Category: Lgbtq

  • Feminist, Queer, Crip

    By Alison Kafer

    In Feminist, Queer, Crip Alison Kafer imagines a special destiny for incapacity and disabled our bodies. hard the ways that rules in regards to the destiny and time were deployed within the provider of obligatory able-bodiedness and able-mindedness, Kafer rejects the belief of incapacity as a pre-determined restrict. She juxtaposes theories, activities, and identities similar to environmental justice, reproductive justice, cyborg thought, transgender politics, and incapacity which are generally mentioned in isolation and envisions new probabilities for crip futures and feminist/queer/crip alliances. This daring booklet is going opposed to the grain of normalization and promotes a political framework for a extra simply world.

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  • The Trouble with Normal: Sex, Politics, and the Ethics of Queer Life

    Michael Warner, one among our so much really good social critics, argues that homosexual marriage and different strikes towards normalcy are undesirable not only for the gays yet for everybody. instead of sexual establishment, Warner bargains a imaginative and prescient of real sexual autonomy that may perpetually switch the way in which we predict approximately intercourse, disgrace, and identification.
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  • It's Not Over: Getting Beyond Tolerance, Defeating Homophobia, and Winning True Equality

    By Michelangelo Signorile

    “Makes the case essentially and convincingly . . . The struggle can be lengthy, yet now not most unlikely to win. All that’s wanted is for the LGBT neighborhood to achieve that ‘it’s now not over.’¹” — Washington Post

    “Visionary . . . Prescient . . . Signorile has marvelous suggestion for the future.” — Advocate
    “Exquisite[ly] tim[ed] . . . inspite of marriage equality ascendant in approximately all corners of the rustic, the struggle for genuine equality isn't really over. the main severe danger the homosexual rights circulation faces might in reality be what Signorile calls ‘victory blindness,’ or ‘the harmful phantasm that we’ve virtually won.’¹” — American Prospect

    In It’s no longer Over, pioneering journalist Michelangelo Signorile boldly confronts the demanding situations that lie forward for LGBT american citizens. Drawing on provocative new study into the mental roots of prejudice, he shatters myths and levels via Washington, Hollywood, Silicon Valley, and past to bare the reality in regards to the battles to come back. pressing, impassioned, and eventually hopeful, It’s no longer Over is the must-read ebook for somebody who cares in regards to the way forward for LGBT rights.
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    “For twenty-five years, Michelangelo Signorile has been one among America’s so much incisive critics and influential activists within the stream for homosexual equality, and It’s no longer Over demonstrates he's greater than ever . . . A penetrating examine one of many nice social routine of our time . . . Razor-sharp . . . Stirring.” — Glenn Greenwald, The Intercept
    “Few calls to motion are as invaluable because the one in [It’s no longer Over] . . . I can’t urge it adequate on people.” — Alexander Chee, Literary Hub
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  • Now Is the Hour (.)

    By Tom Spanbauer

    The 12 months is 1967, and Rigby John Klusener, seventeen years previous and at last leaving his domestic and relations in Pocatello, Idaho, is at the street together with his thumb out and a flower in the back of his ear, headed for San Francisco. now could be the Hour is the wondrous tale of ways Rigby John obtained up to now. It strains his slow emancipation from the repressions of a strictly non secular farming kin and from the small-minded, bigoted group within which he has grown up in the course of a time of explosive cultural swap. remodeling this commonly used trip from American Graffiti to at the street into anything wealthy and unusual and hilarious is the character of Rigby John himself. in detail involved along with his fears, hesitantly awakening to his personal sexuality, and palpably open to life's mysteries, Rigby John is a protagonist whom readers will fall in love with, root for, and be moved by.

    Now Is the Hour is a strong, significantly interesting tale of self-awakening, of the complicated bonds of kinfolk, and eventually of the United States in the course of a interval of super upheaval.
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  • A Matter of Time, Volume 2

    Three years in the past, Jory Harcourt replaced his identify and close the door on a earlier filled with ache, in simple terms to emerge more advantageous at the different part. He has a brand new profession, an outstanding operating companion, and a lovely existence - apart from the outlet in his chest left in the back of whilst police Detective Sam Kage walked out together with his middle.

    Now Sam's again and he is aware what he wants... and what he wishes is Jory. Jory, who does not recognize if he can live to tell the tale one other breakup or wasting Sam to his risky task, resists returning to the fingers of the single guy he has ever really enjoyed. but if a serial killer with a rating to settle pursuits Jory, he'll need to come to a decision if love is well worth the probability as he attempts to unravel the case and maintain Sam secure.

    Don't leave out A topic of Time, quantity 1 (Books One and Two)

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  • In the Next Room (or the vibrator play)

    By Sarah Ruhl

    “A attention-grabbing, humorous and evocative play. . . . Ruhl develops the tale with the engaging mix of irreverent humor and skewed realism. . . . It’s beautiful.” –San Francisco Chronicle

    “[This] breathtakingly artistic addition to Ruhl’s singular physique of labor . . . has the aptitude to be a latest masterpiece.”–Los Angeles Times

    Sarah Ruhl made her Broadway debut this autumn together with her most modern bubbling comedy: a play approximately intercourse, intimacy, and equality, set within the Eighteen Eighties, while enthusiasm for the electrical gentle bulb gave upward thrust to a convenient new tool to regard woman hysteria. the tale revolves round the clinical workplace and residential of Dr. Givings, who on a regular basis induces “paroxysm” in his as soon as high-strung sufferer Sabrina, permitting her to fortunately go back to taking part in piano. quickly, Sabrina falls in love with the doctor’s assistant Annie, and likewise befriends his spouse Catherine, who's facing her personal neurotic misgivings approximately now not having the ability to breast-feed her child. With this new paintings, Ruhl once more makes use of playful symbolism and lyrical language as she makes possible easy thematic leaps—crafting a play with large severe and viewers allure, in her singular theatrical voice.

