Category: Gay Lesbian Nonfiction

Lesbians and Work: The Advantages and Disadvantages of by Pamela Brand

By Pamela Brand

What adjustments and similarities exist at paintings among lesbian girls in numerous careers all over the world? Lesbians and paintings: the benefits and downsides of 'Comfortable Shoes' solutions this significant query, offering revered specialists featuring qualitative learn the way to heavily research lesbian women’s operating lives. This insightful source discusses the range between lesbians of their stories of and responses to office heteronormativity and cites the similarities between this inhabitants throughout geographical and nationwide limitations. awarded of their personal phrases, those women’s viewpoints exhibit a large spectrum of experiences—both merits and disadvantages—of being a lesbian girl within the place of work.

This e-book presents overseas views on lesbians and paintings which can support readers making profession offerings to think about sexual orientation concerns in selecting their occupation course. The publication can even be utilized by human source execs as a source to profit how one can higher deal with sexual variety within the office, supply potent training/development courses to deal with sexual prejudice, regulate merits necessities for staff, and keep away from discrimination court cases.


This e-book is a invaluable source for human source managers, collage professors in women’s reviews, lesbian experiences, psychology and their scholars, and profession counselors.


The ebook used to be released as a unique factor of the Journal of Lesbian Studies.

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Coming Out Under Fire: The History of Gay Men and Women in by Allan Bérubé

By Allan Bérubé

in the course of international battle II, because the usa referred to as on its electorate to serve in exceptional numbers, the presence of homosexual americans within the defense force more and more conflicted with the increasing antihomosexual rules and techniques of the army. In Coming Out lower than Fire, Allan Berube examines extensive and element those social and political confrontation--not as a narrative of ways the army victimized homosexuals, yet as a narrative of the way a dynamic strength dating built among homosexual voters and their govt, reworking them either. Drawing on GIs' wartime letters, huge interviews with homosexual veterans, and declassified army files, Berube thoughtfully constructs a startling historical past of the 2 wars homosexual army women and men fough--one for the USA and one other as homosexuals in the military.

Berube's ebook, the foundation for the 1995 Peabody Award-winning documentary movie of an identical identify, has turn into a vintage because it used to be released in 1990, simply 3 years ahead of the arguable "don't ask, do not inform" coverage, which has persisted to function an uneasy compromise among gays and the army. With a brand new foreword via historians John D'Emilio and Estelle B. Freedman, this booklet is still a worthy contribution to the historical past of global battle II, in addition to to the continued debate in regards to the position of gays within the U.S. military.

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Fat Gay Men: Girth, Mirth, and the Politics of Stigma by Jason Whitesel

By Jason Whitesel

To be fats in a thin-obsessed homosexual tradition may be tricky. regardless of affectionate in-group monikers for giant homosexual men–chubs, bears, cubs–the anti-fat stigma that persists in American tradition at huge nonetheless haunts those people who frequently exist on the margins of homosexual groups. In Fat homosexual Men, Jason Whitesel delves into the realm of Girth & Mirth, a nationally recognized social membership devoted to monstrous homosexual males, illuminating the ways that those males shape identities and neighborhood within the face of adversity. In life for over 40 years, the membership has lengthy been a safe haven and ‘safe area’ for such males. either a partial insider as a homosexual guy and an interloper to Girth & Mirth, Whitesel deals an insider’s critique of the homosexual circulate, wondering even if the social outcomes of the failure to be height-weight proportionate might be so severe within the homosexual community.

This booklet files performances at membership occasions and examines how members use allusion and campy-queer habit to reconfigure and reclaim their sullied physique photos, targeting the varied tensions of marginalization and dignity that giant homosexual males adventure and the way they negotiate those tensions through their club to a size-positive staff. in response to ethnographic interviews and in-depth box notes from greater than a hundred occasions at bar nights, café klatches, eating places, potlucks, vacation bashes, pool events, motion picture nights, and weekend retreats, the booklet explores the woundedness that comes from being relegated to an inferior place in homosexual hierarchies, and but celebrates how a few homosexual males can reposition the disgrace of fats stigma via carnival, camp, and play. A compelling and wealthy narrative, Fat homosexual Men provides a unprecedented glimpse into an unexplored size of weight and physique snapshot in American culture.

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Gender on the Edge: Transgender, Gay, and Other Pacific by Niko Besnier,Kalissa Alexeyeff

By Niko Besnier,Kalissa Alexeyeff

Transgender identities and different kinds of gender and sexuality that go beyond the normative pose vital questions about society, tradition, politics, and heritage. They strength us to question, for instance, the forces that divide humanity into gender different types and render them helpful, inevitable, and average. The transgender additionally exposes a bunch of dynamics that, at the beginning look, have little to do with gender or intercourse, resembling techniques of strength and domination; the complicated dating between company, subjectivity, and constitution; and the mutual structure of the worldwide and the neighborhood.

Particularly interesting is the truth that gender and sexual variety seem to be extra familiar in a few areas of the realm than in others. This edited quantity is an exploration of the ways that non-normative gendering and sexuality in a single such sector, the Pacific Islands, are implicated in a variety of socio-cultural dynamics which are instantaneously neighborhood and worldwide, old, and modern. The authors realize that diverse social configurations, cultural contexts, and historic trajectories generate assorted methods of being transgender around the societies of the quarter, yet additionally they recognize that those variations are overlaid with commonalities and predictabilities. instead of specialize in the definition of identities, they have interaction with the truth that identities do issues, that they're played in daily life, that they're remodeled via occasions and events, and they are consistently negotiated. by means of addressing the complexities of those questions through the years and house, this paintings presents a version for destiny endeavors that search to embed dynamics of gender and sexuality in a wide box of theoretical import.

