Category: Gay Lesbian Nonfiction

Stormtrooper Families: Homosexuality and Community in the by Andrew Wackerfuss

By Andrew Wackerfuss

Based on vast archival paintings, Stormtrooper households combines stormtrooper team of workers documents, Nazi celebration autobiographies, released and unpublished memoirs, own letters, courtroom documents, and police-surveillance files to color an image of the stormtrooper stream as an natural fabricated from its local people, its net of interpersonal relationships, and its intensely emotional inner struggles. vast research of Nazi-era media around the political spectrum exhibits how the general public debate over homosexuality proved simply as vital to political results as did the particular presence of homosexuals in fascist and antifascist politics.

As childrens within the late-imperial interval, the stormtroopers witnessed the 1st German debates over homosexuality and political lifestyles. As teens, they verbally and bodily battled over those definitions, bringing conflicts over homosexuality and masculinity into the heart of Weimar Germany’s most vital political debates. Stormtrooper households chronicles the stormtroopers’ own, political, and sexual struggles to provide an explanation for not just how person homosexual males existed in the Nazi circulation but in addition how the general public that means of homosexuality affected fascist and antifascist politics—a public controversy nonetheless alive today.

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The Queer Caribbean Speaks: Interviews with Writers, by K. Campbell

By K. Campbell

In so much Caribbean nations homosexuality continues to be unlawful and plenty of outdoor of the area are blind to how tough existence could be for homosexual males and lesbians. This publication collects interviews with queer Caribbean writers, activists, and electorate and demanding situations the dominance of Euro-American theories in figuring out worldwide queerness.

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Performing Mexicanidad (Chicana Matters) by Laura G. Gutiérrez

By Laura G. Gutiérrez

utilizing interdisciplinary functionality reviews and cultural experiences frameworks, Laura G. Gutiérrez examines the cultural illustration of queer sexuality within the modern cultural construction of Mexican lady and Chicana functionality and visible artists. particularly, she locates the analytical lenses of feminist thought and queer thought in a vital place to interrogate Mexican lady dissident sexualities in transnational public culture.This is the 1st book-length research to wed functionality reviews and queer thought in reading the performative/performance paintings of significant modern Mexicana and Chicana cultural staff. It proposes that the creations of a number of vital artists—Chicana visible artist Alma López; the Mexican political cabareteras Astrid Hadad, Jesusa Rodríguez, Liliana Felipe, and Regina Orozco; the Chicana functionality artist Nao Bustamante; and the Mexican video artist Ximena Cuevas—unsettle heterosexual nationwide tradition. In doing so, they don't seem to be simply demanding heterosexist and nationalist discourses head-on, yet also are engaging within the building of a queer world-making undertaking. Treating the inspiration of dis-comfort as a effective type in those initiatives advances feminist and queer theories through providing an insightful serious stream suggesting that queer worlds are concurrently areas of wish, worry, and desire. Gutiérrez demonstrates how arenas previously closed to woman performers are actually delivering either an inventive outlet and a strong political instrument that crosses not just geographic borders yet social, sexual, political, and sophistication obstacles besides, and deconstructs the relationships between media, hierarchies of energy, and the cultures of privilege.

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Global Divas: Filipino Gay Men in the Diaspora (a John Hope by Martin F. Manalansan IV

By Martin F. Manalansan IV

A brilliant ethnography of the worldwide and transnational dimensions of homosexual identification as lived via Filipino immigrants in big apple urban, Global Divas demanding situations ideals in regards to the revolutionary improvement of a homosexual international and the eventual assimilation of all queer parents into homosexual modernity. Insisting that homosexual identification isn't teleological yet fraught with fissures, Martin Manalansan IV describes how Filipino homosexual immigrants, like many queers of colour, are developing replacement paths to queer modernity and citizenship. He makes a compelling argument for the importance of diaspora and immigration as websites for investigating the complexities of gender, race, and sexuality.

