Category: Gay Lesbian Nonfiction

Law and the Gay Rights Story: The Long Search for Equal by Walter Frank

By Walter Frank

For a lot of the 20 th century, American gays and lesbians lived in worry that public publicity in their sexualities may make them be fired, blackmailed, or maybe arrested. this present day, they're having fun with an unparalleled variety of criminal rights and protections. in actual fact, the tides have shifted for gays and lesbians, yet what brought on this huge, immense sea change?

In his gripping new ebook, Walter Frank bargains an in-depth examine the complaints that have been pivotal in constructing homosexual rights. yet he additionally tells the tale of these people who have been keen to make waves through combating for these rights, taking huge, immense own dangers at a time whilst the tide of public opinion was once opposed to them. Frank’s obtainable sort brings complicated criminal matters right down to earth yet, as a former litigator, by no means loses sight of the law’s human measurement and the context of the occasions taking place outdoors the courtroom.

Chronicling the prior half-century of homosexual and lesbian background, Law and the homosexual Rights tale offers a special standpoint on accepted occasions just like the Stonewall Riots, the AIDS obstacle, and the repeal of “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell.” Frank will pay exact awareness to the constitutional concerns surrounding same-sex marriage and heavily analyzes the 2 contemporary very best lawsuits addressing the problem. whereas a powerful suggest for homosexual rights, Frank additionally examines reviews of the move, together with a few coming from the homosexual group itself. accomplished in assurance, the publication explains the felony and constitutional concerns excited about all of the significant pursuits of the homosexual rights circulate: a secure and fit institution setting, place of work equality, an finish to anti-gay violence, courting reputation, and whole integration into the entire associations of the bigger society, together with marriage and army service.  Drawing from vast archival examine and from many years of expertise as a working towards litigator, Frank not just presents a vibrant heritage, but in addition indicates the place the conflict for homosexual rights may well cross from the following.

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The Construction of Attitudes Toward Lesbians and Gay Men by Phd, John Dececco,Tracy Luchetta,Patricia L Pardie

By Phd, John Dececco,Tracy Luchetta,Patricia L Pardie

become aware of new details and views on why today’s tradition holds prejudice towards homosexual males and lesbians!The building of Attitudes towards Lesbians and homosexual males explores the pervasiveness and common social popularity of heterosexism within the usa via interpreting present social and political platforms for his or her consultant ideals. As a pupil or scholar of psychology, sociology, women’s studies/gay & lesbian experiences, or social paintings who's concerned about the necessity for optimistic swap in attitudes towards same-sex relationships at cultural, this booklet is for you. you'll research extra approximately present symptoms of heterosexism and homonegativity at a number of degrees of illustration, and higher comprehend the cultural hindrances and openings for attitudinal transformation.IIn the development of Attitudes towards Lesbians and homosexual males, empirical examine, severe social research, theoretical improvement, and case learn purposes are used to enquire unfavourable attitudes towards homosexuals. the various person, social, and cultural prejudices that you're going to study include:

  • HIV/AIDS stigma and HIV/AIDS knowledge
  • negative criminal imagery of homosexuals portrayed by means of courts, equivalent to within the 1996 majority opinion in Romer v. Evans case
  • the loss of civil rights for homosexuals, together with legislation forbidding gay marriage
  • homophobia in academia according to institutional rules for wife benefits
  • Judeo-Christian mythologies
  • stereotypical masculine and female photographs portrayed through the media
  • sociocultural and historic origins of sexism The building of Attitudes towards Lesbians and homosexual males is a severe research of representations of homonegativism in American tradition. you are going to achieve a deeper realizing of person identities and relational behaviors inside today’s dominant tradition via an research of collective ideologies, institutional rules, and extra. The significant examine and data contained during this ebook offers you a multifaceted view of present signs of heterosexism and homonegativity and works to cast off anti-gay/lesbian prejudice.

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Routledge Handbook of Sexuality Studies in East Asia by Mark McLelland,Vera Mackie

By Mark McLelland,Vera Mackie

This assortment brings jointly state-of-the-art paintings via verified and rising students targeting key societies within the East Asian sector: China, Taiwan, Hong Kong, Japan, North and South Korea, Mongolia and Vietnam. This scope allows the gathering to mirror at the nature of the differences in buildings of sexuality in hugely constructed, constructing and rising societies and economies.

