Invisible Families: Gay Identities, Relationships, and by Mignon Moore

By Mignon Moore

Mignon R. Moore brings to gentle the kin lifetime of a gaggle that has been principally invisible—gay ladies of color—in a ebook that demanding situations long-standing principles approximately racial id, kinfolk formation, and motherhood. Drawing from interviews and surveys of 1 hundred black homosexual ladies in manhattan urban, Invisible households explores the ways in which race and sophistication have stimulated how those girls comprehend their sexual orientation, locate companions, and shape households. particularly, the research seems to be on the ways that the previous reviews of girls who got here of age within the Sixties and Seventies form their considering, and feature established their lives in groups that aren't continuously accepting in their overtly homosexual prestige. Overturning generalizations approximately lesbian households derived mostly from examine concerned with white, middle-class feminists, Invisible Families unearths studies inside black American and Caribbean groups because it asks how individuals with a number of stigmatized identities think and build someone and collective experience of self.

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