Safe Space: Gay Neighborhood History and the Politics of Violence
November 7th 2013
ISBN 0822354705 (ISBN13: 9780822354703)
Since the 1970s, a key goal of lesbian and gay activists has been protection against street violence, especially in gay neighborhoods. During the same time, policymakers and private developers have declared the containment of urban violence to be a top priority. In this important book, Christina B. Hanhardt examines how LGBT calls for "safe space" have been shaped by broader public safety initiatives that have sought solutions in policing and privatization and have had devastating effects along race and class lines.
Historical Dictionary of the Gay Liberation Movement: Gay Men and the Quest for Social Justice
January 28th, 1999
ISBN 0810835878 (ISBN13: 9780810835870)
Despite its relative youth, the gay liberation movement is one of the most vigorous and quickly growing of the contemporary social movements. The efforts of a handful of individuals put in motion a movement which now involves millions of people and spans the globe. The agenda of the movement, like its membership, has grown tremendously, with new causes, organizations, and strategies for reaching goals constantly being adopted. The Historical Dictionary of the Gay Liberation Movement traces the evolution from the early homosexual rights movement through a century of history and into the contemporary gay and lesbian rights movement. It defines the key organizations and presents their leaders, the essential issues and the strategies those issues suggest, and the situation in numerous countries.
The Dictionary of Homophobia: A Global History of Gay & Lesbian Experience
September 1st, 2003
ISBN 1551522292 (ISBN13: 9781551522296)
Based on the work of seventy researchers in fifteen countries, The Dictionary of Homophobia is a mammoth, encyclopedic book that documents the history of homosexuality, and various cultural responses to it, in all regions of the world: a masterful, engaged, and wholly relevant study that traces the political and social emancipation of a culture.
Homophobia: The Ultimate Guide for How to Overcome Homophobic Thoughts Forever
November 14th, 2013
You're about to discover a proven strategy on how to overcome your homophobia for the rest of your life. Millions of people are homophobic in today's world and it causes many issues in their personal interactions as well as issues in the LGBT community. In order to be happy and successful with your family, friends, and career, it is important to be open- minded to all individuals. Most people realize how much of a problem homophobia is, but are unable to change their situation, simply because it's been a part of their mindset for so long. The truth is, if you are suffering from homophobia and haven't been able to change, it's because you are lacking an effective strategy and understanding of where these feelings come from and why they are there. This book goes into what homophobia is, where it originates, and a step-by- step strategy that will help you free yourself from homophobia and help you take control of your life.
Gender-based violence, homophobia and transphobia
February 1st, 2014
Troubling Intersections of Race and Sexuality: Queer Students of Color and Anti-Oppressive Education
January 28th, 2001
ISBN 0742501906 (ISBN13: 9780742501904)
In recent years, researchers have considerably expanded our understanding of the experiences of students of color and of students who are gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgendered, and questioning (ie. Queer). They have provided us with rich resources for addressing racism and heterosexism; however, few have examined the unique experiences of students who are both queer and of color, and few have examined the heterosexist or white-centered nature of anti-racist or anti- heterosexist education (respectively). What of the students and educators who live and teach at the intersection of race and sexuality? By combining autobiographical accounts with qualitative and quantitative research on queer students of different racial backgrounds, these essays not only trouble the ways we think about the intersections of race and sexuality, they also offer theoretical insights and educational strategies to educators committed to bringing about change.
Black Gay Male
February 8th, 2017
True events about growing up in America as a Black Gay Male. In America people experience racism, sexism, and other oppression. Other countries suffer the same. This E-book explains what its like living in a world where being yourself can get you killed. If we can't change who we are, maybe we can change the world we live in.
In the Name of National Security: Hitchcock, Homophobia, and the Political Construction of Gender in Postwar America
October 20th, 1993
ISBN 0822313863 (ISBN13: 9780822313861)
In the Name of National Security: Hitchcock, Homophobia, and the Political Construction of Gender in Postwar America
Blackwashing Homophobia: Violence and the Politics of Sexuality, Gender and Race
August 26th, 2017
ISBN 1138219053 (ISBN13: 9781138219052)
As lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex identities increasingly secure legal recognition across the globe, these formal equality gains are contradicted by the continued presence of violence. Such violence emerges as a political pressure point for contestations of identity and power within wider systems of global and local inequality. Discourses of homophobia-related violence constitute subjectivities that enact violence and that are rendered vulnerable to it, as well as shaping political possibilities to act against violence.
August 29th, 2016
ISBN 1365362213 (ISBN13: 9781365362217)
In this book Pastor Cantrell discusses Homosexual Marriage from a biblical perspective. The bible is very clear about male and female sexuality and the legal participates of marriage. This book discusses the current social and religious debate that has swiftly been thrust to the forefront of society.
Homophobias: Lust and Loathing across Time and Space
December 23rd, 2009
ISBN 0822345986 (ISBN13: 9780822345985)
What is it about “the homosexual” that incites vitriolic rhetoric and violence around the world? How and why do some people hate queers? Does homophobia operate differently across social, political, and economic terrains? What are the ambivalences in homophobic discourses that can be exploited to undermine its hegemonic privilege? This volume addresses these questions through critical interrogations of sites where homophobic discourses are produced. It provides innovative analytical insights that expose the complex and intersecting cultural, political, and economic forces contributing to the development of new forms of homophobia. And it is a call to action for anthropologists and other social scientists to examine more carefully the politics, histories, and contexts of places and people who profess hatred for queerness.
