Gay Lesbian Bisexual and Transgender Civil Rights

Gay  Lesbian  Bisexual  and Transgender Civil Rights

This book could be aptly entitled After Marriage What Is Next for the LGBT Community?

Author: Wallace Swan

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 9781466567337

Category: Political Science

Page: 451

View: 605

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

Urgency Required

Urgency Required

'Urgency required' focuses on the international gay and lesbian liberation movement and is reflected in the celebration of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.

Author: Ireen Dubel

Publisher:

ISBN: 9070435055

Category: Gay rights

Page: 292

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Categories: Gay rights

Gay and Lesbian Rights A Reference Handbook 2nd Edition

Gay and Lesbian Rights  A Reference Handbook  2nd Edition

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 ...

Author: David E. Newton

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 9781598843071

Category: Social Science

Page: 301

View: 921

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

Rights of Passage

Rights of Passage

The book explores legal arenas as sites of struggle of lesbians and gay men against their New Christian Right opponents while offering an engaging analysis of the relationship between law and social change.

Author: Didi Herman

Publisher:

ISBN: UVA:X002531840

Category: Social Science

Page: 198

View: 116

"Rights of Passage situates the development of lesbian and gay legal equality within a broader political context. The book explores legal arenas as sites of struggle of lesbians and gay men against their New Christian Right opponents while offering an engaging analysis of the relationship between law and social change."--BOOK JACKET.Title Summary field provided by Blackwell North America, Inc. All Rights Reserved
Categories: Social Science

Gay Rights

Gay Rights

Thus, they say, gays and lesbians are demanding "special rights." The special-rights argument helped win approval of an anti-gay-rights law in Colorado last fall, and it is expected to surface again during the debate on the military ban.

Author: Richard L. Worsnop

Publisher:

ISBN: OCLC:27805246

Category: Gay liberation movement

Page: 216

View: 980

Categories: Gay liberation movement

Gay and Lesbian Rights Organizing

Gay and Lesbian Rights Organizing

Contributors in psychology and social work describe their experiences in building coalitions, working with youth, and exploring strategies for protecting gay and lesbian rights.

Author: Yolanda C. Padilla

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1560232749

Category: Social Science

Page: 235

View: 575

Contributors in psychology and social work describe their experiences in building coalitions, working with youth, and exploring strategies for protecting gay and lesbian rights.
Categories: Social Science

The Gay Rights Movement

The Gay Rights Movement

But allies and LGBTQ+ community members are still fighting for progress today. What are the gay rights movement's main concerns today? And what challenges has the movement faced?

Author: Eric Braun

Publisher: Lerner Publications ™

ISBN: 9781541536968

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 32

View: 413

A lot has changed throughout the history of the gay rights movement. In 1969, the Stonewall Riots brought light to a movement that would later establish gay pride parades and persist in the fight for same-sex marriage. But allies and LGBTQ+ community members are still fighting for progress today. What are the gay rights movement's main concerns today? And what challenges has the movement faced? Learn about the key people and events that have paved the way for the modern gay rights movement and how members from the LGBTQ+ community have joined the cause to advocate for equal rights.
Categories: Juvenile Nonfiction

Homosexuality Around the World

Homosexuality Around the World

In America, most states don't allow gay marriage—but same-sex marriage has been legal in the Netherlands since 2001.

Author: Jaime A. Seba

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9781422296714

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 64

View: 767

In America, most states don't allow gay marriage—but same-sex marriage has been legal in the Netherlands since 2001. Homophobia is rampant in Jamaica—while gay people serve openly in the Canadian military. Homosexuality could be punishable by death in Uganda—and yet Spain allows gay couples to adopt children. Explore different countries and learn about their cultural attitudes toward lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender people, as gay men and women from around the globe share their personal stories and experiences. Find out how American policies compare with our North American neighbors, Canada and Mexico, and discover how gay equal rights are beginning to emerge in places such as India and South Africa.
Categories: Juvenile Nonfiction

The Politics of Gay Rights

The Politics of Gay Rights

The contributors to this volume thoroughly investigate the politics of the gay and lesbian movement, beginning with its political organizations and tactics.