Manalansan locates diasporic, transnational, and international dimensions of homosexual and different queer identities inside of a framework of quotidian struggles starting from daily domesticity to public engagements with racialized and gendered photos to life-threatening occasions related to AIDS. He finds the gritty, mundane, and sometimes contradictory deeds and utterances of Filipino homosexual males as key parts of queer globalization and transnationalism. via cautious and delicate research of those men’s lives and rituals, he demonstrates that transnational homosexual id isn't really basically a consumable product or way of life, yet relatively a pivotal point within the a number of, transferring relationships that queer immigrants of colour mobilize as they confront the tribulations of a altering world.

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Lesbian Communities: Festivals, RVs, and the Internet by Esther D Rothblum,Penny Sablove

By Esther D Rothblum,Penny Sablove

“I had simply witnessed girls who shingled their very own roofs, drove eighteen-wheeler vans, and equipped their very own houses—as good as saved them fresh and cooked a rattling stable meal. On women’s land i'm a firstclass citizen, I’m taken care of as an equivalent. I now see the area with righteous anger and desire. residing in womyn’s neighborhood has only if lens for me.”
—Elizabeth Sturrus, 3rd wave feminist

One of the riding forces within the lives of many lesbians is the hunt for neighborhood in a society that favors heterosexuality and infrequently turns a chilly shoulder towards girls who love ladies. Lesbian groups: fairs, RVs, and the net takes you inside of flourishing lesbian communities—physical, religious, and digital (online)—that offer sensible aid, emotional aid, and much-needed retailers for inventive expression. Exploring groups functioning in concord with basic American society in addition to separatist teams, “festival groups” which shape for brief instances each year, and casual on-line teams supplying significant conversation to bodily remoted lesbians, this publication bargains a ray of sunshine to these whose seek continues to be ongoing. It additionally presents much-needed research of the present kingdom of lesbian communities—some many years previous now—for educators, researchers, and social scientists.

In Lesbian groups: fairs, RVs, and the net, Susan Krieger revisits the colourful group she first explored within the reflect Dance. An African American member of outdated Lesbians Organizing for switch stocks the main points of her look for a cooperative, worrying house for getting older lesbians—and what resulted in her eventual determination to create this area herself. And one of many founders of Hallomas, a back-to-the-land group that has survived in northern California because the past due Nineteen Seventies, displays on that precise community’s beginning and life—with thirteen images and illustrations. The ebook additionally bears witness to a life-changing stumble upon and discussion among second-wave feminists from the woman's land collective of Arcadia and 3rd wave feminists.

You’ll additionally research about:

  • the beginning, joys, and tribulations of an internet group that turns into actual every year on the Michigan Womyn’s tune Festival
  • the unintended start of a lesbian group in remoted and fundamentalist-dominated West Texas
  • the foreign on-line lesbian parenting neighborhood referred to as mothers (affectionately often called Dykes and Tykes)—how it all started, what belonging to this neighborhood offers for its participants, and a glance towards the future
  • the controversy on inclusiveness as opposed to exclusiveness (of bisexual ladies, transgender humans, and the male kids of lesbians) in lesbian communities
  • the present decline of availability and dilution of the purity of lesbian-only space—and the increase of segregation (by social category and monetary prestige) and oppression in the lesbian community
  • the present plight of lesbian bookstores, which because the Seventies have served not just as gateways to a large number of lesbian groups, yet because the facilities of lesbian groups themselves
  • the net adventure of lesbians trying to find neighborhood in Japan
  • the problems dealing with Jewish lesbians and the formation of great Jewish women, a Montreal workforce for someone who identifies as a lesbian, bisexual, or queer girl and their non-Jewish companions and acquaintances
  • the facility of delusion and mythmaking to aid girls regain misplaced energy and reclaim misplaced background

From the efforts of back-to-the-land teams developing “wimmin’s area” to lifestyles in sleek residential/retirement settings, this ebook explores the areas created via and for lesbians. photographs and illustrations deliver those girls and their groups to existence. Lesbian groups: gala's, RVs, and the net w

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The Queer Fantasies of the American Family Sitcom by Tison Pugh

By Tison Pugh

The Queer Fantasies of the yankee family members Sitcom examines the evasive depictions of sexuality in family and family-friendly sitcoms. Tison Pugh charts the historical past of accelerating sexual depiction during this style whereas additionally unpacking how sitcoms use sexuality as a resource of energy, as one of those camouflage, and as a starting place for kin construction. The ebook examines how queerness, at the start latent, turned a colourful but always conflicted a part of the family-sitcom tradition. 

considering components reminiscent of the casting of kid actors, using and experimentation with plot traditions, the contradictory interpretive valences of comedy, and the sophisticated subversions of ethical criteria via writers and administrators, Pugh issues out how innocence and sexuality clash on tv. As older sitcoms usually sit down on a pedestal of nostalgia as consultant of the Golden Age of the yankee relatives, tv background unearths a deeper, queerer imaginative and prescient of relations bonds.  

