This is the first collection of the words and speeches of the founder of the Mattachine Society and the modern gay movement.
“Essential reading for anyone trying to understand what it means to be gay, bisexual, transgender or straight.” —Urvashi Vaid, author of Virtual Equality
“Editor Will Roscoe has assembled a crackling collection of provocative, inspiring essays written by Hay during the course of his long struggle for freedom and liberation. . . . By documenting the past, as Hay and Roscoe have done here, we can perhaps find some of the answers that we mistakenly believe have eluded us.” —William J. Mann, Lambda Book Report
“A fine new edition of Harry Hay’s writings. . . . Roscoe’s work [is] a model of clear and grounded academic writing.” —Al Cotton, The Harvard Gay & Lesbian Review
“Harry Hay is a remarkable individual. . . . [Radically Gay] provides wonderful glimpses into Hay’s own evolution from Marxist pedant to shamanic faerie elder.” —Jack Fertig, San Francisco Bay Times
“Offers invaluable insight into the vision of one man who made it possible for millions to live in freedom and with self-respect.” —New York Native