Am I Transgender Anymore? Story-Essays of Life, Love and Law
                    June 25th, 2015
                    ASIN B010EK2IJ6

                    This collection of story-essays from the Being Transgender - Naked project explores the theme of identity as an                     individual in society today. Author Zoe Dolan is a trial lawyer known for her work in high-profile terrorism cases and other                     criminal matters.

Volcanos and Pearl Divers: Essays in Lesbian Feminist Studies
                    September 1st, 1994
                    ISBN 0906500486 (ISBN13: 9780906500484)

                    In the editor's words, this volume is about the relationship of politics with pleasure. A deliberately feminist anthology that                     addresses three centuries of English language lesbian culture and literature: 17th century verse; 19th century fiction; and                     20th century prose dramas, and al so looks at lesbian themes in mainstream theatre and cinema. The twelve UK-based                     authors include U.A. Fanthorpe, Emma Donaghue, Sandra Freeman, Elaine Miller and Chris White.

Essays on Gay Tantra
                    December 28th, 2000
                    ISBN 0738864986 (ISBN13: 9780738864983)

                    Integrating sexuality with spirituality has been the specialty of traditional Hindu Tantra for at least 1500 years in India.                     These 97 short essays, originally published as weekly newsletters from Ashram West, a gay spiritual community, adapt                     the concepts and methods of traditional Hindu Tantra for gay-identified persons of all genders living in our modern,                     rapidly changing world. Gay persons have been condemned or ignored by all major religions, and many gay people may                     reject religion in general, substituting sex, drugs, or other diversions that ultimately fail to remedy the existential problems                     of mortality, isolation, and the seeming meaninglessness of life. 

Homographesis: Essays in Gay Literary and Cultural Theory
                    January 25th, 1994
                    ISBN 0415902592 (ISBN13: 9780415902595)

                    Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

The Queerest Art: Essays on Lesbian and Gay Theater
                    July 1st, 2002
                    ISBN 081479811X (ISBN13: 9780814798119)

                    From Shakespeare's gender-bending play Twelfth Night to the the critically-acclaimed Broadway hit Angels in America,                     from 17th century kabuki theater of Japan--performed by cross-dressing prostitutes--to the NEA-denounced performance                     art of Holly Hughes, theater has long been--as co-editor Alisa Solomon terms it--the queerest art. The Queerest Art is a                     pioneering collection of essays by and conversations among a diverse range of leading theater academics and artists.                     The first anthology to bring scholars and makers of queer theater into direct dialogue, the volume explores such subjects                     as same-sex desire in Restoration comedy, the racialized impact of colonial Shakespeare, the cuerpo politizado of a                     performance artist in contemporary Los Angeles, and the nitty-gritty of getting a queer show presented in Peoria.

Portraits and Observations: The Essays of Truman Capote
                    January 1st, 1995
                    ISBN 1400066611 (ISBN13: 9781400066612)

Philip Sparrow Tells All: Lost Essays by Samuel Steward, Writer, Professor, Tattoo Artist
                    December 14th, 2015
                    ISBN 022630454X (ISBN13: 9780226304540)

                    Samuel Steward (1909–93) was an English professor, a tattoo artist for the Hells Angels, a sexual adventurer who                     shared the considerable scope of his experiences with Alfred Kinsey, and a prolific writer whose publications ranged from                     scholarly articles to gay erotica (the latter appearing under the pen name Phil Andros). Perhaps his oddest authorial role                     was as a monthly contributor between 1944 and 1949 to the Illinois Dental Journal, an obscure trade publication for                     dentists, where writing as Philip Sparrow he produced a series of charming, richly allusive, and often quirky essays on a                     wildly eclectic assortment of topics.

Homographesis: Essays in Gay Literary and Cultural Theory
                    January 25th, 1994
                    ISBN 0415902592 (ISBN13: 9780415902595)

                    Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

Birds of a Feather: Short Stories and Personal Essays Inspired by a Gay Life
                    April 25th, 2012
                    ASIN B0086GGP9K

                    Previously published and awarded elsewhere, now together for the first time: a collection of nine short stories and nine                     personal essays. Lassiter explores a broad spectrum of gay issues: growing up, coming out, living loud, growing old. Life                     on the outside. His themes include childhood angst, chickens, boys who are friends, boyfriends, body dysmorphic                     disorder, marijuana, patricide and matricide, multi-ethnic families, transgender love, modern religious fantasy, Clint                     Eastwood, deaf culture, dogs, air travel, sex parties, homelessness, obesity, rural gay life, May-December romances,                     and the impact of HIV. There is something in these pages for everyone.

