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Image Not Straight, Not White: Black Gay Men from the March on Washington to the AIDS Crisis
(259 Pages) This compelling book recounts the history of black gay men from the 1950s to the 1990s, tracing how the major movements of the times--from civil rights to black power to gay liberation to AIDS activism--helped shape the cultural stigmas that surrounded race and homosexuality. In locating the rise of black gay identities in historical context, Kevin Mumford explores how activists, performers, and writers rebutted negative stereotypes and refused sexual objectification. Examining the lives of both famous and little-known black gay activists--from James Baldwin and Bayard Rustin to Joseph Beam and Brother Grant-Michael Fitzgerald--Mumford analyzes the ways in which movements for social change both inspired and marginalized black gay men. Drawing on an extensive archive of newspapers, pornography, and film, as well as government documents, organizational records, and personal papers, Mumford sheds new light on four volatile decades in the protracted battle of black gay men for affirmation and empowerment in the face of pervasive racism and homophobia.
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Image Notice Notes: A Reflection Journal
(138 Pages) "Often, in my social justice trainings, I am asked by participants for help in keeping their "tools" sharp. Notice Notes provides space for weekly practice. Begin or continue on the path of self-reflection to better understand how you can show up in situations where power and priviledge are at play.--Jessica" --From cover.
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Image Notice Notes: A Reflection Journal
(138 Pages) "Often, in my social justice trainings, I am asked by participants for help in keeping their "tools" sharp. Notice Notes provides space for weekly practice. Begin or continue on the path of self-reflection to better understand how you can show up in situations where power and priviledge are at play.--Jessica" --From cover.
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Image October Mourning: A Song for Matthew Shepard
(111 Pages) Relates, from various points of view, events from the night of October 6, 1998, when twenty-one-year-old Matthew Shepard, a gay college student, was lured out of a Wyoming bar, savagely beaten, tied to a fence, and left to die.
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Image Odd Girls and Twilight Lovers: A History of Lesbian Life in Twentieth-century America
(373 Pages) A broad spectrum of lesbian life, past and present.
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Image Official Book Club Selection: A Memoir According to Kathy Griffin
(357 Pages) The comedian and Emmy-winning self-proclaimed "D-list" star celebrates those who supported her on her rise to fame and also offers intimate details in a humorous look at the funny woman's life.
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Image On the Down Low: A Journey Into the Lives of "straight" Black Men who Sleep with Men
(190 Pages) An analysis of the lives of homosexual and bisexual African-American men who outwardly live their lives as heterosexuals discusses the societal taboos that reinforce sexual secrecy and contribute to a disproportionate rise in HIV infection among African-American women.
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Image On the Down Low: A Journey Into the Lives of "straight" Black Men who Sleep with Men
(190 Pages) An analysis of the lives of homosexual and bisexual African-American men who outwardly live their lives as heterosexuals discusses the societal taboos that reinforce sexual secrecy and contribute to a disproportionate rise in HIV infection among African-American women.
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Image On the Down Low: A Journey Into the Lives of "straight" Black Men who Sleep with Men
(190 Pages) An analysis of the lives of homosexual and bisexual African-American men who outwardly live their lives as heterosexuals discusses the societal taboos that reinforce sexual secrecy and contribute to a disproportionate rise in HIV infection among African-American women. Reprint. 60,000 first printing
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