Gay Lesbian Nonfiction

One Marriage Under God: The Campaign to Promote Marriage in by Melanie Heath

By Melanie Heath

The that means and importance of the establishment of marriage has engendered offended and boisterous battles around the usa. whereas the efforts of lesbians and homosexual males to make marriage obtainable to same-sex have visible expanding good fortune, those tasks have sparked a backlash as campaigns are waged to “protect” heterosexual marriage in the United States. much less within the public eye is executive laws that embraces the belief of marriage advertising as an important societal good. 


In this well timed and large learn of marriage politics, Melanie Heath uncovers large cultural anxieties that gas on-the-ground practices to augment a boundary of straight marriage, wondering why marriage has turn into a subject matter of pervasive nationwide preoccupation and anxiousness, and explores the influence of guidelines that search to reinstitutionalize heterosexual marriage in American society. From marriage workshops for most of the people to dating sessions for welfare recipients to marriage schooling in highschool classrooms, One Marriage lower than God documents in meticulous element the internal workings of ideologies of gender and heterosexuality within the perform of marriage merchandising to give a boost to an idea of “one marriage,” an Anglo-American excellent of Christian, heterosexual monogamy.

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Accidental Activists: Mark Phariss, Vic Holmes, and Their by David Collins,Evan Wolfson,Julian Castro

By David Collins,Evan Wolfson,Julian Castro

In early 2013 same-sex marriage was once felony in just ten states and the District of Columbia. That yr the preferrred Court’s choice in United States v. Windsor seemed to open the door to marriage equality. In Texas, Mark Phariss and Vic Holmes, jointly for 16 years and deeply in love, puzzled why nobody had stepped around the threshold to problem their state’s 2005 constitutional modification prohibiting same-sex marriage. They agreed to hitch a lawsuit being prepare by means of Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLD. years later—after demanding battles within the Federal District courtroom for the Western District of Texas and within the 5th Circuit court docket of Appeals, after sitting via oral arguments on the superb courtroom of the us in Obergefell v. Hodges—they received the correct to marry deep within the middle of Texas. however the highway they traveled used to be by no means effortless. unintentional Activists is the deeply relocating tale of 2 males who struggled to accomplish the honor of which Justice Anthony Kennedy spoke in a chain of perfect court docket judgements that well-known the “personhood,” the fundamental humanity of gays and lesbians. writer David Collins tells Mark and Vic’s tale within the context of criminal and social background and explains the advanced criminal matters and advancements surrounding same-sex marriage in layman’s terms.

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Same-Sex Marriage in the Americas: Policy Innovation for by PIERCESON,PIATTI-CROCKER,ET AL,Ahmed Khanani,Genaro

By PIERCESON,PIATTI-CROCKER,ET AL,Ahmed Khanani,Genaro Lozano,Nancy Nicol,David Rayside,Jean C. Robinson,Laura Saldivia,Miriam Smith

This e-book examines the proliferation of coverage making in regards to the popularity and security of same-sex relationships within the international locations of North and South the United States, including to the data of advancements within the usa and Canada, yet, more often than not striking, exploring newer advancements in Mexico, important and South the United States, and the Caribbean. whereas a lot paintings has been performed on advancements in Europe and higher North the USA, this booklet makes an attempt to develop the certainty of courting equality coverage proliferation worldwide and so as to add new insights concerning the guidelines of sexuality in several nationwide contexts. The publication discusses the different elements that experience restricted and facilitated policymaking during this zone together with felony structures, public opinion, political tradition, and, extra relatively, the function of faith as a key crisis within the attractiveness of rights for same-sex undefined. The chapters additionally discover the function of institutional mechanisms, political events, NGOs, IGOs, and overseas norms as major components for coverage adoption This booklet explores coverage innovation for same-sex in the course of the Americas and comprises same-sex marriage laws, civil unions, and different new advancements for same-sex through the Americas at either nationwide and sub-national degrees. This scholarship is leading edge simply because although a lot has been written relating to advancements in North the USA, there's little or no paintings facing contemporary advancements within the remainder of the Americas.

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Biología de la homosexualidad (Libros de Síntesis) (Spanish by Diego López Alonso

By Diego López Alonso

¿El gay nace o se hace? En esta obra, partiendo de datos rigurosamente científicos, y con un lenguaje tan claro como accesible para cualquier lector, se aborda esta cuestión. Para ello, se proporciona cuantiosa información, llamativa y unique, que conduce a sostener los angeles hipótesis de que los angeles homosexualidad humana no solo tiene un origen biológico, sino que además es un producto de l. a. evolución.

Por ello, se trata de una contribución relevante y genuine encaminada a eliminar los prejuicios sobre los angeles homosexualidad humana, proporcionando una sólida base para que se asuma, sin angustia, l. a. condición gay tanto por las propias personas (gays y lesbianas) como por sus familias.

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Black Genders and Sexualities (Critical Black Studies) by S. McGlotten,D. Davis

By S. McGlotten,D. Davis

slicing around the humanities and social sciences, and positioned in websites around the black diaspora, the paintings during this book collectively demanding situations notions that we live in a post-racial age and in its place argue for the specificity of black cultural reports as formed by way of gender and sex.

