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16. The Search For Identity

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[7419] Anonymous, Cover: The Liberty Press (1996),
courtesy of The Liberty Press.
Cover of a 1996 issue of The Liberty Press, a gay/lesbian newspaper. Headline reads, "Leslie Feinberg tops the bill." Feinberg's novel Stone Butch Blues works from the premise that writing can be a tool for social change.

[7422] Anonymous, Leslie Feinberg, photo (n.d.),
courtesy of The Liberty Press.
The protagonist of Leslie Feinberg's Stone Butch Blues struggles to find her identity in a culture that does not seem to have a place for her as a transgendered individual.

[7766] Chris Hampton, Newspaper article: "Leslie Feinberg a Powerful Presence at Lesbigays OK Awareness Week." The Liberty Press, May 1996 issue [Vol. 2 No. 9] (1996),
courtesy of The Liberty Press, Wichita, Kansas.
Feature article from a 1996 issue of The Liberty Press, a gay/lesbian newspaper, which also includes "a full report on anti-gay marriage activity in our capital." Leslie Feinberg, a journalist and activist, has sought to understand why so many in the United States feel hatred for those who do not fit neatly into gender categories.

[7947] Deirdre Griswold Strapp, Leslie Feinberg Speaking at Madison Square Garden Theater as a Founder of Rainbow Flags for Mumia (2000),
courtesy of Deirdre Strapp.
Leslie Feinberg has gained recognition as a writer and activist. This is a photograph of her speaking at a rally for Mumia Abu-Jamal, a former Black Panther and radio journalist convicted in the shooting death of a police officer and who is now on death row.

[8985] Leslie Feinberg, Interview: "Search for Identity" (2003),
courtesy of American Passages and Annenberg Media.
Author Leslie Feinberg discusses identity as a process.

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