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20 Hot Potatoes Christians Are Afraid to Touch

Tony Campolo

235 pages    (W Pub Group)

Call #: 4487    LCC: BJ1251

ISBN 13: 9780849906558    ISBN 10: 0849906555

AIDS, women preachers, public schools, psychological counseling, homosexuality, and working mothers-these are some of the hot issues that many Christians avoid discussing. With insight and clarity, Tony Campolo confronts today's toughest social and moral questions while raising a few of his own.

AIDS, women preachers, public schools, psychological counseling, homosexuality, and working mothers-these are some of the hot issues that many Christians avoid discussing. With insight and clarity, Tony Campolo confronts today's toughest social and moral questions while raising a few of his own. [less]

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50 Ways to Support Lesbian and Gay Equality: The Complete Guide to Supporting Family, Friends, Neighborsor Yourself...

2005    208 pages    (New World Library)

LCC: HQ76.8.U5

ISBN 13: 9781930722507    ISBN 10: 1930722508

Written by straight, gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgendered people and those that care about them, 50 Ways to Support Gay and Lesbian Equality is a compendium of informative, joyful, practical and poignant essays by well-known experts and leaders, each promoting understanding while suggested simple actions. Issues include:• Defining terminology (What a tranny? What’s gay baiting?)• Exploring family issues ("Should I come out to my parents on Thanksgiving?" "How can I [...]

Written by straight, gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgendered people and those that care about them, 50 Ways to Support Gay and Lesbian Equality is a compendium of informative, joyful, practical and poignant essays by well-known experts and leaders, each promoting understanding while suggested simple actions. Issues include:• Defining terminology (What a tranny? What’s gay baiting?)• Exploring family issues ("Should I come out to my parents on Thanksgiving?" "How can I support a lesbian couple who want to have children?")• How to support gay rights around the worldA timely and much-needed guide, 50 Ways demonstrates positive ways for both straight and gay people to respond to everyday discrimination and misunderstandings, bringing the world closer to the true meaning of equality.A powerful call-to-action series, "Action Guides," was launched with the New York Times bestselling MoveOn’s 50 Ways to Love Your Country, followed by NCWO’s 50 Ways to Improve Women’s Lives. The third book in the series—50 Ways to Support Lesbians and Gays—features 50 personal, inspiring essays with "Action Guide" sidebars collected by bestselling Meredith Maran and series editor Angela Watrous. [less]

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A/K/A: A Novel

Ruthann Robson

1998    288 pages    (Stonewall Inn Editions)

LCC: PS3568.O3187

ISBN 13: 9780312198251    ISBN 10: 0312198256

An intricate and daring novel centered on the identities that two women create for themselves. Margaret Smyth is an escort for women who assumes different names and identities for each of her clients while struggling to finish law school to ensure your future. BJ, a soap opera actress under the name Jill Willis, has a melodramatic personal life that rivals that of the charater she plays on television. Initially strangers, as their identities begin to unravel, these two women are drawn--to each [...]

An intricate and daring novel centered on the identities that two women create for themselves. Margaret Smyth is an escort for women who assumes different names and identities for each of her clients while struggling to finish law school to ensure your future. BJ, a soap opera actress under the name Jill Willis, has a melodramatic personal life that rivals that of the charater she plays on television. Initially strangers, as their identities begin to unravel, these two women are drawn--to each other and to salvation. [less]

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ABC A Family Alphabet Book

Bobbie Combs

2001    32 pages    (Two Lives Pub)

LCC: HQ777.8

ISBN 13: 9780967446813    ISBN 10: 0967446813

Have fun with the kids, moms, dads and pets in this delightful book that celebrates LGBTQ families as it teaches young children the alphabet.

Have fun with the kids, moms, dads and pets in this delightful book that celebrates LGBTQ families as it teaches young children the alphabet. [less]

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Aberrations In Black: Toward A Queer Of Color Critique (Critical American Studies)

Roderick A. Ferguson

2003    192 pages    (Univ Of Minnesota Press)

LCC: PS374.N4

ISBN 13: 9780816641291    ISBN 10: 0816641293

The sociology of race relations in America typically describes an intersection of poverty, race, and economic discrimination. But what is missing from the picture-sexual difference-can be as instructive as what is present. In this ambitious work, Roderick A. Ferguson reveals how the discourses of sexuality are used to articulate theories of racial difference in the field of sociology. He shows how canonical sociology-Gunnar Myrdal, Ernest Burgess, Robert Park, Daniel Patrick Moynihan, and [...]