Both Japan and China have validated traditions of ‘sexuality’ reports reflecting longstanding indigenous understandings of intercourse in addition to newer advancements which interface with Euro-American scientific and mental understandings. Authors replicate upon the complicated colonial and monetary interactions and cultural flows that have affected the East Asian sector over the past centuries. They hint neighborhood flows of principles rather than defaulting to Euro-American paradigms for sexuality stories.

Through neighborhood and worldwide exchanges of principles approximately sexuality, this quantity provides significantly to our knowing of the East Asian quarter and contributes to wider discussions of social transformation, modernisation and globalisation. it is going to be crucial interpreting in undergraduate and graduate courses in sexuality experiences, gender reports, women’s experiences and masculinity stories, in addition to in anthropology, sociology, background, cultural reports, sector reviews and health and wellbeing sciences.

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Same-Sex Affairs: Constructing and Controlling Homosexuality by Peter Boag

By Peter Boag

on the flip of the 20 th century, precise, but every now and then overlapping, male same-sex sexual subcultures had emerged within the Pacific Northwest: one amongst the lads and boys who toiled within the region's logging, fishing, mining, farming, and railroad-building industries; the opposite one of the younger city white-collar staff of the rising company order. Boag attracts on police logs, courtroom documents, and newspaper bills to create a shiny photo of the lives of those males and youths--their sexual practices, cultural networks, cross-class kinfolk, diversifications in rural and concrete studies, and ethnic and racial influences.

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Allies at Work: Creating a Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and by David M. Hall

By David M. Hall

via wide learn, this publication bargains a advisor to create cultural switch within the place of work, constructing paintings environments that absolutely contain each person despite their sexual orientation or gender identity/expression.

Out & equivalent office Advocates has partnered with David corridor in this booklet, which info the significance of LGBT allies in shaping office climates, the company case for constructing a robust best friend application at paintings, and the cultural expertise required to appreciate the impression of residing within the closet.

In Allies at paintings, corridor offers the framework for educating what he calls cultural competency, that's the removing of all assumption and enforcement of heterosexuality within the place of work, growing environments during which everyone seems to be equal.

Allies at paintings info the non-public struggles and day-by-day demanding situations of diverse LGBT humans to underscore the necessity for instantly allies to actively pursue and paintings towards growing equality within the workplace.

The e-book is a useful source not just for allies, yet for the LGBT crew, introducing them to demanding situations confronted by means of contributors in their personal group, whereas additionally encouraging them to turn into actively excited about their businesses' worker source teams and via becoming a member of or beginning Out & equivalent affiliates.

Allies at paintings does not purely motivate instantly allies into motion, however it is helping form a destiny within which each person will be out and equal.

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V for Vendetta as Cultural Pastiche: A Critical Study of the by James R. Keller

By James R. Keller

The 2005 James McTeigue and Wachowski Brothers movie V for Vendetta represents a postmodern pastiche, a suite of fragments pasted jointly from the unique Moore and Lloyd photo novel of an analogous identify, in addition to a variety of allusions to literature, background, cinema, track, artwork, politics, and drugs. Paralleling the picture novel, the movie concurrently displays a number of authorial contributions and influences.
This paintings examines intimately the intersecting texts of V for Vendetta. topics contain the choice dimensions of the cinematic narrative, represented within the film’s conspicuous placement of the portray The woman of Shalott in V’s domestic; the film’s overt allusions to the AIDS panic of the Nineteen Eighties; and the ways that antecedent narratives similar to Terry Gilliam’s Brazil, Huxley’s Brave New World, and Bradbury’s Fahrenheit 451 symbolize shadow texts usually crossing during the total V for Vendetta narrative.

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Gender Bending Detective Fiction: A Critical Analysis of by Heather Duerre Humann

By Heather Duerre Humann

because the heart of the final century, perspectives on gender norms have shifted dramatically. Reflecting those alterations, storylines that contain cross-dressing and transgender characters have often seemed in detective fiction—characters who subvert the conventions of the style and problem reader expectations.
This exam of twentieth and twenty first century crime novels unearths what those narratives say approximately gender identification and gender expression and the way they contributed to the evolution of detective fiction.