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What Do Gay Men Want?: An Essay on Sex, Risk, and by David Halperin

By David Halperin

“ Compelling, well timed, and provocative. The writing is modern and exhilarating. It doesn’ t waste time telling us what it is going to do or what it has simply performed— it simply does it.”

— Don Kulick, Professor of Anthropology, ny University

How we will discuss intercourse and danger within the age of barebacking— or condomless intercourse— with out invoking the standard bogus and punitive cliché s approximately homosexual males’ s alleged low vainness, loss of strength of will, and different mental “ deficits” ? Are there queer possible choices to psychology for brooding about the interior lifetime of homosexuality? What Do homosexual males wish? explores a number of the possibilities.

Unlike such a lot writers regarding homosexual males and dicy intercourse, David Halperin liberates homosexual male subjectivity from psychology, demonstrating the insidious ways that psychology’ s defining competition among the traditional and the pathological topics homosexuality to clinical reasoning and revives a complete set of  unexamined ethical assumptions approximately “ stable” intercourse and “ undesirable” sex.

In specific, Halperin champions missed traditions of queer idea, together with either literary and renowned discourses, by way of drawing at the paintings of famous figures like Jean Genet and ignored ones like Marcel Jouhandeau. He exhibits how the lengthy background of of homosexual males’ s makes use of of “ abjection” can supply an alternate, nonmoralistic version for pondering homosexual male subjectivity, whatever that's urgently wanted within the age of barebacking.

Anyone trying to find nondisciplinary how you can sluggish the unfold of HIV/AIDS between homosexual males— or drawn to new modes of considering homosexual male subjectivity— may still learn this book.

David M. Halperin is W. H. Auden Collegiate Professor of the heritage and conception of Sexuality, Professor of English, Professor of girls’ s stories, Professor of Comparative Literature, and Adjunct Professor of Classical reviews on the college of Michigan.

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Queer Methods and Methodologies: Intersecting Queer Theories by Catherine J. Nash,Catherine J, Dr Nash,Professor Browne Kath

By Catherine J. Nash,Catherine J, Dr Nash,Professor Browne Kath

Queer tools and Methodologies presents the 1st systematic attention of the results of a queer viewpoint within the pursuit of social clinical study. This quantity grapples with key modern questions in regards to the methodological implications for social technology learn undertaken from assorted queer views, and explores the constraints and potentials of queer engagements with social technology study options and methodologies. With members established within the united kingdom, united states, Canada, Sweden, New Zealand and Australia, this really overseas quantity will attract a person pursuing study on the intersections among social medical examine and queer views, in addition to these enticing with methodological concerns in social technological know-how learn extra broadly.

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Woman-to-Woman Sexual Violence: Does She Call It Rape? by Lori B. Girshick

By Lori B. Girshick

a girl raping one other girl is unthinkable. this isn't how girls behave, society tells us. Our felony procedure isn't outfitted to address woman-to-woman sexual attack, our women's prone should not have the assets or maybe the phrases to arrive out to its sufferers, and our lesbian and homosexual groups face hurdles in acknowledging its life. Already facing complicated matters concerning their sexual identities, and regularly beaten through disgrace, lesbian and bisexual survivors of such violence are one of the so much remoted of crime sufferers.

In a piece that's certain to stir controversy, Lori B. Girshick exposes the stunning, hidden fact of woman-to-woman sexual violence and provides voice to the abused. Drawing on a national survey and in-depth interviews, Girshick explores the studies and reflections of seventy ladies, documenting what occurred to them, how they answered, and whether or not they got any support to deal with the emotional influence in their attack. the writer discusses how the lesbian group has silenced survivors of sexual violence as a result of myths of lesbian utopia, and considers what function societal homophobia, biphobia, and heterosexism has performed during this silencing. starting from date and acquaintance rape, to family sexual abuse by way of companions, to sexual harassment within the place of work, those particular and harrowing tales supply a fuller realizing of woman-to-woman sexual violence than exists anyplace else.

This provocative ebook deals much-needed insights on a topic hardly ever mentioned within the literature on family violence, and it does so with compassion. certainly, it recommends how companies can top supply companies, outreach, and remedy to survivors of woman-to-woman rape and lesbian battering, utilizing feedback by way of the survivors themselves.

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Gender and the Quest in British Science Fiction Television: by Tom Powers

By Tom Powers

the topics of this ebook represent an important move component of BBC technological know-how fiction tv. With such characters because the surgeon (an enigmatic time-traveling alien), Kerr Avon (a challenging insurgent leader), Dave Lister (a slovenly final surviving human) and Captain Jack Harkness (a complicated omnisexual immortal), those exhibits have either challenged and bolstered viewer expectancies concerning the small-screen masculine hero.
This ebook explores the development of gendered heroic identification within the sequence from either construction and fan views. The paradoxical relationships among the manufacturers, writers and fanatics of the 4 sequence are mentioned. Fan fiction, feedback and movies are tested that either have fun and criticize BBC technology fiction heroes and villains.

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