Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgender Studies
Traditional Stories Retold for Gay Men
Paperback ISBN: 0062513095
Using the magical and mythic language of classic stories from around the world, Fairy Tales takes familiar myths and folktales and turns them into stories about men coming out, learning to trust themselves, looking for and finding love, facing AIDS, and helping those they love.
The Queer God
Paperback ISBN: 041532324x
This study aims to liberate God from the heterosexual closet of traditional Christian thought and embrace his part in the lives of gays and lesbians worldwide. Its chapters build on the subversive sexual elements found in Latin American, African and Asian Christianities.
The Construction of Homosexuality in Tokugawa Japan
Paperback ISBN: 0520209001
Tokugawa Japan ranks with ancient Athens as a society that not only tolerated, but celebrated, male homosexual behavior. Few scholars have seriously studied the subject, and until now none have satisfactorily explained the origins of the tradition or elucidated how its conventions reflected class structure and gender roles. Gary P. Leupp fills the gap with a dynamic examination of the origins and nature of the tradition. Based on a wealth of literary and historical documentation, this study places Tokugawa homosexuality in a global context, exploring its implications for contemporary debates on the historical construction of sexual desire. Combing through popular fiction, law codes, religious works, medical treatises, biographical material, and artistic treatments, Leupp traces the origins of pre-Tokugawa homosexual traditions among monks and samurai, then describes the emergence of homosexual practices among commoners in Tokugawa cities. He argues that it was "nurture" rather than "nature" that accounted for such conspicuous male/male sexuality and that bisexuality was more prevalent than homosexuality. Detailed, thorough, and very readable, this study is the first in English or Japanese to address so comprehensively one of the most complex and intriguing aspects of Japanese history.
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.
Transexual Ceos, Crossdressing Cops, and Hermaphrodites With Attitude
Paperback ISBN: 140003244x
The psycholtherapist and critically acclaimed author of A Blind Man Can See How Much I Love You offers a thought-provoking study of individuals whose lives fall outside the parameters of "normal" definitions of gender, sex, and identity. Reprint. 17,500 first printing.
Surpassing the Love of Men
Romantic Friendship and Love Between Women from the Renaissance to the Present
Paperback ISBN: 0688133304
Draws a variety of sources from the writings of Henry James to the Ladies Home Journal to explore 500 years of friendship and love between women and to cast light on shifting female sexuality theories. Winner of the Lambda Literary Award. Reissue.
The Ultimate Guide To Pregnancy For Lesbians
How To Stay Sane And Care For Yourself From Preconception Through Birth
2nd Edition Paperback ISBN: 157344216x
The Ultimate Guide to Pregnancy for Lesbians covers everything you need to make the thrilling and challenging journey to motherhood: from choosing a donor to tracking fertility to signing the right papers on the dotted lines. Rachel Pepper's lively, easy-to-read guide is the first place to go for up-to-date information and sage advice on everything from sex in the sixth month to negotiating family roles. Why a second edition? When the acclaimed first edition appeared, the author's daughter was only a few months old. This new edition takes into account the parenting know-how Pepper has developed over the intervening six years, as well as the evolving legal status of lesbian parents, and the increasing importance of the Internet for information on fertility, sperm banks, and donors. The resource section is greatly expanded, as are the sections on each trimester of pregnancy, on childbirth, and on life with a newborn. And Pepper provides more insight into preconception planning for both single lesbians and couples. An indispensable resource, The Ultimate Guide to Pregnancy for Lesbians is now bigger and better.