Gay Lesbian Nonfiction

Persistence: All Ways Butch and Femme by Ivan Coyote,Zena Sharman

By Ivan Coyote,Zena Sharman

Lambda Literary Award finalist

American Library organization Stonewall Honor Book

In the summer season of 2009, butch author and storyteller Ivan Coyote and gender researcher and femme dynamo Zena Sharman wrote down a wish-list in their favorite queer authors; they desired to proceed and extend the butch-femme dialog. the result's Persistence: All methods Butch and Femme. The tales in those pages face up to basic definitions. the folk in those tales defy reductive stereotypes and rigid different types. The pages during this e-book describe the lives of a massive range of individuals whose hearts additionally pounded for a few cause the 1st time they learn or heard the phrases "butch" or "femme."

Contributors corresponding to Jewelle Gomez (The Gilda Stories), Thea Hillman (Intersex), S. undergo Bergman (Butch is a Noun), Chandra Mayor (All the beautiful Girls), Amber sunrise (Sub Rosa), Anna Camilleri (Brazen Femme), Debra Anderson (Code White), Anne Fleming (Anomaly), Michael V. Smith (Cumberland), and Zoe Whittall (Bottle Rocket Hearts) discover the parameters, historical past, and tool of a large number of butch and femme realities. it is a raucous, insightful, horny, and infrequently risky examine what the phrases butch and femme can suggest in today’s ever-shifting gender panorama, with one eye at the previous and the opposite on what's to come.

Includes a foreword via Joan Nestle, well known femme writer and editor of The power hope: A Femme-Butch Reader, a landmark anthology initially released in 1992.

Ivan E. Coyote is the writer of 7 books (including the radical Bow Grip, an American Library organization Stonewall Honor ebook) and a long-time muser at the trappings of the two-party gender system.

Zena Sharman is the assistant director of Canada's nationwide Institute of Gender and Health.

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Handbook of Counseling and Psychotherapy With Lesbian, Gay, by Kathleen J. Bieschke,Ruperto M. Perez,Kurt A. DeBord

By Kathleen J. Bieschke,Ruperto M. Perez,Kurt A. DeBord

The moment version of the Handbook of Counseling and Psychotherapy With Lesbian, homosexual, and Bisexual Clients serves to construct on components of data defined within the first version whereas additionally incorporating new and rising parts of scholarship relative to psychotherapy with LGB consumers. the second one variation specializes in the advanced cultural contexts of lesbian, homosexual, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) contributors, the availability of psychotherapy to LGBT consumers throughout a number of providing matters, and rising socio/political issues.

In this completely up to date variation, the editors concentration serious realization at the have to increase our figuring out of lesbian, homosexual, bisexual, and transgender consumers. They comprise new and rising parts of scholarship and think about implications of modern alterations in our society, together with political struggles for homosexual civil unions, marriage, and adoption rights. This quantity makes a speciality of the advanced cultural contexts of lesbian, homosexual, bisexual, and transgender contributors and explores easy methods to offer them with potent psychotherapy throughout a variety of providing issues. The authors tension the significance of confirmation with lesbian, homosexual, bisexual, and transgender consumers all through. This moment variation of theHandbook might be a necessary source for all therapists, counselors, and researchers.

The first variation of the guide got the 2001 unusual booklet Award via department forty four (Society for the mental learn of Lesbian, homosexual, and Bisexual Issues). With the adoption of the ideas for Psychotherapy with Lesbian, homosexual, and Bisexual consumers (APA department 44/Committee on Lesbian, homosexual, and Bisexual issues, 2000), there's elevated curiosity and a focus to parts of analysis and perform with lesbian, homosexual, and bisexual clients.

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Transgender Emergence: Therapeutic Guidelines for Working by Arlene Istar Lev

By Arlene Istar Lev

discover an ecological strength-based framework for the therapy of gender-variant consumers

This entire booklet provide you with a scientific and theoretical evaluate of the problems dealing with transgendered/transsexual humans and their households. Transgender Emergence: healing instructions for operating with Gender-Variant humans and Their households perspectives overview and remedy via a nonpathologizing lens that honors human range and recognizes the function of oppression within the developmental means of gender id formation.

particular sections of Transgender Emergence: healing guidance for operating with Gender-Variant humans and Their households handle the wishes of gender-variant humans in addition to transgender kids and adolescence. the problems dealing with gender-variant populations who've now not been the focal point of medical care, comparable to intersexed humans, female-to-male transgendered humans, and people who establish as bigendered, also are addressed.

