Leatherfolk: Radical Sex, People, Politics, and Practice
|Author:||Mark Thompson (ed)|
Since it's publication a decade ago, this Lamda Literary Award-nominated book has become a classic, must-read book on human sexualityand identity. Widely cited as being among the most useful books of its kind, this co-gender anthology is both historical witness to and provocative treatise on this unique and often misunderstood subculture. The diverse contributors look at the history of the gay and lesbian underground, how radical sex practice relates to their spirituality, and what S/M means to them, personally.
Mark Thompson is a former contributing wirter and senior editor of The Advocate (1975-1994) and author of five influential books chronicaling gay history and culture. He is best known, however, for a trilogy of volumes dealing with gay spirituality: "Gay Spirit: Myth and Meaning (cited as one of the "100 Lesbian and Gay Books that Changed Our Lives"), Gay Soul: Finding the Heart of Gay Spirit and Nature and the Lambda Literary Award-nominated Gay Body: A Journey Through Shadow to Self. He livs in Los Angeles, where he works as a psychotherapist.