My Diva: 65 Gay Men on the Women Who Inspire Them by Michael Montlack

By Michael Montlack

From Elizabeth Taylor, Bette Midler, and Diana Ross to Queen Elizabeth I, Julia baby, and Princess Leia, those divas were sister, adjust ego, fairy godmother, or version for survival to homosexual males and the closeted boys they as soon as have been. And anyone—straight or homosexual, younger or previous, male or female—who ever wanted a muse, or discovered one, will see their very own longing reflected right here as well.
    those witty and poignant brief essays discover purposes for diva-worship as different because the writers themselves. My Diva bargains either intensity and glamour because it will pay tribute with pleasure, intelligence, and fierce, fierce love.

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Critical Terms for the Study of Gender by Catharine R. Stimpson,Gilbert Herdt

By Catharine R. Stimpson,Gilbert Herdt

“Gender structures pervade and control human lives—in legislations courts and working rooms, ballparks and poker golf equipment, hair-dressing salons and kitchens, study rooms and playgroups. . . . precisely how gender works varies from tradition to tradition, and from ancient interval to old interval, yet gender is particularly rarely not at paintings. Nor does gender function in isolation. it's associated with different social buildings and resources of identity.”


So write women’s reports pioneer Catharine R. Stimpson and anthropologist Gilbert Herdt of their advent to Critical phrases for the learn of Gender, laying out the wide-ranging nature of this interdisciplinary and speedily altering box. The 6th within the sequence of “Critical phrases” books, this quantity presents an imperative advent to the research of gender via an exploration of keyword phrases which are part of daily discourse during this important subject.


Following Stimpson and Herdt’s cautious account of the evolution of gender stories and its relation to women’s and sexuality reviews, the twenty-one essays the following forged an adequately extensive web, spanning the research of gender and sexuality around the humanities and social sciences. Written through a uncommon team of students, every one essay provides scholars with a heritage of a given term—from bodies to utopia—and explains the conceptual luggage it contains and the types of serious paintings it may be made to do. The participants provide incisive discussions of themes ranging from desire, identityjustice, and kinship to loverace, and religion that recommend new instructions for the certainty of gender stories. the result's a vital reference addressed to scholars learning gender in very various disciplinary contexts.

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Visible: A Femmethology, Volume 1 by Jennifer Clare Burke

By Jennifer Clare Burke

obvious: A Femmethology, the single two-volume anthology dedicated to femme id, calls the LGBTQI neighborhood on its prejudices and celebrates the range of person femmes. Award-winning authors, spoken-word artists, and new voices come jointly to problem traditional principles of the way incapacity, category, nationality, race, aesthetics, sexual orientation, gender identification and physique variety intersect with every one contributor's concrete suggestion of femmedom.

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Embodying Asian/American Sexualities by Gina Masequesmay,Sean Metzger

By Gina Masequesmay,Sean Metzger

This ebook is conceived as a reader to be used in American experiences, Asian American stories, ethnic stories, gender experiences, lesbian/gay/bisexual/transgender reports, functionality stories, and queer reviews. It additionally comprises new scholarship on Asian/American sexualities that might be necessary for school and scholars. particularly, this quantity highlights fabrics that obtain little educational recognition resembling works on Southeast Asian migrants, combined race cultural construction, and Asian/American pornography. As an interdisciplinary anthology, this assortment weaves jointly numerous kinds of 'knowledge'_autobiographical debts, humanistic study, community-based paintings, and inventive expression. aware of the imbrication of information and gear, the authors aspire to offer a various pattern of discourses that build Asian/American our bodies. they preserve that the physique serves because the fundamental interface among the person and the social, but, as Elizabeth Grosz famous over a decade in the past, feminist concept, and gender and sexuality reports extra regularly, 'has tended, with a few extraordinary exceptions, to stay tired of or unconvinced concerning the relevance of refocusing on our bodies in debts of subjectivity.' This quantity makes an attempt to deal with this concern.

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Trans People in Love by Tracie O'Keefe,Katrina Fox

By Tracie O'Keefe,Katrina Fox

Trans humans in Love is a illuminating source for participants of the trans neighborhood and their companions and households; homosexual, lesbian, bisexual, queer, and intersex humans; sexologists; intercourse therapists; counselors; psychologists; psychotherapists; social staff; psychiatrists; doctors; educators; scholars; and and family members therapists.