The sociology of race relations in America typically describes an intersection of poverty, race, and economic discrimination. But what is missing from the picture-sexual difference-can be as instructive as what is present. In this ambitious work, Roderick A. Ferguson reveals how the discourses of sexuality are used to articulate theories of racial difference in the field of sociology. He shows how canonical sociology-Gunnar Myrdal, Ernest Burgess, Robert Park, Daniel Patrick Moynihan, and William Julius Wilson-has measured African Americans' unsuitability for a liberal capitalist order in terms of their adherence to the norms of a heterosexual and patriarchal nuclear family model. In short, to the extent that African Americans' culture and behavior deviated from those norms, they would not achieve economic and racial equality. Aberrations in Black tells the story of canonical sociology's regulation of sexual difference as part of its general regulation of African American culture. Ferguson places this story within other stories-the narrative of capital's emergence and development, the histories of Marxism and revolutionary nationalism, and the novels that depict the gendered and sexual idiosyncrasies of African American culture-works by Richard Wright, Ralph Ellison, James Baldwin, Audre Lorde, and Toni Morrison. In turn, this book tries to present another story-one in which people who presumably manifest the dysfunctions of capitalism are reconsidered as indictments of the norms of state, capital, and social science. Ferguson includes the first-ever discussion of a new archival discovery-a never-published chapter of Invisible Man that deals with a gay character in a way that complicates and illuminates Ellison's project. Unique in the way it situates critiques of race, gender, and sexuality within analyses of cultural, economic, and epistemological formations, Ferguson's work introduces a new mode of discourse-which Ferguson calls queer of color analysis-that helps to lay bare the mutual distortions of racial, economic, and sexual portrayals within sociology. Roderick A. Ferguson is assistant professor of American studies at the University of Minnesota. [less]

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About time: Exploring the gay past

Martin B Duberman

1986    377 pages    (Gay Presses of New York)

LCC: HQ76.8.U5D83 1986

ISBN 13: 9780914017134    ISBN 10: 0914017136

This is a collection of documentary material and a selection of previously uncollected essays, speeches and reviews by the historian and gay activist, Martin Duberman. Part One contains rare documents from the past two centuries tracing the lives and opinions of both our gay and our homosexual ancestors. Part Two has been extensively revised and includes six new articles published as recently as 1991, covering such topics as coming out, bisexuality in the ancient world and reform in the gay [...]

This is a collection of documentary material and a selection of previously uncollected essays, speeches and reviews by the historian and gay activist, Martin Duberman. Part One contains rare documents from the past two centuries tracing the lives and opinions of both our gay and our homosexual ancestors. Part Two has been extensively revised and includes six new articles published as recently as 1991, covering such topics as coming out, bisexuality in the ancient world and reform in the gay rights movement. [less]

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Academic Outlaws: Queer Theory and Cultural Studies in the Academy

William G. Tierney

1997    216 pages    (SAGE Publications, Inc)

LCC: HQ75.15

ISBN 13: 9780761906834    ISBN 10: 0761906835

Scholarly yet provocatively written, Academic Outlaws presents a discussion of how life in the academic world is experienced by gay men and lesbian women. Using a narrative style that mixes autobiography, case study data and fiction, William G Tierney provides timely insight into the challenges gays and lesbians face in higher education and proposes an alternative process for redefining long-established cultural norms.

Scholarly yet provocatively written, Academic Outlaws presents a discussion of how life in the academic world is experienced by gay men and lesbian women. Using a narrative style that mixes autobiography, case study data and fiction, William G Tierney provides timely insight into the challenges gays and lesbians face in higher education and proposes an alternative process for redefining long-established cultural norms. [less]

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ACCIDENTAL ACTIVIST: A Personal and Political Memoir, The

Candace Gingrich

1996    256 pages    (Scribner)

LCC: HQ75.4.G56 A3

ISBN 13: 9780684824628    ISBN 10: 0684824620

When Candace Gingrich met Roseanne Barr at a GLAAD dinner in 1995, the actress said, "Don't worry, honey, I've got a weird brother, too." Candace laughed, and at the same time realized how significant the moment was: She was speaking to a celebrity at a gay rights fund-raiser about her conservative half-brother. Her lesbianism, and her relation to Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich, had catapulted her to a position both exhilarating and terrifying. She had become, quite accidentally, an activist [...]

When Candace Gingrich met Roseanne Barr at a GLAAD dinner in 1995, the actress said, "Don't worry, honey, I've got a weird brother, too." Candace laughed, and at the same time realized how significant the moment was: She was speaking to a celebrity at a gay rights fund-raiser about her conservative half-brother. Her lesbianism, and her relation to Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich, had catapulted her to a position both exhilarating and terrifying. She had become, quite accidentally, an activist. This is the story of how a lesbian named Candace grew up surrounded by a loving, supportive family, went to college, came out of the closet, fell in love, worked hard at her job and played hard at rugby in a sleepy little town in Pennsylvania. Her life was quiet, her circle of friends tight, her family accepting of her girlfriend. But all the while, Candace's half-brother was realizing his political aspirations, gaining the ears of mighty, conservative politicians, and becoming a major presence in Congress. It wasn't until the Republican sweep of both houses in 1994, when Newt Gingrich became Speaker of the House, that Candace began listening to his political ideas. Newt had become conservative with a capital "C," aligning himself with antigay figures like Pat Robertson. How, Candace wondered, could her brother, the one who treated her girlfriend and their relationship with the utmost respect, be espousing discriminatory rhetoric? How could he vote to reject President Clinton's compromise on the gays-in-the-military issue, to prohibit use of federal funds for public schools that allow open discussion of gay concerns, to discharge people in the military who test HIV-positive, and to overturn a District of Columbia bill that allows unmarried couples to register as domestic partners, all without any stirrings of conscience? Though Candace was troubled, she did not speak out. It was not until a perceptive reporter "outed" her to the press that, suddenly, she was fielding phone calls from every network. And just as suddenly, she realized it was time to challenge her brother on his hateful policies. In The Accidental Activist, Candace Gingrich takes us on an intimate tour of life in the Gingrich family, growing up gay, and finding her activist voice. Her mother is convinced that she and Newt could find common ground if they just sat down and took the time. Until then, Candace will continue her crusade. A tireless lobbyist for gay issues and a political force in her own right, Candace, who was named Spokesperson for the Human Rights Campaign in 1995, is not giving up hope for Newt, but she's surely giving him a run for his money. [less]

