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Image From Hate Crimes to Human Rights: A Tribute to Matthew Shepard
(248 Pages) Fight for the human rights of LGBT individuals with strategies from this powerful book! From the intimate horror of domestic violence to the institutionalized heterosexism of marriage laws, this volume takes an unsparing look at the interconnections of prejudice and hate crimes in the lives of LGBT individuals. Bringing together original research and solidly grounded theory, From Hate Crimes to Human Rights: A Tribute to Matthew Shepard also offers fresh strategies so you can work effectively for social change. This moving, thoughtful volume begins with a friend's memoir of the murdered Matthew Shepard; this intimate glimpse is powerful testimony that hate crimes affect individuals, not just symbolic martyrs. From Hate Crimes to Human Rights drags hidden homophobia from the closet and examines it with clean, incisive intelligence. It tackles taboo topics, including: what the Bible really says about homosexuality how minority cultures sometimes foster hatred against the LGBT individuals in their midst why child welfare services don't protect LGBT youth from peer violence how internalized LGBT self-hatred can be expressed as domestic violence Hate crimes do not occur in a cultural vacuum. From Hate Crimes to Human Rights searches out the roots of hatred and suggests ways to eradicate them, drawing on economics, theology, and linguistics as well as sociology, history, and political science. Specific suggestions include: how to use language as a social and cultural change strategy what individuals and universities can do to promote human rights how to make use of the intersection of difference and tolerance to prevent hate crimes why equal treatment for LGBT individuals is a human rights issue, not a special-interest advantage From Hate Crimes to Human Rights provides powerful explanations of the ways hatred generates hate crimes and proposes positive action you can take to validate human rights. A Statement from the Authors One of the premises of this book is that if we want to progress from hate crimes to human rights, we must learn to respect, honor, and celebrate diversity. The chapter authors exemplify a rainbow of ethnicities, sexual orientations, and gender identities. Each of us is committed to advocate for human rights and to work to end hate crime. Toward those ends, the royalties from the sale of this book will go directly to a memorial fund that has been established at Monmouth University in Matthew Shepard's honor. The proceeds from that fund will be used to support students in their preparation for human rights advocacy.
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Image Gay Haiku
(110 Pages) A hilarious collection of more than one hundred irreverent short poems--based on the traditional form of Japanese haiku--offers a send up of gay pop culture, politics, sex, family, and home decorating. 50,000 first printing
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Image Gay Warriors: A Documentary History from the Ancient World to the Present
(299 Pages) In Ancient Greece and Rome, in Crusader campaigns and pirate adventures, same-sex romances were a common and condoned part of military culture. From the Peloponnesian War to the Gulf War, from Achelleus to Lawrence of Arabia gays and lesbians have played a crucial but often hidden role in military campaigns. But recent debates over the legality of gay service in the military and the "don't ask, don't tell" policy have obscured this rich aspect of military history. Richard Burg has recovered important documents and assembled an anthology on these often invisible gay and lesbian warriors. Burg shows us that the Amazons of legend weren't just fictional. We learn about the richness and variety of their culture in documents from Plato, Seneca and Suetonius. From courts-martial proceedings we discover women warriors in seventeenth century England who passed as men in order to serve, and army officers whose underground culture fostered long-term romantic friendships. There are also sections on the American Civil War, World War I and II, the contemporary U.S. military as well as sailors and pirates. This anthology will forever change the way we think about "gays in the military."
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Image Gay, Straight, and In-Between : The Sexology of Erotic Orientation: The Sexology of Erotic Orientation
(304 Pages) The diverse historical, cultural, and physiological influences that determine sexual orientation are the focus of this fascinating work by one of the foremost investigators of human sexuality. Drawing on case studies from his sexology clinic, the author explores such topics as prenatal and postnatal history, gender differentiation in childhood, and postpubertal hormonal theories. In so doing, he addresses the many enigmas of sexual orientation: What makes some children grow up to be homosexual, while others become heterosexual or bisexual? To what degree is gender identity determined before birth? How do the concepts of masculine and feminine become differentiated during childhood? What do we know about the relationship between hormones and homosexuality in adulthood? A unique feature of this book is the follow-up reporting on Money's long-term studies that began over three decades ago. The studies are brought together here for comparison with one another--and with the work of others--and their full significance is systematically evaluated. Also explored here is his pioneering concepts of lovemaps, the pathways of individual sexual and erotic development, and the factors that may shape overall healthy or pathological orientation, paraphilia, and gender transposition in childhood, adolescence, and maturity. Written in accessible language for researchers and clinicians, this authoritative work is both thought-provoking and informative as it explores timely questions of sexual orientation.
