Gay Lesbian Nonfiction

Allies at Work: Creating a Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and by David M. Hall

By David M. Hall

via wide learn, this booklet bargains a consultant to create cultural swap within the office, constructing paintings environments that totally contain all people despite their sexual orientation or gender identity/expression.

Out & equivalent place of work Advocates has partnered with David corridor in this ebook, which info the significance of LGBT allies in shaping place of work climates, the enterprise case for constructing a powerful best friend application at paintings, and the cultural knowledge required to appreciate the impression of dwelling within the closet.

In Allies at paintings, corridor presents the framework for instructing what he calls cultural competency, that is the removing of all assumption and enforcement of heterosexuality within the place of work, developing environments during which everyone seems to be equal.

Allies at paintings info the non-public struggles and day-by-day demanding situations of diverse LGBT humans to underscore the necessity for directly allies to actively pursue and paintings towards growing equality within the workplace.

The ebook is a helpful source not just for allies, yet for the LGBT team, introducing them to demanding situations confronted by means of participants in their personal group, whereas additionally encouraging them to turn into actively eager about their businesses' worker source teams and through becoming a member of or beginning Out & equivalent affiliates.

Allies at paintings does not in simple terms encourage directly allies into motion, however it is helping form a destiny within which all people may be out and equal.

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Latino Truck Driver Trade: Sex and HIV in Central America by Johnny Madrigal

By Johnny Madrigal

What do truckers do approximately their sexual wishes at the road?

This startling and designated research examines the on-the-road intercourse lives of imperative American truck drivers. It takes a quantitative and qualitative examine the level of homosexuality, prostitution, drug use, and vulnerability to HIV an infection between those males who function in a surprisingly designated sexual tradition. Latino Truck driving force exchange: intercourse and HIV in relevant the USA files the level in their sexual actions with either women and men in addition to drug use and prostitution between this inhabitants.

Honest and revealing, this worthwhile e-book uncovers the magnificent chance that truck drivers placed themselves in through risking HIV an infection and why Latin sexual tradition doesn't constantly outline males who perform acts with different males as “homosexual.” Latino Truck motive force alternate explores the idea that of “machismo” and why truck drivers act very “manly” (to steer clear of being teased or being made enjoyable of).

Through interviews with truck drivers, this designated account offers perception into how acquaintances strain others to accomplish sexual acts, drink alcohol, and take medications on the way to “fit in.”

Latino Truck motive force exchange: intercourse and HIV in relevant the USA

  • provides feedback for HIV prevention courses to diminish the unfold of HIV that's generic between this workforce
  • shows how theories of homosexuality fail to account for its frequent perform between Latino heterosexual males
  • explores the sexual practices of those males
  • questions uncomplicated assumptions approximately Latin machismo
  • demonstrates how Latino males can perform homosexuality with no buying a homosexual identification
  • shows how this foreign truck driving force tradition will impression the U. S.

Latino Truck motive force alternate explicitly examines the on-the-road life of critical American truckers, revealing that again and again they're thoroughly the other of the quiet, “normal” lives those males lead at home.

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Banning Queer Blood: Rhetorics of Citizenship, Contagion, by Jeffrey A. Bennett

By Jeffrey A. Bennett

In Banning Queer Blood, Jeffrey Bennett frames blood donation as a functionality of civic id heavily associated with the that means of citizenship. notwithstanding, with the appearance of AIDS got here the concept of blood donation as a very likely risky approach. Bennett argues that the nutrition and Drug management, by way of making use of photographs that in particular depict homosexual males as contagious, has labeled homosexual males as a risk to the kingdom. The FDA's ban on blood donation by way of homosexual males is still in impact and serves to propagate the social misconceptions approximately homosexual males that flow inside of either the directly and homosexual groups today.

Bennett explores the position of medical examine pointed out by way of those banned-blood guidelines and its disquieting courting to executive enterprises, together with the FDA. Bennett attracts parallels among the FDA's place on homosexuality and the ancient precedents of discrimination by means of executive enterprises opposed to racial minorities. the writer concludes by means of describing the resistance posed by way of queer donors, who both lie for you to donate blood or protest discrimination at donation websites, and by way of calling for those prejudiced rules to be abolished.

