Gay and Lesbian Rights

Gay and Lesbian Rights

For Gonsalves , the issue of gay and lesbian rights is crucial . His argument is designed to elicit a sobering reflection from those who would be loathe to grant gay people protective legislation : Freedom and the rights that stem from ...

Author: Richard Peddicord O. P. O. P. Peddicord

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 1556127596

Category: Religion

Page: 209

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'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.' --Lisa Sowle Cahill, Boston College
Categories: Religion

Gay and Lesbian Rights A Reference Handbook 2nd Edition

Gay and Lesbian Rights  A Reference Handbook  2nd Edition

Salutaris, the NIH Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgender Employee Forum, 234 Same-sex adoption. ... Different Politics: Success and Failure in the Struggles over Gay Rights, 258 Same-sex marriage, 5, 21, 29, 126, 133, 135, 137, 139, ...

Author: David E. Newton

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 9781598843071

Category: Social Science

Page: 301

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This thoroughly updated edition provides readers with the background and resources needed to understand one of the greatest civil rights issues of our time. • Includes selections from laws and court cases relating to various aspects of the gay/lesbian civil rights movement • Chronicles an exhaustive list of important events in the gay and lesbian civil rights movement in the United States and Europe
Categories: Social Science

Gay Lesbian History for Kids

Gay   Lesbian History for Kids

2016 Notable Social Studies Trade Books for Young People List Lambda Literary Award Finalist On the Rainbow Book List Who transformed George Washington's demoralized troops at Valley Forge into a fighting force that defeated an empire?

Author: Jerome Pohlen

Publisher: Chicago Review Press

ISBN: 9781613730850

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 192

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Part of the popular For Kids series, this book puts the historic struggle for LGBT equality into perspective Given today's news, it would be easy to get the impression that the campaign for LGBT equality is a recent development, but it is only the final act in a struggle that started more than a century ago. This timely resource helps put recent events into context for kids ages nine and up. After a brief history up to 1900, each chapter discusses an era in the struggle for LGBT civil rights from the 1920s to today. The history is told through personal stories and firsthand accounts of the movement's key events like the 1950s "Lavender Scare," the Stonewall Inn uprising, and the AIDS crisis. Readers will learn about civil rights mavericks, like Dr. Magnus Hirschfeld, founder of the first gay rights organization; Phyllis Lyon and Del Martin, who turned the Daughters of Bilitis from a lesbian social club into a powerhouse for LGBT freedom; and Harvey Milk, the first out candidate to win a seat on the San Francisco Board of Supervisors. Also chronicled are the historic contributions of famous LGBT individuals, and 21 activities enliven the history. Kids can write a free verse poem like Walt Whitman, learn the Madison line dance, design an AIDS quilt panel, and write a song parody to learn about the spirited ways in which the LGBT community has pushed for positive social change.
Categories: Juvenile Nonfiction

Gay and Lesbian Asia

Gay and Lesbian Asia

Using the window of human rights, this paper attempts to locate gay and lesbian rights. The juxtaposition of how these rights are situated in Indonesia and Australia helps the gay and lesbian theorist understand the problems associated ...

Author: Gerard Sullivan

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317992813

Category: Social Science

Page: 278

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How do Asian cultures construct queer genders, sexualities, and eroticism? Gay and Lesbian Asia demonstrates the astonishing diversity of gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgendered identities in countries including Korea, Thailand, Malaysia, China, India, Indonesia, Singapore, and the Philippines. Although many Asian cultures borrow the language of the West when discussing queerness, the attitudes, relationships, and roles described are quite different. Gay and Lesbian Asia discusses cultural issues as well as the unique political position of gays in Asian societies. For example, the Thai concept of phet--eroticized gender--is quite different from the Western view that classifies people by the sex of the partners they desire, not by their level of masculine or feminine traits. Similarly, some gay and lesbian Chinese people “come home” rather than “come out.” By bringing their partners into the extended family, they can maintain the filial relationships that define them while being able to love whom they choose. The essays in Gay and Lesbian Asia cover a broad range of approaches and subjects: globalization theory exploring the political and cultural ramifications of the Western gay identity movement Foucauldian discourse on sexuality and sharply distinct erotic cultures political and cultural analyses of gay and lesbian comradeship and filial relationships in Chinese societies research on the “T” and “po” lesbians (similar to butch and femme) in Malaysian bars the formation of gay cybercommunities in Asia the effects of class distinctions on Jakarta lesbians studies of local historical forms of homoeroticism and transgenderism Gay and Lesbian Asia continues Haworth's landmark series of books on gay and lesbian issues in Asia and Australia. Along with Tongzhi: Politics of Same-Sex Eroticism in Chinese Societies; Queer Asian Cinema; Multicultural Queer: Australian Narratives; Gays and Lesbians in Asia and the Pacific; and Lady Boys, Tom Boys, Rent Boys: Male and Female Homosexualities in Contemporary Thailand, this book presents some of the most original, powerful current thought available on cultural, political, sexual, and gender issues for queer subcultures within Asian cultures.
Categories: Social Science