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Exile and Pride: Disability, Queerness, and Liberation by Eli Clare,Aurora Levins Morales,Dean Spade

By Eli Clare,Aurora Levins Morales,Dean Spade

First released in 1999, the groundbreaking Exile and Pride is vital to the background and way forward for incapacity politics. Eli Clare's revelatory writing approximately his stories as a white disabled genderqueer activist/writer tested him as one of many prime writers at the intersections of queerness and incapacity and completely replaced the panorama of incapacity politics and queer liberation. With a poet's devotion to fact and an activist's call for for justice, Clare deftly unspools the a number of histories from which our ever-evolving experience of self unfolds. His essays weave jointly memoir, heritage, and political pondering to discover meanings and reviews of domestic: domestic as position, group, our bodies, identification, and activism. right here readers will locate an intersectional framework for realizing how we really reside with the day-by-day hydraulics of oppression, energy, and resistance. on the root of Clare's exploration of environmental destruction and capitalism, sexuality and institutional violence, gender and the physique politic, is a decision for social justice routine which are really available to every body. With center and hammer, Exile and Pride pries open a window onto an international the place our complete selves, in all their complexity, may be learned, enjoyed, and embraced.

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Tongzhi: Politics of Same-Sex Eroticism in Chinese Societies by Edmond J Coleman,Wah-Shan Chou

By Edmond J Coleman,Wah-Shan Chou

Tongzhi: Politics of Same-Sex Eroticism in chinese language Societies examines chinese language societies the place the family-kinship process, instead of sexuality, is taken because the foundation of an individual's identification. With Tongzhi, you'll come to appreciate the diversities of same-sex erotica in several chinese language societies. reading previous and current remedy of the topic, together with circumstances of discrimination opposed to homosexuals, Tongzhi explores same-sex eroticism in China, Hong Kong, and Taiwan, and explains the differences of different types and stories of tongzhi in those nations. Just what's Tongzhi?Tongzhi is the preferred modern chinese language notice for lesbians, bisexuals, and homosexual humans. The notice, which has very optimistic historic references, used to be a chinese language translation from the Soviet communist time period comrade. It used to be appropriated by means of a Hong Kong homosexual activist in 1989 for the 1st Lesbian and homosexual movie competition in Hong Kong by means of its organizers, who desired to hire an indigenous illustration of same-sex eroticism. The time period 'homosexual’was beside the point due to its use as a scientific time period denoting affliction and pathology. inside of many years, tongzhi turned a prevalent time period in Hong Kong and Taiwan and is usually used interchangeably with the English time period homosexual. But phrases equivalent to homosexual, lesbian, and queer are Anglo-Saxon in foundation, with particular histories that can't seize the indigenous beneficial properties of chinese language same-sex relationships. Tongzhi implies and contains even more. S/Mers, transvestites, and different fetishists who're contributors of the chinese language sexual counterculture who could be rather heterosexual also are tongzhi. And the time period has which means past the sexual: it embodies a robust sentiment for integrating the sexual (legitimizing same-sex love), the political (sharing the ambitions of battling heterosexism) and the cultural (reappropriating their chinese language identity). Tongzhi brings you interesting perception into:

  • the background of same-sex eroticism in China
  • coming out in chinese language society
  • how colonialism has affected sexual nonconformists during this area
  • racial and sexual dynamics in Colonial Hong Kong
  • the cultural politics of being a tomboy/girl in sleek Hong Kong
  • “queering the mainstream” with tongzhi identification politics
  • sexual/cultural diversities and ameliorations between modern chinese language societies . . . and lots more and plenty more!

Tongzhi indicates how tradition affects identification and demonstrates how one can increase appropriate options for winning activist events. Discussing political routine for gay/lesbian/bisexual rights and the societal implications of same-sex eroticism, this clever ebook will give you a transparent figuring out of the attitudes towards and meanings of being tongzhi today.

