It’s the day after Hillary Clinton shocked political pundits by edging out Barack Obama to win New Hampshire’s Democratic primary and Boston-based author Amy Hoffman is in a reflective state of disbelief.
"Even 10 years ago it would have been hard to imagine Hillary winning the New Hampshire primary," she says from her home in Jamaica Plain. "It’s a real change. When you think about the other female candidates who ran for higher office like Pat Schroeder and Geraldine Ferraro, there’s been a huge difference in the reception of Hillary. It’s an exciting moment."
Long before Clinton, Obama, gay weddings and "The L Word," Hoffman was in the trenches covering the emerging gay liberation movement between 1978-82 which included the murder of Harvey Milk, the Anita Hill trial and the beginnings of the Reagan-era AIDS crisis.
In her memoir "An Army of Ex-Lovers," the 55-year-old out lesbian author recalls the trials and tribulations of her years as an editor of Boston’s Gay Community News (GCN).
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