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Image Gender Trouble: Feminism and the Subversion of Identity
(272 Pages) Since its publication in 1990, Gender Trouble has become one of the key works of contemporary feminist theory, and an essential work for anyone interested in the study of gender, queer theory, or the politics of sexuality in culture. This is the text where Judith Butler began to advance the ideas that would go on to take life as "performativity theory," as well as some of the first articulations of the possibility for subversive gender practices, and she writes in her preface to the 10th anniversary edition released in 1999 that one point of Gender Trouble was "not to prescribe a new gendered way of life [...] but to open up the field of possibility for gender [...]" Widely taught, and widely debated, Gender Trouble continues to offer a powerful critique of heteronormativity and of the function of gender in the modern world.
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Image Gertrude and Alice
(300 Pages) Traces the life of the American expatriate writer, and looks at her long relationship with Alice B. Toklas
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Image Growing Up Gay in the South: Race, Gender, and Journeys of the Spirit
(550 Pages) This groundbreaking new book weaves personal portraits of lesbian and gay Southerners with interdisciplinary commentary about the impact of culture, race, and gender on the development of sexual identity. Growing Up Gay in the South is an important book that focuses on the distinct features of Southern life. It will enrich your understanding of the unique pressures faced by gay men and lesbians in this region--the pervasiveness of fundamental religious beliefs; the acceptance of racial, gender, and class community boundaries; the importance of family name and family honor; the unbending view of appropriate childhood behaviors; and the intensity of adolescent culture. You will learn what it is like to grow up gay in the South as these Southern lesbians and gay men candidly share their attitudes and feelings about themselves, their families, their schooling, and their search for a sexual identity. These insightful biographies illustrate the diversity of persons who identify themselves as gay or lesbian and depict the range of prejudice and problems they have encountered as sexual rebels. Not just a simple compilation of “coming out” stories, this landmark volume is a human testament to the process of social questioning in the search for psychological wholeness, examining the personal and social significance of acquiring a lesbian or gay identity within the Southern culture. Growing Up Gay in the South combines intriguing personal biographies with the extensive use of scholarship from lesbian and gay studies, Southern history and literature, and educational thought and practice. These features, together with an extensive bibliography and appendices of data, make this essential reading for educators and other professionals working with gay and lesbian youth.
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Image Growing Up Gay: From Left Out to Coming Out
(242 Pages) America's best known gay comedy team takes a hilarious look at the adventure of growing up just a little bit different than everyone else. With gay comedy enjoying more mainstream success than ever, this book is coming out at the right time. According to the authors, it's the book "we would have loved to have had when we were growing up". Photos and illustrations.
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Image Guide to Getting It on
(672 Pages) Proudly Announcing the 10th Edition of the GUIDE TO GETTING IT ON Few people had heard of Bumble and Hinge when the last edition of the "Guide To Getting It On" went to press four years ago. No one in their right mind would have guessed that Chaturbate would become the 28th most popular website in the US, or that women in college would pay for their tuition by selling pics on a website called OnlyFans. And good luck to any guy who calls a woman to ask her for a date instead of texting, because she'll probably think he's a stalker. Anyone who says "Why would we need a new edition of a book on sex?" needs to throw away their flip phone and wake up. Each new edition of the "Guide to Getting It On" has risen to the challenge of helping young adults negotiate an ever changing landscape of sex and relationships, and the new 10th edition is no different. Today's young adults are the first generation who began watching the most explicit porn in history on their phones in Middle School. They have very different expectations and needs from a book on sex today than when the first edition of 'The Guide' was published more than twenty-five years ago and was praised as one of the best books on sex ever written. At a time when YouTube has become the source of all wisdom, the 10th edition of the "Guide To Getting It On" remains the one book on sex that people still want to buy, read and share with a partner. And for readers who value videos, several chapters of the 10th edition have links to videos that were made to go with the book.
