Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgender Studies
Sisters, Sexperts, Queers
Beyond the Lesbian Nation
Paperback ISBN: 0452268877
This collection of essays illustrates both the vitality and the variety within the lesbian community, with topics such as the politics of butch-femme identity, lesbian pop music stars, and class differences in the lesbian community. Original.
The Transgender Studies Reader
Paperback ISBN: 041594709x
Transgender studies is the latest area of academic inquiry to grow out of the exciting nexus of queer theory, feminist studies, and the history of sexuality. Because transpeople challenge our most fundamental assumptions about the relationship between bodies, desire, and identity, the field is both fascinating and contentious. The Transgender Studies Reader puts between two covers fifty influential texts with new introductions by the editors that, taken together, document the evolution of transgender studies in the English-speaking world. By bringing together the voices and experience of transgender individuals, doctors, psychologists and academically-based theorists, this volume will be a foundational text for the transgender community, transgender studies, and related queer theory.
An Argument About Homosexuality
Paperback ISBN: 0679746145
A study of societal attitudes toward homosexuality identifies the reasons behind discrimination and explains why and how such discrimination should be countered with rational, logical arguments. Reprint. 50,000 first printing. NYT.
Man Who Knew Too Much
Alan Turing And the Invention of the Computer
Paperback ISBN: 0393329097
Outlines the Bletchley Park mathematician's efforts to launch artificial intelligence innovations, describing his thwarted attempts to gain support for a programmable calculating machine, his contributions to cracking the Nazi Enigma code during World War II, and how the revelation of his homosexuality led to his tragic imprisonment and suicide. Reprint.
Gay Marriage: for Better or for Worse?
What We've Learned from the Evidence
Hardcover ISBN: 0195187512
Opponents of same-sex marriage in the United States often claim that allowing gays and lesbians to marry will lead to the downfall of the institution of marriage and will harm children. Drawing from 16 years of data and experience with same-sex unions in Scandinavia, Gay Marriage: For Better or for Worse? is the first book to present empirical evidence about the results of same-sex marriage (in the form of registered partnerships) from the Nordic countries. Spedale and Eskridge demonstrate that conservative defense-of-marriage arguments that predict negative effects from gay marriage are invalid, and the Scandinavian experience suggests that the institution of marriage may indeed benefit from the enactment of gay marriage. If we look at the proof from abroad, the authors argue, we must conclude that the sanctioning of gay marriage in the United States would neither undermine marriage as an institution, nor harm the wellbeing of our nation's children.
Men, Homosexuality, and the Gods
An Exploration into the Religious Significance of Male Homosexuality in World Perspective
Paperback ISBN: 1560231521
Compare worldwide religious regulations involving gay sex and masculinity! Men, Homosexuality, and the Gods: An Exploration into the Religious Significance of Male Homosexuality in World Perspective is an eye-opening look at the traditions of particular religions and their edicts concerning gay sex. This book examines the origins of holy directives involving homosexualitywhether forbidden, tolerated, or mandatoryand establishes a link between theology, sex roles, and the sensitive issue of masculinity. This text draws a parallel between homosexuality and the idea of religion, suggesting that gay rights can be understood as a freedom of religion issue. While most readers are familiar with the traditional Islamic, Christian, and Hebrew prohibitions against sex between two males, this book also reveals other historic religions from around the world that neither opposed nor looked down on homosexuality. Men, Homosexuality, and the Gods argues that masculinity is the universal theme that formed historical interpretationwarriors and men of high status could not be sexually receptive or feminine and still be called men. This intriguing text shows how the modern homophile movements are in effect redefining masculinity to obliterate the stigma of being a sexually receptive man. Men, Homosexuality, and the Gods examines the significance of homosexuality in such religions as: - the Sambians of New Guinea - the Taoists of Ancient China - Plato and the later Stoics - Islamic Sufism - Native American culture - Hebrew Scriptures - early Christianity - Buddhism Men, Homosexuality, and the Gods is an enlightening book that honors homosexual claims to moral integrity and appreciates religion and religious figures without rancor. Easy-to-read and free of technical language, this volume is for anyone who has an academic, professional, or personal interest in theology and homosexuality. The author is available for speaking engagements and can be contacted at Ronldlong@aol.com
Queer Strategies for Resisting Assimilation
Paperback ISBN: 1593761953
A revised edition of a scathing cultural manifesto on the gay movement collects essays on the challenges facing homosexuals in today's world and includes pieces by such activists as Patrick Califia, Kate Bornstein, and Carol Queen, in a volume that covers such topics as gay art, the gay scene in New Orleans, and the Drop the Debt/Stop AIDS action in New York. Original.
Paperback ISBN: 1590171896
The great travel writer Jan Morris was born James Morris. James Morris distinguished himself in the British military, became a successful and physically daring reporter, climbed mountains, crossed deserts, and established a reputation as a historian of the British empire. He was happily married, with several children. To all appearances, he was not only a man, but a man’s man. Except that appearances, as James Morris had known from early childhood, can be deeply misleading. James Morris had known all his conscious life that at heart he was a woman. Conundrum, one of the earliest books to discuss transsexuality with honesty and without prurience, tells the story of James Morris’s hidden life and how he decided to bring it into the open, as he resolved first on a hormone treatment and, second, on risky experimental surgery that would turn him into the woman that he truly was.
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.