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Eyes of Desire 2: A Deaf GLBT Reader
Raymond Luczak, Editor
ISBN-13: 978-0-9798816-0-2
6 x 9 trade paperback, 400 pages. $20.
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an anthology edited by Raymond Luczak

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What does it mean to be a Deaf GLBT person in the world today? Over 85 Deaf and hearing people from all over the world share their stories, interviews, poems, and more in this anthology. Straight people also share their experiences.

History in the making
Fourteen years ago Raymond Luczak’s first anthology Eyes of Desire: A Deaf Gay & Lesbian Reader (Alyson, 1993) was nominated for two Lambda Literary Awards. It was also the first and only book in the world that focused on the Deaf GLBT community. As Luczak explains in his online subtitled video, “it was time to ... follow up to see whether the Deaf GLBT community had changed since then.”

Eyes of Desire 2: A Deaf GLBT Reader features rarely-heard “voices” such as a Deaf Ethiopian bisexual woman, a hard-of-hearing intersexed transgender musician, a Deaf ex-gay man, a Deaf lesbian witch, a Deaf gay Asian, a Deaf lesbian FTM rock ‘n roll drummer, an older British non-signing deaf man, a Deaf black gay HIV-positive man, a hearing partner of a Deaf transman, a Deaf gay Hispanic man, a Deaf black lesbian tomfemme pagan, a Deaf gay hearing-aid fetishist, a Deaf Hindu lesbian, a DeafBlind Jewish gay man, a Deaf straight woman with two mommies, a Deaf leather titleholder, and a Deaf lesbian with an identical twin Deaf lesbian sister. Countries include Canada, Chile, England, Ethiopia, Germany, Iran, Ireland, Russia, and South Africa. Subjects cover coming out, family, identity, relationships, community, and activism.

About the editor
Raymond Luczak ( is the author of the Deaf gay novel Men with Their Hands, the first-place winner of the Project: QueerLit 2006 Contest, which Rebel Satori Press published in November 2009. RID Press brought out his memoir Assembly Required: Notes from a Deaf Gay Life in March 2009. His fourteen books include essays, poems, and stage plays. His films include two full-length documentaries; his new collaboration with the renowned ASL storyteller Manny Hernandez, Manny: ASL for a Better Life, will come out on DVD sometime in 2012. Nineteen of his plays have been performed in three countries.
Gallaudet University Press has published a collection of his stage work, Whispers of a Savage Sort and Other Plays about the Deaf American Experience, in September 2009. A Midsummer Night's Press published his third poetry collection, Mute, in April 2010, and Sibling Rivalry Press published his fourth collection, Road Work Ahead, in March 2011. Sibling Rivalry Press will bring out his next collection How to Kill Poetry in March 2013. He lives in Minneapolis, Minnesota.

About Handtype Press
Handtype Press is a company that showcases the finest literature and art created by signers, Deaf and hearing alike, or about the Deaf or signing experience the world over. Their web site is

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