Gay Lesbian Nonfiction

Tory Pride and Prejudice: The Conservative Party and by Michael McManus

By Michael McManus

TORY satisfaction AND PREJUDICE is an authoritative yet hugely available account of the Conservative Party's social attitudes from the Nineteen Fifties to the current day, with a specific specialise in gay legislation reform and equivalent rights for LGBT voters. provided within the context of up to date social and political advancements, it attracts upon wide fundamental learn and specific interviews to chart the party's growth from a obdurate unwillingness to decriminalise homosexuality within the Fifties and Nineteen Sixties, through tacit reputation within the Seventies and part 28 within the Nineteen Eighties and Nineteen Nineties, to the present Conservative-Liberal Democrat Coalition govt, which has produced the 1st complete assertion on equivalent rights in British history.

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Men on the Make: True Gay Sex Confessions by Shane Allison

By Shane Allison

homosexual award-winning editor Shane Allison brings jointly a staggeringly horny set of precise tales reflecting homosexual lifestyles this day. males at the Make is as exceptionally different because the tradition itself, with real confessions which are revelatory, occasionally surprising, and regularly tremendous own. Allison's booklet is a exclusive nonfiction compilation the place homosexual males percentage height reviews which are compelling and telling. As with the lauded editor's fiction, males at the Make positive aspects absolutely the most popular, kinkiest, and so much unforeseen intercourse: intercourse in public, intercourse with a stranger, threesomes, foursomes, or moresomes.

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Queer Phenomenology: Orientations, Objects, Others by Sara Ahmed

By Sara Ahmed

In this groundbreaking paintings, Sara Ahmed demonstrates how queer reviews can placed phenomenology to efficient use. targeting the “orientation” element of “sexual orientation” and the “orient” in “orientalism,” Ahmed examines what it capacity for our bodies to be located in house and time. our bodies take form as they go through the area directing themselves towards or clear of items and others. Being “orientated” ability feeling at domestic, realizing the place one stands, or having yes gadgets nearby. Orientations impact what's proximate to the physique or what might be reached. A queer phenomenology, Ahmed contends, unearths how social relatives are prepared spatially, how queerness disrupts and reorders those family by way of no longer following the approved paths, and the way a politics of disorientation places different items within sight, those who may, first and foremost look, appear awry.

Ahmed proposes queer phenomenology may perhaps examine not just how the idea that of orientation is proficient via phenomenology but in addition the orientation of phenomenology itself. hence she displays at the value of the items that appear—and those who do not—as indicators of orientation in vintage phenomenological texts comparable to Husserl’s Ideas. In constructing a queer version of orientations, she combines readings of phenomenological texts—by Husserl, Heidegger, Merleau-Ponty, and Fanon—with insights drawn from queer reviews, feminist thought, severe race conception, Marxism, and psychoanalysis. Queer Phenomenology points queer conception in daring new directions.

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Male Homosexuality in Modern Japan: Cultural Myths and by Mark J. McLelland

By Mark J. McLelland

This ebook is the 1st to examine the wide variety of contrasting pictures of the homosexual male physique in eastern pop culture, either mainstream and homosexual, and relate those pictures to the event of an interview pattern of eastern homosexual males. In so doing, it touches on a few very important concerns, together with even if there could be a common 'gay id' and even if options built for expanding homosexual and lesbian visibility in western international locations are acceptable to the social scenario in Japan

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Gay Men and The New Way Forward by Raymond Rigoglioso,Toby Johnson

By Raymond Rigoglioso,Toby Johnson

“Gay males are only like all people else.”

“Gay males are inherently different.”

Both statements comprise truths. within the force for equivalent rights and social attractiveness, such a lot of within the LGBT stream have emphasised homosexual people’s commonalities with straights. yet what if homosexual men’s transformations have been unique presents? What if homosexual men—and you—played vital and singular roles within the human family?

From a standpoint seldom thought of in mainstream gay—or straight—culture, Raymond L. Rigoglioso, founding father of homosexual males of knowledge, takes a clean and open-hearted examine the serious roles that homosexual males play on the planet. equipped round 14 particular homosexual Male presents, homosexual males and the hot approach ahead exhibits how homosexual males have emerged from a heritage ruled by way of victimization to develop into academics for humanity. It proposes that, once we know how we give a contribution to the healthiness and power of society, LGBT humans could make a wholly new case for equality and start a big new period in our movement.

Written as a call for participation to self-discovery, homosexual males and the recent means ahead incorporates a self-assessment to assist the reader notice how he serves and heals humanity, reinvents manhood, and frees and enriches the human spirit.