Gay Lesbian Bisexual and Transgender Civil Rights

Gay  Lesbian  Bisexual  and Transgender Civil Rights

On the side of those supporting LGBT rights include the Human Rights Campaign, National Black Justice Coalition, National Gay and Lesbian Task Force, Gay and Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation (GLAAD), the Gay and Lesbian Victory Fund, ...

Author: Wallace Swan

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 9781466567337

Category: Political Science

Page: 451

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This book could be aptly entitled After Marriage What Is Next for the LGBT Community? Now that marriage is increasingly being institutionalized in many states within the United States it is quite likely that marriage will be acceptable in all 50 states (dependent upon action of the U.S. Supreme Court). What lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender p
Categories: Political Science

Sexuality Morals and Justice

Sexuality  Morals and Justice

Reformers usually try to justify such measures by invoking equality, respect for privacy, or related arguments. This book examines the justifications for law reform which have been put forward to date.

Author: Nicholas Bamforth

Publisher: Continuum International Publishing Group

ISBN: UOM:39015040557889

Category: Social Science

Page: 328

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Law reform is a central goal of lesbian and gay campaigning groups. In recent years, there have been attempts to secure equal ages of consent for heterosexual and same-sex sexual acts, to create anti-discrimination laws protecting lesbians and gays, to allow lesbians and gays to serve in the military, and to permit same-sex marriages. Reformers usually try to justify such measures by invoking equality, respect for privacy, or related arguments. This book examines the justifications for law reform which have been put forward to date. It suggests that they are not in fact as strong as campaigners have assumed, and that a stronger case for legal reforms can be made if the idea of empowerment is used. While advancing a new argument for protecting lesbian and gay rights through law, the book is skeptical about how far law is useful in eradicating discriminatory social practices.
Categories: Social Science

The Ashgate Research Companion to Lesbian and Gay Activism

The Ashgate Research Companion to Lesbian and Gay Activism

The Ashgate Research Companion to Lesbian and Gay Activism provides scholars and students with a comprehensive and authoritative state-of-the-art review of the current research in this subject.

Author: Professor Manon Tremblay

Publisher: Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.

ISBN: 9781409457091

Category: Social Science

Page: 380

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The Ashgate Research Companion to Lesbian and Gay Activism provides scholars and students with a comprehensive and authoritative state-of-the-art review of the current research in this subject. Each of the twenty-two specially commissioned chapters develops and summarises their key issue or debate in relation to activism - that is the claims, strategies and mobilisations (including internal debates and divisions, impediments and state responses) - of the lesbian and gay movement. By drawing together leading scholars from political science, sociology, anthropology and history this companion provides an up to the minute snapshot of current scholarship as well as signposting several fruitful avenues for future research.
Categories: Social Science

Bringing Lesbian and Gay Rights Into the Mainstream

Bringing Lesbian and Gay Rights Into the Mainstream

The National Gay and Lesbian Task Force did a great job of demonstrating a serious problem in terms of antigay, ... Only years later, when the Campaign Fund had refocused attention on passage of the lesbian and gay civil rights bill, ...

