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Against Equality

Author : Ryan Conrad
ISBN : 9781849351843
Genre : Social Science
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When “rights” go wrong. Does gay marriage support the right-wing goal of linking access to basic human rights like health care and economic security to an inherently conservative tradition?Will the ability of queers to fight in wars of imperialism help liberate and empower LGBT people around the world?Does hate-crime legislation affirm and strengthen historically anti-queer institutions like the police and prisons rather than dismantling them? The Against Equality collective asks some hard questions. These queer thinkers, writers, and artists are committed to undermining a stunted conception of “equality.” In this powerful book, they challenge mainstream gay and lesbian struggles for inclusion in elitist and inhumane institutions. More than a critique,Against Equality seeks to reinvigorate the queer political imagination with fantastic possibility!

That S Revolting

Author : Pasha Malla
ISBN : 9781458780997
Genre : Assimilation (Sociology)
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Ten years ago one might not have imagined the largest national gay rights lobbying group (Human Rights Campaign) endorsing a right - wing Republican Senatorial candidate (Al D'Amato in New York)' or the San Francisco Pride parade adopting the Budweiser advertising slogan as its offcial theme (2002). As an assimilationist gay mainstream wields increasing power' the focus of gay struggle has become limited to marriage' military service' and adoption. The gay mainstream presents a sanitized' straight - friendly version of gay identity which makes it safe for Richard Chamberlain or Rosie O'Donnell to come out' and still rake in the bucks. By the twisted priorities of this gay mainstream' it's okay to oppose a queer youth shelter becuase it might interfere with property values' or to fight against the inclusion of transgendered people under hate crimes legislation because this might not appeal to straight voters. As the gay mainstream ironically prioritizes the attainment of straight privilege over all else' it drains queer identity of any meaning' relevance' or cultural value - and calls this progress. That's Revolting shows us what the new queer resistance looks like. The collection is a fistful of rocks to throw at the glass house of Gaylandia. That's Revolting uses queer identity and struggle as a starting point from which to reframe' reclaim' and re - shape the world.

Queering Anarchism

Author : C. B. Daring
ISBN : 9781849351218
Genre : Political Science
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A wrench in the gears of sexual politics--twenty authors challenege the social constructs of identity, ideology, and beyond.

Against Equality

Author : Ryan Conrad
ISBN : 0615518834
Genre : Political Science
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This anthology gathers together pieces by contemporary radical voices critical of the mainstream gay community's uncritical approach to Don't Ask Don't Tell. It features an introduction by the inimitable Mattilda Bernstein Sycamore and essays by writers from our digital archives on LGBT investments in militarism. This archival anthology asks why the historically left/radical anti-war critique of war does not extend to DADT and the issue of queers in the military. This book provides hitherto unavailable set of critiques on a subject that has rarely been approached with as much candor and nuance. Defying the prescriptive logic of "gay is good" that permeates mainstream gay politics, it seeks to interrogate the place of the military in a queer imagining of the world and simultaneously challenges the mainstream left to question its signing on to the damaging militarism of contemporary gay politics.

From The Closet To The Courtroom

Author : Carlos A. Ball
ISBN : 9780807000786
Genre : History
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The advancement of LGBT rights has come about through struggles large and small—on the streets, around kitchen tables, and on the Web. Lawsuits have also played a vital role in propelling the movement forward—and behind every lawsuit is a human story. A landlord in New York seeks to evict a gay man from his home after his partner of ten years dies of AIDS; school officials in Wisconsin look the other way as a gay teenager is repeatedly and viciously harassed by other students; a lesbian couple shows up at a clerk’s office in Hawaii seeking a marriage license. In From the Closet to the Courtroom, law professor Carlos Ball follows the stories behind these crucial lawsuits. Beginning each case narrative at the center, with the litigants, Ball broadens the framework to include society at large, before stepping back to deftly weave in the lawyers’ stories and their arguments. A richly layered and multifaceted account, Ball vividly and accessibly documents how these judicial victories have significantly altered LGBT lives today in ways that were unimaginable only a generation ago.

Gay Politics Urban Politics

Author : Robert C. Bailey
ISBN : 0231500009
Genre : Political Science
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Against Equality Queer Revolution Not Mere Inclusion

Author : Ryan Conrad
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Captive Genders

Author : Eric A. Stanley
ISBN : 9781849352352
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A Lambda Literary Award finalist, Captive Genders is a powerful tool against the prison industrial complex and for queer liberation. This expanded edition contains four new essays, including a foreword by CeCe McDonald and a new essay by Chelsea Manning. Eric Stanley is a postdoctoral fellow at UCSD. His writings appear in Social Text, American Quarterly, and Women and Performance, as well as various collections. Nat Smith works with Critical Resistance and the Trans/Variant and Intersex Justice Project. CeCe McDonald was unjustly incarcerated after fatally stabbing a transphobic attacker in 2011. She was released in 2014 after serving nineteen months for second-degree manslaughter.

Virtual Equality

Author : Urvashi Vaid
ISBN : 9781101972342
Genre : Social Science
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Since the decade to lift the ban on gays in the military, the emergence of gay conservatives, and the onslaught of antigay initiatives across America, the gay and lesbian community has been asking itself tough questions: Where should the movement go? What do we want? In Virtual Equality, veteran activist Urvashi Vaid tackles these questions with a unique combination of visionary politics and hard-earned pragmatism.

Law And The Gay Rights Story

Author : Walter Frank
ISBN : 9780813568720
Genre : Law
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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.

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