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Actor's Book of Gay and Lesbian Plays, The

Eric Lane, Nina Shengold

1995    560 pages    (Penguin Books)

LCC: PS627.H67

ISBN 13: 9780140245523    ISBN 10: 0140245529

This exciting collection of contemporary plays explores a wide range of concerns facing gay men and lesbians. Presenting 17 one-act and full-length works by a new generation of American playwrights, this groundbreaking book reflects the diversity of voices emerging in today's theater.

This exciting collection of contemporary plays explores a wide range of concerns facing gay men and lesbians. Presenting 17 one-act and full-length works by a new generation of American playwrights, this groundbreaking book reflects the diversity of voices emerging in today's theater. [less]

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Acts of Disclosure: The Coming-Out Process of Contemporary Gay Men (Haworth Gay & Lesbian Studies)

Marc E Vargo

1998    188 pages    (Routledge)

LCC: HQ76.3.U5

ISBN 13: 9781560239123    ISBN 10: 1560239123

Confronting the psychological, social, sexual, legal, and political issues at stake in the coming-out process, Acts of Disclosure: The Coming-Out Process of Contemporary Gay Men uses research findings and first-hand accounts to help gay adolescents and men accept and embrace their sexual identity as an integral part of their being. Offering helpful advice and specific suggestions that will guide you through the coming-out process, this text also teaches family, friends, and colleagues how they [...]

Confronting the psychological, social, sexual, legal, and political issues at stake in the coming-out process, Acts of Disclosure: The Coming-Out Process of Contemporary Gay Men uses research findings and first-hand accounts to help gay adolescents and men accept and embrace their sexual identity as an integral part of their being. Offering helpful advice and specific suggestions that will guide you through the coming-out process, this text also teaches family, friends, and colleagues how they can support and encourage you in this challenge.A roadmap through the confusing process of coming to terms with your sexuality both privately and publicly, Acts of Disclosure walks you step-by-step through the stages of coming out, the emotions involved, the potential pitfalls, and the kinds of receptions you may meet. It points out both healthy and self-destructive coping strategies and teaches you how to take responsibility for your sexuality. You will find its discussions straightforward, honest, and direct, as it broaches the following topics: coming out in American schools expressing your sexual identity on the job the harmful effects of involuntary public exposure why some parents adjust better than others to the fact that they have a gay child the damaging effects of social myths attached to homosexuality the emotional and behavioral reactions wives have after discovering that their husbands are gay how to anticipate a possible “outing” against oneself and the advantages of coming out to prevent such an act compulsory social programming that may be deeply injurious to gay adolescents disclosing your sexual identity after the onset of AIDSGay males of all ages, parents, friends, children, therapists, psychologists, social workers, and educators who read Acts of Disclosure will realize their error in treating gay sexual identity as undesirable, shameful, or second-rate. As you turn the last page of this comprehensive and enlightening book, you will likely find yourself with an appreciation of gay male sexuality as well as with a better understanding of the complexities of human nature. [less]

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Acts of Faith, Acts of Love

Duggan McGinley

2004    256 pages    (Bloomsbury Academic & Professional)

LCC: BX4669

ISBN 13: 9780826415455    ISBN 10: 0826415458

In Acts of Faith, Acts of Love, McGinely explores the overlap of religious and sexual identities in the stories gay men write about themselves. The autobiographical writings of forty gay Catholics (or once Catholics) are analysed. The work is both literary and theological on the premise that experience constitutes one of the four sources of theological reflection, along with scripture, tradition, and reason. 'An important contribution to the ongoing discussion of homosexuality and religion... [...]

In Acts of Faith, Acts of Love, McGinely explores the overlap of religious and sexual identities in the stories gay men write about themselves. The autobiographical writings of forty gay Catholics (or once Catholics) are analysed. The work is both literary and theological on the premise that experience constitutes one of the four sources of theological reflection, along with scripture, tradition, and reason. 'An important contribution to the ongoing discussion of homosexuality and religion... resounds with the authenticity and integrity of personal narrative and academic critique. Highly recommended.' Library Journal 'McGinley has done a great service... funny... heartbreaking' Human Development [less]

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Adam & Andy

James Asal

(Bookazine Company)

LCC: PN6727.A738

ISBN 13: 9780974442006    ISBN 10: 0974442003

Set in the fictional New England town of Woodfield, Connecticut, "Adam & Andy" is the story of two committed thirty-something men struggling to maintain their humor, sanity, and a clean house. Read their amazing adventures and lose yourself in the minutiae of their daily lives! Marvel at their strength and resolve as they wage war on careless ineptitude and bad coffee! Blast off into incredible fits of jealousy over their impossibly broad shoulders and comprehensive wardrobes!