The Secret Taboo: Homophobia in Black America
October 21st, 2011
ISBN 1600476260 (ISBN13: 9781600476266)
Homophobia hurts everybody in the black community. This book serves to enlighten others regarding the etiology of homophobia, its historical development in the black community and its negative impact. Furthermore, it helps in breaking the homophobic stigma. Above all, the author hopes that it may be a baby step towards breaking the homosexual taboo regardless of sexual orientation. It liberates the fear and ignorance about homosexuals held by "straights" and enriches their lives and encourages black gays and lesbians of all ages to embrace their sexual orientation and come out to themselves or in their community.
Challenging Homophobia: Teaching about Sexual Diversity
October 31st, 2007
ISBN 1858564131 (ISBN13: 9781858564135)
Challenging Homophobia brings together accounts of how educators in various national and cultural contexts are dealing with prejudice, discrimination, stereotyping and sometimes overt violence against sexual minorities--particularly lesbian and gay youth and adults. The contributors emphasize the importance of changing the prejudicial attitudes of people who believe that their homophobic views on sexuality are morally superior. The book provides a valuable combination of reflections on the underlying psychological and social processes and suggestions for better educational practice, including tested lesson plans and inspiring resources for challenging the social ill of homophobia.
Homophobia: A Weapon of Sexism
August 1st, 1997
ISBN 0962022217 (ISBN13: 9780962022210)
One of the ground-breaking books of second-wave feminism. Author Susanne Pharr poses the idea that homophobia is a construct used by the dominant system in our society.
The Spectacle of Violence: Homophobia, Gender and Knowledge
September 27th, 2001
ISBN 0415189551 (ISBN13: 9780415189552)
Drawing on in-depth interviews with women reflecting a range of experiences of verbal hostility, physical violence and sexual violence, Spectacle of Violence explores the issues surrounding violence and hostility towards lesbians and gay men.
Addressing Homophobia and Heterosexism on College Campuses
March 18th, 2003
ISBN 1560233044 (ISBN13: 9781560233046)
This book presents an integrated approach toward changing attitudes about lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgendered (LGBT) students, faculty, and staff on contemporary college campuses. From Addressing Homophobia and Heterosexism on College Campuses you can learn specific classroom techniques for handling homophobia and heterosexism in the classroom. This book tackles a wide variety of subjects including academic freedom, diversity training, nontraditional families, and religion, each of which plays an integral part in the sense of community found on any college campus. Addressing Homophobia and Heterosexism on College Campuses provides you with the basic tools to set up sensible programs that have worked for others in the past and can work for you in the future!
Donna Payne's Pocket Guide to: Having Difficult Conversations about LGBT Discrimination
October 26th, 2012
Payne is an activist who is originally from Memphis, TN. She graduated from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville in 1986 with a degree in Political Science. She has served the political community by working with the Young Democrats in Washington, DC, the Political Congress of Black Women and on Congressional campaigns in the south. She volunteered with the Clinton administration during its national health care reform efforts at the White House.
Ties That Bind: Familial Homophobia and Its Consequences
September 15th, 2009
ISBN 1595584803 (ISBN13: 9781595584809)
Although acceptance of difference is on the rise in America, it’s the rare gay or lesbian person who has not been demeaned because of his or her sexual orientation, and this experience usually starts at home, among family members. Whether they are excluded from family love and approval, expected to accept second-class status for life, ignored by mainstream arts and entertainment, or abandoned when intervention would make all the difference, gay people are routinely subjected to forms of psychological and physical abuse unknown to many straight Americans.
The Gilded Age Construction of American Homophobia
June 28th, 2003
ISBN 0312234929 (ISBN13: 9780312234928)
The Gilded Age Roots of American Homophobia is an analysis of the negative response to the discovery of the homosexual in late 19th century America. This book investigates the responses of the emergent medical community to this problem and concludes with a discussion of how the negative reception of the homosexual impacted the future social conception of gay men and women.
Reading in Between the Lines of Homophobia
October 1st, 2012
ISBN 0956931065 (ISBN13: 9780956931061)
Reading in between the lines of homophobia' is a compassionate and insightful book about the conflict between religious fundamentalists and gay men and women. The book identifies the root of homophobia and provides a profound analysis of tradition and religion. Reading in between the lines of homophobia explains the cultural and historical context of the Old Testament quotes which are consistently referenced and used as justification for arguments against homosexuality. The book also points out the translation misinterpretation and manipulation which has resulted in misunderstandings about the real meaning of the scriptures. Reading in between the lines of homophobia is a carefully organized and effective book. The book covers all the fundamental areas of the causes of homophobia. Each chapter provides the reader with a wide range of research into History, Psychology and Law.
