Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgender Studies
The Queen's Throat
Opera, Homosexuality, and the Mystery of Desire
Paperback ISBN: 0679749853
Overturns received notions of culture and sexuality to explore the allure of opera for gay men and to reveal the ways in which opera has served as a source of gay identity. Reprint. 25,000 first printing.
Homosexuality & Civilization
Hardcover ISBN: 067401197x
The author explores the relationship between same-sex love and civilization, comparing attitudes in the Christian west to classical Greek, Roman, Arab, Chinese, and Japanese views on the subject as they were influenced by religious superstition, political intrigue, and basic human desires.
Sex Talks to Girls
1st Edition Hardcover ISBN: 0299228800
Sex Talks to Girls chronicles the outward antics of a woman on an inward journey to self through the routes of religion, sex, sobriety, and kids. Recasting herself in this memoir as “Molly Meek,” Maureen Seaton interprets the emergence of Molly’s identity in luxurious and very funny prose. Molly alternately finds herself in the surprising company of winos, swingers, and drag kings; in love with Jesus H. Christ and a butch named Mars; in charge of two children; writing stories that shrink painfully to poems without her permission; and incapable of figuring out how she landed in any of these predicaments. She is, by turns, a little saint, a Stepford wife, a bi-mom, and a femme with super powers. Her transformation—from near-nun to full-fledged sexual being, accidentally becoming conscious in the process and delighting in the spree—is the story of a life set on play and a woman heroically committed to seeing it through.
Last Watch of the Night
Essays Too Personal and Otherwise
1st Edition Hardcover ISBN: 0151000719
The author presents a collection of essays that includes a portrait of his dog, an atheist's appreciation of priests, and a meditation on travel, all in the context of his relentless deterioration from AIDS
Masterpieces of Erotic Photography
Paperback ISBN: 1560253665
Femmes provides a comprehensive review of erotic photography over the last century. It is a celebration of the female nude; featuring female couples in images that have been selected to highlight the erotic charge when two women are photographed together, between the women themselves, between models and photographer, and between the photograph and the viewer. Erotic photography is now at the forefront of fashion, and Femmes focuses on one of the most exciting and perennially popular subjects, bringing together a collection of the most significant work in this field. This photographic celebration is wonderfully illustrated with 190 outstanding color, duotone, and black-and-white photographs, including those by Michael Childers, Bob Carlos Clarke, Wolfgang Eichler, Nan Goldin, James & James, Pierre et Gilles, Housk Randall, Wolfgang Tillmans, and Trevor Watson.
The Essential Dykes to Watch Out for
Hardcover ISBN: 0618968806
In honor of the twenty-fifth anniversary of the ground-breaking comic strip series, Dykes to Watch Out For brings together a new collection of cartoons recounting the lives and loves of a diverse group of lesbian friends, in a volume that features selections from eleven previous volumes, as well as sixty strips never before published in book form.
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.
Are We Thinking Straight?
The Politics of Straightness in a Lesbian And Gay Social Movement Organization
1st Edition Hardcover ISBN: 0415977010
Explores the ways in which activists strategically use a 'straight' identity as a social movement tool in order to achieve the movement objectives. This book offers an analysis on the strategic deployment of a straight identity by an LGBT organization.