Set in the fictional New England town of Woodfield, Connecticut, "Adam & Andy" is the story of two committed thirty-something men struggling to maintain their humor, sanity, and a clean house. Read their amazing adventures and lose yourself in the minutiae of their daily lives! Marvel at their strength and resolve as they wage war on careless ineptitude and bad coffee! Blast off into incredible fits of jealousy over their impossibly broad shoulders and comprehensive wardrobes! [less]

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Addressing Homophobia and Heterosexism on College Campuses

Elizabeth Cramer

2003    292 pages    (Routledge)

LCC: LC212.862

ISBN 13: 9781560233053    ISBN 10: 1560233052

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 [...]

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! In Addressing Homophobia and Heterosexism on College Campuses you'll also find: a list of helpful feature films and documentaries case studies from the US, Canada, and Australia methods to combat homophobia and heterosexism among social work students practical ways to set up Safe Zone or Allies programs techniques for reducing “trans-anxieties” lectures and role-playing games geared toward changing thoughts and live [less]

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Adrenaline (Plume)

James Dillinger

1988    1 pages    (Plume)

LCC: PS3554.I418

ISBN 13: 9780452260757    ISBN 10: 0452260752

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Advocate College Guide for LGBT Students, The

Shane L. Windmeyer

2006    344 pages    (Alyson Publications, Inc.)

LCC: L901.W59

ISBN 13: 9781555838577    ISBN 10: 155583857X

Based on student demand, the Advocate magazine and publisher Alyson Books have partnered to produce The Advocate College Guide for LGBT Students.  With advice from campus officials and LGBT college students -- the experts themselves - this easy to use guide is the perfect companion for the first generation of out LGBT students.This new guide profiles the 100 U.S. institutions with the top “Gay Point Average” on critical LGBT issues such as:Gay-affirmative policies Campus events [...]

Based on student demand, the Advocate magazine and publisher Alyson Books have partnered to produce The Advocate College Guide for LGBT Students.  With advice from campus officials and LGBT college students -- the experts themselves - this easy to use guide is the perfect companion for the first generation of out LGBT students.This new guide profiles the 100 U.S. institutions with the top “Gay Point Average” on critical LGBT issues such as:Gay-affirmative policies Campus events Queer student perspectives Housing for LGBT students Local gay hangouts Gay-friendly support resources Queer studiesTHE ADVOCATE COLLEGE GUIDE FOR LGBT STUDENTS is the product of nearly 5,000 online interviews with LGBT students and 500 online interviews with faculty and staff from campuses across the country. Not only does the guide rank the best LGBT campuses, but for the first time, you also hear the reasons why from the experts themselves—LGBT college students.“Finally! As the first generation of ‘out’ LGBT students prepares for college, they now have the information they need to choose the right campus....The product of thorough and thoughtful research, this guide will be an invaluable resource for LGBT students, their families, and anyone who wants a progressive campus.”—Kevin Jennings, Executive Director, Gay, Lesbian and Straight Education Network (GLSEN) and editor of One Teacher in Ten [less]

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Affectionate Men

Ron Lieberman (Designed by), Russell Bush

1998    111 pages    (St. Martin's Press)

LCC: HQ1090

ISBN 13: 9780312182991    ISBN 10: 0312182996

In "Affectionate Men," photographic collector Russell Bush has assembled an album of images--daguerreotypes, ambrotypes, tintypes, cartes-de-visite, cabinet cards, and ordinary Kodak prints--that form an idiosyncratic record of the affection between men, from the 1850's to the 1950's. The earliest daguerreotypes in the book was made in America around 1850- an image frozen in time long before the invention of the automobile, telephone, radio, or airplane. Over a period of one hundred years, we [...]

In "Affectionate Men," photographic collector Russell Bush has assembled an album of images--daguerreotypes, ambrotypes, tintypes, cartes-de-visite, cabinet cards, and ordinary Kodak prints--that form an idiosyncratic record of the affection between men, from the 1850's to the 1950's. The earliest daguerreotypes in the book was made in America around 1850- an image frozen in time long before the invention of the automobile, telephone, radio, or airplane. Over a period of one hundred years, we can see the changing styles in clothes, hair, and attitudes, but what remains constant is the expression of affection and love between these men. Some may be gay, others assuredly not, but whatever the relationship, these images celebrate Walt Whitman's "dear love of comrades." [less]

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After the Ball: How America Will Conquer Its Fear and Hatred of Gays in the 90's (Plume)

Marshall Kirk, Hunter Madsen

1990    432 pages    (Plume)

LCC: HQ76.8.U5

ISBN 13: 9780452264984    ISBN 10: 0452264987

A compelling and compassionate work that never fails to stimulate. After the Ball is required reading for straights interested in understanding a minority that comprises 10% of the population and for gays who ar learning that the revolution is far from over.