Pink Triangles and Rainbow Dreams: Essays about Being Gay in the Real World
                    July 31st, 2006
                    ISBN 1932482474 (ISBN13: 9781932482478)

                    This book is intended for gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, and non-gay readers. It is divided into three sections: On                     Being Gay, On Being Politically Correct, and On Being Gay in the Real World. Section I, On Being Gay, focuses almost                     exclusively on what it means to be gay, the kinds of discrimination gays and lesbians face in their daily routines and                     lives, and how to face those issues of inequality, discrimination, and bigotry. Section II, On Being Politically Correct is                     directed toward contemporary issues within the gay community and presents a number of controversial topics that are                     hotly debated among gays and lesbians. Section III, On Being Gay in the Real World, focuses on issues that affect gay                     men, lesbians, and bisexuals as they try to live effectually in the prevailing majority community. 

Lesbian and Gay Writing: An Anthology Of Critical Essays
                    July 13th, 1990
                    ISBN 0333475011 (ISBN13: 9780333475010)

                    Part of a series which looks at contemporary criticism on neglected literary and cultural areas, this book examines the                     conventional academic view of lesbian/gay writing and has essays on lesbian writers as well as a section on gay men's                     writing. All the critical essays are by lesbians or gay men.

Gay Culture in America: Essays from the Field
                    December 31st, 1992
                    ISBN 0807079154 (ISBN13: 9780807079157)

                    Groundbreaking anthology exploring the cultural and developmental experiences of gay men in America today. 

Why Theology Can't Save Us, And Other Essays on Being Gay and Mormon
                    September 29th, 2010
                    ASIN B00457VIZ0

                    John Gustav-Wrathall is a gay man who has been in a committed relationship with his same-sex partner for nearly two                     decades, who also, thirteen years into their relationship, realized he was still a believing Latter-day Saint. While many                     would insist that he choose between his husband or his Church, Gustav-Wrathall has written, "I could not reject either                     and remain a person of integrity. I could not be disloyal to either and not feel that at some level I was betraying both                     myself and God." 

When I Knew
                    May 31st, 2005
                    ISBN 0060571462 (ISBN13: 9780060571467)

                    More than 100 contributors, including B.D. Wong, Arthur Laurents, Simon Doonan, Stephen Fry, Marc Shaiman, and                     Michael Musto share endearing anecdotes and stories about when they, their families, and everyone else knew they                     were gay.

Sister Outsider: Essays and Speeches
                    June 1st, 1984
                    ISBN 0895941414 (ISBN13: 9780895941411)

                    A collection of fifteen essays written between 1976 and 1984 gives clear voice to Audre Lorde's literary and philosophical                     personae. These essays explore and illuminate the roots of Lorde's intellectual development and her deep-seated and                     longstanding concerns about ways of increasing empowerment among minority women writers and the absolute                     necessity to explicate the concept of difference—difference according to sex, race, and economic status. The title Sister                     Outsider finds its source in her poetry collection The Black Unicorn (1978). These poems and the essays in Sister                     Outsider stress Lorde's oft-stated theme of continuity, particularly of the geographical and intellectual link between                     Dahomey, Africa, and her emerging self.

Manning Up: Transexual Men on Finding Brotherhood, Family and Themselves
                    May 25th, 2014
                    ISBN 149749219X (ISBN13: 9781497492196)

                    Twenty-eight men who transitioned from female to male discuss their roles as male community members: fathers, sons,                     brothers, husbands, boyfriends, friends, and mentors. Not since Max Wolf Valerio’s The Testosterone Files and Jamison                     Green’s Becoming a Visible Man has nonfiction seen such thorough and sensitive explorations of manhood, masculinity,                     and male embodiment—and never in a collection with such a diversity of voices. Contributors offer an incredible range of                     cultural, class, ethnic, spiritual, and generational backgrounds. Their work addresses topics including birthing and raising                     children, gay male sexuality, facing racism, and finding solace in deeply held religious beliefs. 

Holding Me Together
                    January 1st, 1999
                    ISBN 0595366732 (ISBN13: 9780595366736)

                    This revised, second edition begins with an updated version of his multi-part essay "Reactions to Homophobia," followed                     by poems and short essays on a variety of topics, such as writing, AIDS, religion, violence, family, friendship, and gay                     relationships. It also includes several new or newly revised works. Many of the poems and essays in this collection also                     appeared in various magazines and newsletters. Though Holding Me Together focuses heavily on gay themes, it also                     examines universal themes and will appeal to countless readers.

So Little Time: Essays on Gay Life
                    October 1st, 1990
                    ISBN 0890876096 (ISBN13: 9780890876091)

                    Articles from the Bay Area reporter, a San Francisco gay newspaper, discuss growing up gay, gay male relationships,                     drugs, AIDS, anti-gay prejudice, gay rights, and related subjects from the gay male experience.

Nobody Passes: Rejecting the Rules of Gender and Conformity
                    November 6th, 2006
                    ISBN 1580051847 (ISBN13: 9781580051842)

                    Nobody Passes is a collection of essays that confronts and challenges the very notion of belonging. By examining the                     perilous intersections of identity, categorization, and community, contributors challenge societal mores and                                         countercultural norms. Nobody Passes explores and critiques the various systems of power seen (or not seen) in the act                     of “passing.” In a pass-fail situation, standards for acceptance may vary, but somebody always gets trampled on. This                     anthology seeks to eliminate the pressure to pass and thereby unearth the delicious and devastating opportunities for                     transformation that might create.