Thoughtful and obviously written, Raymond Rigoglioso's wondrous e-book holds knowledge for homosexual males of every iteration. ancient in its sweeping imaginative and prescient but functional on a regular point, a replica of the hot manner ahead could be given to each homosexual guy on planet earth. simply because in therapeutic ourselves with the profound insights provided right here, we now have the ability to heal the area itself.

--Mark Thompson, writer of the homosexual Spirit, homosexual Soul, homosexual physique trilogy


Gay males and the hot method ahead is a miracle of a booklet. Rigoglioso is going to the social, mental, moral, and legendary roots of what it skill to be a homosexual guy this present day. Urging a trip from disgrace right into a global of self-love and acknowledgment of the social and ethical presents that homosexual males can provide the realm, this ebook is visionary within the top experience of the observe. it truly is grounded in fabric truth, and but knows the prior and will see a destiny that's loving, fit, and radiant not just for homosexual males, however the whole world.

--Michael Bronski, writer, A Queer historical past of the United States


At the outset of the LGBT circulate, Harry Hay posed 3 questions: who're we? the place did we come from? What are we for? within the nice awakening of LGBT people who has swept the area within the a long time that undefined, answering those questions has been the line much less taken. Now comes homosexual males and the hot approach ahead, taking on the hunt, beginning new byways, and revealing the vistas that wait for us after we include our queer distinction and search its meaning...and in doing so, make our present to the world.

--Will Roscoe, editor of appreciably homosexual: homosexual Liberation within the phrases of Its Founder


Raymond Rigoglioso has issued a strong name to homosexual males in every single place to determine our gayness as a present and to develop into extra skillful at utilizing this reward for ourselves, our groups, and humanity. He has successfully synthesized many principles relating to homosexual spirituality and perennial knowledge. His paintings is obvious, provocative, and encouraging. His daring invitation and problem to take our homosexual presents heavily and to rework ourselves to be presents for the realm may have a strong influence in this iteration of queer seekers. Bravo, Ray!

--John Stasio, founding father of Easton Mountain

Gay males and the hot means ahead is an urgently very important ebook for our time, and that i suggest it hugely. It illumines the painful and gorgeous secrets and techniques homosexual males combat with within the privateness of our hearts, after which provides us--and the area at large--a new technique to comprehend our precise project as a humans. This lucid, clever, and encouraging paintings is a guide for a brand new world.

--Ken web page, writer of Deeper Dating

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Queering Fat Embodiment (Queer Interventions) by Cat Pausé,Cat, Dr Pausé,Samantha, Dr Murray,Jackie, Ms Wykes

By Cat Pausé,Cat, Dr Pausé,Samantha, Dr Murray,Jackie, Ms Wykes

Cultural anxieties approximately fatness and the attendant stigmatisation of fats our bodies, have lent a scientific authority and cultural legitimacy to what might be defined as ‘fat-phobia’. opposed to the backdrop of the ever-growing medicalisation, pathologisation, and commodification of fatness, coupled with the ethical panic over an alleged ‘obesity epidemic’, this quantity brings jointly the most recent scholarship from a number of severe disciplines to problem present principles of fats and fats embodiment.

Shedding mild at the ways that fats embodiment is lived, skilled, regulated and (re)produced throughout a number cultural websites and contexts, Queering fats Embodiment destabilises demonstrated principles approximately fats our bodies, making particular the intersectionality of fats identities and thereby countering the statement that fats reports has lately reproduced a white, ableist, heteronormative subjectivity in its analyses.

A severe queer exam on fatness, Queering fats Embodiment should be of curiosity to students of cultural and queer conception, sociology and media reviews, engaged on questions of embodiment, stigmatisation and gender and sexuality.

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Porn Archives by Tim Dean,Steven Ruszczycky,David Squires

By Tim Dean,Steven Ruszczycky,David Squires

While sexually particular writing and paintings were round for millennia, pornography—as a cultured, ethical, and juridical category—is a contemporary invention. The individuals to Porn Archives discover how the construction and proliferation of pornography has been intertwined with the emergence of the archive as a conceptual and actual web site for maintaining, cataloguing, and transmitting files and artifacts. by means of segregating and regulating entry to sexually specific fabric, data have helped represent pornography as a unique style. for this reason, porn has develop into a domain for the creation of data, in addition to the construction of pleasure.

The essays during this assortment tackle the traditionally and culturally different interactions among porn and the archive. subject matters variety from library guidelines governing entry to sexually specific fabric to the growing to be electronic archive of "war porn," or eroticized strive against imagery; and from same-sex amputee porn to homosexual black comedian booklet superhero porn. jointly the items hint pornography because it crosses borders, transforms applied sciences, consolidates sexual identities, and demanding situations notions of what counts as valid types of wisdom. the gathering concludes with a beneficial source for students: a listing of pornography information held via associations round the world.

