Rodger Streitmatter, a former newspaper reporter, is a member of the School of Communication faculty at American University. He lives in Washington, D.C., with his husband, Tom Grooms. From the Hardcover edition.
"Outlaw Marriages gloriously outs same-sex couples through history and celebrates their love and impact in theater, arts, and social change. If you love the guilty pleasure of reading People magazine for your celebrity-couple news, you'll love this book. And the fact-checking is flawless!"--Kate Clinton, humorist "The volume will have particular appeal to readers of gender studies, but these stories ultimately prove that true partnership is gender blind."--Publishers Weekly "A thoroughly interesting look at gay and lesbian love, life and relationships."--EDGE "Fifteen love marriages that dared not speak their name defied laws and mores, flouted conventions, and live today in Streitmatter's essential, well-documented history."--Booklist "A nice gift for just the right couple."--Kirkus Reviews "An engaging and well-researched volume with broad appeal to the LGBTQ crowd (especially couples) as well as social historians."-Library Journal "In Outlaw Marriages he distills a wealth of information down to a lively and effective series of double portraits."--The Gay and Lesbian Review ..".Streitmatter expertly threads together the historical backgrounds and incredible courage of these couples... it's a damn good bunch of stories told in a very approachable 160-ish pages."--The Stranger From the Hardcover edition.