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Alysia Abbott on her Memoir, Fairyland

Monday, June 10, 2013

Alysia Abbott discusses growing up in San Francisco in the 1970s and 80s with an openly gay father. Her memoir, Fairyland: A Memoir of My Father, reconstructs their life together in a city bustling with gay men in search of liberation—few of whom were raising children. She also writes about how AIDS ravaged their community.

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Comments [2]

Rob McGee ("I'm a total homo with no apologies, but please don't call me gay, because it's a stupid word and an even stupider subculture."):

"[...] it's a dubious practice at best, yet throughout the entire run of the AIDS epidemic, the promotion and glamorization of rumpy-pumpy has never ceased in the "gay community."

"[...]gay men who don't enjoy buggery experience relentless (albeit often subtle) peer pressure[...]"
- http://throbert.blogspot.com/2009/07/open-letter-to-john-derbyshire.html

Longtime gay activist-turned-Frot-advocate Bill Weintraub:

"For anal penetration is an exceptionally efficient mode of disease transmission, and we can be sure that pathogens will continue to find an infective niche in anal." - http://man2manalliance.org/

Jun. 10 2013 09:52 PM

First answer to first question-" Absolutely...sorta...sorta...kinda...etc." CLICK! Bye-bye. Meet me on 'BAI.

Jun. 10 2013 01:26 PM

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