Mama's Boy: Momism and Homophobia in Postwar American Culture
September 24th, 2012
ISBN 1137274050 (ISBN13: 9781137274052)
In postwar America, the discourse of Momism advanced the idea that an over-affectionate or too-distant mother hampers the social and psychosexual development of her children, in particular her sons. Deemed worst of all was the outcome of homosexuality, since the period saw an intense policing of sexual deviance. Roel van den Oever zooms in on four instances of the cultural representation of Momism: The Grotto, by Grace Zaring Stone, Suddenly Last Summer, by Tennessee Williams, Alfred Hitchcock's Psycho, and Portnoy's Complaint, by Philip Roth, to offer new commentary on canonical texts, a particular moment in American culture, and future reading strategies.
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Preventing Heterosexism and Homophobia
August 6th, 1996
ISBN 0761900233 (ISBN13: 9780761900238)
In addition to the stresses of everyday life, gay men, lesbians and bisexuals experience multiple pressures and constraints related to their chosen lifestyles. This volume examines the gay and lesbian experience in light of this additional tension - which can result in psychopathology - and points towards a future free of heterosexism. The internationally renowned contributors argue that the stress of `coming out', uncertainties concerning parenting children, and the difficulties facing ethnic minority lesbians, gay men and bisexuals cannot be adequately addressed without confronting the heterosexual bias in society. They propose methods geared towards eliminating heterosexual bias in a number of settings, including health.
Hear Me Out: True Stories of Teens Educating and Confronting Homophobia
April 1st, 2005
ISBN 1896764878 (ISBN13: 9781896764870)
More and more gay teens are speaking out about the realization of their sexuality, and about the consequences-the reactions of friends and families, schoolmates and society in general. These heartfelt memoirs, originally presented orally in schools, speak poignantly about the lives of young gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender and transsexual people today.
Not Guilty: Queer Stories from a Century of Discrimination
June 22nd, 2017
Only fifty years ago, sex between men was a crime. The Sexual Offences Act 1967 changed that in part, sparking a chain of social reforms that altered the face of British society for ever. But it was only the beginning of the long fight for equality in the eyes of the law, in society and in millions of private lives. This vital new oral history - to accompany a Channel 4 documentary of the same name – tells that story through the lives of gay men who lived through those years. Built around the intimate testimonies of some exceptional but largely unknown characters, it gives voice to previously untold stories of denial, deceit and subterfuge, public pain and secret pleasure through the ten tumultuous decades before and since that watershed Act.
Poisoned Ivy: Lesbian and Gay Academics Confronting Homophobia
November 20th, 1996
ISBN 1566394880 (ISBN13: 9781566394888)
Lesbian and gay academics all over the country are subjected to homophobic personal slights, harassment, and discrimination. How do they cope, and what kinds of actions can promote positive change? This book tells the author's story and reports on the experiences of some 300 lesbian and gay academics with at least 15 years in their profession.
Health Care For Lesbians And Gay Men: Confronting Homophobia And Heterosexism
September 6th, 1996
ISBN 1560230797 (ISBN13: 9781560230793)
Health Care for Lesbians and Gay Men educates practitioners about the special needs of gay and lesbian patients and how to look critically at the impact of homophobia and heterosexism on the provision of care. It provides an overview of critical health care issues for lesbians and gay men and offers concrete suggestions to health practitioners and social workers on how to address these issues in order to guarantee the best care for their patients and clients. Authors in Health Care for Lesbians and Gay Men give health care providers and mental health workers practical interventions; suggestions for advocacy, social change, grassroots efforts, and alternative programs; and lessons about how to use existing procedures to more effectively meet the unique health care needs of gays and lesbians.
The shadow within: Internalized homophobia in gay men and same-sex domestic violence
ISBN 1109006748 (ISBN13: 9781109006742)
This dissertation explored the relationship between internalized homophobia and same-sex domestic violence. Fifteen self-identified gay adult males participated and completed a self-administered questionnaire, which involved a modified version of the Conflict Tactics Scale and the Reactions to Homosexuality Scale.; The results of the study revealed a positive correlation between social comfort scores related to minor assault and severe coercion. As social comfort increased, minor assault and severe coercion increased. Additionally, as moral/religious acceptability decreased severe assault increased. This study suggests the possibility of homophobia in gay men as a contributing factor to same-sex domestic violence.
Queer (In)Justice: The Criminalization of LGBT People in the United States
February 15th, 2011
ISBN 0807051160 (ISBN13: 9780807051160)
Drawing on years of research, activism, and legal advocacy, Queer (In)Justice is a searing examination of queer experiences--as "suspects," defendants, prisoners, and survivors of crime. The authors unpack queer criminal archetypes--like "gleeful gay killers," "lethal lesbians," "disease spreaders," and "deceptive gender benders"--to illustrate the punishment of queer expression, regardless of whether a crime was ever committed. Tracing stories from the streets to the bench to behind prison bars, the authors prove that the policing of sex and gender both bolsters and reinforces racial and gender inequalities. A groundbreaking work that turns a "queer eye" on the criminal legal system, Queer (In)Justice illuminates and challenges the many ways in which queer lives are criminalized, policed, and punished.
