A Passion to Preserve: Gay Men as Keepers of Culture

A Passion to Preserve: Gay Men as Keepers of Culture
A Passion to Preserve: Gay Men as Keepers of Culture
Paperback: $26.95
298 pages, 6 x 9"
ISBN: 9780299196844
Publisher: University of Wisconsin Press
Price: $26.95
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By Will Fellows

"Clearly Will Fellows has hit a nerve with many gay men, about their collecting and preserving from childhood on, often sacrificing friends, livelihoods, careers, and lovers to do so."
—Darden A. Pyron, author of Liberace: An American Boy

From large cities to rural communities, gay men have long been impassioned pioneers as keepers of culture: rescuing and restoring decrepit buildings, revitalizing blighted neighborhoods, saving artifacts and documents of historical significance. This penchant to preserve, though widely observed, is typically ignored or dismissed as a stereotypical gay cliché, even by many gay men themselves. A Passion to Preserve explores this authentic and complex dimension of gay men's lives by profiling early and contemporary preservationists from throughout the United States. This eye-opening and provocative book illuminates neglected facets of what it means to be gay and highlights contributions to the larger culture that gays are exceptionally inclined to make.