The booklet examines:

  • the six phases of transgender emergence
  • popping out transgendered as a normative means of gender id improvement
  • considering "outside the field" within the deconstruction of intercourse and gender
  • the variation among sexual orientation and gender id, in addition to the convergence, overlap, and integration of those elements of the self
  • the facility of non-public narrative in gender identification improvement
  • etiology and typographies of transgenderism
  • therapy versions that emerge from a variety of scientific views
  • replacement remedy modalities in line with gender variance as a normative lifecycle developmental process

whole with attention-grabbing case stories, a critique of diagnostic methods, remedy ideas, and a necessary word list of proper phrases, this publication is a necessary reference for somebody who works with gender-variant humans. convenient tables and figures make the data more uncomplicated to entry and understand.

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Critically Sovereign: Indigenous Gender, Sexuality, and by Joanne Barker

By Joanne Barker

Critically Sovereign lines the ways that gender is inextricably part of Indigenous politics and U.S. and Canadian imperialism and colonialism. The participants express how gender, sexuality, and feminism paintings as co-productive forces of local American and Indigenous sovereignty, self-determination, and epistemology. numerous essays use more than a few literary and criminal texts to research the construction of colonial house, the biopolitics of “Indianness,” and the collisions and collusions among queer thought and colonialism inside Indigenous stories. Others tackle the U.S. government’s criminalization of conventional types of Diné marriage and sexuality, the Iñupiat people's altering conceptions of masculinity as they embody the techniques of globalization, Hawai‘i’s same-sex marriage invoice, and tales of Indigenous ladies falling in love with non-human beings similar to animals, crops, and stars. Following the politics of gender, sexuality, and feminism throughout those diversified old and cultural contexts, the members query and reframe the brooding about Indigenous wisdom, nationhood, citizenship, background, id, belonging, and the probabilities for a decolonial future.

members. Jodi A. Byrd, Joanne Barker, Jennifer Nez Denetdale, Mishuana Goeman,  J. Kehaulani Kauanui, Melissa ok. Nelson, Jessica Bissett Perea, Mark Rifkin

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Impossible Desires: Queer Diasporas and South Asian Public by Gayatri Gopinath

By Gayatri Gopinath

By bringing queer concept to undergo on rules of diaspora, Gayatri Gopinath produces either a extra compelling queer concept and a extra nuanced realizing of diaspora. concentrating on queer woman diasporic subjectivity, Gopinath develops a thought of diaspora except the good judgment of blood, authenticity, and patrilineal descent that she argues normally types the middle of traditional formulations. She examines South Asian diasporic literature, movie, and tune so one can recommend alternative routes of conceptualizing group and collectivity throughout disparate geographic destinations. Her agile readings problem nationalist ideologies via bringing to gentle that which has been rendered illegible or most unlikely inside diaspora: the impure, inauthentic, and nonreproductive.

Gopinath juxtaposes varied texts to point the diversity of oppositional practices, subjectivities, and visions of collectivity that fall outdoors not just mainstream narratives of diaspora, colonialism, and nationalism but additionally so much initiatives of liberal feminism and homosexual and lesbian politics and idea. She considers British Asian tune of the Nineteen Nineties along replacement media and cultural practices. one of the fictional works she discusses are V. S. Naipaul’s vintage novel A apartment for Mr. Biswas, Ismat Chughtai’s brief tale “The Quilt,” Monica Ali’s Brick Lane, Shyam Selvadurai’s Funny Boy, and Shani Mootoo’s Cereus Blooms at Night. studying motion pictures together with Deepa Mehta’s debatable Fire and Mira Nair’s Monsoon Wedding, she will pay specific awareness to how South Asian diasporic feminist filmmakers have transformed Bollywood’s thoughts of queer illustration and to what's misplaced or won during this means of translation. Gopinath’s readings are superb, and her theoretical framework transformative and far-reaching.

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Transnational LGBT Activism: Working for Sexual Rights by Ryan R. Thoreson

By Ryan R. Thoreson

The foreign homosexual and Lesbian Human Rights fee (IGLHRC) was once based in 1990 because the first NGO dedicated to advancing LGBT human rights all over the world. How, this booklet asks, is that project translated into perform? What do transnational LGBT human rights advocates do on a day by day foundation and for whom? realizing LGBT human rights claims is most unlikely, Ryan R. Thoreson contends, with no figuring out the solutions to those questions.

In Transnational LGBT Activism, Thoreson argues that the assumption of LGBT human rights isn't really predetermined yet as a substitute is outlined via foreign activists who determine what and who qualifies for cover. He indicates how IGLHRC shaped and developed, who's engaged during this paintings, how they conceptualize LGBT human rights, and the way they've got institutionalized their perspectives on the United international locations and in other places. After an entire yr of in-depth examine in manhattan urban and Cape city, South Africa, Thoreson is ready to reconstruct IGLHRC’s early campaigns and spotlight decisive shifts within the organization’s paintings from its founding to the current day.

