LGBT Activism and the Making of Europe

A Rainbow Europe?
Author: Phillip Ayoub,David Paternotte
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 1137391766
Category: Political Science
Page: 245
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This book explores the alleged uniqueness of the European experience, and investigates its ties to a long history of LGBT and queer movements in the region. These movements, the book argues, were inspired by specific ideas about Europe, which they sought to realize on the ground through activism.

Gender in Twentieth-Century Eastern Europe and the USSR


Author: Catherine Baker
Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education
ISBN: 1137528044
Category: Social Science
Page: 288
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A concise and accessible introduction to the gender histories of eastern Europe and the Soviet Union in the twentieth century. These essays juxtapose established topics in gender history such as motherhood, masculinities, work and activism with newer areas, such as the history of imprisonment and the transnational history of sexuality.

The EU Enlargement and Gay Politics

The Impact of Eastern Enlargement on Rights, Activism and Prejudice
Author: Koen Slootmaeckers,Heleen Touquet,Peter Vermeersch
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 1137480939
Category: Political Science
Page: 238
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This book offers a well-investigated and accessible picture of the current situation around the politics of LGBT (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender) rights and activism in Central Europe and the Western Balkans in the context of the enlargement of the European Union (EU). It provides not only thoughtful reflections on the topic but also a wealth of new empirical findings — arising from legal and policy analysis, large-scale sociological investigations and country case studies. Theoretical concepts come from institutional analysis, the study of social movements, law, and Europeanization literature. The authors discuss emerging Europe-wide activism for LGBT rights and analyze issues such as the tendency of nationalist movements to turn ‘sexual others’ into ‘national others,’ the actions and rhetoric of church actors as powerful counter-mobilizers against LGBT rights, and the role of the domestic state on the receiving end of EU pressure in the field of fundamental rights.

The Ashgate Research Companion to Lesbian and Gay Activism


Author: David Paternotte,Manon Tremblay
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317042905
Category: Social Science
Page: 384
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The Ashgate Research Companion to Lesbian and Gay Activism provides scholars and students with a comprehensive and authoritative state-of-the-art review of the current research in this subject. Each of the 22 specially commissioned chapters develops and summarises their key issue or debate in relation to activism-that is the claims, strategies and mobilisations (including internal debates and divisions, impediments and state responses) of the lesbian and gay movement. By drawing together leading scholars from political science, sociology, anthropology and history this companion provides an up to the minute snapshot of current scholarship as well as signposting several fruitful avenues for future research. This book is both an invaluable resource for scholars and an indispensable teaching tool for use in the classroom.

Sexualities in World Politics

How LGBTQ claims shape International Relations
Author: Manuela Lavinas Picq,Markus Thiel
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317589998
Category: Political Science
Page: 178
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As LGBTQ claims acquire global relevance, how do sexual politics impact the study of International Relations? This book argues that LGBTQ perspectives are not only an inherent part of world politics but can also influence IR theory-making. LGBTQ politics have simultaneously gained international prominence in the past decade, achieving significant policy change, and provoked cultural resistance and policy pushbacks. Sexuality politics, more so than gender-based theories, arrived late on the theoretical scene in part because sexuality and gender studies initially highlighted post-structuralist thinking, which was hardly accepted in mainstream political science. This book responds to a call for a more empirically motivated but also critical scholarship on this subject. It offers comparative case-studies from regional, cultural and theoretical peripheries to identify ways of rethinking IR. Further, it aims to add to critical theory, broadening the knowledge about previously unrecognized perspectives in an accessible manner. Being aware of preoccupations with the de-queering, disciplining nature of theory establishment in the social sciences, we critically reconsider IR concepts from a particular LGBTQ vantage point and infuse them with queer thinking. Considering the relative dearth of contemporary mainstream IR-theorizing, authors ask what contribution LGBTQ politics can provide for conceiving the political subject, as well as the international structure in which activism is embedded. This book will be of interest to students and scholars of gender politics, cultural studies and international relations theory.

Sexual Diversity and the Sochi 2014 Olympics

No More Rainbows
Author: H. Lenskyj
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 1137399767
Category: Political Science
Page: 124
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This book examines Russia's 2013 anti-gay laws and their implications for the Sochi 2014 Olympics. Lenskyj argues that Putin's Russia and the International Olympic Committee wield power in similar ways, as evident in undemocratic governance, fraudulent voting processes, hypocrisy and absence of accountability.