Dear John, I Love Jane: Women Write About Leaving Men for Women
                    April 28th, 2009
                    ISBN 1580053394 (ISBN13: 9781580053396)

                    The new buzzword in female sexuality is “sexual fluidity”—the idea that for many women, sexual identity can shift over                     time, often in the direction of same-sex relationships. Examples abound in popular culture, from actress Cynthia Nixon,                     who left her male partner of 15 years to be with a woman, to writer and comedienne Carol Leifer, who divorced her                     husband for the same reason. In a culture increasingly open to accepting this fluidity, Dear John, I Love Jane is a timely,                     fiercely candid exploration of female sexuality and personal choice. The book is comprised of essays written by a broad                     spectrum of women, including a number of well-known writers and personalities. Their stories are sometimes funny,                     sometimes painful—but always achingly honest—accounts of leaving a man for a woman, and the consequences of                     making such a choice.

Teaching for Diversity and Social Justice
                    March 25th, 1997
                    ISBN 041595200X (ISBN13: 9780415952002)

                    For nearly a decade, Teaching for Diversity and Social Justice has been the definitive sourcebook of theoretical                     foundations and curricular frameworks for social justice teaching practice. This thoroughly revised second edition                     continues to provide teachers and facilitators with an accessible pedagogical approach to issues of oppression in                     classrooms. Building on the groundswell of interest in social justice education, the second edition offers coverage of                     current issues and controversies while preserving the hands-on format and inclusive content of the original. Teaching for                     Diversity and Social Justice presents a well-constructed foundation for engaging the complex and often daunting                     problems of discrimination and inequality in American society. 

Black Gay Man: Essays
                    April 1st, 2001
                    ISBN 0814775039 (ISBN13: 9780814775035)

                    At turns autobiographical, political, literary, erotic, and humorous, Black Gay Man will spoil our preconceived notions of                     not only what it means to be black, gay and male but also what it means to be a contemporary intellectual. Both a                     celebration of black gay male identity as well as a powerful critique of the structures that allow for the production of that                     identity, Black Gay Man introduces the eloquent new voice of Robert Reid-Pharr in cultural criticism. At once erudite and                     readable, the range of topics and positions taken up in Black Gay Man reflect the complexity of American life itself.

Gay Men Don't Get Fat
                    January 5th, 2012
                    ISBN 0399158731 (ISBN13: 9780399158735)

                    Simon Doonan knows that when it comes to style, the gays are the chosen people. A second anthropological truth                     comes to him midway through a turkey burger with no bun, at an otherwise hetero barbecue: Do the straight people have                     any idea how many calories are in the guacamole? In this hilarious discourse on and guide to the well-lived life, Doonan                     goes far beyond the secrets to eating like the French he proves that gay men really are French women, from their delight                     in fashion, to their brilliant choices in accessories and decor, to their awe-inspiring ability to limit calorie intake. A Gucci-                    wearing Margaret Mead at heart, Doonan offers his own inimitable life experiences and uncanny insights into makes gay                     people driven to live every day feeling their best, and proves that they have just as much and possibly better wisdom,                     advice, and inspiration beyond the same old diet and exercise tips. 

Pride and Joy: LGBTQ Artists, Icons and Everyday Heroes
                    May 16th, 2017
                    ISBN 1633535509 (ISBN13: 9781633535503)
                    This collection is based on actual interviews with real stories and direct quotes. The subjects are leading successful,                     happy and fulfilling lives. Readers can see themselves in the featured LGBTQ icons, from the highest-ranking Lesbian at                     IBM to the Argentinian baker in Oakland, from the Maori Olympic rugby player and New Zealand MP to the African                     American choreographer from a potato sharecropping family, from the former president of the L.A.F.D. Women                     Firefighters to the Dutch-Spanish firefighter in the UK, from the Kansas gay dads to the Mexican American founder of a                     nonprofit to help queers stop smoking, from the first openly Lesbian Bishop of a major Christian religion to a Cuban                     immigrant inaugural poet, from the owner of the London gay bookshop featured in the film, PRIDE, to the first                                       Transgender Member of Parliament in the world, and so on. 

Fighting Words: Personal Essays by Black Gay Men: Breaking the Silence on Issues of Identity, Family Relationships, Race, and Sexuality
                    June 1st, 1999
                    ISBN 0380799472 (ISBN13: 9780380799473)

                    Writings that range from the street-smart to the erudite, from the erotic to the political and spiritual, this collection                     explores the crosscurrents of pressures that black gay men face, and the ways they have coped with them - or failed to.'

Trans Liberation: Beyond Pink or Blue
                    September 29th, 1998
                    ISBN 0807079510 (ISBN13: 9780807079515)

                    Those who have heard Leslie Feinberg speak in person know how powerful and inspiring s/he can be. In Trans                     Liberation, Feinberg has gathered a collection of hir speeches on trans liberation and its essential connection to the                     liberation of all people. This wonderfully immediate, impassioned, and stirring book is for anyone who cares about civil                     rights and creating a just and equitable society.