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Image Happy Accidents
(320 Pages) Part humor, part inspiration, the star of TV's hottest show Glee and former real-life Sue Sylvester shares how she was finally able to embrace her sexuality and find the contentment she thought she'd never have.
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Image Henry and Glenn Forever and Ever
(32 Pages) In the latest installment of the greatest love story ever told, Glenn's mother, freshly unearthed from beneath the bricks, moves in with him and Henry. Without giving too much away, Glenn's mommy issues come to the surface as she critiques his art, replaces his wardrobe, scrubs their dungeon, and recalls his childhood. Glenn tries to sell his signature to a UPS driver, takes a punch, and has some daydreaming adventures with a plunger. Henry, "a loud guy with a good work ethic," shows his darker side and indifference to a fan as he drinks black coffee and bonds with Glenn over their distaste for their own bands; two men who suffer best alone together. Additional pin up art by Andy Belanger, Katie Skelly, and Tom Scioli. Darkest and best issue yet.
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Image Here's What We'll Say: Growing up, Coming Out, and the U.S. Air Force Academy
Reichen Lehmkuhl is perhaps best known for the ambition, intelligence, and athleticism that won him the grand prize on CBS's Amazing Race. Since winning the million-dollar prize, Lehmkuhl has gone on to find success acting in film and television. However, he played the biggest role of his life long before his professional acting debut, when he was forced to hide his sexuality to comply with the Air Force's "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" policy. Here's What We'll Say tells the harrowing inside story of what happens when cadets who are committed to serving their nation's military figure out that they are in fact gay. With no way out and no place to turn for protection, a new code of conduct emerged among gay and lesbian cadets that helped ensure their safety. Gathering secretly in various locations, cadets formed a hidden network. To guarantee the privacy of individuals in attendance, however, each meeting opened with, "Here's what we'll say..." -- a pledge so sacred that the group had it inscribed on the inside of their class rings.
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Image Homo Art
(189 Pages) From phallic statues and racy antique urns to homoerotic etchings and orgiastic paintings, the pieces portrayed in this eclectic collection of images pay homage to men and men on men via a very special voyage through the history of art.
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Image Homosexuality in Greece and Rome: A Sourcebook of Basic Documents
(558 Pages) Important primary texts on homosexuality in ancient Greece and Rome are translated into modern, explicit English and collected together in this comprehensive sourcebook. Covering an extensive period, the volume includes writings by Plato, Sappho Aeschines, Catullus and Juvenal.
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Image Intertwined Lives: Margaret Mead, Ruth Benedict, and Their Circle
(540 Pages) The relationship between anthropologists Margaret Mead and Ruth Benedict is revealed here, with details of their unconventional sexual relationship and their efforts to combat sexism, racism, xenophobia, and homophobia. Reprint. 10,000 first printing.
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Image Irresistible Revolution: Confronting Race, Class and the Assumptions of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Politics
(238 Pages) Argues that advocates for LGBT rights should pursue a broader agenda to gain more meaningful and substantive changes for a greater number of people.
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Image Is It a Choice? - 2nd Edition: Answers to 300 of the Most Frequently Asked Questions About Gays and Lesbian People
(224 Pages) Covers a variety of topics dealing with homosexuality and its historical and societal ramifications
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Image It gets better
Growing up isn't easy. Many young people face daily tormenting and bullying, and this is especially true for LGBTQ kids and teens. In response to a number of tragic suicides by LGBTQ students, syndicated columnist and author Dan Savage uploaded a video to YouTube with his partner, Terry Miller. Speaking openly about the bullying they suffered, and how they both went on to lead rewarding adult lives, their video launched the It Gets Better Project YouTube channel and initiated a worldwide phenomenon.

