Profiles in Gay and Lesbian Courage
Publication Date: May 1, 2001
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From a top-gun pilot in the U.S. Navy to an authority on antigay violence, from a member of the Clinton administration to a leading Shakespearean actor, Brave Journeys tells the stirring stories of seven intrepid men and women who effectively challenged the status quo and thereby altered the political and societal landscape of the world we live in.
David Mixner, author of Stranger Among Friends and himself a renowned activist, political adviser, and White House insider, presents a vivid account of seven heroes of the gay rights movement who put their careers and lives on the line in their quest for equality.
Written in collaboration with Dennis Bailey, Brave Journeys is David Mixner's eloquent tribute to gay men and lesbians who have made a difference. Rich in private bravery and public risk, these profiles comprise a vivid map of the gay rights movement over the last fifty years -- and individually they testify to the power of courage to force change against profoundly overwhelming odds.
David Mixner, whom Newsweek has called "the most powerful gay man in America," has been an activist and a political strategist for the past three decades and is the author of the highly praised memoir Stranger Among Friends.
Dennis Bailey, an actor and a playwright, is at work on his first novel.
"Provide[s] compelling narratives of courage and tenacity, of ample inspiration and commemoration."
-- Publishers Weekly
"Inspiring ... The stories remind us of the difficulties involved in coming out publicly and the need for any community to have powerful individual examples."
-- Out Magazine
-- Library Journal
Look for Stranger Among Friends by David Mixner:
From my fear of coming out to coming on strong in the struggle for human rights, this is my American journey, the story of an outsider on the inside, a gay man proudly committed to a life of standing up for freedom....
"Movingly personal ... intriguing and timely ... Only sometimes does a notable life yield a worthy memoir, and this is such an instance."
-- Los Angeles Times
Available from Bantam Books