Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgender Studies
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Secrets Of A Gay Marine Porn Star
Secrets Of A Gay Marine Porn Star
Paperback      ISBN: 0758209681
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.
The Politics of Reality: Essays in Feminist Theory
The Politics of Reality
Essays in Feminist Theory
Paperback      ISBN: 089594099x
Essays examine sexism, the gay rights movement, the exploitation of women by men, and other topics from a feminist perspective
Postcolonial and Queer Theories: Intersections and Essays
Postcolonial and Queer Theories
Intersections and Essays
Hardcover      ISBN: 0313315914
Examines the wide variety of sexual expression and self-description throughout the emerging world among men who love men and women who love women.
Coming Out Within: Stages of Spiritual Awakening for Lesbians and Gay Men
Coming Out Within
Stages of Spiritual Awakening for Lesbians and Gay Men
1st Edition    Paperback      ISBN: 0062507060
Barbie's Queer Accessories
Barbie's Queer Accessories
Paperback      ISBN: 082231620x
She’s skinny, white, and blond. She’s Barbie—an icon of femininity to generations of American girls. She’s also multiethnic and straight—or so says Mattel, Barbie’s manufacturer. But, as Barbie’s Queer Accessories demonstrates, many girls do things with Barbie never seen in any commercial. Erica Rand looks at the corporate marketing strategies used to create Barbie’s versatile (She’s a rapper! She’s an astronaut! She’s a bride!) but nonetheless premolded and still predominantly white image. Rand weighs the values Mattel seeks to embody in Barbie—evident, for example, in her improbably thin waist and her heterosexual partner—against the naked, dyked out, transgendered, and trashed versions favored by many juvenile owners and adult collectors of the doll. Rand begins by focusing on the production and marketing of Barbie, starting in 1959, including Mattel’s numerous tie-ins and spin-offs. These variations, which include the much-promoted multiethnic Barbies and the controversial Earring Magic Ken, helped make the doll one of the most profitable toys on the market. In lively chapters based on extensive interviews, the author discusses adult testimony from both Barbie "survivors" and enthusiasts and explores how memories of the doll fit into women’s lives. Finally, Rand looks at cultural reappropriations of Barbie by artists, collectors, and especially lesbians and gay men, and considers resistance to Barbie as a form of social and political activism. Illustrated with photographs of various interpretations and alterations of Barbie, this book encompasses both Barbie glorification and abjection as it testifies to the irrefutably compelling qualities of this bestselling toy. Anyone who has played with Barbie—or, more importantly, thought or worried about playing with Barbie—will find this book fascinating.
The Day They Put a Tax on Rainbows
The Day They Put a Tax on Rainbows
Hardcover      ISBN: 1555832016
Clara is given a magic ring which grants wishes with unforeseen consequences, three brothers learn about a treasure, and Peter stops a bored and greedy king from taxing rainbows, in three modern fairy tales about the children of gay parents
Lesbians at Midlife: The Creative Transition
Lesbians at Midlife
The Creative Transition
Paperback      ISBN: 0933216777
Hardcover      ISBN: 0525936025
Portrays six ordinary people--four gay men and two lesbians--concentrating on their roles in the July 1969 Stonewall Riots in which a group of homosexuals rebelled against police harassment. By the author of Hidden from History. National ad/promo. Tour.
Prayers for Bobby: A Mother's Coming to Terms With the Suicide of Her Gay Son
Prayers for Bobby
A Mother's Coming to Terms With the Suicide of Her Gay Son
Paperback      ISBN: 0062511238
Draws on the diaries of Bobby Griffith, a gay youth who committed suicide, to trace his mother's struggle to face her son's sexuality
Strangers: Homosexual Love in the Nineteenth Century
Homosexual Love in the Nineteenth Century
Hardcover      ISBN: 039302038x
A fresh examination of the development of homosexual culture during the nineteenth century in Europe and America describes the lives of gay men and women, how they discovered their sexuality, how they made contact with like-minded people, the relationship of gay culture to religion, and how homosexuals were treated by society. 30,000 first printing.