A compelling and compassionate work that never fails to stimulate. After the Ball is required reading for straights interested in understanding a minority that comprises 10% of the population and for gays who ar learning that the revolution is far from over. [less]

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Afterlife

Paul Monette

278 pages    (Avon Books (P))

LCC: PS3563.O523

ISBN 13: 9780380711970    ISBN 10: 0380711974

/Paul Monette Set against the big-city backdrop of Los angeles, Afterlife is a powerful novel of three AIDS widowers, all of whom lost their lovers in the same week--and who now must.

/Paul Monette Set against the big-city backdrop of Los angeles, Afterlife is a powerful novel of three AIDS widowers, all of whom lost their lovers in the same week--and who now must. [less]

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AIDS and Infections of Homosexual Men

Pearl Ma (Editor), Donald Armstrong (Editor)

1984    442 pages    (Elsevier Science & Technology Books)

LCC: RC200.1

ISBN 13: 9780914316381    ISBN 10: 0914316389

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AIDS and the Church, Revised and Enlarged: The Second Decade

Earl E. Shelp, Ronald H. Sunderland

1992    240 pages    (Westminster John Knox Press)

LCC: BV4460.7

ISBN 13: 9780664252021    ISBN 10: 0664252028

AIDS in the Church provides important information about the changing evolution of the HIV/AIDS pandemic, the persons it is affecting, and its global impact. It offers accurate scientific and sociological data and psychological insight. But most importantly, AIDS and the Church presents a compassionate and prophetic vision of how the church ought to respond to this global crisis.

AIDS in the Church provides important information about the changing evolution of the HIV/AIDS pandemic, the persons it is affecting, and its global impact. It offers accurate scientific and sociological data and psychological insight. But most importantly, AIDS and the Church presents a compassionate and prophetic vision of how the church ought to respond to this global crisis. [less]

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Alan Turing: The Architect of the Computer Age (Impact Biography)

Ted Gottfried

1996    128 pages    (Franklin Watts)

LCC: QA29.T8 G68

ISBN 13: 9780531112878    ISBN 10: 053111287X

Book by Gottfried, Ted

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Alec Baldwin Doesn't Love Me and Other Trials from My Queer Life

Michael Thomas Ford

1997    256 pages    (Alyson Books)

LCC: PN6231.H57

ISBN 13: 9781555834319    ISBN 10: 1555834310

An irreverent, insightful, and wickedly funny humor collection that shows just how queer life really is.

An irreverent, insightful, and wickedly funny humor collection that shows just how queer life really is. [less]

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Alfred C. Kinsey: A Life

James H. Jones

938 pages    (W. W. Norton & Company)

LCC: HQ18.32.K56

ISBN 13: 9780393327243    ISBN 10: 0393327248

The hidden life of Alfred C. Kinsey, the principal architect of the sexual revolution.In this brilliant, groundbreaking biography, twenty years in the making, James H. Jones presents a moving and even shocking portrait of the man who pierced the veil of reticence surrounding human sexuality. Jones shows that the public image Alfred Kinsey cultivated of disinterested biologist was in fact a carefully crafted public persona. By any measure he was an extraordinary man—and a man with secrets. [...]

The hidden life of Alfred C. Kinsey, the principal architect of the sexual revolution.In this brilliant, groundbreaking biography, twenty years in the making, James H. Jones presents a moving and even shocking portrait of the man who pierced the veil of reticence surrounding human sexuality. Jones shows that the public image Alfred Kinsey cultivated of disinterested biologist was in fact a carefully crafted public persona. By any measure he was an extraordinary man—and a man with secrets. Drawing upon never before disclosed facts about Kinsey's childhood, Jones traces the roots of Kinsey's scholarly interest in human sexuality to his tortured upbringing. Between the sexual tensions of the culture and Kinsey's devoutly religious family, Jones depicts Kinsey emerging from childhood with psychological trauma but determined to rescue humanity from the emotional and sexual repression he had suffered. New facts about his marriage, family life, and relationships with students and colleagues enrich this portrait of the complicated, troubled man who transformed the state of public discourse on human sexuality. 30 black-and-white photographs [less]

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Alive and Well

Cuca Hepburn, Bonnie Gutierrez

1988    248 pages    (Ten Speed Press)

LCC: RA778.2 .H47 1988

ISBN 13: 9780895943248    ISBN 10: 0895943247

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All Families Are Different

Sol Gordon, Vivien Cohen

2000    50 pages    (Prometheus Books)

LCC: HQ535

ISBN 13: 9781573927659    ISBN 10: 1573927651

Is there such a thing as a "normal" family? Is one family better than another? Of course the answer to these questions is no, but children are often led to believe otherwise. Young people need to understand and appreciate that when it comes to families, they are all different!One of the world's most influential and loved authors of educational children's books, Dr. Sol Gordon has created an uplifting book for young people age four and older who are curious about just what it [...]

