Category: Gay Lesbian Nonfiction

Queering the Underworld: Slumming, Literature, and the by Scott Herring

By Scott Herring

At the beginning of the 20 th century, stories of “how the opposite part lives” skilled a surge in attractiveness. humans seeking to pass slumming with out leaving domestic grew to become to those narratives for extraordinary revelations of the underworld and sordid information about the deviants who populated it.

In this significant rethinking of yank literature and tradition, Scott Herring explores how a key workforce of authors manipulated this style to sarcastically avoid the confines of sexual id. Queering the Underworld examines more than a few writers, from Jane Addams and Willa Cather to Carl Van Vechten and Djuna Barnes, revealing how they fulfilled the conventions of slumming literature yet undermined its ambitions, and within the method, queered the style itself. Their paintings pissed off the reader’s hope for sexual wisdom, restored the inscrutability of sexual identification, and solid doubt at the worth of a gay tradition made obvious and for that reason topic to reputable control.

Herring is persuasive and polemical in connecting those writers to ongoing debates approximately lesbian and homosexual heritage and politics, and Queering the Underworld could be commonly learn through scholars and students of literature, heritage, and sexuality.

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The Lavender Scare: The Cold War Persecution of Gays and by David K. Johnson

By David K. Johnson

The McCarthy period is usually thought of the worst interval of political repression in fresh American historical past. yet whereas the recognized query, "Are you currently or have you been a member of the Communist Party?" resonated within the halls of Congress, defense officers have been posing one other query at the very least as often, if extra discreetly: "Information has come to the eye of the Civil carrier fee that you're a gay. What remark do you care to make?"

Historian David okay. Johnson the following relates the scary, untold tale of the way, through the chilly struggle, homosexuals have been regarded as risky a risk to nationwide safety as Communists. fees that the Roosevelt and Truman administrations have been havens for homosexuals proved a effective political weapon, sparking a "Lavender Scare" extra vehement and long-lasting than McCarthy's purple Scare. hoping on newly declassified files, years of study within the documents of the nationwide records and the FBI, and interviews with former civil servants, Johnson recreates the colourful homosexual culture that flourished in New Deal-era Washington and takes us contained in the defense interrogation rooms the place hundreds of thousands of american citizens have been puzzled approximately their intercourse lives. The gay purges ended promising careers, ruined lives, and driven many to suicide. yet, as Johnson additionally indicates, the purges introduced sufferers jointly to protest their remedy, aiding release a brand new civil rights struggle.

The Lavender Scare shatters the parable that homosexuality has just recently develop into a countrywide political factor, altering the best way we predict approximately either the McCarthy period and the origins of the homosexual rights circulation. and maybe simply as importantly, this booklet is a cautionary story, reminding us of the way acts taken via the govt. within the identify of "national safety" through the chilly warfare ended in the infringement of the civil liberties of hundreds of thousands of Americans.

Please be aware: The electronic variation doesn't contain 2 of the 22 photos that seem within the actual edition.

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Gay Guide to Narcissist Abuse, Mythomanics, and Other by Charles Bunch

By Charles Bunch

they are all over the place: the abusive anti-gay bullies, caustic non secular leaders of all denominations, and politicians with strange, delinquent, and unsafe perspectives. And, your physique is in danger if no longer your soul.

These are those that think more suitable, think you're inferior as a homosexual individual, and think a wierd deranged tale referred to as mythomania.

This ebook attracts on Dr. Bunch's 30 years event in scientific perform and authorship of 10 books. This e-book is a stability among mental info and mythological parallels that reduction figuring out. tools of coping the zombie, werewolf, and vampire apocalypse gays face is obviously presented.

Warning: This booklet includes photograph imagery and knowledge on homosexual abuse, homosexual homicide all over the world, and rape and dismemberment of gays. while you are depressed or delicate: don't learn THIS e-book and go back it for your bookseller. this knowledge of abuse helps the evidence that gays are at risk and wish critical survival info. Dr. Bunch

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Transgender Identities: Towards a Social Analysis of Gender by Sally Hines,Tam Sanger

By Sally Hines,Tam Sanger

In fresh years transgender has emerged as an issue of accelerating social and cultural curiosity. This quantity bargains brilliant debts of the range of residing transgender in modern day international. the 1st part, "Emerging Identities," maps the ways that social, cultural, felony and scientific advancements form new identities on either anyone and collective point. instead of easily reflecting social switch, those shifts paintings to actively build modern identities. the second one part, "Trans Governance," examines how legislation and social coverage have spoke back to modern gender shifts. The third part, "Transforming Identity," explores gender and sexual identification practices inside cultural and subcultural areas. the ultimate part, "Transforming Theory?", bargains a theoretical mirrored image at the expanding visibility of trans humans in today’s society and strains the demanding situations and the contributions transgender idea has delivered to gender idea, queer thought and sociological methods to identification and citizenship. that includes contributions from through the global, this quantity represents the state of the art scholarship in transgender experiences and may be of curiosity to students and students interested in gender, sexuality, and sociology.