    Sarah Ruhl’s performs contain Dead Man’s cellphone Phone, The fresh House (a Pulitzer Prize finalist), Passion Play, and Eurydice, all of that have been largely produced during the usa and the world over. She is a recipient of the MacArthur Fellowship.

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  • Queer Street: The Rise and Fall of an American Culture, 1947-1985

    By James McCourt

    Starting with the inflow of liberated veterans into downtown long island within the golden age sooner than McCarthyism, "Queer highway" tells the explosive tale of homosexual tradition within the latter half the 20 th century. popping out himself within the "buttoned-up/button-down" Fifties, McCourt positions his personal gay adventure opposed to the whirlwind background of the period, summoning a festival of characters that comes with Harry Hay, Judy Garland, Tennessee Williams, Gore Vidal and Truman Capote among many others. blending the theories of Nietzsche and Sontag with the historical past of the Greenwich Village, McCourt highlights the foremost occasions fo the interval: the landmark eruption on the Stonewall lodge; the AIDS main issue that introduced an finish to the bathhouse tradition; the ascendancy of the Christian correct; and at last the social popularity of gays that satirically marked the loss of life of queer tradition.
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  • The Man Who Knew Too Much: Alan Turing and the Invention of the Computer (Great Discoveries)

    By David Leavitt

    A "skillful and literate" (New York occasions booklet Review) biography of the persecuted genius who helped create the fashionable computer.

    to unravel one of many nice mathematical difficulties of his day, Alan Turing proposed an imaginary machine. Then, trying to holiday a Nazi code in the course of global warfare II, he effectively designed and equipped one, hence making sure the Allied victory. Turing turned a champion of synthetic intelligence, yet his paintings was once minimize brief. As an brazenly homosexual guy at a time whilst homosexuality used to be unlawful in England, he was once convicted and compelled to endure a humiliating "treatment" that can have ended in his suicide.

    With a novelist's sensitivity, David Leavitt portrays Turing in all his humanity―his eccentricities, his brilliance, his deadly candor―and elegantly explains his paintings and its implications.
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  • Hungochani: The History of a Dissident Sexuality in Southern Africa

    By Marc Epprecht

    Within the brilliant tapestry of world queer cultures Africa has lengthy been overlooked or stereotyped. In Hungochani, Marc Epprecht seeks to alter that by way of tracing the background and traditions of homosexuality in southern Africa, smooth homosexual and lesbian identities, and the colourful homosexual rights flow that has emerged because the Nineteen Eighties. He explores the varied methods African cultures generally defined same-sex sexuality and follows the emergence of recent sorts of gender identification and sexuality that developed with the creation of capitalism, colonial rule, and Christian schooling. govt enquiries from the eighteenth century to the current, he strains the advanced origins of homophobia. by means of bringing forth a wealth of proof approximately once-hidden sexual behaviour, Epprecht contributes to the sincere, open dialogue that's urgently wanted within the conflict opposed to HIV/AIDS. Homosexuality - or hungochani because it is understood in Zimbabwe - has been denounced by way of many politicians and church leaders to illustrate of ways Western decadence has corrupted African traditions. besides the fact that, a daring new homosexual rights move has emerged in numerous of the nations of the zone because the Nineteen Eighties, delivering a thrilling new measurement within the extensive fight for human rights and democracy unfolding at the continent.
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  • Trans Bodies, Trans Selves: A Resource for the Transgender Community

    There is not any a method to be transgender. Transgender and gender non-conforming humans have many various methods of figuring out their gender identities. just recently have intercourse and gender been considered separate suggestions, and we've discovered that intercourse (traditionally regarded as actual or organic) is as variable as gender (traditionally considered social).

    While trans humans proportion many universal reviews, there's large variety inside of trans groups. There are an predicted 700,000 transgendered participants within the US and 15 million around the world. Even nonetheless, there is been a amazing loss of equipped details for this big group.

    Trans our bodies, Trans Selves is a progressive resource-a accomplished, reader-friendly consultant for transgender humans, with every one bankruptcy written by way of transgender or genderqueer authors. encouraged via Our our bodies, Ourselves, the vintage and strong compendium written for and by means of ladies, Trans our bodies, Trans Selves is largely obtainable to the transgender inhabitants, supplying authoritative info in an inclusive and respectful manner and representing the collective wisdom base of dozens of influential specialists. every one bankruptcy takes the reader via a tremendous transgender factor, comparable to race, faith, employment, scientific and surgical transition, psychological overall healthiness subject matters, relationships, sexuality, parenthood, arts and tradition, and lots of extra.

    Anonymous fees and testimonials from transgender those that were surveyed approximately their reviews are woven all through, including compelling, own voices to each web page. during this precise approach, 1000s of viewpoints from in the course of the neighborhood have united to create this powerful and pioneering ebook. it's a welcoming position for transgender and gender-questioning humans, their companions and households, scholars, professors, counsel counselors, and others to appear for up to date details on transgender life.
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