Coming Out Through Fire: Surviving the Trauma of Homophobia
January 1st, 1999
ISBN 0829812938 (ISBN13: 9780829812930)
Ellen DeGeneres and other public figures have broadened mainstream understanding and acceptance of homosexuality. But in churches across the United States, lesbians and gays are condemned to hell or are considered sinners "beyond repair." They encounter people who are homophobic, and these recurring rejections cause serious psychological and spiritual side effects. Coming Out through Fire takes an intimate look at the trauma of being lesbian, gay, or bisexual in a heterosexual world. Discussing the trials that these persons endure every day, Leanne Tigert examines the church, the effects of HIV and AIDS, and family issues -- and provides hope by offering a "new life" that will allow recovery from the trauma inflicted by church and society.
Plato or Paul? The Origins of Western Homophobia
September 17th, 2009
ISBN 0829818553 (ISBN13: 9780829818550)
Jennings explores the notion that the origin of Western homophobia lies not in the biblical traditions of Judaism and Christianity but instead has its source in the Greek and Hellenistic sources (mainly the platonic philosophies) often assumed to have been accepting of same-sex eroticism. Jennings is aware this concept goes against the grain of common opinion, and therefore provides ample clarification from official statements of the Vatican and opinions of the United States Supreme Court; texts from Plato and other Hellenistic perspectives; and the writings of Paul.
Bashers, Baiters, and Bigots: Homophobia in American Society
January 1st, 1985
ISBN 0918393027 (ISBN13: 9780918393029)
The largest collection of articles on homophobia published to date, this volume does much to expand the concept of homophobia as well as to discuss related research. Homophobia includes theoretical analyses of the concept of homophobia, critiques and innovations pertaining to its assessment, and its relationship to the biological sex of respondents, their self-perceived sex roles, and their etiological theories of homosexuality.
Interrupting Hate: Homophobia in Schools and What Literacy Can Do about It
November 4th, 2011
ISBN 0807752738 (ISBN13: 9780807752739)
This timely and important book focuses on the problems of heterosexism and homophobia in schools and explores how these forms of oppression impact LGBTQ youth, as well as all young people. The author shows how concerned teachers can engage students in literacy practices both in and out of school to develop positive learning environments. The featured vignettes focus on fostering student agency, promoting student activism, and nurturing student allies. With a unique combination of adolescent literacy and teacher action projects, this book offers a valuable model for educators interested in creating safe learning communities for all students.
Homophobia: A History
February 1st, 2000
ISBN 0312420307 (ISBN13: 9780312420307)
In this tour de force of historical and literary research, Fone, an acclaimed expert on gay and lesbian history and professor emeritus at the City University of New York, chronicles the evolution of homophobia through the centuries. Delving into literary sources as diverse as Greek philosophy, Elizabethan poetry, the Bible, and the Victorian novel, as well as historical texts and propaganda ranging from the French Revolution to the Moral Majority to the transcripts of current TV talk shows, Fone reveals how and why same-sex desire has long been the object of legal, social, religious, and political persecution.
Homophobia: ''A Term To Be Forgotten''
August 2nd, 2016
One mans story of his homophobic fears throughout middle school. He meets several hundred gays over the course of the next 15 years of his life and understands their struggles with relationships, insecurities, and acceptance. To this day he has more gay friends than straight. Read the book to see why he say to hell with Homophobia. Its a term of the past.
Violence and Social Injustice Against Lesbian, Gay, and Bisexual People
July 13th, 1999
ISBN 156023122X (ISBN13: 9781560231226)
Violence and Social Injustice Against Lesbian, Gay, and Bisexual People helps you look past the stereotypical picture of violence against sexual minorities--the public physical assaults on gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgendered youth by hypermasculine male thugs--and directs you toward the many daily acts of quiet violence that go on, unhindered, in the workaday settings of our legal, social, educational, and law-enforcement institutions. You'll learn about the frightening prevalence of complacency, homophobic ignorance, and apathy that pervades our police departments, courts, high schools, and churches. Also, armed with this critical insight and statistical research, you'll be better equipped to wage a non-violent war of fairness and mutual respect against the daily, senseless violence of policy and practice that threatens to render gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgendered people unwelcome and battered citizens in their own communities. You'll find that Violence and Social Injustice Against Lesbian, Gay, and Bisexual People is ideal for aiding social workers, counselors, teachers, and criminal justice officials in removing the unseen acts of violence from the policies and practices of the public sector.
Homophobia: Deal with It and Turn Prejudice Into Pride
October 1st, 2013
ISBN 1459404424 (ISBN13: 9781459404427)
That's so gay! It's a phrase commonly heard in school halls and playgrounds. But when used as a put-down, it's also homophobic. With plenty of quizzes, Q]As, comics, and scenarios, this interactive and highly visual new book in the Deal With It series helps kids determine what is -- and what isn't -- homophobia, and what they can do to make their schools, homes, and communities more safe and inclusive for everyone.
May 13th, 2017
What it's like to be a gay man in a world full of vultures. Read in full graphic detail, of real-life stories from a gay man. There is no one realer than a gay man. Think about it, why would someone choose to be ridiculed, tortured, and extremely misunderstood. A strong man with guts of steal, and a heart of a unicorn.