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Nothing Can Tear Us Apart: Rage! by Wyatt O'Brian Evans

By Wyatt O'Brian Evans

What may you do after the fellow of your desires battered you simply because he believed you’ve been untrue? may perhaps you forgive this guy to whom you’ve given each piece of your middle? fascinating, prosperous homosexual Black star Wesley (Wes) Laurence Kelly, forty five, yearns for an everlasting, fulfilling love. regrettably, disastrous relationships have left him shattered and dissatisfied. input Antonio (‘Tonio) Miguel Rios, Jr., 31, a deliciously muscular homosexual Puerto Rican whom Wes has employed as his bodyguard. He, too, has failed at love. quickly, Wes and ‘Tonio holiday down and profess their love! besides the fact that, difficult demanding situations and stumbling blocks jeopardize their courting! And, there’s a mysterious person who makes ‘Tonio think that Wes is being untrue. Taking the bait, the frenzied bodyguard bodily brutalizes his soul mate! the ultimate blow is while the couple learns simply who's in the back of the deception. Can Wes and ‘Tonio nonetheless vow that “Nothing Can Tear Us Apart???”

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Social Movements and Sexual Citizenship in Southern Europe by A. Santos

By A. Santos

This publication explores the connection among social activities, sexual citizenship and alter in Southern Europe. delivering a comparative research approximately LGBT matters in Italy, Spain and Portugal, it discusses how activism can generate felony, political and cultural impression in post-dictatorial, Catholic and EU-focused countries.

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Days of Love: Celebrating LGBT History One Story at a Time by Elisa Rolle

By Elisa Rolle

Days of affection chronicles greater than seven hundred LGBT all through heritage, spanning 2000 years from Alexander the nice to the newest winner of a Lambda Literary Award. a number of the modern percentage their tales on how they met and fell in love, in addition to images from after they married or in their households. incorporated are specialist pics via Robert Giard and Stathis Orphanos, work by way of John Singer Sargent and Giovanni Boldini, and images by way of Frances Benjamin Johnson, Arnold Genthe, and Carl Van Vechten between others. "It's fabulous. Laying it out chronologically is electrified, delivering an outstanding GLBT historical past. I stored studying issues. i admire the choice to incorporate damaged by way of loss of life. It makes transparent how very important love is, in addition to exhibiting what humans were via. The format and pictures glance terrific." Christopher Bram "I could not withstand clicking via each web page. I by no means learned the scope of the ebook may hide centuries! i do know that it'll be highly validating to younger, newly-emerging LGBT young ones and be reassured that they honestly may have a safe, revered position on the planet as their futures unfold." Howard Cruse "This overseas history-and-photo booklet, that includes 100s of targeted bios of a few of the main forward-moving homosexual individuals in heritage, is certain to be a kind of bestsellers that homosexual people will get pleasure from for future years as reference and examine that's packed with evidence and fun." Jack Fritscher
- Winner within the LGBT Non-Fiction type of the third Annual Beverly Hills overseas booklet Awards
- Silver Medal within the Non-Fiction - Gay/Lesbian/LGBT classification of the 2015 worldwide book Awards
- Silver Medal within the Non-Fiction - Cultural type of the 2015 Readers' favourite ebook reports and Awards Contest
- Finalist within the GLBT classification of the 2015 subsequent new release Indie booklet Awards
- Finalist within the LGBT Non Fiction type of the ninth Annual nationwide Indie Excellence Awards
- Finalist within the homosexual & Lesbian Non Fiction classification of the sixth Annual overseas Books Awards
- Finalist within the homosexual & Lesbian Non Fiction class of the 2015 united states most sensible Books Awards
- Honorable point out within the homosexual classification of the 2015 San Francisco e-book Festival
- Honorable point out within the normal Non Fiction type of the 2015 big apple e-book Festival
“It's amazing. Laying it out chronologically is electrified, providing a pretty good GLBT historical past. I stored studying issues. i like the choice to incorporate damaged by way of demise. It makes transparent how vital love is, in addition to exhibiting what humans were via. The format and images glance terrific.” Christopher Bram
“I couldn’t face up to clicking via each web page. I by no means learned the scope of the e-book could disguise centuries! i do know that it'll be highly validating to younger, newly-emerging LGBT childrens and be reassured that they truly may have a safe, revered position on the earth as their futures unfold.” Howard Cruse
“This foreign history-and-photo ebook, that includes 100s of special bios of a few of the main forward-moving homosexual folks in heritage, is certain to be a kind of bestsellers that homosexual people will get pleasure from for years yet to come as reference and learn that's jam-packed with proof and fun.” Jack Fritscher

