by Chris Bull
Come Out Fighting is an anthology of the last century's essential writing on gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender issues from U.S. independent and alternative progressive journals.
From Gabriel Rotello and Andrew Kopkind, to Pat Califia and Susie Bright, this volume is a collection of the best and brightest authors on gay life, politics and culture, from the earliest days of the liberation movement. Included are the bellwether essays, letters, reportage, and manifestos chronicling the movement and its leaders by progressive media, especially those like Christopher Street, The Advocate, and Out/Look, devoted exclusively to gay and lesbian writing. The essays serve as a provocation, illuminating the remaining obstacles to full gay and lesbian equality, and charting a political course for the future.