Trans humans in Love presents a discussion board for the adventure of being in love and in relationships with major others for participants of the trans group. This sincere and respectful volume tells clinicians, scholars, and trans humans themselves of the sweetness and complexity that trans id brings to a romantic courting, what talents and mindsets are needed to forge positive relationships, and demonstrates the truth that trans humans in all levels of transition can create good and loving relationships which are either bodily and emotionally pleasant.

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Passions of the Cut Sleeve: The Male Homosexual Tradition in by Bret Hinsch

By Bret Hinsch

the 1st particular remedy of the chinese language gay culture in any Western language, Passions of the minimize Sleeve shatters preconceptions and stereotypes. long past is clone of the sternly puritanical Confucian as sole consultant of chinese language sexual practices—and with it the justification for the trendy chinese language insistence that homosexuality is a contemporary import from the decadent West. Rediscovering the male gay culture in China offers a startling new point of view on chinese language society and provides richly to our figuring out of homosexuality.

Bret Hinsch's reconstruction of the chinese language gay earlier finds unforeseen scenes. An emperor on his deathbed turns over the seals of the empire to a male loved; males marry one another with problematic marriage ceremony rituals; mom and dad promote their son into prostitution. The culture portrays males from all degrees of society—emperors, transvestite actors, rapists, dependent students, licentious clergymen, or even the anonymous poor.

Drawing from dynastic histories, erotic novels, well known Buddhist tracts, love poetry, criminal instances, and shaggy dog story books, Passions of the reduce Sleeve conjures up the advanced and engaging male gay culture in China from the Bronze Age till its decline in fresh times.

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“We Will Be Citizens”: New Essays on Gay and Lesbian Theatre by James Fisher

By James Fisher

A dozen essays by means of more than a few verified students and acting artists deal with matters in post–1969 American homosexual and lesbian theatre and drama, the interval after the raid on the Stonewall hotel helped spawn a “gay revolution.” the gathering covers playwrights, millennial dramatists, and actors whereas exploring the heritage of gay-themed theatre and drama, the breadth of degree roles, and the dramatic illustration of gay characters from numerous views. those comprise the impression of AIDS, modern American politics, photos of homophobia, gay-themed performs geared toward Theatre for formative years audiences, and different topics.

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Queer Political Performance and Protest (Routledge Advances by Benjamin Shepard

By Benjamin Shepard

From the beginning of the homosexual Liberation during the upward thrust of the AIDS Coalition to unharness strength (ACT UP) in 1987, the worldwide justice circulation in 1994, the most important day of antiwar protest in international background in February 2003, the Republican nationwide conference protests in August 2004, and the big immigrant rights rallies within the spring of 2006, the streets of towns around the globe were choked with a brand new theatrical version of protest. components of enjoyable, creativity, excitement, and play are cornerstones of this new method towards protest and neighborhood development. No stream has had a bigger impression at the emergence of play in social circulate job than the homosexual liberation and queer activism of the prior thirty years. This booklet examines the position of play in homosexual liberation and queer activism, and the ways that queer notions of play have motivated a wide diversity of social pursuits.

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Trauma, Stress, and Resilience Among Sexual Minority Women: by Kimberly Balsam

By Kimberly Balsam

hinder victimization of sexual minority girls via elevating your understanding point!

Trauma, rigidity, and Resilience between Sexual Minority ladies: emerging just like the Phoenix is the 1st source to ascertain trauma, violence, and pressure as skilled by way of lesbian and bisexual girls. You’ll achieve a greater figuring out of the stressors that those girls adventure, together with the cultural/social trauma of dwelling with homophobia and heterosexism in addition to the person traumas of verbal, actual, and sexual abuse. This publication includes never-before-seen information that investigates the superiority, influence, and which means of irritating studies within the lives of sexual minority ladies.

In Trauma, pressure, and Resilience between Sexual Minority girls, most sensible researchers use direct costs and case examples to demonstrate and customize the emotional pressure those ladies suffer. additionally, they deal with positive person and group responses that advertise resilience and therapeutic. the knowledge and techniques contained during this booklet may help sexual minority ladies, in addition to the practitioners who serve them, comprehend and heal from the impression of person and cultural trauma.