Is there such a thing as a "normal" family? Is one family better than another? Of course the answer to these questions is no, but children are often led to believe otherwise. Young people need to understand and appreciate that when it comes to families, they are all different!One of the world's most influential and loved authors of educational children's books, Dr. Sol Gordon has created an uplifting book for young people age four and older who are curious about just what it means to be part of a family. Some children, he explains, live with both parents, while others live with one or with step- or foster parents. Nowadays, we also find children being reared by aunts, uncles, or grandparents, as well as same-sex couples. The variety of possibilities is rich in its diversity. Separations, divorce, abuse, neglect, and sibling rivalries are an unfortunate part of life, but, Gordon emphasizes, they are not the child's fault.While the many illustrations show a variety of family situations to stimulate awareness and acceptance, the text places importance on children knowing they are loved by their family members-whomever they may be-and that no one's family is perfect. But children can play a very special and important role in making their home a happier one: "It's up to you to be the best person you can be and doing well in school will help you to be a better adult, or parent, when you grow up," Gordon says. [less]

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Along the Journey River

Carole LaFavor

1996    192 pages    (Firebrand Books)

LCC: PS3562.A274

ISBN 13: 9781563410703    ISBN 10: 1563410702

Objibwa teacher Renee LaRoche investigates the disappearance of ceremonial artifacts and the death of the chief.

Objibwa teacher Renee LaRoche investigates the disappearance of ceremonial artifacts and the death of the chief. [less]

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Always Anonymous Beast (Caitlin Reece Mysteries), The

Lauren Wright Douglas

210 pages    (Naiad Pr)

LCC: PS3554.O8263

ISBN 13: 9780941483049    ISBN 10: 0941483045

Meet Caitlin Reece. Smart, cool, tough. A dropout from conventional life. Highly competent in her chosen profession. She has no office, obtains clients by referral only, and never leaves her home without her .357 Magnum Smith and Wesson. Val Frazier, Victoria's star TV anchorwoman, is Caitlin's newest client. She is the victim of a viciously homophobic blackmailer who has discovered her relationship with Tonia Konig. Tonia is a lesbian-feminist professor, an outspoken, passiontely [...]

Meet Caitlin Reece. Smart, cool, tough. A dropout from conventional life. Highly competent in her chosen profession. She has no office, obtains clients by referral only, and never leaves her home without her .357 Magnum Smith and Wesson. Val Frazier, Victoria's star TV anchorwoman, is Caitlin's newest client. She is the victim of a viciously homophobic blackmailer who has discovered her relationship with Tonia Konig. Tonia is a lesbian-feminist professor, an outspoken, passiontely committed proponent of nonviolence. She is enraged by her own helplessness, she is outraged by Caitlin's challenge to her most fundamental beliefs, and by Caitlin herself, whom she considers a "a thug". As Caitlin stalks the blackmailer and his accomplices through the byways of the city of Victoria, she uncovers ever darker layers of danger surrounding Tonia. And she struggles against a new and altogether unwanted complication: she is increasingly attracted to the woman who despises her. The Always Anonymous Beast marks two auspicious debuts: Laren Wright Douglas, a most talented and exciting writer: and Caitlin Reece - intelligent, complex, sharply humorous - one of the most intriguing women ever to appear in mystery fiction. Originally published by Naiad Press 1987. [less]

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Am I Blue?: Coming Out from the Silence

1995    288 pages    (HarperTeen)

LCC: PS509 H57 A4

ISBN 13: 9780064405874    ISBN 10: 0064405877

Original stories by C. S. Adler, Marion Dane Bauer, Francesca Lia Block, Bruce Coville, Nancy Garden, James Cross Giblin, Ellen Howard, M. E. Kerr, Jonathan London, Lois Lowry, Gregory Maguire, Lesléa Newman, Cristina Salat, William Sleator, Jacqueline Woodson, and Jane Yolen Each of these stories is original, each is by a noted author for young adults, and each honestly portrays its subject and theme--growing up gay or lesbian, or with gay or lesbian parents or friends.

Original stories by C. S. Adler, Marion Dane Bauer, Francesca Lia Block, Bruce Coville, Nancy Garden, James Cross Giblin, Ellen Howard, M. E. Kerr, Jonathan London, Lois Lowry, Gregory Maguire, Lesléa Newman, Cristina Salat, William Sleator, Jacqueline Woodson, and Jane Yolen Each of these stories is original, each is by a noted author for young adults, and each honestly portrays its subject and theme--growing up gay or lesbian, or with gay or lesbian parents or friends. [less]

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Amateur City (Kate Delafield Mysteries)

Katherine V. Forrest

224 pages    (Naiad Press)

LCC: PS3556.O737

ISBN 13: 9780930044558    ISBN 10: 093004455X

When Katherine V. Forrest’s Amateur City was published in 1984, introducing LAPD detective Kate Delafield, it not only marked the beginning of one of mystery fiction’s most successful series, it also created one of the most lucrative genres in gay publishing: the lesbian mystery. With her next six Kate Delafield novels, Forrest’s complex and determined lesbian detective became the most celebrated figure in lesbian fiction. Alyson is proud to present the first and second Kate [...]

