Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgender Studies
Before Night Falls
Paperback ISBN: 0140157654
The shocking memoir by visionary Cuban writer Reinaldo Arenas "is a book above all about being free," said The New York Review of Books--sexually, politically, artistically. Arenas recounts a stunning odyssey from his poverty-stricken childhood in rural Cuba and his adolescence as a rebel fighting for Castro, through his supression as a writer, imprisonment as a homosexual, his flight from Cuba via the Mariel boat lift, and his subsequent life and the events leading to his death in New York. In what The Miami Herald calls his "deathbed ode to eroticism," Arenas breaks through the code of secrecy and silence that protects the privileged in a state where homosexuality is a political crime. Recorded in simple, straightforward prose, this is the true story of the Kafkaesque life and world re-created in the author's acclaimed novels.
Dude, You're a Fag
Masculinity and Sexuality in High School
Paperback ISBN: 0520252306
A perceptive ethnographic study explores the complex issues of gender identity and sexuality in high school, in a study based on eighteen months of fieldwork in a racially diverse working-class high school, looking at the definition of masculinity in terms of both a field of meaning and as a set of social practices. Simultaneous.
Christianity, Social Tolerance, and Homosexuality
Gay People in Western Europe from the Beginning of the Christian Era to the Fourteenth Century
Paperback ISBN: 0226067114
A comprehensive study of homosexuality in medieval Europe examines the interaction of social reality and moral argument and traces changes in public attitudes
Stranger at the Gate
To Be Gay and Christian in America
Paperback ISBN: 0452273811
Until Christmans Eve 1991, Mel White was regarded by the leaders of the religious right as one of their most talented and productive supporters. He penned the speeches of Ollie North. He was a ghostwriter for Jerry Falwell, worked with Jim Bakker, flew in Pat Robertson's private jet, walked sandy beaches with Billy Graham. What these men didn't know was that Mel White?evangelical minister, committed Christian, family man?was gay. In this remarkable book, Mel White details his twenty-five years of being counseled, exorcised, electric-shocked, prayed for, and nearly driven to suicide because his church said homosexuality was wrong. But his salvation?to be openly gay and Christian?is more than a unique coming-out story. It is a chilling exposé that goes right into the secret meetings and hidden agendas of the religious right. Told by an eyewitness and sure to anger those Mel White once knew best, Stranger at the Gate is a warning about where the politics of hate may lead America ? a brave book by a good man whose words can make us richer in spirit and much wiser too.
The Gay Metropolis
1st Edition Paperback ISBN: 0156006170
An entertaining and informative social and political history of modern gay life focuses on New York City, describing the growth of the gay rights movement and offering profiles of prominent gay figures since the end of World War II. Reprint. 60,000 first printing. $75,000 ad/promo. Tour.
The Trouble With Normal
Sex, Politics and the Ethics of Queer Life
Hardcover ISBN: 0684865297
A social critic argues that gay marriage and other attempts at "normalcy" our counterproductive to gays and society at large, arguing for a new, multifarious definition of human sexuality.
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.