Author: Craig A. Rimmerman

Publisher: University of Chicago Press

ISBN: 0226719987

Category: Social Science

Page: 460

View: 933

The contributors to this volume thoroughly investigate the politics of the gay and lesbian movement, beginning with its political organizations and tactics. The essays also address the strategies and ideology of conservative opposition groups.
Categories: Social Science

The International LGBT Rights Movement

The International LGBT Rights Movement

With a global scope that considers both state and non-state actors, the book explores transnational movements to challenge homophobia, while also assessing the successes and failures of these efforts along the way.

Author: Laura A. Belmonte

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781472506955

Category: History

Page: 248

View: 174

During the past four decades, the international lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender rights movement has made significant advances, but millions of LGBT people continue to live in fear in nations where homosexuality remains illegal. The International LGBT Rights Movement offers a comprehensive account of this global force, from its origins in the mid-nineteenth century to its crucial place in world affairs today. Belmonte examines the movement's goals, the disputes about its mission, and its rise to international importance. The International LGBT Rights Movement provides a thorough introduction to the movement's history, highlighting key figures, controversies, and organizations. With a global scope that considers both state and non-state actors, the book explores transnational movements to challenge homophobia, while also assessing the successes and failures of these efforts along the way.
Categories: History

Lesbian Gay Bisexual and Transgender Rights

Lesbian  Gay  Bisexual  and Transgender Rights

Same-Sex Marriage Legislation"; (7) "Youth Dealing with Homophobia: Stories from Real Life"; (8) "Rights Abuses around the World: What Can We Do?"; and (9) "Taking the Human Rights Temperatures of Your School"; and "Part 3: Appendices" ...

Author: David M. Donahue

Publisher: University of Minnesota Human Rights Ctr

ISBN: UOM:39015060642868

Category: Bisexuals

Page: 106

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This curriculum is intended to further thoughtful examination and responsible action among high school students about lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) issues. Unlike other curricula this discussion is not in the context of civil or political rights but in the broader context of human rights. These rights, as defined in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, include, among others, the right to education, identity, security, assembly, expression, employment, health, and family--all relevant to the current discussion of LGBT rights. The activities in the curriculum promote appropriate action in addition to reflection and discussion. Students are asked to take responsibility for the homophobia that causes human rights abuses. The curriculum aims to prepare students for responding in meaningful ways to such abuses. It is divided into the following parts: "Part 1: Introduction"; "Part 2: Activities" contains: (1) "Words Really Matter: Examining Language at School"; (2) "Are Gay Rights Special? What Does the Universal Declaration of Human Rights Say?"; (3) "What If Things Were Different: Charting the Effects of Change"; (4) "Is It a Crime To Be Gay? Debating Tolerance in a New Democracy"; (5) "What Must Be Done To Achieve Equality? Evaluating Different Approaches"; (6) "I Now Pronounce You...Same-Sex Marriage Legislation"; (7) "Youth Dealing with Homophobia: Stories from Real Life"; (8) "Rights Abuses around the World: What Can We Do?"; and (9) "Taking the Human Rights Temperatures of Your School"; and "Part 3: Appendices" contains: "The Universal Declaration of Human Rights" and "Resources." (Contains a resource list of 30 books, 12 videos, and 11 Web sites.) (BT)
Categories: Bisexuals

Gay Issues and Politics

Gay Issues and Politics

News media, television, music and entertainment are filled with images of gay and lesbian people today.

Author: Jaime A. Seba

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9781422296745

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 64

View: 624

News media, television, music and entertainment are filled with images of gay and lesbian people today. But how did it all begin? Explore the history of the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) community in the United States, from the horrifying medical treatments of the early twentieth century to the 1969 Stonewall riots that sparked an international movement for equality. Then take a closer look at three of the most relevant issues facing LGBT people today. Learn what the "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" policy of the American military looks like to soldiers in the armed forces. Share the personal experiences of couples affected by laws banning gay marriage and people who have been victims of workplace discrimination.
Categories: Juvenile Nonfiction

Before Stonewall

Before Stonewall

Before Stonewall is a perfect ancillary text for any gay/lesbian studies course, but more to the point, no one interested in these heroic figures and the movements they ignited should be without this book, which received an honorable ...

