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Aaron S. Lecklider Presents Love's Next Meeting with Emily Hobson

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Aaron S. Lecklider discusses Love’s Next Meeting: The Forgotten History of Homosexuality and the Left in American Culture with Emily Hobson

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Join Aaron S. Lecklider as he reads from his new book, Love’s Next Meeting: The Forgotten History of Homosexuality and the Left in American Culture. Lecklider will be in conversation with Emily Hobson, author of Lavender and Red: Liberation and Solidarity in the Gay and Lesbian Left.

Combining rich archival research with inventive analysis of art and literature, Love’s Next Meeting explores the relationship between homosexuality and the Left in American culture between 1920 and 1960. Aaron Lecklider uncovers a lively cast of individuals and dynamic expressive works, revealing remarkably progressive engagement with homosexuality among radicals, workers, and the poor. Leftists connected sexual dissidence with radical gender politics, antiracism, and challenges to censorship and obscenity laws through the 1920s and 1930s. In the process, a wide array of activists, organizers, artists, and writers laid the foundation for a radical movement through which homosexual lives and experiences were given shape and new political identities were forged. Love's Next Meeting cuts to the heart of some of the biggest questions in American history: questions about socialism, about sexuality, about the supposed clash still making headlines today between leftist politics and identity politics. What emerges is a dramatic, sexually vibrant story of the shared struggles for liberation across the twentieth century.

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Purchase Love’s Next Meeting: The Forgotten History of Homosexuality and the Left in American Culture from the Bureau on or before June 24, 2021 and receive 25% off!

Please note: Love's Next Meeting will be released on June 15th. Shipments will go out as soon as copies are available.

Emily Hobson's Lavender and Red: Liberation and Solidarity in the Gay and Lesbian Left is also available from the Bureau's online store.

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