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On Being Different: What It Means to Be a…

On Being Different: What It Means to Be a Homosexual (Penguin Classics) (1971)

by Merle Miller

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"The life and thoughts of a novelist-journalist who at the age of 50 decided to become public about his homosexuality. Very personable and insightful."

Portland Gay Liberation, "The New Gay Library," 1972 (Portland, Oregon) ( )
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"Originally published in 1971, Merle Miller On Being Different is a pioneering and thought-provoking book about being gay in America. Just two years after the Stonewall riots, Miller wrote an essay for the New York Times Magazine entitled 'What It Means To Be a Homosexual, ' in response to a homophobic article [published] in Harper Magazine. Miller's writing, described as 'the most widely read and discussed essay of the decade, ' along with an afterord chronicling his inspiration and reader's responses. became On Being Different-- one of the earliest memoirs to affirm the importance of coming out."--Cover. Presents the thought-provoking book about being homosexual in the United States.… (more)

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