Gay and Lesbian Rights

'This book is unique in setting the question of homosexuality in its historical, legal, political, and religious contexts in North America.

Gay and Lesbian Rights

Author: Richard Peddicord O. P. O. P. Peddicord

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 9781556127595

Page: 209

View: 104

'This book is unique in setting the question of homosexuality in its historical, legal, political, and religious contexts in North America. It is no longer possible in Catholic ethics to address sexual morality with a model of absolute moral norms, immune from the ambiguities and complexities social justice issues introduce. Peddicord looks at the personal and social sides of homosexuality, and fairly examines all sides of the Roman Catholic response.' --Lisa Sowle Cahill, Boston College

Before Stonewall

Activists for Gay and Lesbian Rights in Historical Context Vern L Bullough.
ABOUT THE EDITOR Vern L. Bullough, RN, PhD, is a Distinguished Professor
Emeritus from SUNY. Currently, he is serving as Adjunct Professor of Nursing at
the ...

Before Stonewall

Author: Vern L Bullough

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317766288

Page: 458

View: 458

Explore the early history of the gay rights movement! In the words of editor Vern L. Bullough: “Although there was no single leader in the gay and lesbian community who achieved the fame and reputation of Martin Luther King, there were a large number of activists who put their careers and reputations on the line. It was a motley crew of radicals and reformers, drawn together by the cause in spite of personality and philosophical differences. Their stories are told in the following pages.” Before Stonewall: Activists for Gay and Lesbian Rights in Historical Context illuminates the lives of the courageous individuals involved in the early struggle for gay and lesbian civil rights in the United States. Authored by those who knew them (often activists themselves), the concise biographies in this volume examine the lives of pre-1969 barrier breakers like Harry Hay, Henry Gerber, Alfred Kinsey, Del Martin, Phyllis Lyon, Jim Kepner, Jack Nichols, Christine Jorgensen, Jose Sarria, Barbara Grier, Frank Kameny, and 40 more. To anyone with an interest in the history of the gay/lesbian rights movements in the United States, these names will be familiar, but did you know that in addition to their groundbreaking activism: Prescott Townsend was a Boston Brahman Dorr Legg was a Log Cabin Republican Harry Hay was at one time a member of the Communist party Jim Kepner was a boy preacher Troy Perry was removed from the ministry of his church for homosexuality--and then founded the gay-friendly Metropolitan Community Church Reed Erickson--a transsexual millionaire who gave millions to the cause--kept a pet leopard called Henry Barbara Gittings set up a kissing booth at the American Library Association convention and urged attendees to kiss a gay or lesbian! Before Stonewall is a perfect ancillary text for any gay/lesbian studies course, but more to the point, no one interested in these heroic figures and the movements they ignited should be without this book, which received an honorable mention in the 2004 Stonewall Book Awards.

The Politics of Gay Rights

The contributors to this volume thoroughly investigate the politics of the gay and lesbian movement, beginning with its political organizations and tactics.

The Politics of Gay Rights

Author: Craig A. Rimmerman

Publisher: University of Chicago Press

ISBN: 9780226719986

Page: 460

View: 918

The contributors to this volume thoroughly investigate the politics of the gay and lesbian movement, beginning with its political organizations and tactics. The essays also address the strategies and ideology of conservative opposition groups.

Gay and Lesbian Rights in the United States

An anthology of primary documents for high-school and college students who are studying or debating the issues of gay and lesbian rights in America, dating from colonial times to the present.

Gay and Lesbian Rights in the United States

Author: Walter L. Williams

Publisher: Greenwood

ISBN:

Page: 317

View: 729

An anthology of primary documents for high-school and college students who are studying or debating the issues of gay and lesbian rights in America, dating from colonial times to the present.

Great Events from History

Chronicles important historical events from around the world that have identified, defined, and legally established the rights of gays, lesbians, bisexuals, and transgender individuals.

Great Events from History

Author: Lillian Faderman

Publisher: Great Events from History

ISBN:

Page: 785

View: 616

Chronicles important historical events from around the world that have identified, defined, and legally established the rights of gays, lesbians, bisexuals, and transgender individuals.