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Beyond Sex and Gender by Wendy Cealey Harrison,John Hood-Williams

By Wendy Cealey Harrison,John Hood-Williams

`This booklet has proved helpful for my sex-gender paper in social anthropology and that i suggest it for anyone learning gender thought. I picked it up relatively randomly off a shelf, it used to be no longer on any of my analyzing lists, might be you furthermore may have stumble upon this booklet accidentally, however it relatively can be steered analyzing. learning at collage, attempting to labour via books written via theorists such Strathern, Riley and Foucault for instance, reason me to lengthy for the really user-friendly textbooks of A-level. This ebook is someplace in among. it's vast yet spends such a lot of its time dealing with theories at the courting among intercourse and gender. the problems it discusses are usually really complex. For the themes i've got studied in a few potential sooner than analyzing this publication i locate it the appropriate point of complexity, condensing, ordering and increasing my wisdom' - (Gender stories Student)

`Beyond intercourse and Gender is going past such a lot texts no longer easily within the diversity of authors mentioned, but in addition within the manner during which it makes an intensive departure from the terminology of "sex" and "gender". this can be a advanced and difficult paintings, which works past problems with gender to concerns of deeper mysteries of language, embodiment and social figuring out. Wendy Cealey Harrison's therapy of an astonishingly diversified diversity of authors is important, within the top experience, and beneficiant. The e-book is devoted to its co-author, John Hood-Williams who used to be killed in a highway coincidence in 1999; it's a useful memorial' - David H J Morgan, Emeritus Professor of Sociology, college of Manchester

The relevant argument of this booklet is that the sex/gender contrast is invalid and has to be transcended. To this finish, the paintings of Foucault, Connell, Goffman, Garfinkel, Butler, Freud, Derrida, Saussure, Lacquer and Kessler and McKenna is woven right into a wealthy and compelling set of arguments. The sex/gender contrast is attacked for generating a sequence of irresolvable traps. even though a lot one attempts to imagine one's method out of the dichotomy, one finally ends up being suckered again into its imponderables and blind alleys. The publication makes an attempt to comprehensively reorientate the sector and redefine the terrain.

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Straightforward: How to Mobilize Heterosexual Support for by Ian Ayres,Jennifer Gerarda Brown

By Ian Ayres,Jennifer Gerarda Brown

What can immediately humans do to aid homosexual rights? How a lot paintings or sacrifice needs to allies tackle to do their proportion? Ian Ayres and Jennifer Brown--law professors, activists, husband and wife--propose functional innovations for assisting instantly women and men recommend for and with the homosexual community.

Straightforward advances a thesis that's right away uncomplicated and groundbreaking: to make actual growth on the important flashpoints of controversy--marriage rights, employment discrimination, gays within the army, exclusion from the Boy Scouts, and spiritual controversies over homosexuality--straight in addition to homosexual humans have to converse up and act for equality. Ayres and Brown take target at either the hearts and minds of most of the people, targeting ideas which may switch the incentives and as a result the habit of the recalcitrant.

The ebook is peppered with tales approximately actual humans and the choices they've got confronted at domestic, in church, at paintings, at school, and in politics. it's also full of inventive criminal and fiscal concepts for influencing public and company decision-making. for instance, Ayres and Brown suggest the improvement of a "fair employment mark" to aid businesses put up for sale inclusive employment rules. in addition they convey how an easy pledge to holiday in states that legalize homosexual marriage can create robust incentives for legislatures to amend their marriage laws.

Engagingly written and likely to spark debate, Straightforward supplies to alter the best way the US thinks about--and participates in--the homosexual rights movement.

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Lesbians and Work: The Advantages and Disadvantages of by Pamela Brand

By Pamela Brand

What transformations and similarities exist at paintings among lesbian girls in a number of careers all over the world? Lesbians and paintings: the benefits and drawbacks of 'Comfortable Shoes' solutions this important query, delivering revered specialists featuring qualitative study the way to heavily research lesbian women’s operating lives. This insightful source discusses the range between lesbians of their studies of and responses to place of work heteronormativity and cites the similarities between this inhabitants throughout geographical and nationwide obstacles. awarded of their personal phrases, those women’s viewpoints display a large spectrum of experiences—both merits and disadvantages—of being a lesbian lady within the place of work.

This e-book presents overseas views on lesbians and paintings that could support readers making occupation offerings to contemplate sexual orientation matters in opting for their profession course. The publication can even be utilized by human source pros as a source to benefit easy methods to higher deal with sexual range within the office, offer potent training/development courses to handle sexual prejudice, regulate merits standards for workers, and keep away from discrimination proceedings.

This publication is a invaluable source for human source managers, collage professors in women’s reviews, lesbian stories, psychology and their scholars, and profession counselors.

The ebook was once released as a distinct factor of the Journal of Lesbian Studies.

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