It Gets Better: Coming Out, Overcoming Bullying, and Creating a Life Worth Living
March 22nd, 2011
ISBN 0525952330 (ISBN13: 9780525952336)
Growing up isn't easy. Many young people endure bullying that makes them feel they have nowhere to turn--especially LGBT kids and teens who often hide their sexuality for fear of being bullied. Without openly gay mentors, they don't know what the future may hold. After a number of suicides by LGBT students who were bullied in school, syndicated columnist Dan Savage uploaded a video to YouTube with his partner, Terry Miller, to inspire hope for LGBT youth. The video launched the 'It Gets Better Project', initiating a worldwide phenomenon. This is a collection of expanded essays and new material from celebrities and everyday people who have posted videos of encouragement, as well as new contributors.
Gay People of Color: Facing Prejudices, Forging Identities
September 1st, 2010
ISBN 1422217485 (ISBN13: 9781422217481)
The Social Justice Advocate's Handbook: A Guide to Gender
September 4th, 2013
ISBN 0989760200 (ISBN13: 9780989760201)
A book about gender with no mention of the word -hegemony, - but plenty of references to Star Wars, The Matrix, Lord of the Rings, and Star Trek-- with less of a focus on overwhelming scholarship and more of a focus on enjoyable learning. This is a book about gender, but it's not -a book about gender.- It's not overwhelming, it's not overly complicated, and it's not exhausting to read. It is a couple hundred pages of gender exploration, social justice how-to’s, practical resources, and fun graphics & comics.
Homophobia: The State of Sexual Bigotry Today
January 30th, 1998
ISBN 0313359253 (ISBN13: 9780313359255)
Ten years after he first brought us the book Homophobia, which laid bare the harsh realities and harmful effects of this sexual bigotry, psychiatrist Martin Kantor delves again into prejudice and discrimination--even flat-out acts of absolute hatred--against gays in the United States. Have things changed? One might think so. Ten years ago Matthew Shephard was strung up to die on a fence because he was gay. But no such blatant hatred has made headlines here since the turn of the millennium. Ten years ago, Pat Robinson authored a book that assured lasting peace would only occur when a group including drug dealers, assassins, worshippers of Satan, and homosexuals are no longer on top. Yet, by 2007, Robinson was pledging support for pro-gay Republican presidential candidate Rudy Giuliani.
Same-Sex Affairs: Constructing and Controlling Homosexuality in the Pacific Northwest
August 14th, 2003
ISBN 0520240480 (ISBN13: 9780520240483)
At the turn of the twentieth century, two distinct, yet at times overlapping, male same-sex sexual subcultures had emerged in the Pacific Northwest: one among the men and boys who toiled in the region's logging, fishing, mining, farming, and railroad-building industries; the other among the young urban white-collar workers of the emerging corporate order. Boag draws on police logs, court records, and newspaper accounts to create a vivid picture of the lives of these men and youths--their sexual practices, cultural networks, cross-class relations, variations in rural and urban experiences, and ethnic and racial influences.
Out Rage: Dykes and Bi’s Resist Homophobia
November 1st, 1993
ISBN 0889611882 (ISBN13: 9780889611887)
Homophobia, lesbophobia, heterosexism
The Classical Origins of Modern Homophobia
April 25th, 2006
ISBN 0786423498 (ISBN13: 9780786423491)
From government to literature to architecture, few fields in western culture are untouched by the influence of Ancient Greece and Rome. Even mores that may seem exclusively modern often have roots in the classical past. This book takes an in-depth look at the ancient roots of homophobia, including its Pythagorean origins and its eventual spread throughout the Roman Empire and, consequently, the rest of the world. Originally, male homosexuality occupied something of an honorable position in ancient Greece. By the end of the Roman period several centuries later, this attitude had changed so radically that to be found guilty of homosexual actions was punishable by death. This work investigates how such a shift occurred and traces the various cultural forces that brought about almost universal homophobia throughout western societies.
April 24th, 1990
ISBN 0822309629 (ISBN13: 9780822309628)
The editors have gathered essays that not only make a major contribution to the effort to replace homophobic discourse, but also speak persuasively to all readers interested in literature or literary history, contemporary theory, and popular culture.
Homophobia: From Social Stigma to Hate Crimes
September 1st, 2009
ISBN 1422217523 (ISBN13: 9781422217528)
Black Girl Dangerous on Race, Queerness, Class and Gender
May 5th, 2014
ISBN 0988628635 (ISBN13: 9780988628632)Mia McKenzie, creator of the enormously popular website Black Girl Dangerous, writes about race, queerness, class and gender in a concise, compelling voice filled at different times with humor, grief, rage, and joy. Her nuanced analysis of intersecting systems of oppression goes deep to reveal the complicated truths of a multiply marginalized experience. McKenzie tackles the hardest questions of our time with clarity and courage, in language that is accessible to non-academics and academics alike. She is both fearless and vulnerable, demanding and accountable. Hers is a voice like no other.
