Two Queer Scholarly Books Distill Ideas About Dyke Networks

Cait McKinney, Jen Jack Gieseking, and I are queer feminist professors. We once identified as lesbians. Cait identifies as non-binary and uses she/her and they/them pronouns; Jen Jack is gender non-conforming and goes by he/him and they/them; I’m a queer lesbian Mom who uses she/her. We come from and make work and home in different feminist generations and cities, but we all do our work within, and also about, feminist, lesbian, queer, and lesbian-feminist communities and their technologies, processes, and places. In the past few months, during COVID, their books Information Activism: A Queer History of Lesbian Media Technologies (McKinney, Duke, University Press, 2020) and A Queer New York: Geographies of Lesbians Dykes, and Queers (Gieseking, NYU University Press, 2020) were released. I got mine, like so much else in these strange times, delivered to my house by the USPS. I also attended a lovely and loving online salute to the books on Zoom.

Published in Lambda Literary, 2021

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