The groundbreaking work on being homosexual in America available again only from Penguin Classics and with a new foreword by Dan Savage
Originally published in 1971, Merle Miller sOn Being Differentis a pioneering and thought-provoking book about being homosexual in the United States. Just two years after the Stonewall riots, Miller wrote a poignant essay for theNew York Times Magazineentitled What It Means To Be a Homosexual in response to a homophobic article published inHarper s Magazine. Described as the most widely read and discussed essay of the decade, it carried the seed that would blossom intoOn Being Different one of the earliest memoirs to affirm the importance of coming out.
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