Author: Vern L Bullough

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317766278

Category: History

Page: 458

View: 352

Explore the early history of the gay rights movement! In the words of editor Vern L. Bullough: “Although there was no single leader in the gay and lesbian community who achieved the fame and reputation of Martin Luther King, there were a large number of activists who put their careers and reputations on the line. It was a motley crew of radicals and reformers, drawn together by the cause in spite of personality and philosophical differences. Their stories are told in the following pages.” Before Stonewall: Activists for Gay and Lesbian Rights in Historical Context illuminates the lives of the courageous individuals involved in the early struggle for gay and lesbian civil rights in the United States. Authored by those who knew them (often activists themselves), the concise biographies in this volume examine the lives of pre-1969 barrier breakers like Harry Hay, Henry Gerber, Alfred Kinsey, Del Martin, Phyllis Lyon, Jim Kepner, Jack Nichols, Christine Jorgensen, Jose Sarria, Barbara Grier, Frank Kameny, and 40 more. To anyone with an interest in the history of the gay/lesbian rights movements in the United States, these names will be familiar, but did you know that in addition to their groundbreaking activism: Prescott Townsend was a Boston Brahman Dorr Legg was a Log Cabin Republican Harry Hay was at one time a member of the Communist party Jim Kepner was a boy preacher Troy Perry was removed from the ministry of his church for homosexuality--and then founded the gay-friendly Metropolitan Community Church Reed Erickson--a transsexual millionaire who gave millions to the cause--kept a pet leopard called Henry Barbara Gittings set up a kissing booth at the American Library Association convention and urged attendees to kiss a gay or lesbian! Before Stonewall is a perfect ancillary text for any gay/lesbian studies course, but more to the point, no one interested in these heroic figures and the movements they ignited should be without this book, which received an honorable mention in the 2004 Stonewall Book Awards.
Categories: History

Gay and Lesbian Issues

Gay and Lesbian Issues

Presents an overview, including a chronology of events, of the gay civil rights movement and includes information about court decisions, laws and statutes, prominent people, the positions of major organizations, and other issues related to ...

Author: Chuck Stewart

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 9781851093724

Category: Reference

Page: 403

View: 408

Presents an overview, including a chronology of events, of the gay civil rights movement and includes information about court decisions, laws and statutes, prominent people, the positions of major organizations, and other issues related to gay rights.
Categories: Reference

Changing the World

Changing the World

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015064811485

Category: Gay liberation movement

Page: 48

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Categories: Gay liberation movement

The Gay and Lesbian Liberation Movement

The Gay and Lesbian Liberation Movement

Although written in on-polemical style, the book passionately attacks injustice and offers examples of courageous responses to it."--Publisher's description.

Author: Margaret Cruikshank

Publisher:

ISBN: STANFORD:36105004085457

Category: Social Science

Page: 225

View: 561

"Concise, balanced, and highly readable, The Gay and Lesbian Liberation Movement examines gay and lesbian liberation from three different perspectives: as a sexual freedom movement, as a political movement, and as a movement of ideas. Separate chapters treat gay culture, lesbian feminism, and conflicts and debates within the movement. Cruikshank describes the historical roots of contemporary gay and lesbian liberation, its link to other progressive movements, and the impact of AIDS. She analyzes institutional homophobia and reviews legal issues in some of the major gay and lesbian rights cases, including the 1986 Supreme Court decision upholding sodomy laws. The Gay and Lesbian Liberation Movement argues that both the traditional and the contemporary prohibitions against homosexuality rest on commentators on gay liberation, Cruikshank draws many examples from lesbian shortcomings of the movement are candidly discussed, as are its dramatic successes. Although written in on-polemical style, the book passionately attacks injustice and offers examples of courageous responses to it."--Publisher's description.
Categories: Social Science

How to Make the World a Better Place for Gays Lesbians

How to Make the World a Better Place for Gays   Lesbians

This book encourages readers to confront, address, and change anti-gay prejudice on all levels of society, from personal and interpersonal to collective, religious and institutional.

