Book Chapter or Section
Lesbian and gay people lay special claim to the power of the printed word. It is through the printed word, consumed privately and anonymously, that we often first call ourselves queer. Coming out stories are thick with accounts of self-discovery through reading and exploration in libraries.
“Representation, Liberation, and the Queer Press,” in Brian Wallis, ed. Democracy. New York: Bay Press, 1990, pp. 207-8.