Category: Gay Lesbian Nonfiction

Male Bisexuality in Current Cinema: Images of Growth, by Justin Vicari

By Justin Vicari

In contemporary a long time, male bisexuality has turn into a habitual subject in overseas cinema, as filmmakers and their works problem our principles approximately sexual freedom and id. In all of those movies, greater than a dozen of that are coated the following, bisexuality is taken care of either as an exact perform and a posh metaphor for a few issues, together with the necessity to adapt to altering environments, the wondering of rigidly conventional male roles and identities, the breakdown and regeneration of the constructions of households, the restrictions of monogamy, and the obdurate confirmation of romantic love.

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Sexual Discretion: Black Masculinity and the Politics of by Jeffrey Q. McCune Jr.

By Jeffrey Q. McCune Jr.

African American males who've intercourse with males whereas preserving a heterosexual way of life in public are attracting expanding curiosity from either the overall media and students. regularly often called “down-low” or “DL” males, many proceed to have relationships with girlfriends and better halves who stay ignorant of their same-sex wishes, and in a lot of the media, DL males were portrayed as companies of HIV who unfold the virus to black women. Sexual Discretion explores the DL phenomenon, supplying refreshingly cutting edge research of the importance of media, house, and beliefs of black masculinity in realizing down low communities.

In Sexual Discretion, Jeffrey Q. McCune Jr. offers the 1st in-depth exam of the way the social expectancies of black masculinity intersect and complicate expressions of same-sex affection and wish. inside those underground DL groups, males aren’t as hugely policed—and hence may be able to continue their public roles as “properly masculine.” McCune attracts from resources that variety from R&B singer R. Kelly’s epic hip-hopera sequence Trapped within the Closet to Oprah's high-profile exposé on DL tradition; and from E. Lynn Harris’s modern sexual passing novels to McCune’s personal interviews and ethnography in nightclubs and on-line chat rooms. Sexual Discretion details the motives, pressures, and negotiations riding males who hardly reveal their intimate secrets.

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American Queer, Now and Then by David Shneer,Caryn Aviv

By David Shneer,Caryn Aviv

queer [adj]: 1 differing from what's traditional or usual; ordinary; singular; unusual 2 somewhat unwell; three mentally unbalanced four counterfeit; no longer actual five gay: generally utilization, nonetheless mainly a slang time period of contempt or derision, yet in recent years utilized by a few as a descriptive time period with no unfavourable connotations --Webster's Dictionary queer [adj]: used to explain a 1 physique of thought 2 box of serious inquiry three method of proudly deciding upon a bunch of individuals four manner of seeing the area five experience of distinction from the norm -- David Shneer and Caryn Aviv, Queer in the United States, at times Contrasting queer lifestyles this day and in years earlier, this landmark publication brings jointly autobiographies, poetry, movie experiences, maps, records, legislation, and different texts to discover the which means and perform of the be aware queer. via this Shneer and Aviv suggest: queer as either a kind of social violence and a decision to political activism; queer as performed through Robin Williams and Sharon Stone and as lived by means of Matthew Shepard and Brandon Teena; queer within the courthouses of Washington D.C. and at the streets of homeland the US. Contextualizing those modern tales with ones from the prior, and knowing them throughout the analytic instruments of feminist social feedback and historical past, the authors express what it capability to be queer in America.

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The Empress Is a Man: Stories from the Life of José Sarria by John Dececco Phd,Jose Sarria,Michael R Gorman,John Dececco

By John Dececco Phd,Jose Sarria,Michael R Gorman,John Dececco

you'll be accustomed to the great existence achievements of José Sarria, an quintessential participant within the homosexual rights circulate, yet by no means prior to have you ever heard the intimate information of his amazing existence as they're portrayed the following. within the Empress Is a guy: tales from the lifetime of José Sarria (winner of the Lammy Award within the transgender category), Michael Gorman exposes Sarria’s existence in a frank demeanour and with a special storytelling skill that at the same time reasons entertainment and unhappiness. Sarria’s impressive existence tale tells of his perserverance to strengthen the reason for equality for homosexual citizens.At a time while gays have been arrested, institutionalized, and castrated, Sarria didn't try and cover his ideals and convictions. Sarria used to be sooner than his time, turning into an important determine in homosexual heritage and tradition. You’ll locate The Empress Is a guy attention-grabbing as you examine the lifetime of this really brave, outrageous, and noteworthy guy. a few of Sarria’s reports and achievements you’ll examine include:

  • being the 1st overtly homosexual male to run for political office
  • being one among America’s most vital lady impersonators
  • entertaining during the global, stay and on film
  • postitively affecting the homosexual community
  • founding a very winning charity fundraising organization
  • being featured in a PBS documentary
  • serving within the military within the conflict of the Bulge in WWIIUntil lately, homosexual and lesbian tales have been released in very restricted venues and infrequently at nice own threat, forcing wisdom of this background to be handed down orally. The Empress Is a guy displays this custom by way of telling a lot of the tale in Sarria’s personal phrases. including to the joy and originality of this publication is a constitution just like the dramatic type of a play or novel. each one part ends with a thrilling climax, even supposing the e-book is chronological so as. The Empress Is a guy is an untraditional publication approximately an untraditional guy.

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Sport, Sexualities and Queer/Theory (Routledge Critical by Jayne Caudwell

By Jayne Caudwell

The first publication focusing completely in this topic, Sport, Sexualities and Queer/Theory captures the most recent and top writing on an rising concentration of analysis that brings in views from a few disciplines together with activities experiences, gender reviews, sociology, cultural reviews, lesbian and homosexual stories, and queer reports. An obtainable advent to this dynamic box, this is often an explorative research of lesbian, homosexual, transgender, transsexual and intersex people’s reviews of game in addition to a rigorous theoretical attention of sociological and political concerns.

