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Image Secret Service: Untold Stories of Lesbians in the Military
(305 Pages) As evidenced by the US military's horrifying conduct in Iraq's Abu Ghraib prison, there is a problem with morale and discipline in these armed forces. This revelation has also made clear that the military's breakdown of order is based on a culture of sexism, racism, homophobia, violence and lack of concern for human rights. These profiles of lesbian service members contrasts sharply the right wing's assertion that to allow lesbian and gay soldiers would cause a breakdown in morale and discipline. This is a scathing indictment of a pointless and homophobic policy.
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Image Secrets Of A Gay Marine Porn Star
(468 Pages) In a shocking, candid autobiography, a former Marine Corps officer describes growing up as the epitome of the all-American boy, his education at the fundamentalist Bob Jones University, his military career, his discovery of his sexual identity as a gay man, and his moonlighting job as a gay porn star. Original.
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Image Sexual Inversion: A Critical Edition
(351 Pages) Critical edition of work originally published 1897.
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Image Sexual Politics, Sexual Communities: Second Edition
(269 Pages) Preface, 1998AcknowledgmentsIntroductionPart 1. Identity, Community, and Oppression: A Sexual Minority in the Making1. Homosexuality and American Society: An Overview2. Forging a Group Identity: World War II and the Emergence of an Urban Gay Subculture3. The Bonds of Oppression: Gay Life in the 1950sPart 2. The 1950s: Radical Visions and Conformist Pressures4. Radical Beginnings of the Mattachine Society5. Retreat the Respectability6. Dual Identity and Lesbian Autonomy: The Beginnings of Separate Organizing Among Women7. The Quest for LegitimacyPart 3. The 1960s: Civil Rights and the Pursuit of Equality8. Gay Life in the Public Eye9. Civil Rights and Direct Action: The New East Coast Militancy, 1961-196510. The Movement and the Subculture Converge: San Francisco During the Early 1960s11. High Hopes and Modest GainsPart 4. The Liberation Impulse12. A New Beginning: The Birth of Gay Liberation13. ConclusionAfterword, 1998Index Copyright © Libri GmbH. All rights reserved.
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Image Sinuosities, Lesbian Poetic Politics
(191 Pages) "Allen's work is virtually unique among American writers. It illustrates a deep knowledge of the issues raised by the postmodernists, yet she does not succumb to the playing field, constructing instead her own philosophical direction and aesthetic." --Sarah Hoagland Jeffner Allen shapes a poetic politics that transforms textual and everyday realities. The surprising, resilient, and transformative windings of lesbian writing and lesbian lives--a poetics of sinuous movement, the turning of women to women--informs these reflections.
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Image Some Assembly Required: The Not-So-Secret Life of a Transgender Teen
(248 Pages) Seventeen-year-old Arin Andrews shares all the hilarious, painful, and poignant details of undergoing gender reassignment as a high school student in this winning memoir. We’ve all felt uncomfortable in our own skin at some point, and we’ve all been told that “it’s just a part of growing up.” But for Arin Andrews, it wasn’t a phase that would pass. He had been born in the body of a girl and there seemed to be no relief in sight… In this revolutionary memoir, Arin details the journey that led him to make the life-transforming decision to undergo gender reassignment as a high school junior. In his captivatingly witty, honest voice, Arin reveals the challenges he faced as a girl, the humiliation and anger he felt after getting kicked out of his private school, and all the changes—both mental and physical—he experienced once his transition began. Arin also writes about the thrill of meeting and dating a young transgender woman named Katie Hill…and the heartache that followed after they broke up. Some Assembly Required is a true coming-of-age story about knocking down obstacles and embracing family, friendship, and first love. But more than that, it is a reminder that self-acceptance does not come ready-made with a manual and spare parts. Rather, some assembly is always required.
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Image Sportsdykes: Stories from on and Off the Field
(239 Pages) The thirty pieces in this collection examine the politics and culture of women's sports while exploring the empowerment--and often, the eroticism--discovered by many lesbians within that world.
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Image Strangers: Homosexual Love in the Nineteenth Century
(341 Pages) Examines homosexual culture during the nineteenth century in Europe and America and describes the lives of gay men and women, how they discovered their sexuality, and how they made contact with like-minded people.
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Image Stuck in the Middle with You: A Memoir of Parenting in Three Genders
(284 Pages) Filled with interviews that examine the relationships with fathers and mothers, a memoir about gender and parenting follows the author as she transitioned from a man to a woman and from a father to a mother.
