From large cities to rural communities, gay men have long been impassioned pioneers as keepers of culture: rescuing and restoring decrepit buildings, revitalizing blighted neighborhoods, saving artifacts and documents of historical significance. A Passion to Preserve explores this authentic and complex dimension of gay menas lives by profiling early and contemporary preservationists from throughout the United States, highlighting contributions to the larger culture that gays are exceptionally inclined to make.We had a 1962 bottom-of-the-line Kenmore washer that my dad bought my mom when I was born. ... When my other grandparents replaced their 1957 Kenmore with a 1970 Whirlpool, my grandfather took the agitator out of the old machine and gave it to me as a present for my eighth birthday. ... My first Frigidaire washer repair manual answered my question about where all the water in my grandmothera#39;sanbsp;...
|Title||:||A Passion to Preserve|
|Publisher||:||University of Wisconsin Press - 2004-04-07|