Bringing jointly in one resource an exhilarating array of contributions, this is often an amazing resource of thought for somebody thinking about this swiftly becoming box, and fills a necessity for a very good creation to the most topics and issues.

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Gay Witchcraft: Empowering the Tribe by Christopher Penczak

By Christopher Penczak

When Christopher Penczak used to be brought to Witchcraft, he discovered a non secular course that hononred and embraced his homosexuality. Now he has written a booklet of clearheaded thought and perform that's sure to develop into a vintage. With homosexual Witchcraft, Penczak joins the ranks of his forebearers in spirit, homosexual writers who've taken a practice and made it domestic. this can be a whole booklet of concept and non secular practices of Witchcraft for the homosexual neighborhood. Penczak's writing will make it a lot more straightforward for homosexual, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender humans attracted to training any type of Witchcraft. Exploring the background of Paganism and supplying a compendium of spells, meditations, ceremonies, and affirmations that would improve either the amateur and the skilled practioner searching out new perspectives of fantasy, ritual, and healing.

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Sex and the Weimar Republic: German Homosexual Emancipation by Laurie Marhoefer

By Laurie Marhoefer

Liberated, licentious, or only liberal, the sexual freedoms of Germany’s Weimar Republic became mythical. the house of the world’s first homosexual rights circulate, the republic embodied a innovative, secular imaginative and prescient of sexual liberation. Immortalized – notwithstanding misleadingly – in Christopher Isherwood’s Berlin Stories and the musical Cabaret, Weimar’s freedoms became a touchstone for the politics of sexual emancipation.

Yet, as Laurie Marhoefer exhibits in Sex and Weimar Republic, these sexual freedoms have been simply acquired on the cost of a minority who have been deemed sexually disordered. In Weimar Germany, the citizen’s correct to sexual freedom got here with an obligation to maintain sexuality deepest, non-commercial, and respectable.

Sex and the Weimar Republic examines the increase of sexual tolerance during the debates which surrounded “immoral” sexuality: obscenity, male homosexuality, lesbianism, transgender identification, heterosexual promiscuity, and prostitution. It follows the sexual politics of a swath of Weimar society starting from sexologist Magnus Hirschfeld to Nazi stormtrooper Ernst Röhm. Tracing the connections among toleration and law, Marhoefer’s observations stay suitable to the politics of sexuality today.

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The Discussion Board: Conversations of a Community by Isaac Namdar

By Isaac Namdar

Dr. Isaac Namdar belongs to the Mashadi Jewish neighborhood, a congregation of first new release immigrants from Iran. nearly all of the group within the long island metropolitan sector lives in a truly tight-knit region of significant Neck, and their lives focus on the synagogue and the communal feel of Judaism.
Recently, the scoop that Dr. Namdar is homosexual and had married his long-time same-sex companion broke out. within the resulting few weeks, many of us locally did a few soul looking to judge their very own perspective in the direction of this phenomenon that was once by no means earlier than encountered among their ranks.
Meanwhile, the management and Rabbis of the group issued edicts and took steps to excommunicate Dr. Namdar from his ancestral synagogue. concurrently, a forum function on Dr. Namdar's marriage ceremony web site allowed many to precise a wide range of perspectives seasoned and opposed to homosexual correct and homosexual marriage. Many in the neighborhood used the intense perspectives compelled upon them by means of the management in this particular subject to widen the dialogue concerning the position of non secular authority at the lives of person members.
This booklet is compilation of the entire 740 entries that created a finest sincere, clever, and nameless public debate that you're going to ever read.

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LGBTQ Voices in Education: Changing the Culture of Schooling by Veronica E. Bloomfield,Marni E. Fisher

By Veronica E. Bloomfield,Marni E. Fisher

LGBTQ Voices in schooling: altering the tradition of Schooling addresses the ways that academics can meet the wishes of LGBTQ scholars and enhance the tradition surrounding gender, sexuality, and id matters in formal studying environments. Written via specialists from quite a few backgrounds together with academic foundations, management, cultural experiences, literacy, criminology, theology, media evaluation, and extra, those chapters are designed to assist educators locate the muse and aid they should turn into allies and advocates of queer scholars, whose safeguard, healthiness, and educational functionality are on a regular basis and sometimes systemically threatened. Emphasizing socially simply curricula, supportive university climates, and transformative academic practices, this leading edge e-book is acceptable to K-12, college-level, and graduate settings, and beyond.

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Religion and LGBTQ Sexualities: Critical Essays by Stephen Hunt

By Stephen Hunt

This compiled and edited assortment engages with a topic that is more and more attracting scholarly recognition, specifically, faith and LGBTQ sexuality. every one component of the quantity presents views to knowing educational discourse and wide-ranging debates round LGBTQ sexualities and faith and spirituality. the gathering additionally attracts recognition to facets of religiosity that form the lived reviews of LGBTQ humans and indicates how sexual orientation forges dimensions of religion and spirituality. Taken jointly the essays symbolize an exploration of contestations round sexual variety within the significant religions; the quest of sexual minorities for non secular ’safe areas’ in either tested and new kinds of religiosity; and religious paths shaped in reconciling and expressing religion and sexual orientation. This assortment, which positive aspects contributions from a few disciplines together with sociology, anthropology, psychology, historical past, spiritual stories and theology, presents an integral instructing source for educators and scholars in an period whilst LGBTQ themes are more and more discovering their means onto a number of undergraduate, post-graduate and career oriented programmes.

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