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Out in Central Pennsylvania: The History of an LGBTQ Community


Drawing from oral histories and the archives of the LGBT Center of Central PA History Project, Out in Central Pennsylvania recounts the innovative ways that LGBTQ central Pennsylvanians organized to demand civil rights and to improve their quality of life in a region that often rejected them.

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Outside of major metropolitan areas, the fight for LGBTQ rights has had its own unique and rich history—one that is quite different from the national narrative set in New York and California. “Out in Central Pennsylvania” highlights one fact of this lesser-known be equally important story, immersing readers in the LGBTQ community building and social networking that has taken place in the small cities and towns in the heart of Pennsylvania from the 1960s to the present day. 

Written by William Burton and Barry Loveland. Published by The Pennsylvania State University Press in 2020.

255 pages (including index). Soft cover.

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Weight 20.9 oz
Dimensions 10 × 7 × .75 in

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Did You Know?

Cocalico Township took its name from a Native American term meaning “den of serpents.”