This Bridge Called My Back: Writings by Radical Women of Color
                    January 1st, 1981
                    ISBN 091317503X (ISBN13: 9780913175033)

                    This groundbreaking collection reflects an uncompromised definition of feminism by women of color. Through personal                     essays, criticism, interviews, testimonials, poetry, and visual art, the collection explores, as coeditor Cherríe Moraga                     writes, “the complex confluence of identities—race, class, gender, and sexuality—systemic to women of color oppression                     and liberation.”

Essays on Gay Literature
                    July 3rd, 1985
                    ISBN 0918393094 (ISBN13: 9780918393098)

                    An important contribution to the rapidly growing field of gay literary criticism and scholarship, this volume contains well-                    written and intelligently argued essays on the the homosexual tradition in Western literature. The first book of its kind,                     Essays on Gay Literature investigates the ways in which homosexuality has been viewed by a variety of authors from the                     Middle Ages to the present, including William Shakespeare, Christopher Marlowe, E. M. Forster, James Merrill, Henry                     James, and William Faulkner.

The Gay Past: A Collection of Historical Essays
                    June 3rd, 2014
                    ISBN 1317959698 (ISBN13: 9781317959694)

                    Fascinating reading on the plight of gay men and women through the ages. The contributors to this compassionate book                     document how society has made life difficult and even dangerous for homosexual people. Through narrative history as                     well as biography, these essays trace the legal, social, and physical consequences of this oppression.

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Queers Dig Time Lords
                    June 2nd, 2013
                    ISBN 1935234145 (ISBN13: 9781935234142)

                    In this new release, award-winning authors from across the rainbow celebrate the phenomenon that is Doctor Who,                     examining the characters and stories that they love. The book is edited by Sigrid Ellis (Chicks Dig Comics) and Michael                       Damian Thomas (Apex Magazine). The introduction is by Doctor Who and Torchwood star John Barrowman, and his                     sister and frequent collaborator, Carole E Barrowman (Anything Goes, Torchwood: Exodus Code). The book’s cover art                     is by Colleen Coover (Small Favors).

Savage Love: Straight Answers from America's Most Popular Sex Columnist
                    October 1st, 1998
                    ISBN 0452278155 (ISBN13: 9780452278158)

                    Welcome to the hot new wave of writing about sex: Savage Love. Columnist Dan Savage has hand-picked over 300                     letters from six years worth of "Savage Love," a no-holds-barred syndicated sex-advice column which runs in 16 papers                     in the United States and Canada, including The Village Voice and the San Francisco Weekly. An original and funny                     thinker, thrashing around in the playground of human sexuality, Savage advises on a wide range of titillating topics: *                     What is the best seduction music? * How do I come out to my fundamentalist parents? * What is so wonderful about                     intercourse, anyway? Forget Anka Radakovich and Isadora Altman. Tune in to Dan Savage as he answers these                     questions and much more in his own uniquely irreverent and sexually spunky style.

Flashpoint: Gay Male Sexual Writing
                    October 31st, 1996
                    ISBN 1563336871 (ISBN13: 9781563336874)

                    A collection of the most compelling, provocative testaments to gay eros. Longtime cultural critic Michael Bronski (Culture                     Clash: The Making of Gay Sensibility) presents over twenty of the genre's best writers, exploring areas such as                     Enlightenment, Violence, True Life Adventures and more. Includes work by Christopher Bram, Samuel R. Delany, Aaron                     Travis and many others.

The Gay Past: A Collection of Historical Essays
                    January 1st, 1986
                    ISBN 0918393116 (ISBN13: 9780918393111)

                    Fascinating reading on the plight of gay men and women through the ages. The contributors to this compassionate book                     document how society has made life difficult and even dangerous for homosexual people. Through narrative history as                     well as biography, these essays trace the legal, social, and physical consequences of this oppression.

The Lavender Herring: Lesbian Essays from the Ladder
                    January 1st, 1976
                    ISBN 0884470148 (ISBN13: 9780884470144)

                    Essays written between 1968 and 1972 include the writers Barbara Grier, Lee Lynch, Rita Mae Brown and many others.                     Includes 33 photographs. The essays are grouped in the following subjects: Early pioneers, Lesbian Lifestyle, Call to                     Feminism, Sexual Underpinning, Lesbians and the Times, Lesbian Image in Art.

Margaret Mead Made Me Gay: Personal Essays, Public Ideas
                    November 22nd, 2000
                    ISBN 0822326124 (ISBN13: 9780822326120)

                    Margaret Mead Made Me Gay is the intellectual autobiography of cultural anthropologist Esther Newton, a pioneer in gay                     and lesbian studies. Chronicling the development of her ideas from the excitement of early feminism in the 1960s to                     friendly critiques of queer theory in the 1990s, this collection covers a range of topics such as why we need more precise                     sexual vocabularies, why there have been fewer women doing drag than men, and how academia can make itself more                     hospitable to queers. It brings together such classics as “The Mythic Mannish Lesbian” and “Dick(less) Tracy and the                     Homecoming Queen” with entirely new work such as “Theater: Gay Anti-Church.” 