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Image Surpassing Certainty: What My Twenties Taught Me
(256 Pages) Riveting, rousing, and utterly real, Surpassing Certainty is a portrait of a young woman searching for her purpose and place in the world—without a road map to guide her. The journey begins a few months before her twentieth birthday. Janet Mock is adjusting to her days as a first-generation college student at the University of Hawaii and her nights as a dancer at a strip club. Finally content in her body, she vacillates between flaunting and concealing herself as she navigates dating and disclosure, sex and intimacy, and most important, letting herself be truly seen. Under the neon lights of Club Nu, Janet meets Troy, a yeoman stationed at Pearl Harbor naval base, who becomes her first. The pleasures and perils of their union serve as a backdrop for Janet’s progression through her early twenties with all the universal growing pains—falling in and out of love, living away from home, and figuring out what she wants to do with her life. Despite her disadvantages, fueled by her dreams and inimitable drive, Janet makes her way through New York City while holding her truth close. She builds a career in the highly competitive world of magazine publishing—within the unique context of being trans, a woman, and a person of color. Long before she became one of the world’s most respected media figures and lauded leaders for equality and justice, Janet was a girl taking the time she needed to just be—to learn how to advocate for herself before becoming an advocate for others. As you witness Janet’s slow-won success and painful failures, Surpassing Certainty will embolden you, shift the way you see others, and affirm your journey in search of self.
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Image Tab Hunter Confidential: The Making of a Movie Star
(378 Pages) A 1950s matinee screen idol speaks about the scandals, successes, and sacrifices he experienced as the pin-up boy for millions of teenage girls and how he dealt with the reality of hiding his homosexuality.
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Image The Book of Gay & Lesbian Quotations
(415 Pages) Reflecting a gay and lesbian perspective on life, a treasury of three thousand quotations, organized by subjects ranging from youth and aging to art and literature, features words of wisdom from Gore Vidal, Walt Whitman, Tennessee Williams, Cole Porter, Plato, Quentin Crisp, Dorothy Allison, and other notables. Original.
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Image The Children of Harvey Milk
(376 Pages) Part political thriller, part meditation on social change, part love story, The Children of Harvey Milk tells the epic stories of courageous men and women around the world who came forward to make their voices heard during the struggle for equal rights. Featuring LGBTQ icons from America to Ireland, Britain to New Zealand; Reynolds documents their successes and failures, heartwarming stories of acceptance and heartbreaking stories of ostracism, demonstrating the ways in which an individual can change the views and voting behaviors of those around them. The book also includes rare vignettes of LGBTQ leaders in Africa, Asia, Latin America and the Caribbean who continue to fight for equality in spite of threats, violence, and homophobia. A touchstone narrative of the tumultuous journey towards LGBTQ rights, The Children of Harvey Milk is a must-read for anyone with an interest in social change
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Image The Dictionary of Homophobia: A Global History of Gay & Lesbian Experience
(496 Pages) The translation of Dictionnaire de L'Homophobie, published to great acclaim in France by University Press of France, the book is the work of 70 researchers and writers in 15 countries and includes over 175 essays on various aspects of gay and lesbian history, specifically that of gay rights and homophobia. A scholarly, yet plain-spoken and accessible volume, this is the perfect resource for anyone interested in the subject matter.
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Image The Dirt on Learning
(206 Pages) This thought-provoking book from veteran educators Thom & Joani Schultz explores what Jesus' Parable of the Sower says about effective teaching & learning. Readers will rethink the Christian education methods used in their churches & consider what really works. While this book issues a direct challenge-to evaluate the effectiveness of a church's Christian education program-the tone is reassuring & positive. Implementing the authors' proposals will increase the impact of any Christian education program...& make a lifelong difference in the lives of learners.
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Image The gay almanac
(525 Pages) Compiled by two nationally known and highly respected gay organizations, a unique, comprehensive almanac designed for gay men traces the history of the gay community, offers a directory of gay and lesbian organizations, and much more. Original.
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Image The Gay Metropolis: The Landmark History of Gay Life in America
(347 Pages) An entertaining and informative social and political history of modern gay life focuses on New York City, describing the growth of the gay rights movement and offering profiles of prominent gay figures since the end of World War II. Reprint.
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Image The Health of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender People:: Building a Foundation for Better Understanding
(368 Pages) At a time when lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender individuals--often referred to under the umbrella acronym LGBT--are becoming more visible in society and more socially acknowledged, clinicians and researchers are faced with incomplete information about their health status. While LGBT populations often are combined as a single entity for research and advocacy purposes, each is a distinct population group with its own specific health needs. Furthermore, the experiences of LGBT individuals are not uniform and are shaped by factors of race, ethnicity, socioeconomic status, geographical location, and age, any of which can have an effect on health-related concerns and needs. The Health of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender People assesses the state of science on the health status of LGBT populations, identifies research gaps and opportunities, and outlines a research agenda for the National Institute of Health. The report examines the health status of these populations in three life stages: childhood and adolescence, early/middle adulthood, and later adulthood. At each life stage, the committee studied mental health, physical health, risks and protective factors, health services, and contextual influences. To advance understanding of the health needs of all LGBT individuals, the report finds that researchers need more data about the demographics of these populations, improved methods for collecting and analyzing data, and an increased participation of sexual and gender minorities in research. The Health of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender People is a valuable resource for policymakers, federal agencies including the National Institute of Health (NIH), LGBT advocacy groups, clinicians, and service providers.
