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Individual Author Record

General Information

Name:  Jorjet Harper  

Pen Name: None

Genre: Fiction Non-Fiction

Born: in New York, New York

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Harper moved to Chicago in 1979.

Biographical and Professional Information

Jorjet Harper is a journalist, columnist, performer and speaker. She has been writing for the gay and lesbian press in Chicago for over two decades. Her “Lesbomania” columns and performances have tackled homophobia and built community through humor. She was inducted into the Chicago Gay and Lesbian Hall of Fame in 1998.


Published Works Expand for more information


Titles At Your Library

Lesbomania: Humor, Commentary and New Evidence That We Are Everywhere
ISBN: 0934678537

New Victoria Publishers. 1994

Book by Jorjet Harper

Tales from the Dyke Side
ISBN: 0934678715

New Victoria Publishers. 1996

Chicago writer Jorjet Harper takes off once again with her unique blend of humor and wry commentary. In this book, the author of Lesbomania continues her exploration of the growing lesbian cultural panorama. A true believer in the slogan "We are Everywhere," Harper finds lesbians in places you never even thought to look.
This time, her hilarious offbeat imagination tackles such topics as the secret lesbian life of the Loch Ness Monster, the puzzle of the lesbian vampire craze, evidence that the Renaissance movement in Europe was started by fat blonde lesbians, and scientific research on lesbian lizards and gay fruitflies.
These side-splitting spoofs, reports from the front, and real-life stories illuminate what it's like to be a lesbian in our changing times.


Awards

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