In a Queer Time and Place: Transgender Bodies, Subcultural Lives
                    January 1st, 2005
                    ISBN 0814735851 (ISBN13: 9780814735855)

                    In his first book since the critically acclaimed Female Masculinity, J. Jack Halberstam examines the significance of the                     transgender body in a provocative collection of essays on queer time and space. He presents a series of case studies                     focused on the meanings of masculinity in its dominant and alternative forms especially female and trans-masculinities                     as they exist within subcultures, and are appropriated within mainstream culture.

Reasonably Gay
                    February 3rd, 2018
                    ISBN 1977031706 (ISBN13: 9781977031709)

                    I am a gay conservative and I think it’s time you met me. There seems to be a lot of confusion as to what being on the                     right side of the political spectrum means in general, but certainly if you happen to be gay. This is a collection of essays                     and arguments, articles and personal stories, from my own life and experience in the political world. Through looking at                     topical discussion and objective observation I have attempted to provide a different perspective on issues many believe                     they are familiar with. The truth is often surprising and the reality often uncomfortable, but I am always honest. These                     writings span several years of thought, reaction and introspection with many published and others seen for the first time                     here. While the primary topic of discussion revolves around my personal area of strength, LGBT issues, many others                     delve into the world of conservative thought and insight on other topics.

Skipping Towards Gomorrah: The Seven Deadly Sins and the Pursuit of Happiness in America
                    October 14th, 2002
                    ISBN 0452284163 (ISBN13: 9780452284166)

                    In Skipping Towards Gomorrah, Dan Savage eviscerates the right-wing conservatives as he commits each of the Seven                     Deadly Sins himself (or tries to) and finds those everyday Americans who take particular delight in their sinful pursuits.

My Mama's Dead Squirrel: Lesbian Essays on Southern Culture
                    October 1st, 1985
                    ISBN 0932379060 (ISBN13: 9780932379061)

                    A down-home insider's look at the South she lives in, struggles with and loves.

The Gay Apostle and Other Essays
                    July 11th, 2016
                    ISBN 1612298702 (ISBN13: 9781612298702)

                    The Gay Apostle and Other Essays is a sociological study of Saint Paul and the controversies emanating from his                     teaching about homosexuality, the role of women, marriage, and divorce. The title essay contends that St. Paul was                     homosexual and that his conversion to Christianity resulted from a psychotic seizure due to mental stress brought on by                     homosexual urges that ran counter to his deeply-engrained religious faith. Paul eventually formed an affective but                     celibate relationship with St. Luke and sublimated his sexual desires by pouring energy into a passion for God as the                     missionary to the Gentiles, which conveniently took him into the safer, more tolerant, non-Judaic Roman world. Yet                     despite all this, he bequeathed to Christianity a homophobic outlook. 

Essays

Making Trouble: Essays on Gay History, Politics, and the University
                    August 14th, 1992
                    ISBN 0415905109 (ISBN13: 9780415905107)

                    Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

Persistence: All Ways Butch and Femme
                    April 1st, 2011
                    ISBN 1551523973 (ISBN13: 9781551523972)

                    In the summer of 2009, butch writer and storyteller Ivan Coyote and gender researcher and femme dynamo Zena                     Sharman wrote down a wish-list of their favourite queer authors; they wanted to continue and expand the butch-femme                     conversation. The result is Persistence: All Ways Butch and Femme. The stories in these pages resist simple definitions.                     The people in these stories defy reductive stereotypes and inflexible categories. The pages in this book describe the                     lives of an incredible diversity of people whose hearts also pounded for some reason the first time they read or heard the                     words "butch" or "femme."

Letters to One: Gay and Lesbian Voices from the 1950s and 1960s
                    September 1st, 2012
                    ISBN 143844298X (ISBN13: 9781438442983)

                    Long before the Stonewall riots, ONE magazine—the first openly gay magazine in the United States—offered a positive                     viewpoint of homosexuality and encouraged gay people to resist discrimination and persecution. Despite a limited                     monthly circulation of only a few thousand, the magazine influenced the substance, character, and tone of the early                     American gay rights movement. This book is a collection of letters written to the magazine, a small number of which                     were published in ONE, but most of them were not. The letters candidly explore issues such as police harassment of gay                     and lesbian communities, antigay job purges, and the philosophical, scientific, and religious meanings of homosexuality.