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Image The History of Sexuality: An introduction
(176 Pages) The author turns his attention to sex and the reasons why we are driven constantly to analyze and discuss it. An iconoclastic explanation of modern sexual history.
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Image The History of Sexuality: An introduction
(176 Pages) The author turns his attention to sex and the reasons why we are driven constantly to analyze and discuss it. An iconoclastic explanation of modern sexual history.
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Image The History of Sexuality: The care of the self
(279 Pages) Originally published: New York: Pantheon Books, 1986.
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Image The history of sexuality: The use of pleasure
(304 Pages) In this sequel to The History of Sexuality, Volume I: An Introduction, the brilliantly original French thinker who died in 1984 gives an analysis of how the ancient Greeks perceived sexuality. Throughout The Uses of Pleasure Foucault analyzes an irresistible array of ancient Greek texts on eroticism as he tries to answer basic questions: How in the West did sexual experience become a moral issue? And why were other appetites of the body, such as hunger, and collective concerns, such as civic duty, not subjected to the numberless rules and regulations and judgments that have defined, if not confined, sexual behavior?
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Image The Kid: What Happened After My Boyfriend and I Decided to Go Get Pregnant
(256 Pages) Dan Savage's nationally syndicated sex advice column, "Savage Love," enrages and excites more than four million people each week. In The Kid, Savage tells a no-holds-barred, high-energy story of an ordinary American couple who wants to have a baby. Except that in this case the couple happens to be Dan and his boyfriend. That fact, in the face of a society enormously uneasy with gay adoption, makes for an edgy, entertaining, and illuminating read. When Dan and his boyfriend are finally presented with an infant badly in need of parenting, they find themselves caught up in a drama that extends well beyond the confines of their immediate world. A story about confronting homophobia, falling in love, getting older, and getting a little bit smarter, The Kid is a book about the very human desire to have a family.
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Image The Laramie Project and The Laramie Project: Ten Years Later
(202 Pages) On October 7, 1998, a young gay man was discovered bound to a fence outside Laramie, Wyoming, savagely beaten and left to die in an act of brutality and hate that shocked the nation. Matthew Shepard's death became a national symbol of intolerance, but for the people of the town, the event was deeply personal. In the aftermath, Moisés Kaufman and members of the Tectonic Theater Project went to Laramie and conducted more than 200 interviews with its citizens. From the transcripts, the playwrights constructed an extraordinary chronicle of life in the town after the murder. Since its premiere, The Laramie Project has become a modern classic and one of the most-performed theater pieces in America. Now, in this expanded edition, The Laramie Project: Ten Years Later adds an essential sequel to the original work. Revisiting the town a decade after the tragedy, the troupe finds a community grappling with its legacy and its place in history. The two plays together comprise an epic and deeply moving theatrical cycle that explores the life of an American town over the course a decade.
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Image The Lavender Scare: The Cold War Persecution of Gays and Lesbians in the Federal Government
(277 Pages) A study of the Cold War campaign of persecution against gays and lesbians traces the origins of contemporary sexual politics to Cold War hysteria about national security, re-examining the myth that homosexuals posed a risk to American security and the repercussions of that policy for thousands of innocent Americans. Reprint.
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Image The Lives of Transgender People
(200 Pages) Responding to a critical need for greater perspectives on transgender life in the United States, Genny Beemyn and Susan (Sue) Rankin apply their extensive expertise to a groundbreaking survey?one of the largest ever conducted in the U.S.?on gender development and identity-making among transsexual women, transsexual men, crossdressers, and genderqueer individuals. With nearly 3,500 participants, the survey is remarkably diverse, and with more than 400 follow-up interviews, the data offers limitless opportunities for research and interpretation. Beemyn and Rankin track the formation of gender identity across individuals and groups, beginning in childhood and marking the "touchstones" that led participants to identify as transgender. They explore when and how participants noted a feeling of difference because of their gender, the issues that caused them to feel uncertain about their gender identities, the factors that encouraged them to embrace a transgender identity, and the steps they have taken to meet other transgender individuals. Beemyn and Rankin's findings expose the kinds of discrimination and harassment experienced by participants in the U.S. and the psychological toll of living in secrecy and fear. They discover that despite increasing recognition by the public of transgender individuals and a growing rights movement, these populations continue to face bias, violence, and social and economic disenfranchisement. Grounded in empirical data yet rich with human testimony, The Lives of Transgender People adds uncommon depth to the literature on this subject and introduces fresh pathways for future research.
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Image The Meaning of Matthew: My Son's Murder in Laramie, and a World Transformed
(273 Pages) Describes the author's struggle to cope with the loss of her son, discussing first-hand the days immediately following his murder in 1998, including the incredible response from strangers, navigating the legal system, and why she became a gay rights activist.
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Image The Other Side of Silence: Men's Lives & Gay Identities - A Twentieth-Century History
(507 Pages) Covers the history of gay men in America from World War I to today, highlighting turning points in the development of homosexual identity, culture, and freedom
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