I first read it when I was 15 years old, hiding the book at the back of my wardrobe, terrified that anyone might find it and discover my terrible secret! It was dangerous, it was seductive, but it spoke to me in such a way that I felt sure it had been written for me alone, a conviction shared by many of its readers. White remains a hero, a stalwart, a champion for the ages.
The book, then just published, was evidently meant to help normalize already boringly normal families like ours by using the traditional substitution of animals for people in order to illustrate how much fun having gay dads can be. So did the name of a town en route to the country: Peckerwood. The title characters are best friends, both male, who essentially spend their lives together.
October is LGBTQ History Month, a time to reflect on the community's rich history and honor those who tirelessly fought for equality — and continue to do so. Here are 11 books that can help readers shed light on important moments in the community's history. A thorough introduction to the history of the gay and lesbian civil rights movements, this book chronicles the early struggles of LGBTQ individuals from the s to present day using a compilation of enlightening interviews with politicians, military officials and members of the community.
Skip navigation! We know two things to be true: there is no one way to express sexual identityand there's no better way to gain insight than by cracking open a book. Seriously — there's a book for everyoneabout all aspects of the queer identity. Affairs between princes and presidents' sons.
Sapphistries traces global desire between woman from Sappho forward, touching on histories in Indonesia, London, Amsterdam, Paris, Shanghai, Japan, Berlin, Buffalo and more through literature, pornography, art, court cases, prohibitions and imaginings. Hidden From History is a s collection of 30 essays from prominent gay historians that look at queer culture, race, and gender across time and place. Transgender Warriors is a personal and wide-ranging book from the author of Stone Butch Blues that looks at trans lives and history, including the historical treatment of trans folks, cissexism and gender discrimination.
Historically, the term "gay literature" was sometimes used to cover both gay male and lesbian literatures. In a historical sense, literature as we understand it is a fairly new innovation, and the current concept of homosexuality is even fresher from the cultural oven. It's no great surprise, then, that gay literature — or even gay characters in literature — are so relatively new as to still be shiny.
Even now, the current American president has declined to recognize June as Pride Month, as it has been in the past. These numbers only increase when we talk about queer people of color and transgender people. When we know this to be true, how can we ignore the significance of queer history?
Abrams Press. The first generation of lesbian and gay scholars after Stonewall compiled tomes of evidence proving that men had gone to bed with men, and women with women, early in history and often. Because the social stigma against homosexuality was still potent in the academy in their day, these writers armored their books against condescension, brandishing complex theories about representation and identity, and thorning their texts with source notes. Despite the care the authors took to be sophisticated, however, they offered a rollicking thrill that depended in large part on an intellectual tool that was quite simple: the list.
We certainly feel that we did as we had over events on the calendar and had numerous stories and tweets about it on facebook and twitter. Congratulations to one and all for making an event happen it is a big job we know and so many of you will have done it in your spare time. This year we had a record amount of Rainbow flags flying and people wearing rainbow lanyards so our visibility has increased.