Radical Hope: Letters of Love and Dissent in Dangerous Times
                    May 2nd, 2017
                    ISBN 0525435131 (ISBN13: 9780525435136)

                    Radical Hope is a collection of letters—to ancestors, to children five generations from now, to strangers in grocery lines,                     to any and all who feel weary and discouraged--written by award-winning novelists, poets, political thinkers, and activists.                     Provocative and inspiring, Radical Hope offers readers a kaleidoscopic view of the love and courage needed to navigate                     this time of upheaval, uncertainty, and fear, in view of the recent US presidential election.

The Aids Cult: Essays on The Gay Health Crisis
                    January 1st, 1997
                    ISBN 0943742102 (ISBN13: 9780943742106)

                    This is the first book to deal comprehensively with the real reasons gay men are becoming sick in ways that are called                     AIDS. The editors, John Lauritsen and Ian Young, and the other six contributors to The AIDS Cult examine psychological                     and cultural issues the ways religious intolerance, group fantasies, toxic rugs, pharmaceutical propaganda, deadly                     counselling, and a Cult of Doom have acted together to destroy the health of gay men. In his Introduction Ian Young                     writes: The orthodox view of our protracted health crisis as a highly infectious contagion from without has been found                     wanting...we must seek the causes of this and other medical dilemmas in our own society, our own assumptions, our                     group-fantasies, our regimens, our recreations, and our rituals.

Critical Essays: Gay and Lesbian Writers of Color
                    December 20th, 1993
                    ISBN 1560230487 (ISBN13: 9781560230489)

                    This pioneering work is the first book to systematically explore the literature of gay and lesbian writers of color in the                     United States. Critical Essays challenges the marginalization and tokenization of gay men and lesbians of color in the                     dominant academic discourses by focusing exclusively on the imaginative work of representative Native-American,                     Asian-American, Latino(a), and African-American gay and lesbian writers. As the first book offering a scholarly                     assessment of ethnic gay and lesbian writing in the U.S., Critical Essays simultaneously defies ethnic and mainstream                     homophobia as well as straight and gay/lesbian racism. This deliberate counter to the dominant white discourse of gay                     and lesbian literature offers a lively contribution to the debate on the intersections of race, ethnicity, gender/sexuality and                     class in American literature.

Gay Marriage
                    March 13th, 2005
                    ISBN 0737732229 (ISBN13: 9780737732221)

                    This new series is inspired by the highly acclaimed Opposing Viewpoints series, which explores important issues,                     placing expert opinions from a wide range of sources in a unique pro/con format. Like its predecessor, Introducing Issues                     with Opposing Viewpoints promotes issue awareness as well as critical thinking. Even more user-friendly and accessible                     than its parent series, it offers a wealth of information, at a lower reading level, in a bright, engaging package. This                     appealing combination helps even more students grasp the controversies of our increasingly complex world.

Teeny Weenies: And Other Short Subjects
                    March 13th, 2012
                    ISBN 1432781200 (ISBN13: 9781432781200)

                    With Miss America and a collection of Playboy centerfolds as role models, a young girl struggles to figure out femininity,                     only to discover that she was headed in the wrong direction all along. When she finally realizes that being the best girl -                     and woman - she can be is no match for being the man she's supposed to be, there's only one solution, and it's not                     another purse, pair of pumps, or push-up bra. Teeny Weenies and Other Short Subjects takes a long, hard look at                     getting the short end of the stick, both before and after transition from female to male. This collection of humorous                     essays from award-winning author and transsexual man Matt Kailey explores identity, sexuality, and growing up female                     in a world with two sexes, two genders - and no exceptions.

Lesbian Etiquette: Humorous Essays
                    April 28th, 1986

                    ISBN 0895941961 (ISBN13: 9780895941961)

Taking Liberties: Gay Men's Essays on Politics, Culture, And Sex
                    December 31st, 1996
                    ISBN 1563334569 (ISBN13: 9781563334566)

                    Bringing together some of the most divergent views published in recent years on the state of contemporary gay male                     culture, Taking Liberties includes essays by some of the community's foremost writers on such slippery topics as outing,                     masculine identity, pornography, the pedophile controversy, community definition, and political strategy.

Essays for America: Gays, Stupidity, War, Culture, and Money
                    July 13th, 2013
                    ASIN B00DXG5REC

                    A combination of love letters, criticism, and evaluation to the United States of America from its biggest admirer, focusing                     primarily on homosexuality, education, counter terrorism, culture, and capitalism.

Gays in the Military
                    December 15th, 2011
                    ASIN B00MMP7NPQ

                    Each book in Greenhaven Press’s Writing the Critical Essay: An Opposing Viewpoints Guide includes everything                     necessary to help students research, outline, draft, edit, and ultimately write successful essays across the curriculum.                     Learning the fundamental principles of essay writing is becoming an ever more important skill for students. Readers will                     find useful information to support writing a successful essay, including thesis statements, introductions, and conclusions.                     In addition, readers will learn how to compile a works cited list.

Invisible Minority: The Unknown World of the Indian Homosexual
                    January 1st, 1992
                    ISBN None

                    Based on interviews with 112 gays, Invisible Minority bares the world of the Indian homosexual, his feelings, his sense of                     personal identity and his fear of being found out.

