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Download and read online Lar and Len A Long Strange Trip in PDF and EPUB Come along with Lar and Len, two guys from Milwaukee, as they relive the fun of 1979. More than 150 photos of Len accompany the text.
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Download and read online A Queer Thing Happened to America in PDF and EPUB Forty years ago, most Americans said they didn't know anyone who was homosexual and claimed to know little or nothing about homosexuality. A Queer Thing Happened to America chronicles the amazing transformation of America over the last 40 years, and addresses the question head-on: Is there really a gay agenda, or is it a fiction of the religious right? This could easily be the most controversial book of the decade.
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