When Katherine V. Forrest’s Amateur City was published in 1984, introducing LAPD detective Kate Delafield, it not only marked the beginning of one of mystery fiction’s most successful series, it also created one of the most lucrative genres in gay publishing: the lesbian mystery. With her next six Kate Delafield novels, Forrest’s complex and determined lesbian detective became the most celebrated figure in lesbian fiction. Alyson is proud to present the first and second Kate Delafield mysteries, back in print and ready to captivate a new generation of fans! In Amateur City, Kate and her partner, Ed Taylor, investigate the murder of a highly placed executive, whose body was found by a coworker, a woman who begins to break down Kate’s defenses.In addition to penning the legendary Kate Delafield mystery series, -Katherine V. Forrest has written the lesbian romantic classic Curious Wine and the science fiction novels Daughters of a Coral Dawn and Daughters of an Amber Noon. She lives in San Francisco. [less]

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Amazing Grace: A Life of Beauford Delaney

David Leeming

1998    256 pages    (Oxford University Press)

LCC: ND237.D335

ISBN 13: 9780195097849    ISBN 10: 019509784X

Described by those who knew him best as a Buddha, a Merlin, and "a cross between Brer Rabbit and St. Francis of Assisi," the artist Beauford Delaney was anything but ordinary. James Baldwin, his closest friend, wrote that "He has been starving and working all of his life--in Tennessee, in Boston, in New York, and now in Paris. He has been menaced more than any other man I know by his social circumstances and also by all the emotional and psychological stratagems he has been forced to use to [...]

Described by those who knew him best as a Buddha, a Merlin, and "a cross between Brer Rabbit and St. Francis of Assisi," the artist Beauford Delaney was anything but ordinary. James Baldwin, his closest friend, wrote that "He has been starving and working all of his life--in Tennessee, in Boston, in New York, and now in Paris. He has been menaced more than any other man I know by his social circumstances and also by all the emotional and psychological stratagems he has been forced to use to survive; and, more than any other man I know, he has transcended both the inner and the outer darkness." Indeed, these themes--grinding poverty, excruciating psychological torment, and the transcendence of inner and outer darkness through the light of his art--give shape and drama to Beauford Delaney's most extraordinary life. In Amazing Grace: A Biography of Beauford Delaney David Leeming, author of the acclaimed life of James Baldwin, tells the story of one of the most important black artists of our time with an affection, tact, and insight all too rare in recent biography. In chronicling Delaney's remarkable trajectory from a strong religious family in Knoxville to his death in an Parisian insane asylum, Leeming maintains a dual focus on Delaney's troubled inner life--his complicated homosexuality and the "voices" that would drive him mad--and his vibrant external life--his friendships with an amazing range of writers, artists, and musicians. Delaney seems to have known everyone, from Henry Miller, Jean Genet, Countee Cullen, and Elizabeth Bishop to Al Hirshfield, W.C. Handy, Alfred Steiglitz, Georgia O'Keeffe, Louis Armstrong, and virtually every other significant creative figure in New York and Paris. In many ways, Delaney's life focuses the major currents of twentieth century art. Leeming quotes generously from the journals, notebooks, letters, and critical reviews, tracing Delaney's movement away from representation--the street scenes and portraits of his "blues aesthetic"--into the abstract paintings where his dominant concern is with the "architecture" of color and a religious sense of light that "held the power to illuminate, even to redeem and reconcile and heal." Along the way, we're treated to a wealth of delightful anecdotes--Delaney in the manner of a Zen master telling James Baldwin to look at the water standing in a gutter; William de Kooning trying to tell Delaney how to market his work better and Delaney responding by rolling his eyes, patting de Kooning on the shoulder, and saying "Bless you, child"; Delaney immersed in the cafe life of Greenwich Village and Montparnasse, painting in his unheated studio in a parka and wool hat, giving away to friends and strangers what little money came to him. Amazing Grace illuminates both the work and milieu of a major black talent and gives us a portrait of a man spiritually devoted to his art, a man we would have very much liked to know and who, after closing the book, we feel we have known. [less]

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Amazon Chronicles, The

Jane E. Robinson

1994    401 pages    (Clothespin Fever Press)

LCC: PS3568.O289

ISBN 13: 9781878533128    ISBN 10: 1878533126

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Amazon to Zami (Women on Women)

Monika Reinfelder

1998    171 pages    (Bloomsbury Academic)

LCC: HQ75.5

ISBN 13: 9780304332038    ISBN 10: 0304332038

This work explores the existence of a global network of lesbian activists in Latin America, the Caribbean, Africa, Asia and the Pacific. Individual chapters place lesbian concerns in the context of national politics and prevailing attitudes toward women and sexuality, in countries as culturally, politically and economically diverse as Costa Rica, Mexico, South Africa, Zimbabwe and Argentina. A wide range of women debate their ability to be politically active and openly lesbian in countries that [...]

