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Family: A Portrait of Gay and Lesbian America Paperback – June 1, 1994


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  • Paperback: 176 pages
  • Publisher: Harpercollins; 1st edition (June 1994)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0062500112
  • ISBN-13: 978-0062500113
  • Product Dimensions: 10.2 x 8.8 x 0.4 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.3 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,773,164 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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From Library Journal

Like the classic Family of Man, this collection is less about the art of the photographs than the experience and humanity of the subjects. About 75 photos capture a range of people engaged in their everyday lives-from a lesbian couple and their son on their front porch in Colonial Beach, Virginia, to members of a San Francisco Asian and Pacific Islander youth group meeting in a coffee shop. The accompanying brief testimonials, neither preachy nor confrontational, let these people describe what is important to them: a stamp collection, the rodeo circuit, or, most often, their families. While selections from this book are on exhibit at the Corcoran Gallery this summer, Andrews's work can normally be found in the Washington Post, where she is a staff photographer. Her "family album" is appropriate for all public libraries.
Eric Bryant, "Library Journal"
Copyright 1994 Reed Business Information, Inc.

From Booklist

Family has been a buzzword among gays and lesbians for quite a while, so it's hardly surprising that Washington Post photographer Andrews chooses it to draw together her portraits of American gays and lesbians. Of course, she means family in the large sense Eric Marcus uses in his foreword when he says that "as gay people, we are all part of that very large family of lesbians and gay men who yearn for a safe world in which we can live with pride and dignity." Some less expansive, more nearly "traditional" families, such as two women raising one's son, inevitably appear, too. Some famous persons--congressmen Barney Frank and Gerry Studds, Olympic gold medalist swimmer Bruce Hayes--and group portraits--members of a gay fraternity, members of a gay marching band--show up, but most subjects are, despite such accomplishments as founding the only predominantly gay American Legion post, ordinary enough and are shown singly or with a life companion, with their comments on facing pages. Ray Olson

More About the Author

Nancy Nicholas Andrews (1963- ) grew up on a small farm in central Virginia. Nancy worked at The Washington Post for 10 years and currently works as managing editor for digital at the Detroit Free Press. Setting out to find out more about herself and share the then-mostly-hidden world of gays and lesbians, she wrote "Family: A Portrait of Gay & Lesbian America," in 1994. The accompanying photography exhibit at the Corcoran Gallery of Art in Washington, D.C. was extended due to popularity. In 1998 she co-authored "Partial View: An Alzheimer's Journal," with Dr. Cary Smith Henderson. She edited the work with his wife Ruth Henderson and daughter Jackie Henderson Main.

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By FRANCES WALLACE on February 11, 2014
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Gave it for a wedding present to 2 dear lesbian friends whose 25 year relationship has blessed so many.
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