America's First Openly Gay Congressman
Published by: University of Massachusetts Press
296 Pages, 6.13 x 9.25 x 0.90 in, 5 b&w illus.
- Published: May 2017
"Gerry Studds offers a magnificent look at the specificity of the congressman’s personal and political life and the breadth of its wider historical contexts, especially the volatile political context of his dramatic career."—Michael G. Long, editor of I Must Resist: Bayard Rustin’s Life in Letters "This is an appealing tale about a Massachusetts congressman of historical importance, the nation’s first openly gay member of Congress at a time of the AIDS crisis in the gay community, a man who demonstrated that a congressman could be gay and proud and became an inspiration for many in the LGBT community."—Stuart Weisberg, author of Barney Frank: The Story of America’s Only Left-Handed, Gay, Jewish Congressman