Gay and Lesbian Rights A Reference Handbook 2nd Edition

The gay and lesbian rights movement is no different in this respect from the
women's suffrage movement, the civil rights movement, the movement for Native
American rights, and other movements throughout American history. In the United
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Gay and Lesbian Rights  A Reference Handbook  2nd Edition

Author: David E. Newton

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 1598843079

Page: 301

View: 187

This thoroughly updated edition provides readers with the background and resources needed to understand one of the greatest civil rights issues of our time. • Includes selections from laws and court cases relating to various aspects of the gay/lesbian civil rights movement • Chronicles an exhaustive list of important events in the gay and lesbian civil rights movement in the United States and Europe

Homosexual Issues in the Workplace

This book examines the historical evolution of attitudes toward homosexuality and addresses discrimination in hiring and firing, the resulting feelings of victimization, and the role of counseling in facing these problems.

Homosexual Issues in the Workplace

Author: Louis Diamant

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 9781560320388

Page: 268

View: 334

This book examines the historical evolution of attitudes toward homosexuality and addresses discrimination in hiring and firing, the resulting feelings of victimization, and the role of counseling in facing these problems.

Gay Rights on Trial

An in-depth examination of the relationship between gay rights, public opinion, and legislation since the late 1800s.

Gay Rights on Trial

Author: Lee Walzer

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 1576072541

Page: 323

View: 422

An in-depth examination of the relationship between gay rights, public opinion, and legislation since the late 1800s. * Introductory essay covers issues from the changing notions of morality and the law to the various sides in gay rights disputes * Contains edited excerpts of key legal documents such as Bowers v. Hardwick (1986), in which the Supreme Court upheld the constitutionality of state laws prohibiting homosexual conduct

The Lesbian and Gay Movement and the State

This book also provides important and innovative insights into broader issues in international political science, public policy and comparative politics, as well as issues in social movement studies.

The Lesbian and Gay Movement and the State

Author: Manon Tremblay

Publisher: Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.

ISBN: 1409410676

Page: 245

View: 675

By analyzing the relationship between lesbian and gay movements and the state, this ground-breaking book addresses two interconnected issues: to what extent is the lesbian and gay movement influenced by the state and whether the lesbian and gay movement has somehow influenced the state, for instance by altering forms of sexual regulation. This book also provides important and innovative insights into broader issues in international political science, public policy and comparative politics, as well as issues in social movement studies.

Gay and Lesbian Rights Organizing

Contributors in psychology and social work describe their experiences in building coalitions, working with youth, and exploring strategies for protecting gay and lesbian rights.

Gay and Lesbian Rights Organizing

Author: Yolanda C. Padilla

Publisher: Haworth Press

ISBN: 9781560232759

Page: 235

View: 563

Contributors in psychology and social work describe their experiences in building coalitions, working with youth, and exploring strategies for protecting gay and lesbian rights.

Gay Lesbian Bisexual and Transgender Civil Rights

National Gay and Lesbian Task Force (NGLTF). 2014. “Relationship Recognition
for SameSex Couples in the U.S.” Accessed May 2014, http://www.thetaskforce.
org/downloads/ reports/issue_maps/rel_recog_5_20_14_color.pdf. National Gay
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Gay  Lesbian  Bisexual  and Transgender Civil Rights

Author: Wallace Swan

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 1466567333

Page: 451

View: 258

This book could be aptly entitled After Marriage What Is Next for the LGBT Community? Now that marriage is increasingly being institutionalized in many states within the United States it is quite likely that marriage will be acceptable in all 50 states (dependent upon action of the U.S. Supreme Court). What lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender p

The Gay and Lesbian Liberation Movement

For a more detailed description of the politics of gay liberation see Barry Adam,
The Rise of a Gay and Lesbian Liberation ... The work of two other pioneers of
gay rights, Frank Kameny in Washington DC and Barbara Gittings in Philadelphia
, ...