This work explores the existence of a global network of lesbian activists in Latin America, the Caribbean, Africa, Asia and the Pacific. Individual chapters place lesbian concerns in the context of national politics and prevailing attitudes toward women and sexuality, in countries as culturally, politically and economically diverse as Costa Rica, Mexico, South Africa, Zimbabwe and Argentina. A wide range of women debate their ability to be politically active and openly lesbian in countries that are (at best) hostile to the issues of homosexuality and feminism. [less]

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Ambition and Love in Modern American Art

Jonathan Weinberg

2001    328 pages    (Yale University Press)

LCC: N6512

ISBN 13: 9780300081879    ISBN 10: 0300081871

Freud wrote that the artist "desires to win honour, power, wealth, fame, and the love of women". In this engrossing book, Jonathan Weinberg investigates how an artist's ambition interacts with his or her art, how wealth and celebrity play a role in the artistic process. He shows that anxiety about the relationship of an artwork to identity and the corrupting influence of fame plague modern artists of all genders and sexual orientations. Weinberg begins by discussing Whistler' [...]

Freud wrote that the artist "desires to win honour, power, wealth, fame, and the love of women". In this engrossing book, Jonathan Weinberg investigates how an artist's ambition interacts with his or her art, how wealth and celebrity play a role in the artistic process. He shows that anxiety about the relationship of an artwork to identity and the corrupting influence of fame plague modern artists of all genders and sexual orientations. Weinberg begins by discussing Whistler's famous portrait of his mother in terms of maternal metaphors for painting. He then looks at the familial relationships forged by artists like Jackson Pollock and Sally Mann with their imagined tradition. He next focuses on the role of love in photographs by Alfred Stieglitz as well as Georgia O'Keeffe's attempts to find autonomy from her partner Stieglitz. Weinberg also reveals that artistic fame is usually a matter of competition, and he examines the impulse of artists like Jean-Michel Basquiat and Andy Warhol to work together. The book concludes with a rumination on the NAMES Project Quilt and the problem of what becomes of those who die in obscurity. [less]

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American Feminism

Ginette Castro

1990    302 pages    (NYU Press)

LCC: HQ1410

ISBN 13: 9780814714485    ISBN 10: 081471448X

Fight Like a Girl offers a fearless vision for the future of feminism. By boldly detailing what is at stake for women and girls today, Megan Seely outlines the necessary steps to achieve true political, social and economic equity for all. Reclaiming feminism for a new generation, Fight Like a Girl speaks to young women who embrace feminism in substance but not necessarily in name. With an eye toward what it takes to create actual change, Seely offers a practical guide for how to get involved, [...]

Fight Like a Girl offers a fearless vision for the future of feminism. By boldly detailing what is at stake for women and girls today, Megan Seely outlines the necessary steps to achieve true political, social and economic equity for all. Reclaiming feminism for a new generation, Fight Like a Girl speaks to young women who embrace feminism in substance but not necessarily in name. With an eye toward what it takes to create actual change, Seely offers a practical guide for how to get involved, take action and wage successful events and campaigns. The book is full of valuable resources for novice and committed activists alike, including such features as “How to Write a Press Release,” “Guidelines to a Good Media Interview,” “A Feminist Shopping Guide,” and a list of over 100 Fabulous Feminist Resources, including organizations, websites, and events to attend. Each chapter is full of ideas, both big and small, for ways to get involved, get active, and make a difference. Exploring such issues as body image and self-acceptance, education and empowerment, health and sexuality, political representation, economic justice, and violence against women, Fight Like a Girl looks at the challenges that women and girls face while emphasizing the strength that they independently, and collectively, embody. Seely delves into the politics of the feminist movement, exploring both women's history and current–day realities with easy-to-follow lists and timelines like those on “Women Who Made a Difference,” “Chronology of the U.S. Women's Movement,” and “Do's and Don'ts for Young Feminists.” A Third Wave manifesto as well as an introduction to feminism for a new generation, Fight Like A Girl is a powerful blueprint for young women today. [less]

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And Tango Makes Three

Justin Richardson, Peter Parnell

2005    32 pages    (Simon & Schuster Books For Young Readers)

LCC: PZ10.3.R414 An

ISBN 13: 9780689878459    ISBN 10: 0689878451

In the zoo there are all kinds of animal families. But Tango's family is not like any of the others.

In the zoo there are all kinds of animal families. But Tango's family is not like any of the others. [less]

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And the Band Played On: Politics, People, and the AIDS Epidemic

Randy Shilts

1988    672 pages    (Penguin Books)

LCC: RA644.A25 S48

ISBN 13: 9780140113693    ISBN 10: 014011369X

Why was AIDS allowed to spread unchecked during the early 1980s while our most trusted institutions ignored or denied the threat? In this expose of one of the most important issues of our time, the author answers this question - revealing how the federal government put its budgetary concerns ahead of the nation's welfare, how health authorities placed political expediency before public health, and how some scientists valued national prestige more than saving lives.

Why was AIDS allowed to spread unchecked during the early 1980s while our most trusted institutions ignored or denied the threat? In this expose of one of the most important issues of our time, the author answers this question - revealing how the federal government put its budgetary concerns ahead of the nation's welfare, how health authorities placed political expediency before public health, and how some scientists valued national prestige more than saving lives. [less]

 
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