Challenging Homophobia and Heterosexism
December 20th, 2006
ISBN 0787994952 (ISBN13: 9780787994952)
This volume is designed for professionals interested in building safe and inclusive work and learning environments for adults related to sexual orientation, gender identity and gender expression. It explores sexual identity development in the workplace through the lens of transformational learning theory and opens new ways to think about career development.
Sex-Crime Panic: A Journey to the Paranoid Heart of the 1950s
January 1st, 2002
ISBN 1555836593 (ISBN13: 9781555836597)
Following the brutal murders of two children in Sioux City, Iowa, in 1954, police, in an attempt to quell public hysteria, arrested 20 men whom the authorities never claimed had anything to do with the crimes. Labeled as sexual psychopaths under an Iowa law that lumped homosexuals together with child molesters and murderers, the men were sentenced to a mental institution until cured. Their shocking story is brought to light for the first time by award-winning journalist Neil Miller, author of Out of the Past: Gay and Lesbian History from 1869 to the Present. Shedding a harsh light on 1950s attitudes toward homosexuality, Miller's carefully researched account shows how the paranoia of the McCarthy era destroyed the lives of gay men in the American heartland. Interviews with the formerly incarcerated men, law enforcement officials, lawyers, mental hospital staff, and relatives of the murder victims provides a vivid and disturbing glimpse of a town that betrayed its own sons and a mental institution where patients provided cheap labor and shock treatment was the therapy of choice. A gripping story of murder and antigay hysteria, Sex-Crime Panic presents a dark chapter in the history of postwar America.
Get That Freak: Homophobia and Transphobia in High Schools
December 30th, 2010
ISBN 1552663787 (ISBN13: 9781552663783)
Bullying in schools has garnered significant attention recently, but little has been said about the bullying of homosexuals and transsexual students in Canadian high schools. This book fills that gap by exploring the experiences of youth who identify or are identified as "queer." Based on interviews with recent high school graduates in British Columbia, these researchers provide stories of physical, verbal, and emotional harassment in this group and offer insights into the negative outcomes that result from the experience of being bullied. On the other hand, however, these young people were not helpless victims: many learned to rely on resistance, inner strength, and true friends. In the last chapter, the authors make recommendations for handling homophobic and transphobic bullying in high schools and supporting students who experience this form of harassment.
Gay Privilege: Discrimination is a Disease
April 17th, 2017
Equal rights and privileges for the LGBT community throughout the world. Forced into a world of greed and deception; gays & lesbians had to become masters of their identity. Rising above the norm, the LGBT people became a force to reckon with. Forcing the American government to grant equal rights for all. Shaping this world into something beautiful by bringing color and light to the dark ages. Being gay is not just a privilege, but a gift of life.
Global Homophobia: States, Movements, and the Politics of Oppression
October 25th, 2013
ISBN 0252079337 (ISBN13: 9780252079337)
While homophobia is commonly characterized as individual and personal prejudice, this collection of essays instead explores homophobia as a transnational political phenomenon. Contributors theorize homophobia as a distinct configuration of repressive state-sponsored policies and practices with their own causes, explanations, and effects on how sexualities are understood and experienced in a range of national contexts. The essays include a broad range of geographic cases, including France, Ecuador, Iran, Lebanon, Poland, Singapore, and the United States.
It's Not Over: Getting Beyond Tolerance, Defeating Homophobia, and Winning True Equality
April 7th, 2015
ISBN 0544381009 (ISBN13: 9780544381001)
Marriage equality has surged across the country. Closet doors have burst open in business, entertainment, and even major league sports. But as longtime advocate Michelangelo Signorile argues in his most provocative book yet, the excitement of such breathless change makes this moment more dangerous than ever. Puncturing the illusion that victory is now inevitable, Signorile marshals stinging evidence that an age-old hatred, homophobia, is still a basic fact of American life. He exposes the bigotry of the brewing religious conservative backlash against LGBT rights and challenges the complacency and hypocrisy of supposed allies in Washington, the media, and Hollywood.
Overcoming Heterosexism and Homophobia: Strategies That Work
July 3rd, 1997
ISBN 0231104235 (ISBN13: 9780231104234)
This text provides ideas and strategies for affirming diversity and overcoming heterosexism and homophobia in a wide variety of settings, such as education, politics, the media and the helping profession. Providing strategies for educators, counsellors, community activists and leaders and those in the gay and lesbian communities, it is organized into four sections: Foundational Issues - an overview of heterosexism and homophobia and a multicultural perspective on communication; Working within Communities - Ethnic Groups and Family Members; Working with Students; Working in Professional Training Programs; and Working within Institutions. Role-playing exercises, methods of coming out and outlines for workshops are also included.
Confronting LGBTQ+ Discrimination
January 15th, 2018
ISBN 1538381745 (ISBN13: 9781538381748)
Despite a sea of change in attitudes in recent years, the LGBTQ+ community still faces much discrimination. This affirming book empowers readers to confront discrimination and offers practical guidance on navigating a sometimes- hostile world where not everyone believes that LGBTQ+ people should have the same rights as everyone else. Readers who define as LGBTQ+ will find themselves encouraged, and those who do not will learn how to be supportive allies of their LGBTQ+ friends and classmates, both in and out of school. This resource includes a list of suggested questions for an expert and myths and facts about discrimination.