Author: Vicki Eaklor

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781136574115

Category: Social Science

Page: 372

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A lively memoir of LGBT activist Steve Endean—one of the most influential political strategists ever to lobby Washington DC! Bringing Lesbian and Gay Rights Into the Mainstream: Twenty Years of Progress is the spirited and provocative memoir that blows the lid off the complex machinations of state and national politics. LGBT activist Steve Endean’s autobiographical chronicle, completed shortly before his death in 1993, tells insider stories that are sometimes rousing, other times infuriating, recounting the fight for lesbian and gay rights from the trenches of the Minnesota state capital to the Washington Beltway. Readers get a clear view of the political activism of building grassroots support systems, fundraising efforts, lobbying to rally support for bills, and the election/reelection of sympathetic political representatives. Bringing Lesbian and Gay Rights Into the Mainstream: Twenty Years of Progress dynamically recounts Endean’s activism and instrumental leadership of the LGBT movement from 1973 to just before his death in 1993. From being the first Executive Director of the Gay Rights National Lobby, founder and Executive Director of the Human Rights Campaign Fund, and founder of the Speak Out mailgram campaigns for grassroots pressure on congresspersons on G/L rights issues, the author discusses with amusing anecdotes and self-effacing humor his strategies, victories, and failures as movement leader. This lively mix of the accomplishments in those crucial years and the “dos and don’ts” of political activism is peopled with well-known and lesser-known movers and shakers on the political landscape. Bringing Lesbian and Gay Rights Into the Mainstream: Twenty Years of Progress gives an inside look at the political process, discussing: the political roots of Steve Endean—from his activist beginnings in Minnesota his rise from state to national politics the basics of fundraising lobbying representatives the LGBT internal conflicts building grassroots support the hypocrisy and lack of courage inherent in politics protest activities From the book: “I began to ge a sense of what a challenge I had ahead when Mayo asked what brought me to DC. Exhausted from a long flight, coping with tons of luggage, and very nervous about such a big move, I mustered the energy to explain earnestly that I'd been hired to be the first director and lobbyist for the Gay Rights National Lobby. To my shock, this distinguished gentleman doubled up with laughter and, in his charming Southern drawl, told me the Gay Rights National Lobby was dead as a doornail. He went on to suggest if that is what really brought me to Washington, DC, I might not want to haul all those boxes upstairs and perhaps I should just pack up and catch a return flight to Minnesota. That was my welcome to Washington, DC. Cold, white Minnesota never looked so appealing.” Bringing Lesbian and Gay Rights Into the Mainstream: Twenty Years of Progress is stimulating, eye-opening reading for educators, students, activists in search of guidance in the political process, anyone interested in LGBT history and political history, and anyone who knew the late Steve Endean.
Categories: Social Science

Political Institutions and Lesbian and Gay Rights in the United States and Canada

Political Institutions and Lesbian and Gay Rights in the United States and Canada

Studies of policy dissemination in the U.S. states have shown that states that “criminalize” homosexuality are less likely to recognize lesbian and gay rights in any other policy area including parenting, education, hate crimes or ...

Author: Miriam Smith

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781135859206

Category: Political Science

Page: 244

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Lesbian and gay citizens today enjoy a much broader array of rights and obligations and a greater ability to live their lives openly in both the U.S. and Canada. However, while human rights protections have been exponentially expanded in Canada over the last twenty years, even basic protections in areas such as employment discrimination are still unavailable to many in the United States. This book examines why these similar societies have produced such divergent policy outcomes, focusing on how differences between the political institutions of the U.S. and Canada have shaped the terrain of social movement and counter-movement mobilization. It analyzes cross-national variance in public policies toward lesbians and gay men, especially in the areas of the decriminalization of sodomy, the passage of anti-discrimination laws, and the enactment of measures to recognize same-sex relationships. For political science, sociology, and queer studies alike, this book will prove vital as movements for lesbian and gay rights continue to recast the social landscape in North America and beyond.
Categories: Political Science

The Rights of Lesbians Gay Men Bisexuals and Transgender People

The Rights of Lesbians  Gay Men  Bisexuals  and Transgender People

Uses a question-and-answer format and nontechnical language to survey rights in regard to freedom of speech and association, housing, employment, the military, family and parenting, and HIV disease.

Author: Nan D. Hunter

Publisher: NYU Press

ISBN: 9780814736791

Category: Law

Page: 218

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Uses a question-and-answer format and nontechnical language to survey rights in regard to freedom of speech and association, housing, employment, the military, family and parenting, and HIV disease.
Categories: Law