By Keith Hale
By Clay Cane
Live via This is a suite of intimate essays approximately one man’s trip to self-acceptance whilst his religion, sexuality, and race battled with societal norms. those insightful writings will plant seeds of attention and encourage readers to stretch past stereotypes. by way of interpreting tales concerning the demographics that live to tell the tale the perimeter of traditions, we achieve a deeper wisdom of our cultural weather and the way we will be able to increase it, beginning with ourselves.
By Cristina Motta,Carlos Motta
By Jonathan D. Mackintosh
Japan’s first professionally produced, commercially advertised and nationally disbursed homosexual way of life journal, Barazoku (‘The Rose Tribes’), was once introduced in 1971. Publicly stating the sweetness and normality of gay wish, Barazoku electrified the male gay global when scandalising mainstream society, and sparked a colourful interval of task that observed the institution of a permanent jap media shape, the homo journal. utilizing a close account of the early life of the homo journal style within the Nineteen Seventies because the foundation for a much wider background of fellows, this ebook examines the connection among male homosexuality and conceptions of manliness in postwar Japan. The publication charts the advance of notions of masculinity and gay id around the postwar interval, analysing key matters together with public/private homosexualities, inter-racial hope, male-male intercourse, love and friendship; the masculine physique; and manly identification. The ebook investigates the phenomenon of ‘manly homosexuality’, little taken care of in either masculinity and homosexual reviews on Japan, arguing that wishes and person narratives have been developed inside of (and now not inevitably outdoor of) the dominant narratives of the kingdom, manliness and eastern tradition. total, this ebook deals a wide-ranging appraisal of homosexuality and manliness in postwar Japan, that provokes insights into conceptions of jap masculinity in general.
By Kourtney Carter
By Bruno Perreau
In 2012 and 2013, plenty of French electorate took to the streets to illustrate opposed to a invoice on homosexual marriage. yet demonstrators weren't basically denouncing its harmful results; they have been additionally claiming that its origins lay in "gender theory," an ideology imported from the us. by means of "gender thought" they intended queer conception generally and, extra in particular, the paintings of famous pupil Judith Butler. Now French rivals to homosexual marriage, supported by way of the Vatican, are attacking college curricula that discover male/female equality, which they declare is extra evidence of gender theory's turning out to be empire. They worry that this pro-homosexual propaganda won't basically pervert teenagers, yet damage the French state itself.
What are many of the features of the French reaction to queer concept, from the mobilization of activists and the seminars of students to the emergence of queer media and the choice to translate this or that sort of e-book? mockingly, perceiving queer concept as a possibility to France potential overlooking the truth that queer idea itself has been mostly encouraged through French thinkers. by means of analyzing mutual impacts around the Atlantic, Bruno Perreau analyzes adjustments within the thought of nationwide identification in France and the U.S.. within the technique, he bargains a brand new idea of minority politics: an ongoing critique of norms isn't just what supplies upward push to a sense of belonging; it's the very factor that founds citizenship.
By Tom Waidzunas
To be taken heavily, treatments that declare to “cure” homosexuality wrap themselves in lab coats. even if the healthy is undesirable, and such remedies and their theorists now inhabit the medical fringe, the technology of sexuality has made a few alterations, too, Tom Waidzunas tells us during this provocative paintings.
Intervening within the politics of sexuality and technological know-how, The instantly Line argues that medical definitions of sexual orientation don't simply replicate the result of investigations into human nature, yet really emerge via a strategy of social negotiation among opposing teams. The demedicalization of homosexuality and the discrediting of reparative treatments, ex-gay ministries, and reorientation examine have, Waidzunas contends, required scientists to implement key obstacles round medical services and examine tools. Drawing on wide player remark at meetings for ex-gays, reorientation therapists, mainstream psychologists, and survivors of ex-gay treatment, in addition to interviews with specialists and activists, The directly Line strains reorientation debates within the usa from the Fifties to the current, following homosexuality treatments from the mainstream to the margins. because the ex-gay circulate has develop into more and more transnational in recent times, Waidzunas turns to Uganda, the place principles concerning the medical nature of homosexuality stimulated the passage of the Anti-Homosexuality Act of 2014.
While so much stories deal with the ex-gay stream as a non secular phenomenon, this e-book seems to be at how the move, in its makes an attempt to set up legitimacy, has engaged with clinical associations, shaping virulent anti-gay public policy.
By Ronni L. Sanlo
In this qualitative study undertaking, 16 lesbian and homosexual lecturers within the Northeast Florida public college approach have been interviewed approximately their reports of their expert settings and the way these studies affected their lives. even supposing the positioning is particular, the reports of the academics and the findings of the learn are appropriate to so much parts of the U.S.. An interpretive version used to be designed to depict the findings of this learn in response to the reports of the members in addition to at the comparable literature.
The educators during this learn lived and labored within the consistent worry that if their sexual orientation have been found, they'd endure harassment, rejection, and task termination. They courageously opened their hearts and shared their tales in order that others may perhaps examine. This learn is a motor vehicle for the lives of this silent inhabitants and provides suggestions for switch in response to the tales and reviews of the informants.
By Jeffrey A. Bennett
Bennett explores the function of medical learn stated via those banned-blood rules and its disquieting courting to govt organizations, together with the FDA. Bennett attracts parallels among the FDA's place on homosexuality and the historic precedents of discrimination through govt corporations opposed to racial minorities. the writer concludes through describing the resistance posed by way of queer donors, who both lie to be able to donate blood or protest discrimination at donation websites, and through calling for those prejudiced regulations to be abolished.
By Nicole Evans
Nicole Evans, writer, attorney and lesbian mom.
Lesbians and the legislations is a useful source for households. Written for the layperson in undeniable available language, the publication will take you by way of the hand via vital parts of the legislation, together with courting acceptance, donor rights, separation, parenting, adoption, employment discrimination, wills, superannuation and household violence. additionally, the publication comprises inspirational actual existence tales approximately lesbians in Australia who've created households in numerous ways.
As the 1st booklet of its sort in Australia, Lesbians and the legislations may help readers comprehend the legislation as they relate to same-sex parenting.