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Male Bodies, Women's Souls: Personal Narratives of by LeeRar Costa

By LeeRar Costa

Get an in depth examine the Thai sex/gender system—through research of the private tales from transgendered early life in Thailand

The Thai time period sao braphet track (a “second kind of woman”) describes men who reject the gender of masculinity for femininity. Male our bodies, Women’s Souls: own Narratives of Thailand’s Transgendered early life makes use of the narrative technique, tales within the phrases of those “second form of girls” to research those transgendered reports. This formerly overlooked point of view of the Thai sex/gender procedure won via this theoretical and methodological strategy deals scholars and common readers a wealthy, extra without problems available beginning of data approximately gendered subjectivity and sex/gender systems.

Male our bodies, Women’s Souls: own Narratives of Thailand’s Transgendered adolescence positive factors in-depth, autobiographical lifestyles histories from person Thai transgendered adolescence. lifestyles tales, informed within the members’ personal phrases, presents an enticing, now and then touching, continuously insightful examine Thai culture’s sex/gender process. The authors then expertly examine the narratives to light up universal topics and buildings inside of this crew, permitting a chance for distinction and dialogue on transgender stories in different international locations.

Male our bodies, Women’s Souls: own Narratives of Thailand’s Transgendered formative years analyzes the foremost topics within the tales, including:

  • identities
  • definitions and descriptive labels
  • etiologies of sao braphet song-ness
  • the thought of acceptance
  • narrator motivations for partaking within the project

Male our bodies, Women’s Souls: own Narratives of Thailand’s Transgendered adolescence is illuminating, reflective examining for educators, undergraduate scholars, graduate scholars, researchers, or somebody attracted to getting to know extra approximately transgenderism in a particular cultural context.

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L'Homophobie: Un comportement hétérosexuel contre nature by Ginette Pelland,Claude Charron

By Ginette Pelland,Claude Charron

À l’heure où le mariage entre conjoints de même sexe fait l’objet d’un projet de loi à los angeles Chambre des Communes et suscite les passions dans l. a. classe politique autant que dans los angeles inhabitants canadienne, ce livre tombe à aspect nommé pour éclairer les consciences.

Avec cet essai, Ginette Pelland retrace judicieusement le chemin parcouru et, surtout, identifie celui qu’il nous reste à faire collectivement pour aspirer à une société plus juste.

Ce livre brosse premièrement le tableau actuel de los angeles lutte contre l'homophobie dans notre société. L'évolution du droit et los angeles structure de groupes de défense des gais et lesbiennes ont entraîné l. a. mise en position de mesures éducatives, sociales et politiques dans le yet de faire cesser los angeles discrimination dont les personnes homosexuelles sont victimes. Beaucoup de travail reste cependant à accomplir dans le sens de l'ouverture des mentalités sur cette query.

L'homophobie est une forme de discrimination fondée sur des préjugés qui ont toujours ecu cours dans l'histoire occidentale. Ces préjugés partent d'aussi loin que los angeles Grèce ancienne et ils sont inscrits profondément dans los angeles mentalité religieuse judéo-chrétienne. l. a. Bible ouvre l. a. voie aux cruautés que l'Occident continuera par l. a. suite de réserver aux personnes homosexuelles. Le fondamentalisme religieux de l'Église médiévale s'en inspirera pour condamner les homosexuel(le)s au bûcher. L'avènement de los angeles pensée scientifique et de l'État de droit ne réussira pas à faire cesser l. a. condamnation et l. a. persécution de ces personnes. C'est ainsi que les homosexuel(le)s passeront du bûcher à l. a. legal et à l'asile, leur statut de pécheurs contre Dieu et los angeles faith se transformant progressivement en celui de fauteurs de difficulty social, d’individus hors normes, de pervers et de malades mentaux.

C'est ce qu'il faut défaire pour dénoncer et démasquer l. a. profonde injustice de l'homophobie. L'orientation homosexuelle d'une personne ne justifie en rien son traitement social au titre d'être inférieur aux autres, réputé coupable et anormal en raison même de sa différence sexuelle.

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