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The Global Encyclopedia of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender History by
Publication Date: 2019-02-08
A three-volume set, The Global Encyclopedia of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender History provides a global view of the history of LGBTQ people, covering significant figures and events worldwide. Wide-ranging in scope, this encyclopedia complements courses in a variety of disciplines, including history, literature, psychology, sociology and others.
Proud Heritage by
Publication Date: 2014-12-16
This groundbreaking three-volume reference traces the roots and development of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) rights and issues in the United States from the pre-colonial period to the present day. Highlights the social, cultural, and political developments of LGBT issues through biographies of key people, entries, legislation, and primary documents
Rebels, Rubyfruit, and Rhinestones: Queering Space in the Stonewall South by
Publication Date: 2001-01-01
In a novelistic narrative, Sears describes the lives and struggles of queers living in the South during the 1970s. He follows the lives of a dozen people as they build community, work for change, and construct sexual identities--and while they marry, disco, play softball, and survive prison. Their stories give texture to the larger narrative, the history of the gay movement following the 1969 Stonewall riots. Sears describes the emerging gay culture, its increased visibility, and its influence on music and literature, the bar and disco scenes, and religious life.
Southern Perspectives on the Queer Movement by
Publication Date: 2017-12-20
A collection of essays by South Carolinians who explore their gay identities and activism from the emergence of the HIV-AIDS pandemic to the realization of marriage equality in the state 30 years later. Each essay addresses an aspect of gay life, from hesitant coming-out acts in earlier decades to the creation of grassroots organizations.
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The Damned Don't Cry - They Just Disappear by
Publication Date: 2017-12-29
In The Damned Don't Cry--They Just Disappear, literary historian and Lamba Award-winning novelist Harlan Greene has created a portrait of southern writer Harry Hervey (1900-1951). As Greene illustrates, Hervey's novels, short stories, nonfiction books, and film scripts contain complex mixtures of history and thinly disguised homoerotic situations and themes. Living openly with his male lover in Savannah, Georgia, and Charleston, South Carolina, Hervey set novels in these cities that scandalized the locals and critics as well.
Dawn: A Charleston Legend by
Publication Date: 1995-04-01
Autobiography of Dawn Langley Simmons, British author who transitioned to living as a woman while living in Charleston in the 1960s.
In the Arms of Africa by
Publication Date: 2000-08-17
Colin Turnbull made a name for himself with The Forest People, his acclaimed study of African Pygmies. His second book, however, The Mountain People, ignited a swirl of controversy within anthropology and tainted Turnbull's reputation as a respected anthropologist. In this scrupulously researched biography, Roy Richard Grinker charts the rise and fall of this colorful and controversial man-from his Scottish family and British education to travels in Africa and his great love affair with Joe Towles. Grinker gives readers a fascinating account of Turnbull's life and work.
Out in the South by
Publication Date: 2001-01-15
In this book gays and lesbians from the Deep South to East Texas and Appalachia speak from vivid personal experience and turn an analytical eye on the South and its culture.
Sweet Tea: Black Gay Men of the South Tell Their Tales by
Publication Date: 2011-09-01
This book collects more than 60 life stories from black gay men who were born, raised, and continue to live in the South. Johnson challenges stereotypes of the South and offers a window into the ways black gay men negotiate their identities, build community, maintain friendship networks, and find sexual and life partners--often in spaces that appear to be antigay. The book validates the lives of these black gay men and reinforces the role of storytelling in both African American and southern cultures.
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Out Loud by
Publication Date: 2010-06-01
From a small radio studio in the heart of the Deep South, the voices of gay and lesbian Southerners suddenly filled the AM airwaves. What began as an experiment--Rainbow Radio, South Carolina's first gay and lesbian radio show--has grown into a grassroots-driven community radio show that, since 2005, has offered diverse, accurate, and often unparalleled stories of gay and lesbian Southerners, their families and their friends.
Lonely Hunters: An Oral History of Lesbian and Gay Southern Life, 1948-1968 by
Publication Date: 1997-08-28
This is the story of Southern gays and lesbians in the twenty-year span between the end of World War II and the Stonewall Riot that sparked widespread gay rights consciousness. Sears has compiled the real stories of gay men and lesbians who were raised in the social hierarchy of the South and who recall their coming of age when the status quo of American society as a whole was on the cusp of great upheaval. Most notable, of course, was the battle being waged for the civil rights of blacks, but another, less visible battle was also taking place-that of cultivating gay identities, peer groups, and a subculture no longer hidden by Southern convention.
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