The Gay and Lesbian Liberation Movement

Author: Margaret Cruikshank

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1136644334

Page: 226

View: 731

First Published in 1992. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

Rethinking the Gay and Lesbian Movement

This volume will be valued by everyone interested in gay and lesbian history, the history of social movements, and the history of the United States.

Rethinking the Gay and Lesbian Movement

Author: Marc Stein

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1136331573

Page: 248

View: 520

Rethinking the Gay and Lesbian Movement provides a new narrative history of U.S. gay and lesbian activism, drawing on primary research in the field and the best scholarship on the history of the gay and lesbian movement. Focusing on four decades of social, cultural, and political change in the second half of the twentieth century, Stein examines the changing agendas, beliefs, strategies, and vocabularies of a movement that encompassed diverse actions, campaigns, ideologies, and organizations. From the homophile activism of the 1950s and 1960s, through the rise of gay liberation and lesbian feminism in the 1970s, to the multicultural and AIDS activist movements of the 1980s, Rethinking the Gay and Lesbian Movement provides a strong foundation for understanding gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, and queer politics today. Rethinking the Gay and Lesbian Movement provides a short, accessible overview of an important and transformational struggle for social change, highlighting key individuals and events, influential groups and networks, strong alliances and coalitions, difficult challenges and obstacles, major successes and failures, and the movement’s lasting effects on the country. This volume will be valued by everyone interested in gay and lesbian history, the history of social movements, and the history of the United States.

Gay Rights at the Ballot Box

Explores the history and evolution of the gay rights movement, focusing on activists' campaigns to prevent numerous anti-gay ballot measures from becoming law.

Gay Rights at the Ballot Box

Author: Amy L. Stone

Publisher: U of Minnesota Press

ISBN: 0816675473

Page: 234

View: 535

Explores the history and evolution of the gay rights movement, focusing on activists' campaigns to prevent numerous anti-gay ballot measures from becoming law.

Same Sex

attempts to substitute reason and scholarship for diatribe.--The Washington Post Are gay rights equal rights or special rights? Is homosexuality immoral?

Same Sex

Author: John Corvino

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 9780847684830

Page: 394

View: 969

...attempts to substitute reason and scholarship for diatribe.--The Washington Post Are gay rights equal rights or special rights? Is homosexuality immoral? While contributors to Same Sex, including the late John Boswell, David M. Halperin, and George Chauncey, often clash in opinion, they share a fundamental commintment to careful, rational discussion. Essential reading for anyone looking towards a better understanding of gays, lesbians, and the issues that surround them.

Law and the Gay Rights Story

A national survey conducted in 2011 by the Gay, Lesbian, and Straight Education
Network (GLSEN) found that nearly two-thirds of the students questioned felt
unsafe in their schools as a result of their sexual orientation and that more than ...

Law and the Gay Rights Story

Author: Walter Frank

Publisher: Rutgers University Press

ISBN: 0813568722

Page: 248

View: 374

For much of the 20th century, American gays and lesbians lived in fear that public exposure of their sexualities might cause them to be fired, blackmailed, or even arrested. Today, they are enjoying an unprecedented number of legal rights and protections. Clearly, the tides have shifted for gays and lesbians, but what caused this enormous sea change? In his gripping new book, Walter Frank offers an in-depth look at the court cases that were pivotal in establishing gay rights. But he also tells the story of those individuals who were willing to make waves by fighting for those rights, taking enormous personal risks at a time when the tide of public opinion was against them. Frank’s accessible style brings complex legal issues down to earth but, as a former litigator, never loses sight of the law’s human dimension and the context of the events occurring outside the courtroom. Chronicling the past half-century of gay and lesbian history, Law and the Gay Rights Story offers a unique perspective on familiar events like the Stonewall Riots, the AIDS crisis, and the repeal of “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell.” Frank pays special attention to the constitutional issues surrounding same-sex marriage and closely analyzes the two recent Supreme Court cases addressing the issue. While a strong advocate for gay rights, Frank also examines critiques of the movement, including some coming from the gay community itself. Comprehensive in coverage, the book explains the legal and constitutional issues involved in each of the major goals of the gay rights movement: a safe and healthy school environment, workplace equality, an end to anti-gay violence, relationship recognition, and full integration into all the institutions of the larger society, including marriage and military service. Drawing from extensive archival research and from decades of experience as a practicing litigator, Frank not only provides a vivid history, but also shows where the battle for gay rights might go from here.

