For me gay movement is like one of the most beautiful pieces of the "Kaleidoscope-like" 1970s. The book is subtitled "Love and Revolution" for good reason - consistently throughout the memoir Cordova relates her struggle to balance her relationship with her political activism. Intertwined within the historical and political facts presented in "Outlaws" is the personal, in which Cordova recounts how the multiple (and sometimes contradictory) ideologies of the time affected the lives of herself, her mentors, and her friends/lovers. An incredibly important addition to the body of work that goes behind-the-scenes to share the story of the LGBT movement in Los Angeles.
As Cordova dedicates the book to"[T]he queer youth of today whose activism now gives their elders so much pride."