Queer 13: Lesbian and Gay Writers Recall Seventh Grade
                    August 19th, 1998
                    ISBN 0688171613 (ISBN13: 9780688171612)

                    Forward by Dale Peck Seventh grade: You remember it, don't you? Sweet sixteen seemed impossibly far away, an                     elegant, unattainable future. All that we had was the doldrums of thirteen -- not so sweet, and definitely queer. Now,                     some of the finest observers of the gay experience take us back to the homerooms and hallways of our youth, in a                     collection of original essays that captures that time of adolescence when social and sexual development was at its                     raging worst.

What Do Gay Men Want? An Essay on Sex, Risk, and Subjectivity
                    August 21st, 2007
                    ISBN 0472116223 (ISBN13: 9780472116225)
                    How we can talk about sex and risk in the age of barebacking—or condomless sex—without invoking the usual bogus                     and punitive clichés about gay men’s alleged low self-esteem, lack of self-control, and other psychological “deficits”? Are                     there queer alternatives to psychology for thinking about the inner life of homosexuality? What Do Gay Men Want?                     explores some of the possibilities.Unlike most writers on the topic of gay men and risky sex, David Halperin liberates gay                     male subjectivity from psychology, demonstrating the insidious ways in which psychology’s defining opposition between                     the normal and the pathological subjects homosexuality to medical reasoning and revives a whole set of  unexamined                     moral assumptions about “good” sex and “bad” sex.

My Desire for History: Essays in Gay, Community, and Labor History
                    May 18th, 2011
                    ISBN 0807871958 (ISBN13: 9780807871959)

                    This anthology pays tribute to Allan Berube (1946-2007), a self-taught historian and MacArthur Fellow who was a                     pioneer in the study of lesbian and gay history in the United States. Best known for his Lambda Literary Award-winning                     book Coming Out Under Fire: The History of Gay Men and Women in World War II (1990), Berube also wrote extensively                     on the history of sexual politics in San Francisco and on the relationship between sexuality, class, and race. John                     D'Emilio and Estelle Freedman, who were close colleagues and friends of Berube, have selected sixteen of his most                     important essays, including hard-to-access articles and unpublished writing. 

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Seduced and Abandoned: Essays on Gay Men and Popular Music
                    March 1st, 1996
                    ISBN 0304333476 (ISBN13: 9780304333479)

                    Seduced and Abandoned examines the different ways that gay men use pop music, both as producers and consumers,                     and how, in turn, pop uses gay men. Richard Smith asks what role culture plays in shaping identity, and why pop                     continues to thrill gay men even though it so often lets them down. These 40 essays and interviews look at how                     performers, from The Kinks' Ray Davies to Gene's Martin Rossiter, have used pop as a platform to explore and                     articulate, conform to or contest notions of sexuality and gender. 

Lesbian Images: Essays
                    January 1st, 1975
                    ASIN B07B6BPCDG

                    Jane Rule’s fourth book explores lesbianism as portrayed by authors from Gertrude Stein to Colette, from Vita Sackville-                    West to May Sarton and Willa Cather. Lesbian Images opens with a disclaimer from the author: “This book is not                     intended to be a comprehensive literary or cultural history of lesbians.” Rather, as Jane Rule goes on to tell us, her goal                     is to present her own attitudes and measure them against the images of lesbianism as depicted by other female authors.                     Thus, chapters titled “Gertrude Stein 1874–1946,” “Willa Cather 1876–1947,” and “Ivy Compton-Burnett 1892–1969,”                     among many others, reveal how the concept of love between women can be filtered through one’s personal experiences                     and perceptions.

Out of the Ordinary: Essays on Growing Up with Gay, Lesbian, and Transgender Parents
                    August 10th, 2000
                    ISBN 0312244894 (ISBN13: 9780312244897)

                    Out of the Ordinary is a truly unique anthology, a groundbreaking collection of essays by the grown children of lesbian,                     gay, and transgender parents. Ranging from humorous to poignant, the essays touch on some of the most important and                     complicated issues facing them: dealing with a parent's sexuality while developing an identity of one's own; overcoming                     homophobia at school and at family or social gatherings; and defining the modern family. In a time when traditional family                     structure has undergone radical change, Out of the Ordinary is an important look at the meaning of love, family, and                     relationships, and will speak to anyone who has lived or is interested in non-traditional families.

The World Turned: Essays on Gay History, Politics, and Culture
                    September 17th, 2002
                    ISBN 0822330237 (ISBN13: 9780822330233)

                    Something happened in the 1990s, something dramatic and irreversible. A group of people long considered a moral                     menace and an issue previously deemed unmentionable in public discourse were transformed into a matter of human                     rights, discussed in every institution of American society. Marriage, the military, parenting, media and the arts, hate                     violence, electoral politics, public school curricula, human genetics, religion: Name the issue, and the the role of gays                     and lesbians was a subject of debate. During the 1990s, the world seemed finally to turn and take notice of the gay                     people in its midst. In The World Turned, distinguished historian and leading gay-rights activist John D’Emilio shows how                     gay issues moved from the margins to the center of national consciousness during the critical decade of the 1990s.