Using a couple of high-profile campaigns for representation, he bargains perception into why activists have framed specific calls for in particular methods and the way intergovernmental advocacy shapes the claims that activists eventually make. the result's a uniquely balanced, empirical reaction to past impressionistic and reductive evaluations of Western human rights activists—and a clarifying point of view at the nature and perform of world human rights advocacy.

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Cold War Femme: Lesbianism, National Identity, and Hollywood by Robert J. Corber

By Robert J. Corber

In his bestselling publication The Grapevine: A document at the mystery global of the Lesbian (1965), Jess Stearn introduced that, opposite to the assumptions of many americans, such a lot lesbians seemed indistinguishable from different girls. they can mingle “congenially in traditional society.” a few have been well known intercourse symbols; a few have been married to unsuspecting husbands. Robert J. Corber contends that The Grapevine exemplified a homophobic chilly struggle discourse that portrayed the femme as an invisible hazard to the country. Underlying this panic used to be the common worry that college-educated girls might reject marriage and motherhood as aspirations, weakening the yank relations and compromising the nation’s skill to defeat totalitarianism. Corber argues that chilly conflict homophobia reworked principles approximately lesbianism within the usa. within the early 20th century, homophobic discourse had occupied with gender identification: the lesbian was once a masculine girl. throughout the chilly battle, the lesbian used to be reconceived as a lady drawn to different girls. Corber develops his argument via reading representations of lesbianism in Hollywood videos of the Nineteen Fifties and Sixties, and within the careers of a few of the era’s largest lady stars. He examines remedies of the femme in All approximately Eve, The Children’s Hour, and Marnie, and he explores the influence of chilly battle homophobia at the careers of Joan Crawford, Bette Davis, and Doris Day.

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Sin, Sex, and Democracy: Antigay Rhetoric and the Christian by Cynthia Burack

By Cynthia Burack

Explores the Christian Right’s use of adapted rhetorics to increase a number of and sundry antigay political projects.

While the Christian correct has spearheaded a number of antigay tasks over the last fifteen years, together with interventions in public faculties, antigay-rights tasks, and help for a constitutional modification banning same-sex marriage, observers of the institutionalized Christian correct have additionally famous a softening of antigay public rhetoric. Sin, intercourse, and Democracy analyzes those ostensibly conflicting phenomena. studying Christian witnessing tracts, the ex-gay circulation, and up to date linkages among gays and terrorists, Cynthia Burack argues that because the Christian correct has develop into a extra subtle curiosity staff, leaders became adept at tailoring varied messages for mainstream audiences and for the interior pedagogical strategies of Christian conservatives. figuring out the rhetoric and the theological convictions that lie in the back of them, Burack claims, is vital to higher know the way American politics paintings and the way to successfully reply to exclusionary varieties of political proposal and practice.

Cynthia Burack is affiliate Professor of Women’s reviews on the Ohio kingdom college. She is the writer of therapeutic Identities: Black Feminist inspiration and the Politics of teams and coeditor (with Jyl J. Josephson) of primary transformations: Feminists speak again to Social Conservatives.

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Religion and LGBTQ Sexualities: Critical Essays by Stephen Hunt

By Stephen Hunt

This compiled and edited assortment engages with a subject that's more and more attracting scholarly awareness, particularly, faith and LGBTQ sexuality. each one component of the amount offers views to knowing educational discourse and wide-ranging debates round LGBTQ sexualities and faith and spirituality. the gathering additionally attracts realization to facets of religiosity that form the lived studies of LGBTQ humans and indicates how sexual orientation forges dimensions of religion and spirituality. Taken jointly the essays signify an exploration of contestations round sexual variety within the significant religions; the quest of sexual minorities for religious ’safe areas’ in either verified and new different types of religiosity; and religious paths shaped in reconciling and expressing religion and sexual orientation. This assortment, which positive aspects contributions from a couple of disciplines together with sociology, anthropology, psychology, background, non secular reports and theology, presents an imperative instructing source for educators and scholars in an period whilst LGBTQ subject matters are more and more discovering their method onto various undergraduate, post-graduate and career oriented programmes.

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Lesbians and Lesbianisms: A Post-Jungian Perspective by Claudette Kulkarni

By Claudette Kulkarni

Claudette Kulkarni explores lesbian event from a Jungian and feminist point of view, via interviews with ladies who see themselves as lesbians or who're in a lesbian relationship.
even supposing a feminist remedy of the topic demanding situations the heterosexism of Jungian thought, the writer offers a hyperlink among thought and adventure that's in line with either approaches.
She concludes that after a lady reveals herself loving one other lady she is usually responding to a profound mental intuition to behave, despite inner clash or exterior competition, and that this can be a major flow within the carrier of private and collective individuation and a circulate towards attaining self-understanding

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