Contributors. Jennifer Burns shiny, Eugenie Brinkema, Joseph Bristow, Robert Caserio, Ronan Crowley, Tim Dean, Robert Dewhurst, Lisa Downing, Frances Ferguson, Loren Glass, Harri Kahla, Marcia Klotz, Prabha Manuratne, Mireille Miller-Young, Nguyen Tan Hoang, John Paul Ricco, Steven Ruszczycky, Melissa Schindler, Darieck Scott, Caitlin Shanley, Ramon Soto-Crespo, David Squires, Linda Williams

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The Age of Beloveds: Love and the Beloved in Early-Modern by Walter G. Andrews,Mehmet Kalpakli

By Walter G. Andrews,Mehmet Kalpakli

The Age of Beloveds bargains a wealthy advent to early glossy Ottoman tradition via a learn of its appealing lyric love poetry. while, it indicates provocative cross-cultural parallels within the sociology and spirituality of affection in Europe—from Istanbul to London—during the lengthy 16th century. Walter G. Andrews and Mehmet Kalpakli offer a beneficiant sampling of translations of Ottoman poems, a lot of that have by no means seemed in English, in addition to informative and encouraged shut readings. The authors clarify that the flourishing of Ottoman strength and tradition throughout the “Turkish Renaissance” manifested itself, to some extent, as an “age of beloveds,” within which younger males grew to become the focal issues for the will and a focus of robust officeholders and artists in addition to the foundation for a wealthy literature of love.

The authors convey that the “age of beloveds” used to be not only an Ottoman, jap ecu, or Islamic phenomenon. It prolonged into western Europe besides, pervading the cultures of Venice, Florence, Rome, and London through the comparable interval. Andrews and Kalpakli contend that during an age ruled via absolute rulers and through struggle, cultural swap, and non secular upheaval, the attachments of based courtiers and the longings of fearful commoners aroused an extreme curiosity in love and the loved. The Age of Beloveds reveals new commonalities within the cultural background of 2 worlds lengthy visible as substantially different.

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Bisexuality: Identities, Politics, and Theories (Genders and by Surya Monro

By Surya Monro

This publication offers an obtainable creation to bisexuality reviews, set in the context of latest social thought and examine. Drawing on interviews carried out within the united kingdom and Colombia, it maps out the territory, delivering a method of knowing sexualities which are neither homosexual, nor lesbian, nor heterosexual.

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Masked Voices: Gay Men and Lesbians in Cold War America by Craig M. Loftin

By Craig M. Loftin

An research of unpublished letters to the 1st American homosexual journal unearths the organisation, version, and resistance happening within the homosexual group throughout the McCarthy era.

In this compelling social heritage, Craig M. Loftin describes how homosexual humans within the usa skilled the Nineteen Fifties and early Nineteen Sixties, a time whilst swiftly turning out to be homosexual and lesbian subcultures suffered frequent discrimination. The publication relies on a notable and precise old resource: letters written to at least one journal, the 1st overtly homosexual book within the usa. those letters, such a lot of that have by no means prior to been released, offer remarkable perception into the reports, strategies, and emotions of homosexual males and lesbians national, specially as they coped with the anxieties of the McCarthy period. The letters exhibit how homosexual humans handled matters hugely correct to LGBT existence this present day, together with task discrimination, police harassment, marriage, homophobia in households, and persecution in church buildings and the army. Loftin exhibits that homosexual males and lesbians answered to intolerance and bigotry with resilience, creativity, and an invigorated trust of their correct to dwell their lives as homosexual males and lesbians lengthy sooner than this used to be accredited and regarded secure. Groundbreaking chapters deal with homosexual marriage and relations existence, overseas homosexual activism, and the way antigay federal executive rules reverberated during the country.

“[a] striking ebook … approximately homosexual and lesbian existence within the Fifties and ’60s.” — la Times

“The book’s curiosity and cost comes during the letters, which current a close-up, own view of homosexual existence following WWII.” — CHOICE

“The letters to 1 are marvelous, delivering a priceless feel of the troubles and views of homosexual males and lesbians who should be thought of rank-and-file homophiles. The ebook illustrates how humans occasionally minimally engaged with the flow negotiated the postwar interval and made a difference.” — Leila J. Rupp, writer of Sapphistries: a world background of affection among Wome

Craig M. Loftin is Lecturer in American stories at California country college, Fullerton.

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