Sex, Love & Homophobia: Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Lives
June 30, 2004
ISBN 1873328575 (ISBN13: 9781873328576)
This book 'illuminates anew the bleak wasteland that is prejudice. It illuminates more clearly than ever that a loving, understanding humanity is sustained by justice ... Sex, Love and Homophobia is a bright light on the path to justice.' The purpose of the book is to give an insight into lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender rights in the world today. The format is deliberately easy-to-read and can be dipped into according to interest. Grayson Perry, Turner Prize winner 2003 says of the book: 'it is very accessible to young people and is also a moving and serious document of the history, culture and politics of the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgendered world.
Strong Women, Deep Closets: Lesbians and Homophobia In Sport
February 4th, 1998
ISBN 088011729X (ISBN13: 9780880117296)
Former athlete and coach Pat Griffin makes a provocative and impassioned call for attention to a topic too long avoided by women's sports advocates. In Strong Women, Deep Closets, she provides a critical analysis of discrimination and prejudice against lesbians in sport. The book is the first to explore the lesbian sporting experience as well as examine homophobia and heterosexism in women's sport. The work is based on theoretical and historical foundations and is written in an academic yet engaging style. Griffin brings to light the experiences of lesbian coaches and athletes in their own words.
I Could Not Speak My Heart: Education and Social Justice for Gay and Lesbian Youth
August 4th, 2004
ISBN 0889771782 (ISBN13: 9780889771789)
This anthology documents the pain and misunderstanding that LGBTTQ (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgendered, Two- spirited, Queer) people have experienced in the very recent past. It then demonstrates the real progress, both in theory and in practice, that has been made and will continue to be made in the 21st century. The struggle for equity and social justice for gay and lesbian youth is far from over, however, and much work remains to be done. A million people may have watched or joined the Gay Pride Parade in Toronto this year, but the debate about the status of queer citizens continues. Homophobia in its many forms continues to be an all-too-frequent factor in the lives of LGBTTQ citizens.
Homophobia: A History
November 3rd, 2001
ISBN 1466817070 (ISBN13: 9781466817074)
It is the last acceptable prejudice. In an age when racial and ethnic name-calling are viewed with distaste, and physical epithets are frowned upon, hatred of homosexuals remains rife. Now, in a tour de force of historical and literary research, Byrne Fone chronicles the evolution of homophobia through the centuries. Delving into literary sources as diverse as Greek philosophy, the Bible, Elizabethan poetry, and the Victorian novel, as well as historical texts and propaganda from the French Revolution to the Moral Majority, Fone finds that same-sex desire has always been the object of legal, social, and religious persecution. Fone shows how the biblical story of Sodom became the primary source for later prohibitions against homosexuality.
January 1st, 2016
ISBN 1422235084 (ISBN13: 9781422235089)
The horrific 1998 murder of 21-year-old college freshman Matthew Shepard brought the issue of hate crimes against lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) people to the attention of the American people. The Matthew Shepard Foundation lobbied hard along with other LGBT groups, and in 2009 the federal hate crimes law was amended to include violence against LGBT people for the first time. In spite of the legal victory, however, the fear and hatred of LGBT people persists around the world.
Gay & Lesbian Rights: A Question: Sexual Ethics or Social Justice?
April 1st, 1996
ISBN 1556127596 (ISBN13: 9781556127595)
This book is unique in setting the question of homosexuality in its historical, legal, political, and religious contexts in North America. It is no longer possible in Catholic ethics to address sexual morality with a model of absolute moral norms, immune from the ambiguities and complexities social justice issues introduce. Peddicord looks at the personal and social sides of homosexuality, and fairly examines all sides of the Roman Catholic response.
Homophobia: How We All Pay the Price
June 13th, 1992
ISBN 0807079197 (ISBN13: 9780807079195)
The hatred of lesbians, gay males, and bisexuals remains an "acceptable" prejudice in our society, despite the widespread damage it causes in all of our lives. Inviting sexual minorities and heterosexual men and women to become allies in the fight against homophobia, the contributors to this anthology explore how homophobia colludes with sexism by forcing people into rigid gender roles; how homophobia causes unnecessary pain and alienation in family relationships; how it works against health-care policy and arts administration that would benefit all members of society; and how homophobia leaves the policies of religious institutions unfulfilledIn both personal and analytical essays, the contributors show how the fight to end homophobia is everyone's fight if we are to bring about a less oppressive and more productive society. They offer concrete suggestions on transforming attitudes, behaviors and institutions.
Gender, Bullying, and Harassment: Strategies to End Sexism and Homophobia in Schools
April 23rd, 2009
ISBN 0807749532 (ISBN13: 9780807749531)
While there have been countless studies of bullying and harassment in schools, none have examined the key gender issues related to these behaviors. In her new book, Meyer does just that and offers readers tangible and flexible suggestions to help them positively transform the culture of their school and reduce the incidences of gendered harassment. The text features sections that speak specifically to administrators, teachers, counselors, student leaders, and community and family members.
