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UPDATE: Hate Group Leader Linda Harvey’s Book “Maybe He’s Not Gay” Pulled From Amazon.com

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After inquiries by Back2Stonewall, Amazon.com has pulled the book Maybe He’s Not Gay from its website. The book was written by the founder of Mission America, Linda Harvey, is a right wing pundit and head of the organization that advocates fighting LGBT organizations.

A special thanks to those who follow Back2Stonewall.com and reached out with us to Amazon.com. Our effort had Linda Harvey’s irresponsible and potentially dangerous book removed from the largest bookstore on the web,

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Will Kohler is a noted LGBT historian, journalist and owner of Back2Stonewall.com. A longtime gay activist, Will fought on the front lines of the AIDS epidemic with ACT-UP and continues fighting today for LGBT acceptance and full equality. Will’s work has been referenced in notable media venues as MSNBC and BBC News, The Washington Post, The Daily Beast, Hollywood Reporter, and Raw Story,

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18 thoughts on “UPDATE: Hate Group Leader Linda Harvey’s Book “Maybe He’s Not Gay” Pulled From Amazon.com”

  1. It was actually easy peasy to get done. I don;t know why GLAAD makes it seem its so hard. Oh thats right I wasn’t trying to get money out of Amazon at the same time.

  2. gird your loins and be ready to defend your actions Will. That other side may raise a big fuss and try to make this a free speech issue, which it is not. BTW how come neither my book webpage nor my blog is on your blogroll? lol

    1. I think we need a coherent and consistent approach to these things.

      Remember when eHarmony got sued for not providing their services to gay couples? Well, is it their right as a business to sell whatever services they want or is it not? Yes, it’s comparable: eHarmony’s “service” was that of matchmaking for heterosexuals (no different than matchmaking services targeted at Christians or African-Americans).

      For the record, I can’t stand Harvey (although Janet Mefferd is much, much worse). I’m just wondering what we would say if Amazon were to reject all gay literature for one reason or another. Would they have that “right”?

      We can’t say we support “freedom” on principle if it’s only freedom for us.

      1. James Bradshaw — I’m in reluctant agreement with you. Maybe it’s because I just turned 50 and it was virtually impossible to find anything gay positive in bookstores when I was a teenager in the 1970’s. (And when you did find something you’d be terrified to buy it. I grew up in the South.) Book banning can bite back. For example, when I was a teen, Anita Bryant and Jerry Falwell weren’t anything that I didn’t hear all the time around here. It’s why Harvey Milk and Harry Britt’s election to the San Francisco Board of Supervisors were lifesavers.

        What’s that saying? I know I’m paraphrasing: When things are at their darkest, you can see the stars. (Contrast shouldn’t be discounted, and Linda Harvey is about the easiest person there is to contrast.)

        Fortunately, it appears that it’s not that Amazon pulled the book, but that the publisher withdrew it. I guess they finally read it.

        Sweet. 🙂

  3. You should know what this book is being offered online, in e-book edition, in Canada through Chapters|Indigo and through their Kobo E-Reader store.

    I’m on the phone presently to complain about this, but some letters of complaint would not go amiss.

    The book violates the company’s stated mission and is clearly a propaganda piece by a noted hate-group. It should be relatively easy to convince Chapters|Indigo that carrying the book is tantamount to peddling a homophobic pamphlet and tacitly agreeing with its contents.

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