Ellen Andersen

My new book

Filed By Ellen Andersen | October 24, 2006 5:40 PM | comments

Filed in: Entertainment, Marriage Equality

Time for some shameless self-promotion. I have a new book out and I'll be doing a reading and signing this Saturday at OutWord Bound Books, starting at 2pm. Out of the Closets and into the Courts explores the promise and limits of litigation as a tactic for advancing gay rights. I had two main questions in writing the book. First, under what circumstances are gay rights claims more or less likely to win in court? Second, what impact does winning or losing in court have on the real lives of lesbian, gay, and bisexual people? To answer them, I studied the legal and political battles surrounding the fight to eradicate sodomy laws, the fight to overturn antigay initiatives, and the fight for marriage equality.

Out of the Closets is an academic book with a gazillion footnotes, but I wrote it to be accessible to the general public and I'm really pleased that OutWord Bound is supporting it. So please join me this Saturday for a reading, some Q&A, and light refreshments at the coolest bookstore in town. Outword Bound is located at 625 N. East Street, just up the street from Aesop's Tables and next to Vic's Coffeehouse.

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To help Ellen promote her book, you can also buy a copy online at Amazon.com (And, no, bilerico.com doesn't make any profit if you buy it.) They only have 2 copies left, so you'd better hurry to get yours now!

Ellen Andersen | October 25, 2006 12:47 PM

That's really sweet, Bil, but I'd actually rather folks buy from OutWord Bound, all else being equal. It's a great local GLBT bookstore that contributes enormously to the community and I encourage folks to support them. And hey, I'll even autograph books bought at the signing!