It Gets Better is a collection of original essays and expanded testimonials written to teens from celebrities, political leaders, and everyday people, because while many LGBTQ teens can't see a positive future for themselves, we can.
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Image Lea's Book of Rules for the World
(208 Pages) The lesbian standup comic uses her Italian Catholic heritage, gynecologist, and show-biz experiences as fodder for her wit in this collection of side-splitting essays on the follies and foibles of modern life. Original.
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Image Lesbian Quotations
(224 Pages) Reflections on Life and Love, Politics and Culture, From Sappho to Modern Times The best of lesbian wit and wisdom in one fascinating volume.
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Image Lesbian Voices from Latin America: Breaking Ground
(223 Pages) First Published in 1995. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.
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Image Life Outside: The Signorile Report on Gay Men: Sex, Drugs, Muscles, and the Passages of Life
(368 Pages) Popular Out magazine columnist Michelangelo Signorile investigates the hot-button issues confronting gay men today. "Exhaustively researched, surpassingly perceptive." --New York magazine "Life Outside bravely advances a critique of the attitudes and ideologies that have shaped the gay 'scene' and merits the attention of a broad audience for its courage and informativeness." --New York Times Book Review "A stunning expose. Gay men should be handed three things when they come out of the closet: a box of condoms, a videocassette of George Cukor's The Women, and a copy of Life Outside." --The Advocate Michelangelo Signorile galvanized a generation of lesbians and gay men when he took on the "closets of power" in his 1992 classic Queer in America. Now, in Life Outside, he offers an expose of what he calls the "cult of masculinity" within contemporary gay male culture, while finding hope and renewal in other aspects of gay life. He reveals the origins of the current obsession in much of the gay community with an impossible physical ideal and explores the malevolent commercialization of gay sex. Life Outside also identifies another, more positive phenomenon in the gay male world. With the expansion of the gay movement, with more gays coming out--and remaining--in suburban, small-town, and rural America, the urban "scene" is no longer setting the standard for what it is to be gay in America. With the "deghettoization" and "deurbanization" of homosexuality, we find men who challenge long-held assumptions about being gay, relationships, and coping with growing older. With first-person accounts from men who are moving into midlife with pride and vitality, Signorile points the way for all gay men to face the passages of life with a new maturity.
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Image Living proof: courage in the face of AIDS
(85 Pages) Photojournalist Carolyn Jones's vivid and life-affirming portraits capture people from all backgroundschildren and grandmothers, men and women of every raceliving with HIV and AIDS. These compelling pictures illustrate the self-confidence and wisdom of ordinary people living life to the fullest. Design Industries Foundation for AIDS (DIFFA) is the sole recipient of the royalties from the sale of this book. 75 bandw illustrations. (Previously published at $19.95)
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Image Love Stories: Sex Between Men Before Homosexuality
(426 Pages) The author uses diaries, letters, newspapers, and poems to explore intimacy between men before the words "gay" and "homosexual" dominated the landscape.
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Image Major Conflict: One Gay Man's Life in the Don't-Ask-Don't-Tell Military
(278 Pages) A gay man describes how he enlisted in the Army in the late 1980s and served with distinction for ten years by hiding his sexual identity and sacrificing his personal life and self-respect before resigning in 1998.
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Image Man Alive: A True Story of Violence, Forgiveness and Becoming a Man
(172 Pages) Coming Soon from City Lights/Sister Spit: Far from a transgender transition tell-all, here is a personal yet universal story of charting one's course to ultimate self-recognition. Thomas Page McBee's writings on gender have appeared in The New York Times, Vice, and Salon, and he writes the "Self-Made Man" column for The Rumpus.
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Image Mean Little Deaf Queer: A Memoir
(230 Pages) Recounts the author's experiences of growing up with a nervous system that had been adversely affected in utero by an experimental medication, describing her hallucinatory youth as a hearing-impaired gay member of a conservative hometown, the defiance that marked her relationships, and her obsessions with language, duplicity, and performance.
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Image Men's Lives
(600 Pages) Intended to be used as either a core text or as a supplement, this work includes recent research by feminist scholars and pro-feminist men.
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