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Come Out and Win : Organizing Yourself, Your Community, and Your World (Paperback)

Author: Hyde, Sue

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Part of the Queer Action series, edited by Michael Bronski
Come Out and Win will educate, engage, and agitate LGBT and straight activists to become involved in the political movement to win full equality under the law and sexual/gender freedom. Spurring a new generation of activists to positive social action, it not only tells the history of gay liberation but, crucially, offers guidance and practical advice for building organizations and taking concrete action to eradicate homophobia.
From starting a gay-straight alliance in your high school to the most effective way to lobby your state representative face-to-face, Come Out and Win explains how to organize and become politically engaged in a clear and user-friendly manner. Other issues explored include youth organizing, marriage equality, legislative change, public relations, having a voice in the mainstream press, putting on a street demonstration, and political organizing from local to national levels. Grappling with the complexity of grassroots political interactions, Come Out and Win suggests ways for LGBT communities to form coalitions with women's organizations, communities of color, and faith communities.
"Sue Hyde's book answers the plaint, 'What are we gonna do?' So quit whining, get her book, pick a chapter, do the workbook. Repeat. Create change. Badges not included." --Kate Clinton, humorist and author of What the L?
"Sue Hyde has demonstrated in her own life that winning equal rights for LGBT people is not a spectator sport. Now she has taken this one step further and provided a guide for other LGBT people so that they can join her in this effort."
--Congressman Barney Frank

A longtime LGBT activistand organizer, Sue Hyde has worked with the National Gay and Lesbian Task Force (NGLTF) for over twenty years. As director of NGLTF's Creating Change conference, Hyde has trained thousands of queer activists. She lives in Cambridge, Massachusetts, with her wife and two children.


Publisher Random House Inc
Mfg Part# 9780807079720
SKU 203516404
Format Paperback
ISBN10 0807079723
Release Date 6/1/2007
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Book Format Paperback
Number of Pages 0168
Publisher Beacon Press (MA)
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