Until I saw this book, I had forgotten the crazy Anita Bryant obsession with gays. As more and more anti-discrimination laws started popping up, Anita and her husband began actively campaigning against these laws in Miami. She lost her lucrative contract pitching orange juice and eventually she became a nonstarter by the mid 80s.
I would weed it, but it might belong somewhere. She will be forever remembered as a flashpoint for gay rights in the 1970s and not as a singer or orange juice spokesperson. Personally, I read enough and I hope I forget her again.
Of course I wanted to look at this book. The cover and title are just too interesting. I know almost nothing about wrestling so I can’t tell if this book is a put on or not. The information seems like any other sports book about wrestling with the small segue into some relationship and dating advice. Any gay wrestlers out there want to weigh in on this?
Submitter: I think this was a good choice for our academic library in 1996. Back then we bought a lot of Guides to the Internet. These days, people use search engines and social networks to find what they need. We weeded most Guides to the Internet shelved in TK or Z a few years ago. I think this one slipped through the cracks because it was shelved in the HQ (i.e., the GLBT) section.
The book refers to the Queer Resources Directory (QRD) a lot. It’s still on the web, but it hasn’t been updated for years. I tried typing in some of the long URLs in the same-sex-marriage section, but most of them failed at the domain level. We didn’t have URL shorteners back then either!
Notice that ‘FAQ’ needed to be explained. The graininess of the screenshots is original to the book.
Holly: Just the mention of AOL and Compuserve on the cover makes this a weeder! I had to look up BBSs (bulletin board systems). That’s another reason to weed this.