|Author/Contributor(s):||Saguy, Abigail C|
|Publisher:||Oxford University Press, USA|
beyond gay and lesbian rights groups and how different groups wrestle with the politics of coming out in their efforts to resist stigma and enact social change. It shows how different experiences and disparate risks of disclosure shape these groups' collective strategies. Through scores of
interviews with LGBTQ+ people, undocumented immigrant youth, fat acceptance activists, Mormon fundamentalist polygamists, and sexual harassment lawyers and activists in the era of the #MeToo movement, Come Out, Come Out, Whoever You Are explains why so many different groups gravitate toward the term
coming out. By focusing on the personal and political resonance of coming out, it provides a novel way to understand how identity politics work in America today.