Sexuality Morals and Justice

Understanding Lesbian and Gay Rights Introduction The phrase 'lesbian and gay
rights' first crept into political discourse, in the more gender-specific form 'gay
rights', in the 1970s. Its precise origins are a little uncertain. The word 'gay' ...

Sexuality  Morals and Justice

Author: Nicholas Bamforth

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 9780304331475

Page: 310

View: 539

Against the background of the law reform debates around sexuality in Britain and America, Bamforth examines what functions it is legitimate for the law to serve and how effective law can be in achieving social goals. He provides a new and cogent argument for protecting lesbian and gay rights through law, but is sceptical about how useful law can be in eradicating discriminatory social practices. This work sheds new light on the equal rights debate and raises issues of central importance to the role of law in society.

The Gay Rights Movement

But allies and LGBTQ+ community members are still fighting for progress today. What are the gay rights movement's main concerns today? And what challenges has the movement faced?

The Gay Rights Movement

Author: Eric Braun

Publisher: Lerner Publications ™

ISBN: 1541536967

Page: 32

View: 472

A lot has changed throughout the history of the gay rights movement. In 1969, the Stonewall Riots brought light to a movement that would later establish gay pride parades and persist in the fight for same-sex marriage. But allies and LGBTQ+ community members are still fighting for progress today. What are the gay rights movement's main concerns today? And what challenges has the movement faced? Learn about the key people and events that have paved the way for the modern gay rights movement and how members from the LGBTQ+ community have joined the cause to advocate for equal rights.

Homophobia

The collected chapters in this book argue that homophobia developed in conjunction with the growth of a modern homosexual identity in the second half of the nineteenth century.

Homophobia

Author: Shirleene Robinson

Publisher: Federation Press

ISBN: 9781862877030

Page: 262

View: 173

Homophobia is a prejudice with effects that extend far beyond the gay and lesbian community. While its physical, emotional and social effects have been charted to some extent, the development of homophobia in Australia has yet to be fully explored. Homophobia: An Australian History is the first book to consider homophobia in a distinctively Australian context. In this collection, thirteen well-known scholars examine the embedded homophobic attitudes that Australian gay and lesbian activists have fought to change. The book traces the evolution of homophobia, from its expression in Australia's past as a colonial settler society, through to manifestations in present day society. The compilation of this text is timely, given the 2007 release of the Same Sex: Same Entitlements report of the Human Rights and Equal Opportunity Commission. The release of this report, which focused on institutionalised and legal homophobia, has raised public awareness of these issues and sparked broader debates about homosexual rights. The thirtieth anniversary of Sydney's Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras earlier this year also offers an ideal opportunity to reflect on the past gains and future goals of the gay and lesbian rights movement. The collected chapters in this book argue that homophobia developed in conjunction with the growth of a modern homosexual identity in the second half of the nineteenth century. To various extents, the legal and medical professions and other social institutions have perpetuated homophobic attitudes. Homophobia: An Australian History raises awareness of the devastating impact these attitudes can have on individuals and on society.Addendum: At the commencement of Page IX, Dr Ruth Ford's name and academic position was omitted. Dr Ford's biographical entry under Notes on Contributors should read: Dr Ruth Ford is a lecturer in Australian history at La Trobe University. She has published extensively on Australian lesbian, queer and gender history. She is currently attempting to combine motherhood with researching, writing and teaching. Her publications include articles in Labour History, Gender and History (UK) and Australian Historical Studies, as well as book chapters in 'Madness' in Australia: histories, heritage and the asylum, edited by Catharine Coleborne and Dolly MacKinnon, Gender and War: Australians at war in the twentieth century, edited by Joy Damousi and Marilyn Lake and Sex, Power and Justice: historical perspectives on the law in Australia, 1788-1990, edited by Diane Kirkby.