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Confronting Prejudice: Lesbian and Gay Issues in Social Work by Janette Logan,Sheila Kershaw,Kate Karban,Sue Mills,Joy

By Janette Logan,Sheila Kershaw,Kate Karban,Sue Mills,Joy Trotter,Margo Sinclair

This e-book brings lesbian and homosexual concerns to the centre of the controversy on anti-oppressive perform. it truly is an available and functional consultant to the topic for all concerned with scholar studying, aiming to supply perform lecturers and educators with instruments to aid scholars improve their knowing of the results of heterosexism in addition to delivering options for confident perform. half 1 considers: ¢ the social heritage, elevating vital concerns in regards to the ways that lesbians and homosexual males are marginalised in society and the following mirrored image in social paintings schooling and perform; ¢ the felony framework in which social staff and probation officials function, drawing realization to a few of the tensions and dilemmas dealing with practitioners trying to improve anti-discriminatory and anti-oppressive perform; ¢ a framework in which to boost non-homophobic and non-heterosexist perform in the degree in Social paintings, elevating vital matters which must be addressed either in the educational associations and the perform studying setting; ¢ how one can facilitate scholars’ studying on the subject of anti-discriminatory and anti-oppressive perform with lesbian and homosexual provider clients; ¢ the evaluate of scholars’ competence in the educational and perform curriculum; ¢ a version of excellent perform in operating with lesbians and homosexual males, supplying functional feedback which are integrated into present regulations and tactics. half 2 offers useful educating and coaching fabrics together with how you can organise the learning consultation, routines and notes for running shoes. those may be tailored to mirror person or crew wishes, in the perform studying or educational environment.

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Gender Failure by Ivan Coyote,Rae Spoon

By Ivan Coyote,Rae Spoon

"Being a woman was once whatever that by no means relatively occurred for me." —Rae Spoon

Ivan E. Coyote and Rae Spoon are complete, award-winning writers, musicians, and performers; also they are either admitted "gender failures." of their first collaborative publication, Ivan and Rae discover and divulge their failed makes an attempt at becoming into the gender binary, and the way eventually our expectancies and assumptions round conventional gender roles fail us all.

Based on their acclaimed 2012 reside convey that toured around the usa and in Europe, Gender Failure is a poignant selection of autobiographical essays, lyrics, and photographs documenting Ivan and Rae's own trips from gender failure to gender enlightenment. equivalent components hilarious and heartbreaking, it is a publication that might contact LGBTQ readers and others, revealing, with candor and perception, that gender is available in greater than sizes.

Ivan E. Coyote is the writer of six tale collections and the award-winning novel Bow Grip, and is co-editor of Persistence: All methods Butch and Femme. Ivan often plays at excessive faculties, universities, and gala's throughout North America.

Rae Spoon is a transgender indie musician whose latest CD is My Prairie Home, that is additionally the identify of a brand new nationwide movie Board of Canada documentary approximately them. Rae's first e-book, First Spring Grass Fire, was once a Lambda Literary Award finalist in 2013.

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Gender and Sexual Identity: Transcending Feminist and Queer by Julie L. Nagoshi,Craig T. Nagoshi,Stephan/ie Brzuzy

By Julie L. Nagoshi,Craig T. Nagoshi,Stephan/ie Brzuzy

the 1st entire presentation of an explicitly transgender concept. This concept is going past feminist and queer thought by way of incorporating the assumption of fluid embodiment and lived adventure in conceptualizing gender and sexual id. past constructing a formula of transgender conception that comes with the socially developed, embodied, and self-constructed elements of identification within the narrative of lived reports, the authors speak about the results of this “trans-identity thought” for conception, examine, and practice.

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Queer Wales: The History, Culture and Politics of Queer Life by Dr Huw Osborne

By Dr Huw Osborne

This e-book presents diversified views on queer historical past, tradition, politics and existence in Wales. It addresses the queering of the Welsh language in examples from the 19th and twenty-first centuries, acquainting readers with such figures as Felicia Hemans, George Powell, and Edward Thomas; and it explores varieties of lesbian belonging, the chances of transgender Wales, the groups of queer Welsh tv and movie, and the various locations of the queer Welsh ‘home’. This publication for the 1st time brings jointly paintings by means of a wide selection of authors operating in different components of queer Welsh tradition; its chapters mark the start of what is going to be an ongoing dialogue of sexual and nationwide existence in Wales with essays that release an enormous dialogue of queer lifestyles and suggesting that maybe Wales has constantly been just a little a queer position to dwell.

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Chinese Male Homosexualities: Memba, Tongzhi and Golden Boy by Travis S. K. Kong

By Travis S. K. Kong

This publication provides a groundbreaking exploration of masculinities and homosexualities among chinese language homosexual males. It offers a sociological account of masculinity, hope, sexuality, id and citizenship in modern chinese language societies, and in the constellation of worldwide culture.


Kong studies the result of an intensive ethnographic learn of latest chinese language homosexual males in a variety of assorted destinations together with mainland China, Hong Kong and the chinese language out of the country group in London, displaying how chinese language homosexual males reside their daily lives. touching on chinese language male homosexuality to the vast social and cultural theories on gender, sexuality and the physique, postcolonialism and globalisation, the ebook examines the assumption of queer area and diverse 'queer flows' – of capital, our bodies, rules, photos, and commodities – round the world.


The ebook concludes that varied homosexual male identities – reminiscent of the conspicuously eating memba in Hong Kong, the city tongzhi, the 'money boy' in China and the feminised 'golden boy' in London – emerge in numerous destinations, and are all stuck up within the transnational circulation of queer cultures that are right away neighborhood and global.

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