Review: DAYS OF LOVE: Celebrating LGBT History One Story at a Time

Days of LoveDays of Love: Celebrating LGBT History One Story at a Time by Elisa Rolle Published July 2014

This book, a compilation of Elisa Rolle’s blog entries over a period of several years, is a work that belongs in every college and university that has a Gender Studies or Queer Studies program. If I were wealthy, I’d order copies for every public library in America.

Elisa is well-known by gay authors and fans of gay romance for her reviews and film listings – I have found things on her blog that I’ve seen nowhere else – but I think that this book will outlive her and serve as a lasting resource for anyone who wants to get a sense of the scope of gay history. T

hat may make this book sound dry and academic. It is anything but. This is a wonderful collection of love stories, sometimes joyful, sometimes tragic, always real. For those of us who came out after Stonewall, Days gives a glimpse of how tough things were for those who came before. For our elders, who lived through it, I hope it gives the recognition that is their due.

If I were doing by-the-number scores, I would give this ten catnip toys out of a possible … 5.

It is just that good.

Reviewed by Ace Katzenbooks for the April 2015 issue of The Book Breeze.

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