Fodor's Gay Guide to the USA: The Most Comprehensive Guide for Gay and Lesbian Travelers
For gay adults, one practical problem is traveling--not every locale is tolerant. In Fodor's Gay Guide to the USA: The Only Comprehensive Guide for Gay and Lesbian Travelers, Andrew Collins covers 40 destinations including such top tourist locales as New York City, Washington, D.C. and Nashville and places that have an established gay culture, such as Fire Island, South Beach, Provincetown and Rehoboth Beach. Through maps and listings of hotels, restaurants, and ""scenes"" (clubs and bars complete with descriptions of the crowd you might find, ""young, white, guppie, often stuck-up, gym boys"" or, perhaps, ""some stand-and-model, more urban than preppy, plenty of disco bunnies"") and general information, Collins gives readers a good idea of the city and its accommodations (May, Fodor's, $19.50 ISBN 0-679-02909-5). Focusing on the northeastern United States, Liz and John Sherblom compiled and edited the life stories of 70 gay people for Much More Than Sexuality: 70 Gay People Talk about Their Lives. Started when John Sherblom's brother developed (and eventually died from) AIDS, it was intended to put a human face on a group through discussions of AIDS, coming out, love, children, work, friends and other aspects of life (June, Audenreed Press [P.O. Box 1305 #103; Brunswick, Maine 04011], $13 ISBN 1-879418-90-8).