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Land of 10,000 Loves: A History of Queer Minnesota

Stewart Van Cleve


For too long, LGBTQ communities—including Minnesota’s—have been maligned, misrepresented, and often outright ignored. Myths regarding the queer experience have grown and become embedded in local and national consciousness. The absence of queer stories over time in local historical and popular writing only served to further this ignorance, but great strides have been made in recent decades to celebrate Minnesota’s vibrant queer history. This book presents a history of queer life in Minnesota. The text blends oral history, archival narrative, newspaper accounts, and fascinating illustrations to ... More

Keywords: LGBTQ communities, Minnesota, queer experience, local consciousness, national consciousness, queer stories, queer history, queer life

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2012 Print ISBN-13: 9780816676453
Published to Minnesota Scholarship Online: August 2015 DOI:10.5749/minnesota/9780816676453.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Stewart Van Cleve, author