Author: Una W Fahy

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 9780446564854

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 224

View: 313

This book encourages readers to confront, address, and change anti-gay prejudice on all levels of society, from personal and interpersonal to collective, religious and institutional.
Categories: Family & Relationships

Fragmented Citizens

Fragmented Citizens

In Fragmented Citizens, Stephen M. Engel contends that the present moment in gay and lesbian rights in America is indeed one of considerable advancement and change—but that there is still much to be done in shaping American institutions ...

Author: Stephen M. Engel

Publisher: NYU Press

ISBN: 9781479839100

Category: Political Science

Page: 432

View: 858

A sweeping historical and political account of how our present-day policy debates around citizenship and equality came to be The landmark Supreme Court decision in June 2015 legalizing the right to same-sex marriage marked a major victory in gay and lesbian rights in the United States. Once subject to a patchwork of laws granting legal status to same-sex couples in some states and not others, gay and lesbian Americans now enjoy full legal status for their marriages wherever they travel or reside in the country. For many, the Supreme Court’s ruling means that gay and lesbian citizens are one step closer to full equality with the rest of America. In Fragmented Citizens, Stephen M. Engel contends that the present moment in gay and lesbian rights in America is indeed one of considerable advancement and change—but that there is still much to be done in shaping American institutions to recognize gays and lesbians as full citizens. With impressive scope and fascinating examples, Engel traces the relationship between gay and lesbian individuals and the government from the late nineteenth century through the present. Engel shows that gays and lesbians are more accurately described as fragmented citizens. Despite the marriage ruling, Engel argues that LGBT Americans still do not have full legal protections against workplace, housing, family, and other kinds of discrimination. There remains a continuing struggle of the state to control the sexuality of gay and lesbian citizens—they continue to be fragmented citizens. Engel argues that understanding the development of the idea of gay and lesbian individuals as ‘less-than-whole’ citizens can help us make sense of the government’s continued resistance to full equality despite massive changes in public opinion. Furthermore, he argues that it was the state’s ability to identify and control gay and lesbian citizens that allowed it to develop strong administrative capacities to manage all of its citizens in matters of immigration, labor relations, and even national security. The struggle for gay and lesbian rights, then, affected not only the lives of those seeking equality but also the very nature of American governance itself. Fragmented Citizens is a sweeping historical and political account of how our present-day policy debates around citizenship and equality came to be.
Categories: Political Science

The Long Arc of Justice

The Long Arc of Justice

Richard D. Mohr adopts a humanistic and philosophical approach to assessing public policy issues affecting homosexuals.

Author: Richard D. Mohr

Publisher:

ISBN: STANFORD:36105114259125

Category: Social Science

Page: 142

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Richard D. Mohr adopts a humanistic and philosophical approach to assessing public policy issues affecting homosexuals. His nuanced case for legal and social acceptance applies widely held ethical principles to various issues, including same-sex marriage, AIDS, and gays in the military. Mohr examines the nature of prejudices and other cultural forces that work against lesbian and gay causes and considers the role that sexuality plays in national rituals. In his support of same-sex marriage, Mohr defines matrimony as the development and maintenance of intimacy through which people meet their basic needs and carry out their everyday living, and he contends that this definition applies equally to homosexual and heterosexual couples. By drawing on culturally, legally, and ethically based arguments, Mohr moves away from tired political rhetoric and reveals the important ways in which the struggle for gay rights and acceptance relates to mainstream American society, history, and political life.
Categories: Social Science

Private Lives Public Conflicts Paperback Edition

Private Lives Public Conflicts Paperback Edition

This book explores the grass-roots movement for legal protection on the basis of sexual orientation.

Author: James Button

Publisher: Cq Press

ISBN: UVA:X004126683

Category: Political Science

Page: 223

View: 208

This book explores the grass-roots movement for legal protection on the basis of sexual orientation. After discussing the social and political background of the gay and lesbian rights movement, the authors examine the conditions that enabled or blocked passage of local legislation in various communities; the scope, implementation, and impact of such laws; the effect of the movement on public schools; and the nature of the political opposition.
Categories: Political Science