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Sexual Deceit: The Ethics of Passing by Kelby Harrison

By Kelby Harrison

Sexual Deceit is a longer moral research of the phenomenon of sexual id passing — i.e. socially featuring as X, while one knows oneself as Y, the place the variables symbolize any modern sexual identification — along id passing within the contexts of race, gender, and in short, faith and sophistication. The research of passing makes use of and demanding situations conventional ethical understandings of id falsification, complicating our understandings of ethical duties lower than systemic oppression. Tracing the intervention of social development conception on modern political understandings of LGBT groups and activism, Sexual Deceit argues opposed to social development types of id — particularly performativity, promulgated by way of the paintings of Judith Butler and fed on and repeated by means of many students and concept knowledgeable queer humans. a brand new version of id is developed, according to a phenomenological proposal of fashion that gives for a socially adjustable but rooted concept of sexual id. the moral implications of sexual id passing are thought of within the context of eschatological pictures of social justice and inside functional concerns similar to army provider, management, and sexual harassment law.

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Pre-Gay L.A.: A Social History of the Movement for by C. Todd White

By C. Todd White

This e-book explores the origins and heritage of the fashionable American circulation for gay rights, which originated in l. a. within the past due Forties and maintains this day. half ethnography and half social heritage, it's a precise account of the heritage of the circulation as manifested throughout the emergence of 4 similar enterprises: Mattachine, ONE included, the gay details middle (HIC), and the Institute for the examine of Human assets (ISHR), which begun doing enterprise as ONE integrated whilst the 2 businesses merged in 1995. Pre-Gay L.A. is a chronicle of the way one clandestine distinct curiosity organization emerged as a robust political strength that spawned numerous different corporations over a interval of greater than sixty years.

Relying on prolonged interviews with contributors in addition to an entire assessment of the records of the gay info middle, C. Todd White reveals the institutional histories of the homosexual and lesbian rights move and the myriad personalities concerned, together with Mattachine founder Harry Hay; ONE Magazine editors Dale Jennings, Donald Slater, and Irma Wolf; ONE integrated founder Dorr Legg; etc. struggling with to decriminalize homosexuality and to procure equivalent rights, the potential agencies that those participants helped to set up considerably impacted criminal regulations not just in la yet around the usa, affecting the lives of such a lot folks dwelling in the US today.

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Social Perspectives in Lesbian and Gay Studies: A Reader by Peter M. Nardi,Beth E. Schneider,Afterword] by Ken Plummer

By Peter M. Nardi,Beth E. Schneider,Afterword] by Ken Plummer

This complete reader brings a social technological know-how point of view to a space hitherto ruled by way of the arts. via it, scholars might be in a position to stick with the tale of the way sociology has come to interact with homosexual and lesbian matters from the Fifties to the current, from the earliest examine at the underground worlds of homosexual males to the emergence of queer concept within the 1990s.
Bringing jointly vintage readings and the easiest paintings of more youthful students from all elements of the English-speaking global, this reader could be a useful source for classes at undergraduate and graduate point in all components of the sociology of sexuality and gender. Separate sections cover:
* theoretical foundations
* id and neighborhood making
* associations and social change
* demanding situations for the future.
every one part starts off with an advent giving readers a short advisor to the readings in that part, contextualises them and relates them to each other and the booklet ends with an afterword by way of Ken Plummer summing up the current kingdom of play and looking out ahead to the future.

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Casebook for Counseling: Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and by Sari H. Dworkin,Mark Pope

By Sari H. Dworkin,Mark Pope

This alluring e-book comprises 31 case experiences that target what's stated and performed in genuine counseling classes with LGBTQQI consumers, together with analysis; interventions, remedy targets, and results; transference and countertransference concerns; different multicultural issues; and proposals for additional counseling or training.