This publication increases your wisdom of:

  • developmental concerns dealing with lesbian and bisexual youths
  • the effect of sexual abuse heritage at the “coming out” method
  • ethnic/racial transformations in trauma between lesbian and bisexual girls
  • the superiority and impression of demanding event between HIV+ lesbian and bisexual ladies
  • the original stressors dealing with African-American lesbians—and how they cope
  • geared up religion’s techniques to homosexuality and the way this affects lesbian and bisexual women

Trauma, rigidity, and Resilience between Sexual Minority girls additionally exhibits how information on same-sex household violence and hate crimes could be amassed and used as a device for social and political advocacy, bringing approximately confident adjustments which may enhance the lives of many lesbian and bisexual ladies. This ebook is insightful interpreting for psychological wellbeing and fitness, well-being, and social provider execs operating with lesbian and bisexual consumers or sufferers, and activists and people who paintings for organisations that serve the gay/lesbian/bisexual/transgender communities.

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Lesbian Communities: Festivals, RVs, and the Internet by Esther D Rothblum,Penny Sablove

By Esther D Rothblum,Penny Sablove

“I had simply witnessed girls who shingled their very own roofs, drove eighteen-wheeler vans, and outfitted their very own houses—as good as stored them fresh and cooked a rattling reliable meal. On women’s land i'm a first class citizen, I’m handled as an equivalent. I now see the realm with righteous anger and desire. dwelling in womyn’s group has only if lens for me.”
—Elizabeth Sturrus, 3rd wave feminist

One of the riding forces within the lives of many lesbians is the hunt for group in a society that favors heterosexuality and sometimes turns a chilly shoulder towards girls who love ladies. Lesbian groups: gala's, RVs, and the web takes you within flourishing lesbian communities—physical, non secular, and digital (online)—that supply sensible aid, emotional aid, and much-needed retailers for inventive expression. Exploring groups functioning in concord with normal American society in addition to separatist teams, “festival groups” which shape for brief instances every year, and casual on-line teams delivering significant verbal exchange to bodily remoted lesbians, this booklet deals a ray of sunshine to these whose seek remains to be ongoing. It additionally offers much-needed research of the present kingdom of lesbian communities—some many years outdated now—for educators, researchers, and social scientists.

In Lesbian groups: fairs, RVs, and the web, Susan Krieger revisits the colourful neighborhood she first explored within the replicate Dance. An African American member of previous Lesbians Organizing for switch stocks the main points of her look for a cooperative, being concerned house for getting older lesbians—and what resulted in her eventual selection to create this area herself. And one of many founders of Hallomas, a back-to-the-land group that has survived in northern California because the past due Seventies, displays on that designated community’s start and life—with thirteen images and illustrations. The booklet additionally bears witness to a life-changing come across and discussion among second-wave feminists from the woman's land collective of Arcadia and 3rd wave feminists.

You’ll additionally research about:

  • the start, joys, and tribulations of an internet neighborhood that turns into actual every year on the Michigan Womyn’s tune Festival
  • the unintentional start of a lesbian neighborhood in remoted and fundamentalist-dominated West Texas
  • the foreign on-line lesbian parenting neighborhood known as mothers (affectionately often called Dykes and Tykes)—how it all started, what belonging to this neighborhood presents for its participants, and a glance towards the future
  • the controversy on inclusiveness as opposed to exclusiveness (of bisexual ladies, transgender humans, and the male teenagers of lesbians) in lesbian communities
  • the present decline of availability and dilution of the purity of lesbian-only space—and the increase of segregation (by social classification and monetary prestige) and oppression in the lesbian community
  • the present plight of lesbian bookstores, which because the Seventies have served not just as gateways to a large number of lesbian groups, yet because the facilities of lesbian groups themselves
  • the net event of lesbians looking for neighborhood in Japan
  • the problems dealing with Jewish lesbians and the formation of great Jewish women, a Montreal staff for a person who identifies as a lesbian, bisexual, or queer girl and their non-Jewish companions and pals
  • the ability of delusion and mythmaking to assist girls regain misplaced power and reclaim misplaced background

From the efforts of back-to-the-land teams growing “wimmin’s area” to existence in glossy residential/retirement settings, this booklet explores the areas created via and for lesbians. pictures and illustrations convey those girls and their groups to lifestyles. Lesbian groups: fairs, RVs, and the web w

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