Donald Keith Jackson -- Jalal -- Rodney McCoy, Jr. -- Robert E. Penn -- Arnold Jackson -- Conrad R. Pegues -- Mark Haile -- Bruce Morrow -- David Frechette -- Fabian Thomas -- Cary Alan Johnson -- Lawrence Dewyatt Abrams -- Lynwoodt Jenkins -- Essex Hemphill -- Rodney Christopher -- Mark Haile.

Lambda Literary Award nominee, 1999: Anthology Nonfiction.

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African American gay men.
Gay men--United States.

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