Experts within the box tackle subject matters around the parts of person improvement, courting matters, contextual issues, and well being. The circumstances offered contain popping out; counseling intersex, bisexual, and transsexual consumers; undefined, marriage, and kin counseling; parenting concerns; getting older; operating with rural consumers and African American, local American,  Latino/a, Asian, and multiracial members; sexual minority early life; HIV; sexual and drug addictions; binational undefined; paintings and profession; household violence; spirituality and faith; sexual concerns; and women’s health

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Mapping Desire:Geog Sexuality: Geographies of Sexualities by David Bell,Gill Valentine

By David Bell,Gill Valentine

This is the 1st e-book to discover sexualities from a geographical viewpoint. the character of position and notions of area are of accelerating centrality to cultural and social concept. Mapping wish offers the wealthy and numerous global of latest sexuality, exploring how the heterosexual physique has been appropriated and resisted at the person, neighborhood and town scales. The geographies awarded the following variety throughout Europe, the US, Australasia, Africa, the Pacific and the imaginary, slicing throughout urban and nation and analysing the positions of homosexual males, lesbians, bisexuals and heterosexuals. The participants ring various pursuits and ways to endure on theoretical and empirical fabric from quite a lot of resources. The ebook is split into 4 sections: cartographies/identities; sexualised areas: global/local; sexualised areas: local/global; websites of resistance. each one part is individually brought. past the bibliography, an annotated consultant to additional examining is additionally supplied to assist the reader map their very own means in the course of the literature.

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Tell Tale by Helge Janssen

By Helge Janssen

caution: SEXUALLY particular CONTENT

Tell Tale:

Is a story of a developed insanity.

It is a story of facing an completely dysfunctional family.

It is a story of survival and the beginning of consciousness.

It’s approximately being real to one's internal self opposed to the grain of commercialism and brainwashing.

It starts in surreal madness and leads to a surreal fantasy.

It is predicated on exaggerated truth toned right down to look completely normal.

It is a narrative of the start of other counterculture in South Africa.

It is a narrative of an abhorrence of apartheid and the stupidity of the apartheid regime.

It is a brave story of dancing with lifestyles at the fringe of experience.

It is ready sexuality, the taboos.

It was once written furiously, excitedly, with out remorse or self pity.

It invents words.

It is unapologetic.

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Ex-Gay Research: Analyzing the Spitzer Study and Its by Jack Drescher,Kenneth J Zucker

By Jack Drescher,Kenneth J Zucker

Defenders and critics of the debatable Spitzer learn examine its methodologies and findings

In 2001, Robert L. Spitzer, MD, awarded his learn on sexual conversion remedy with its debatable findings that a few homosexuals can swap their sexual orientation. The ensuing media sensation and political firestorm enraged the study’s critics and emboldened its supporters. Ex-Gay study: reading the Spitzer examine and Its Relation to technology, faith, Politics, and tradition offers prime specialists reading Spitzer’s study method and findings to figure no matter if the learn itself merits deeper attention or outright dismissal. each side of the research is reviewed to debate the confident or risks of the implications, its importance in political and social phrases, and the consequences for the future.

Dr. Spitzer himself was once an instrumental determine within the American Psychiatric Association's selection in 1973 to take away homosexuality as a psychological sickness directory from the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual-III. His later learn that states that in a few individuals, homosexuality will be extra fluid than formerly idea stirred controversy within the psychiatric group and society at huge. His learn is gifted right here to permit the reader to judge and look at it for themselves. best specialists then voice their very own professional or con perspectives at the method and findings. Ex-Gay examine: interpreting the Spitzer examine and Its Relation to technological know-how, faith, Politics, and tradition fearlessly illustrates the occasionally fuzzy boundary among technology and politics, courageously spotlighting the tradition wars now dividing our society.

Ex-Gay study: interpreting the Spitzer learn and Its Relation to technology, faith, Politics, and tradition discusses:

  • the ex-gay movement
  • the character of medical inquiry
  • the connection among technology and politics
  • the result of sexual conversion therapies
  • homosexual and lesbian rights

Ex-Gay examine: studying the Spitzer research and Its Relation to technological know-how, faith, Politics, and tradition is vital examining for intercourse researchers, psychological overall healthiness pros, pastoral counselors, political activists, and any one asking if you can actually really “change” his or her homosexuality.

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