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Gay Studies

  • Virtual Equalityby Urvashi Vaid

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2015; US$ 20.00 US$ 14.99

    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... more...

  • Lesbian, Queer, and Bisexual Women in Heterosexual Relationshipsby Ahoo Tabatabai

    Lexington Books 2015; US$ 69.99

    Using narrative analysis, this book draws on interviews with women who left relationships with other women to begin relationships with men in order to understand how these women make sense of their sexual identities. It gives a voice to feminist, queer women who find themselves viewed by society as heterosexual but who themselves, with two exceptions,... more...

  • Lesbians, Gays, and Bisexuals Becoming Parents or Remaining Childfreeby Cara Bergstrom-Lynch

    Lexington Books 2015; US$ 79.99

    This book draws on qualitative interviews with lesbian, gay, and bisexual people regarding whether and how they came to have children. With their stories at the heart of the analysis, it reveals the challenges posed by homophobia and discrimination and showcases the creative strategies, resilience, and resourcefulness that LGB people use as... more...

  • Wedlockedby Katherine Franke

    NYU Press 2015; US$ 29.75

    The staggering string of victories by the gay rights movement?s campaign for marriage equality raises questions not only about how gay people have been able to successfully deploy marriage to elevate their social and legal reputation, but also what kind of freedom and equality the ability to marry can mobilize.   Wedlocked turns to history to... more...

  • Queer Representation, Visibility, and Race in American Film and Televisionby Melanie Kohnen

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 54.95

    This book traces the uneven history of queer media visibility through crucial turning points including the Hollywood Production Code era, the AIDS crisis of the 1980s, the so-called explosion of gay visibility on television during the1990s, and the re-imagination of queer representations on TV after the events of 9/11. Kohnen intervenes in previous... more...

  • The Church and the Homosexualby John J. Mcneill

    Beacon Press 2015; US$ 23.00

    In this "brave and good book which shatters bad myths" ( Commonweal ), McNeill shows that the Bible does not condemn homosexuality, and argues that the Church must not continue its homophobic practices. From the Trade Paperback edition. more...

  • The U.S. Supreme Court Decision on Marriage Equalityby Supreme Court of the United States

    Melville House 2015; US$ 14.95

    The complete text of the landmark Supreme Court decision on marriage equality   The 2015 Supreme Court decision Obergefell et al. v. Hodges legalized gay marriage across the United States. This edition collects the widely quoted decision by Justice Kennedy, as well as the dissents of Justices Roberts, Scalia, Thomas, and Alito. Of tremendous... more...

  • The U.S. Supreme Court Decision on Marriage Equality, Gift Editionby Anthony M. Kennedy

    Melville House 2015; US$ 14.94

    A beautifully packaged gift edition of Obergefell et al. v. Hodges , Justice Anthony Kennedy?s landmark Supreme Court decision on marriage equality   A milestone in the history of American civil and human rights, Obergefell et al. v. Hodges legalized gay marriage across the United States. A powerful testament to the progress of human and civil... more...

  • A Taste for Brown Bodiesby Hiram Pérez

    NYU Press 2015; US$ 22.95

    Neither queer theory nor queer activism has fully reckoned with the role of race in the emergence of the modern gay subject. In A Taste for Brown Bodies , Hiram Pérez traces the development  of gay modernity and its continued romanticization of the brown body. Focusing in particular on three figures with elusive queer histories?the sailor,... more...

  • US Public Schools and the Politics of Queer Erasureby Catherine A. Lugg

    Palgrave Macmillan 2015; US$ 45.00

    This book presents a history of queer erasure in the US public school system, from the 1920s up until today. By focusing on specific events as well as the context in which they occurred, Lugg presents a way forward in improving school policies for both queer youth and queer adults. more...