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  • The Lavender Scareby David K. Johnson

    University of Chicago Press 2009; US$ 29.00

    The McCarthy era is generally considered the worst period of political repression in recent American history. But while the famous question, "Are you now or have you ever been a member of the Communist Party?" resonated in the halls of Congress, security officials were posing another question at least as frequently, if more discreetly: "Information... more...

  • Virtually Normalby Andrew Sullivan

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2011; US$ 15.95

    An unprecedented work from the brilliant young editor of The New Republic--who is celebrated also as an incisive defender of the equality of homosexuals--Virtually Normal is an impassioned, reasoned, subtle, and uncompromising political and moral treatise that will set the terms of the homosexuality debate for the foreseeable future. From the Hardcover... more...

  • Brave Journeysby David Mixner; Dennis Bailey

    Random House Publishing Group 2011; US$ 13.95

    In Stranger Among Friends , renowned activist, political adviser, and White House insider David Mixner offered a compelling account of his decades-long fight for human rights and the challenges he faced as a gay man in Washington. Now, in this new book written with collaborator Dennis Bailey, Mixner presents moving, candid, and inspiring portraits... more...

  • Feminism is Queerby Mimi Marinucci

    Zed Books 2010; US$ 12.99

    Feminism is Queer is an introduction to the intimately related disciplines of gender and queer theory. Guiding the reader through complex theory, Mimi Marinucci develops the original position of queer feminism, which presents queer theory as continuous with feminist theory. While there have been significant conceptual tensions between second-wave feminism... more...

  • In a Queer Countryby Terry Goldie

    Arsenal Pulp Press 2002; US$ 19.95

    A groundbreaking collection of fourteen essays on the struggles, pleasures, and contradictions of queer culture and public life in Canada. Versed in queer social history as well as leading-edge gay and lesbian studies, queer theory, and post-colonial studies, In a Queer Country confronts queer culture from various perspectives relevant to international... more...

  • Out in the Worldby Neil Miller

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2011; US$ 18.00

    A journalistic account of gay and lesbian life in the diverse gay communities of Thailand, Germany, Argentina, South Africa, Australia, and other locales, sheds light on the cultural, political, and social factors influencing gay life. more...

  • The Unfinished Revolutionby Stephen M. Engel

    Cambridge University Press 2001; US$ 40.00

    Compares the post-Second World War histories of the American and British gay and lesbian movements. more...

  • Quest for Justice: Towards Homosexual Emancipationby Antony Grey

    Random House 2011; US$ 23.98

    In 1967, after a ten-year campaign, the laws which treated all homosexual acts between males as crimes in England and Wales were altered to permit such behavior between two consenting men aged over twenty-one in private. Twenty-five years on, the profound significance of that change, and the nature of the struggle that was waged to achieve it, are... more...

  • The Soul Beneath the Skinby David Nimmons

    St. Martin's Press 2002; US$ 22.99

    This surprising and thought-provoking book begins with the obvious fact that Stonewall happened 30 years ago, and the perhaps less obvious fact that in the 30 years since an enormous number of social science studies have been done on gay men. Dave Nimmons proceeds to synthesize that information to reveal a number of unseen patterns of gay male behavior,... more...

  • Queers in American Popular Cultureby Jim Elledge

    ABC-CLIO 2010; US$ 203.00

    Queer culture isn't a small, isolated subset of society, nor is it a new movement. The acknowledged father of bodybuilding, Eugen Sandow, was gay and lived in the late 1800s. Burlesque troupes in the early 1900s often featured female impersonators performing risqué dances?unbeknownst to their audiences. And the debate over gay marriage actually originated... more...