Out in Culture: Gay, Lesbian and Queer Essays on Popular Culture
                    April 28th, 1995
                    ISBN 0822315416 (ISBN13: 9780822315414)
                    Out in Culture charts some of the ways in which lesbians, gays, and queers have understood and negotiated the                     pleasures and affirmations, as well as the disappointments, of mass culture. The essays collected here, combining                     critical and theoretical works from a cross-section of academics, journalists, and artists, demonstrate a rich variety of gay                     and lesbian approaches to film, television, popular music, and fashion. This wide-ranging anthology is the first to                     juxtapose pioneering work in gay and lesbian media criticism with recent essays in contemporary queer cultural                     studies.

Gods, Gays, and Guns: Essays on Religion and the Future of Democracy
                    January 18th, 2012
                    ISBN 0615583709 (ISBN13: 9780615583709)
                    "Democracy and god have failed"- captures the spirit of this provocative collection of essays. Arguing that the religion                     must be used for the expansion of democracy, "Gods, Gays, and Guns" takes up the topics of gay marriage, economic                     justice, and social movements. Written in the Parisian cafes, London's ghetto, and the aftermath of Haiti's earthquake                     and post-Katrina New Orleans, "Gods, Gays, and Guns" is a spiritual tour-de-force- revealing a crisis of faith in religion                     and democracy. With an unflinching pen, Rev. Sekou challenges the reader to rethink the meaning of the role of religion                     in our global democracy. Praise for book: Rev. Sekou is one of the most courageous and prophetic voices of our time.                     His allegiance to the legacy of Martin Luther King, Jr. is strong and his witness is real. 

The Lesbian Issue: Essays from Signs
                    May 15th, 1985
                    ISBN 0226261522 (ISBN13: 9780226261522)

                    This important collection of articles reflects the growing recognition that the study of women whose primary relation is to                     other women makes a vital contribution to feminist scholarship. A milestone in lesbian studies  - a field often trivialized,                     ignored, or denied, and always controversial - this volume enriches and enlarges our understanding of women in culture                     and society.

What Color Is Your Hoodie? Essays on Black Gay Identity
                    August 13th, 2015
                    ISBN 1937627225 (ISBN13: 9781937627225)

                    In thirteen candid and provocative essays, author Jarrett Neal reports on the status of black gay men in the new                     millennium, examining classism among black gay men, racism within the gay community, representations of the black                     male body within gay pornography, and patriarchal threats to the survival of both black men and gay men. What Color Is                     Your Hoodie? employs the author's own quest for visibility-through bodybuilding, creative writing, and teaching, among                     other pursuits-as the genesis for an insightful and critical dialogue that ultimately symbolizes the entire black gay                     community's struggle for recognition and survival.

Brazen Femme: Queering Femininity
                    April 1st, 2003
                    ISBN 1551521261 (ISBN13: 9781551521268)

                    Brazen Femme: Queering Femininity is a manifesto for the unrepentant bitch, straddling the furious and fantastic.                     Undeniably celebratory and deeply troubling, this sharp-edged collection (of fiction, prose poetry, personal essay,                     photographs, and illustration) figures the un-hyphenated femme experience emerging in performance, betrayal, -                    violence, humor and survival. Brazen Femme recognizes femme as an identity in flux and in motion, as constantly being                     reinvented. This mutability sets the stage for creative and thoughtful representation featuring critically acclaimed writers                     including Michelle Tea, Camilla Gibb, Sky Gilbert, Amber Hollibaugh and Anurima Banerji. The collection includes the                     entertaining and challenging work of writers and artists whose stories are missing from existing explorations of femme                     that exclude experiences of men, transsexual women, and sex workers.

Assaults On Convention: Essays On Lesbian Transgressors
                    March 1st, 1996
                    ISBN 0304328839 (ISBN13: 9780304328833)

                    1970s lesbian feminism encouraged lesbians to adopt a certain set of values and to conform to a prescribed idea of the                     lesbian lifestyle. This left many feeling ostracised from the community. This work documents the lives of some of these                     women and explores the nature of their crimes including sleeping with men, wanting to be a man, murder, body racism,                     narcissism, objectification and buying and selling sex.

Love and Anger: Essays on AIDS, Activism, and Politics
                    January 14th, 2014
                    ASIN B00HUTR778

                    Love and Anger: Essays on AIDS, Activism, and Politics is one of the first books to take an interdisciplinary approach to                     AIDS activism and politics by looking at the literary response to the disease, class issues, and the AIDS activist group                     ACT UP. Containing both literary analysis and interviews with activists, Love and Anger will help you understand the                     unique struggle of a certain class of gay men, why the author challenges the belief that ACT UP is a radical group, and                     why the love story is a central part of the literary response to AIDS.