Icelandic Lives: Queer Experiences
|Author:||Voon Chin Phua (Ed.)|
Examine the everyday lives of gay and lesbian Icelanders!
Icelandic Lives: The Queer Experience explores the experiences of gays, lesbians, and bisexuals in Iceland through a series of in-depth interviews culled from many hours of research over a two-year period. The results touch on a variety of themes, including growing up gay, the coming-out process, and everyday gay life in Iceland. These straightforward oral histories reflect the thoughts of Icelandic gay men and women toward love and relationships, their views on the issues that affect their lives, and their outlook for the future.
Icelandic Lives: The Queer Experience counters the distinct lack of information available on queer life in Iceland with courageous and candid interviews that address the pressing issues facing gay men and lesbians everywhere. Interview subjects—men and women—range in age from late 50s to early 20s, providing a sense of the progress made by Icelandic society in accepting gay people. Those interviewed include:
Icelandic Lives: The Queer Experience is a unique resource that gives a real sense of everyday gay life in Iceland. The book's heartfelt narrative descriptions will benefit academics, researchers, and anyone interested in the queer experience.