Acting Out! Combating Homophobia Through Teacher Activism
November 15th, 2009
ISBN 080775031X (ISBN13: 9780807750315)
In this volume, teachers from urban, suburban, and rural districts join together in a teacher-inquiry group to challenge homophobia and heterosexism in schools and classrooms. To create safe learning environments for all students they address key topics, including seizing teachable moments, organizing faculty, deciding whether to come out in the classroom, using LGBTQ-inclusive texts, running a Gay-Straight Alliance, changing district policy to protect LGBTQ teachers and students, dealing with resistant students, and preparing preservice teachers to do antihomophobia work.
Homophobia Begins at Home and Other Essays
December 7th, 2013
This is a short book of essays on the topics of sexual identity and growing up poor in the land of plenty.
How Homophobia Hurts Children: Nurturing Diversity at Home, at School, and in the Community
December 26th, 2001
ISBN 1560231645 (ISBN13: 9781560231646)
Homophobia hurts kids. Explore ways to minimize that trauma! This book illustrates the ways that children growing up to be gay are harmed by homophobia before anyone, including themselves, even knows they are gay. This compelling and sympathetic volume describes many simple ways that these children can be helped to understand that they can grow up to lead normal lives, with hopes and dreams for their futures. How Homophobia Hurts Children: Nurturing Diversity at Home, at School, and in the Community brings home the voices of these children. They describe their experiences to show how they came to the frightening recognition that they are part of a group held in disregard by the rest of society, even sometimes by their own families.
Gomorrah & the Rise of Homophobia
December 1st, 1985
ISBN 093465901X (ISBN13: 9780934659017)
Beyond Dolls & Guns: 101 Ways to Help Children Avoid Gender Bias
November 6th, 1995
ISBN 0435081292 (ISBN13: 9780435081294)
Susan Crawford presented examples of inadvertent but blatant sexism to her daughter's school. The lukewarm response she received influenced her to research the topic on her own to learn ways she as a parent could have an impact. Finding mostly lengthy books geared toward educators, her research became the start of this book, whose key features include: more tips than a parent could us in a year! it doesn't exclude boys form the discussion a short dip-in-and-out format includes the solutions as well as the problems.
Homophobia in the Black Church: How Faith, Politics, and Fear Divide the Black Community
March 31st, 2013
ISBN 0313398682 (ISBN13: 9780313398681)
Homophobia in the Black Church: How Faith, Politics, and Fear Divide the Black Community explores the various reasons for the Black Church's aversion--and the general black cultural inflexibility--toward homosexuality, same-sex marriage, and acceptance of the LGBT community. It connects black cultural resistance toward homosexuality to politics, faith, and fear; follows the trail of faith-based funding to the pulpit of black mega-churches; and spotlights how members of the black clergy have sacrificed black LGBTQ Christians for personal and political advancement.
Homophobia and The Law
January 1st, 2005
ISBN 1591472075 (ISBN13: 9781591472070)
Homosexuals have been and still are targets of discrimination in multiple spheres of life. This book examines the major junctures at which the lives of gay and lesbian people intersect with the law. The major areas covered include marriage, children, work, and death. The result of this book is a valuable resource for providing useful information to lawyers and others working with homosexuals about how to counsel and empower same-sex couples.
Setting Them Straight: You CAN Do Something About Bigotry and Homophobia in Your Life
June 1st, 1996
ISBN 0452274214 (ISBN13: 9780452274211)
Offers advice and strategies for coping with and understanding homophobia when it is encountered in the workplace, in family relationships, in casual settings or anywhere else.
Undoing Homophobia in Primary Schools: The No Outsiders Project Team
March 24th, 2010
ISBN 1858564409 (ISBN13: 9781858564401)
This book is a celebration of recognition, affirmation and inclusion. Primary teachers tell the story of how they have challenged the taken-for-granted norms and silences in primary schools around sexual orientation and gender expression. These norms and silences have left lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people and their families marginalized, unrepresented and subject to multiple discrimination and have allowed embedded homophobia and transphobia to go largely unchallenged.
Stigma and Sexual Orientation: Understanding Prejudice Against Lesbians, Gay Men and Bisexuals
December 10th, 1997
ISBN 0803953852 (ISBN13: 9780803953857)
This timely and accessible contribution towards a deeper understanding of homophobia provides much-needed insight into the issue of prejudice in general. Topics discussed include: the nature of antigay prejudice, stereotypes and behaviors; the consequences of homophobia and related phenomena on the well-being of lesbians, gay men and bisexuals; and the critical need for psychology and science to examine homophobia and related issues.
The Declining Significance of Homophobia: How Teenage Boys are Redefining Masculinity and Heterosexuality
February 3rd, 2012
ISBN 0199778248 (ISBN13: 9780199778249)
Research has traditionally shown high schools to be hostile environments for LGBT youth. Boys have used homophobia to prove their masculinity and distance themselves from homosexuality. Despite these findings over the last three decades, The Declining Significance of Homophobia tells a different story. Drawing on fieldwork and interviews of young men in three British high schools, Dr. Mark McCormack shows how heterosexual male students are inclusive of their gay peers and proud of their pro-gay attitudes. He finds that being gay does not negatively affect a boy's popularity but being homophobic does.