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: 9781317766285

Category: History

Page: 458

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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

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

View: 569

Categories: Gay rights

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: 325

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

Gay and Lesbian Rights

Gay and Lesbian Rights

'This book is unique in setting the question of homosexuality in its historical, legal, political, and religious contexts in North America.

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

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 1556127596

Category: Religion

Page: 209

View: 212

'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 in the United States

Gay and Lesbian Rights in the United States

An anthology of primary documents for high-school and college students who are studying or debating the issues of gay and lesbian rights in America, dating from colonial times to the present.

Author: Walter L. Williams

Publisher: Greenwood

ISBN: UVA:X004708755

Category: Political Science

Page: 317

View: 832

An anthology of primary documents for high-school and college students who are studying or debating the issues of gay and lesbian rights in America, dating from colonial times to the present.
Categories: Political Science

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: 937

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

Lesbian and Gay Rights in Canada

Lesbian and Gay Rights in Canada

'Lesbian and Gay Rights in Canada makes a serious advance in state-of-the-art research in fields of political science and queer and feminist studies.

Author: Miriam Catherine Smith

Publisher: University of Toronto Press

ISBN: 0802081975

Category: Social Science

Page: 211

View: 378

Using archival material that has largely been ignored, as well as interviews with Canadian activists, Smith investigates the ways in which the Canadian lesbian and gay movement has changed in response to the Charter of Rights and Freedoms.
Categories: Social Science

Gay and Lesbian Rights

Gay and Lesbian Rights

Susan Salter Reynolds , “ Gay , Lesbian Synagogue Celebrates 25th Year , ” Los
Angeles Times , November 1 , 1997 , p . ... Public Conflicts : Battles over Gay
Rights in American Communities ( Washington , D . C . : CQ Press , 1997 ) , pp .

Author: Marilyn Tower Oliver

Publisher: Enslow Pub Incorporated

ISBN: 0894909584

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 128

View: 695

Examines the issue of gay and lesbian rights in the United States, covering the history of the gay rights movement, the current struggles it faces, and arguments both for and against it.
Categories: Juvenile Nonfiction

Religious Freedom and Gay Rights

Religious Freedom and Gay Rights

Timothy Samuel Shah, Thomas F. Farr, and Jack Friedman's volume, Religious Freedom and Gay Rights brings together some of the world's leading thinkers on religion, morality, politics, and law to analyze the emerging tensions between ...

Author: Jack Friedman

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780190600600

Category: Freedom of religion

Page: 344

View: 876

In the United States and Europe, an increasing emphasis on equality has pitted rights claims against each other, raising profound philosophical, moral, legal, and political questions about the meaning and reach of religious liberty. Nowhere has this conflict been more salient than in the debate between claims of religious freedom, on one hand, and equal rights claims made on the behalf of members of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) community, on the other. As new rights for LGBT individuals have expanded in liberal democracies across the West, longstanding rights of religious freedom -- such as the rights of religious communities to adhere to their fundamental teachings, including protecting the rights of conscience; the rights of parents to impart their religious beliefs to their children; and the liberty to advance religiously-based moral arguments as a rationale for laws -- have suffered a corresponding decline. Timothy Samuel Shah, Thomas F. Farr, and Jack Friedman's volume, Religious Freedom and Gay Rights brings together some of the world's leading thinkers on religion, morality, politics, and law to analyze the emerging tensions between religious freedom and gay rights in three key geographic regions: the United States, the United Kingdom, and continental Europe. What implications will expanding regimes of equality rights for LGBT individuals have on religious freedom in these regions? What are the legal and moral frameworks that govern tensions between gay rights and religious freedom? How are these tensions illustrated in particular legal, political, and policy controversies? And what is the proper way to balance new claims of equality against existing claims for freedom of religious groups and individuals? Religious Freedom and Gay Rights offers several explorations of these questions.
Categories: Freedom of religion

Humjinsi

Humjinsi

On gay and lesbian rights, and bisexuals in India; also includes some papers presented at a seminar held in Mumbai, 1997.

Author: Bina Fernandez

Publisher:

ISBN: UVA:X030220256

Category: Bisexuals

Page: 248

View: 272

On gay and lesbian rights, and bisexuals in India; also includes some papers presented at a seminar held in Mumbai, 1997.
Categories: Bisexuals

Gay Resistance

Gay Resistance

The weakness and strengths of various campaigns for sexual freedom are evaluated. The book includes an introduction by University of Washington Associate Professor Roger Simpson, author of the history An Evening at the Garden of Allah.