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The Empress Is a Man: Stories from the Life of José Sarria by John Dececco Phd,Jose Sarria,Michael R Gorman,John Dececco

By John Dececco Phd,Jose Sarria,Michael R Gorman,John Dececco

you can be acquainted with the large existence achievements of José Sarria, an necessary participant within the homosexual rights flow, yet by no means sooner than have you ever heard the intimate info of his fabulous existence as they're portrayed the following. within the Empress Is a guy: tales from the lifetime of José Sarria (winner of the Lammy Award within the transgender category), Michael Gorman exposes Sarria’s existence in a frank demeanour and with a special storytelling skill that at the same time reasons leisure and disappointment. Sarria’s remarkable existence tale tells of his perserverance to increase the reason for equality for homosexual citizens.At a time while gays have been arrested, institutionalized, and castrated, Sarria didn't try and conceal his ideals and convictions. Sarria was once sooner than his time, turning into an important determine in homosexual background and tradition. You’ll locate The Empress Is a guy attention-grabbing as you examine the lifetime of this actually brave, outrageous, and memorable guy. a few of Sarria’s studies and achievements you’ll examine include:

  • being the 1st brazenly homosexual male to run for political office
  • being considered one of America’s most vital lady impersonators
  • entertaining through the global, dwell and on film
  • postitively affecting the homosexual community
  • founding an incredibly winning charity fundraising organization
  • being featured in a PBS documentary
  • serving within the military within the conflict of the Bulge in WWIIUntil lately, homosexual and lesbian tales have been released in very constrained venues and sometimes at nice own threat, forcing wisdom of this historical past to be handed down orally. The Empress Is a guy displays this practice through telling a lot of the tale in Sarria’s personal phrases. including to the joy and originality of this ebook is a constitution just like the dramatic kind of a play or novel. each one part ends with an exhilarating climax, even though the booklet is chronological so as. The Empress Is a guy is an untraditional ebook approximately an untraditional guy.

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Oscar Wilde in America: The Interviews by Oscar Wilde,Matthew Hofer,Gary Scharnhorst

By Oscar Wilde,Matthew Hofer,Gary Scharnhorst

Better identified in 1882 as a cultural icon than a significant author, Oscar Wilde was once delivered to North the US for a big lecture journey on Aestheticism and the ornamental arts. With attribute aplomb, he followed the position because the ambassador of Aestheticism, and he attempted out a few words, rules, and techniques that eventually made him well-known as a novelist and playwright. This unheard of quantity cites all ninety-one of Wilde's interviews and includes transcripts of forty-eight of them, and it is usually his lecture on his travels in America.

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Lesbian Families' Challenges and Means of Resiliency: by Anne M. Prouty Lyness

By Anne M. Prouty Lyness

An inside of examine the original demanding situations of the lesbian experience

Lesbian households’ demanding situations and technique of Resiliency: Implications for Feminist relatives remedy is a different choice of interdisciplinary feminist examinations of the resiliency of lesbian and households. best feminist researchers and clinicians speak about parenting inside of lesbian households, with a spotlight on own resiliency. those thought-provoking and insightful articles handle the demanding situations of getting and elevating kids in a society that struggles to simply accept replacement family members structures.

Lesbian households’ demanding situations and technique of Resiliency examines quite a lot of matters dealing with lesbian undefined, with a unique specialize in parenting and couple violence. The book’s members research the original demanding situations of lesbian and homosexual parenting; adversities dealing with lesbian mom and dad and the coping equipment they hire; violence between lesbian and the lesbian community’s reaction to household violence; and the applying of feminist conception to validate, advance, and advertise resiliency in lesbian undefined. The publication additionally contains interviews with unmarried or partnered lesbians who had young children via adoption, man made insemination, or a prior relationship.

Topics tested in Lesbian households’ demanding situations and technique of Resiliency include:

  • parenting
  • man made insemination
  • lesbian kin therapy
  • kin law
  • couple violence
  • lesbian community
  • feminist research
  • feminist couple therapy
  • and lots more and plenty more

Lesbian households’ demanding situations and technique of Resiliency is an important expert reduction for psychotherapists, kinfolk therapists, psychologists, social employees, and counselors. It’s an both invaluable source for lecturers operating in kinfolk stories, women’s experiences, queer reviews, gender stories, and sociology.

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