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Gerry Studds : America's first openly gay congressman

Author: Mark R Schneider
Publisher: Amherst ; Boston : University of Massachusetts Press, [2017]
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Genre/Form: Biography
Named Person: Gerry E Studds; Gerry E Studds
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Mark R Schneider
ISBN: 9781625342850 1625342853 9781625342843 1625342845
OCLC Number: 966609365
Description: x, 292 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Wedding day --
A New England boyhood --
"Bored with trivia and impatient with stupidity" --
With Gene McCarthy in New Hampshire --
Studds for Congress --
The sacred cod --
The congressman in the closet --
The Mashpee Wampanoag and the New Bedford Portuguese --
Knocks on the closet door --
"The president has certified that ... black is white" --
The fisherman's friend caught in a net --
A gay man runs for congress --
Plague of silence --
Studds versus the Contras --
Provincetown --
Spilling oil, spilling blood --
Gay and lesbian warriors --
Gerry gerrymandered --
Don't ask, don't tell and a memorable address --
Saving the whales ... but not much else --
A true defense of marriage --
Epilogue --
Interviews.
Other Titles: America's first openly gay congressman
Responsibility: Mark Robert Schneider.

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