Author: Sam Deaderick

Publisher: Red Letter Press

ISBN: 0932323030

Category: Social Science

Page: 55

View: 536

Both newcomers and veterans, students and teachers, will benefit from this pithy booklet--a classic of the 1970s--which reviews the legacy of queer defiance and proposes bold strategies for achieving the rights of lesbians/gays/bisexuals and transgender people. The authors pinpoint the origins of homophobia and tell the story of those who fought back: from German organizers in the 1860s, to the homophile pioneers of the 1950s Mattachine Society; from the youth and drag queens of the 1969 Stonewall Rebellion, to the Gay Liberation Front and the eruption of lesbian feminism in the 1970s. The role of lesbians and gays of color is acknowledged and the work of groundbreaking lesbian writers is discussed. The weakness and strengths of various campaigns for sexual freedom are evaluated. The book includes an introduction by University of Washington Associate Professor Roger Simpson, author of the history An Evening at the Garden of Allah. A wide-ranging bibliography points readers toward further information on the LGBT struggle.
Categories: Social Science

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: Haworth Press

ISBN: 1560232757

Category: Social Science

Page: 235

View: 420

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

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: 398

Categories: Gay liberation movement

Changing the World

Changing the World

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015064811485

Category: Gay liberation movement

Page: 48

View: 222

Categories: Gay liberation movement

Gay Rights

Gay Rights

Traces the history of the gay rights movement in America, from the Stonewall riots to the legal and societal status of gay rights at the turn of the century.

Author: Tricia Andryszewski

Publisher: Twenty-First Century Books

ISBN: 0761315683

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 110

View: 690

Traces the history of the gay rights movement in America, from the Stonewall riots to the legal and societal status of gay rights at the turn of the century.
Categories: Juvenile Nonfiction

Speaking for Our Lives

Speaking for Our Lives

Speaking for Our Lives makes these noteworthy texts readily available to the broader public they deserve. This book preserves an essential part of twentieth-century history.

Author: Robert B Ridinger

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317766339

Category: History

Page: 906

View: 690

Read the words they risked everything for! This landmark volume collects more than a hundred years of the most important public rhetoric on gay and lesbian subjects. In the days when homosexuality was mentioned only in whispers, a few brave souls stood up to speak for the rights of sexual minorities. In Speaking for Our Lives: Historic Speeches and Rhetoric for Gay and Lesbian Rights (1892-2000), their stirring words have finally been gathered together, along with the political manifestoes, broadsheets, and performance pieces of the gay and lesbian liberation movement. Speaking for Our Lives comprises speeches and manifestoes prompted by events ranging from demonstrations to funerals. Scholars and researchers will appreciate the brief commentary introducing each piece, which discusses the author, the occasion, and the political and social contexts in which it first appeared. You’ll find the words of a broad variety of individuals and groups, including: the Victorian humanist and crusader Robert Ingersoll key groups such as the Mattachine Society, Homosexual Law Reform Society, Gay Activists Alliance, and International Gay Association activists and educators Robin Morgan, Joseph Bean, and Dr. Franklin Kameny, artists and journalists of the movement, such as John Eric Larsen, Joan Nestle, Barbara Grier, and Jim Kepner elected officials, including Bella Abzug, Ed Koch, Eleanor Holmes Norton, Gerry Studds, Tammy Baldwin, and Bill Clinton Many of these documents have long been out of print. Speaking for Our Lives makes these noteworthy texts readily available to the broader public they deserve. This book preserves an essential part of twentieth-century history.
Categories: History

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

View: 397

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

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: 432

"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

Marriage Rights and Gay Rights

Marriage Rights and Gay Rights

Primary source documents, quotes, and explanations of Supreme Court rulings help set the scene and tell the evolving tale of equality for marriage rights in the United States.

Author: Barbara Gottfried Hollander

Publisher: The Rosen Publishing Group, Inc

ISBN: 9781477775158

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 112

View: 758

One would think that by now the issue of marriage and the simple right for two people who love one another to be together would be settled. Even in the 21st century, people ask, "What is marriage?" Although the word "marriage" isn't even mentioned in the Constitution, readers will learn why this issue has been a subject of debate for years, whether for interracial or same-sex couples. Primary source documents, quotes, and explanations of Supreme Court rulings help set the scene and tell the evolving tale of equality for marriage rights in the United States.
Categories: Juvenile Nonfiction

The Lesbian and Gay Movement and the State

The Lesbian and Gay Movement and the State

This book also provides important and innovative insights into broader issues in international political science, public policy and comparative politics, as well as issues in social movement studies.

Author: Manon Tremblay

Publisher: Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.

ISBN: 9781409410676

Category: Social Science

Page: 245

View: 951

By analyzing the relationship between lesbian and gay movements and the state, this ground-breaking book addresses two interconnected issues: to what extent is the lesbian and gay movement influenced by the state and whether the lesbian and gay movement has somehow influenced the state, for instance by altering forms of sexual regulation. This book also provides important and innovative insights into broader issues in international political science, public policy and comparative politics, as well as issues in social movement studies.
Categories: Social Science