When States Come Out

Europe's Sexual Minorities and the Politics of Visibility
Author: Phillip M. Ayoub
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 1316790770
Category: Political Science
Page: N.A
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In the last two decades, the LGBT movement has gained momentum that is arguably unprecedented in speed and suddenness when compared to other human rights movements. This book investigates the recent history of this transnational movement in Europe, focusing on the diffusion of the norms it champions and the overarching question of why, despite similar international pressures, the trajectories of socio-legal recognition for LGBT minorities are so different across states. The book makes the case that a politics of visibility has engendered the interactions between movements and states that empower marginalized people - mobilizing actors to demand change, influencing the spread of new legal standards, and weaving new ideas into the fabrics of societies. It documents how this process of 'coming out' empowers marginalized social groups by moving them to the center of political debate and public recognition and making it possible for them to obtain rights to which they have due claim.

Pride: The Story of Harvey Milk and the Rainbow Flag


Author: Rob Sanders
Publisher: Random House Books for Young Readers
ISBN: 0399555331
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Page: 40
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Celebrate the 40th anniversary of the Rainbow Pride Flag with the very first picture book to tell its remarkable and inspiring history! In this deeply moving and empowering true story, young readers will trace the life of the Gay Pride Flag, from its beginnings in 1978 with social activist Harvey Milk and designer Gilbert Baker to its spanning of the globe and its role in today's world. Award-winning author Rob Sanders's stirring text, and acclaimed illustrator Steven Salerno's evocative images, combine to tell this remarkable - and undertold - story. A story of love, hope, equality, and pride. PRAISE FOR PRIDE! A Junior Library Guild Selection "Pride is a beacon of (technicolor) light." - Entertainment Weekly "An essential LGBTQ children's book" - Out.com "This children’s book about gay Pride should be in every school." - Gay Times Magazine "The picture book about Harvey Milk and the Rainbow Flag is everything you needed as a kid." - LGBTQ Nation "I couldn’t be more thrilled the world now has this book." - Dustin Lance Black, Academy Award-winning screenwriter of MILK "This inspiring, positive story is a great introduction to two LGBTQ heroes and to the spirit of the LGBTQ community." - Pridesource.com "A welcome social history . . . Mission accomplished." - The San Francisco Chronicle "A children’s book that will properly express the struggle and joys that the LGBTQ rights movement went through." - Instinct Magazine ★ "Offers little ones an age-appropriate introduction . . . Ebullient . . ." - Shelf Awareness, starred review "An uplifting introduction to the symbol of the Rainbow Flag . . . Vibrant and lively . . . Recommended for all collections." - School Library Journal "A biography LGBTQ rights activists and allies can proudly share with children . . . A hope-filled ode to the rainbow flag." - Kirkus Reviews "A poignant and uplifting biography." - Publisher's Weekly "A tribute to a leader undertreated in young people’s literature." -The Bulletin of the Center For Children’s Books "Salerno’s strong art has a colorful seventies vibe . . . There is value here." - Booklist "Pride: The Story of Harvey Milk and The Rainbow Flag beautifully tells the history of both Uncle Harvey's dream and his collaboration with Gilbert Baker to create a global symbol of equality and inclusion. This book tells a history that all children will cherish, and will inspire the next generation of hope givers, our world's youth" - Stuart Milk, Founder and President of the Harvey Milk Foundation “Harvey Milk and Gilbert Baker showed LGBTQ people that they should be proud of who they are and who they love. That is exactly what we do at The Trevor Project for LGBTQ youth in crisis. We’re thrilled that more young people will learn the story behind the original rainbow flag.” - Amit Paley, Trevor Project CEO and Executive Director

Gay Life and Culture

A World History
Author: Robert Aldrich
Publisher: Universe Pub
ISBN: N.A
Category: History
Page: 384
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A global history from ancient times to the present, told through a series of essays by more than a dozen noted scholars, discusses a wide range of topics, from the Old Testament relationship between Jonathan and David and the Age of Confucius to Native American berdaches and the advent of AIDS. 10,000 first printing.

A Queer History of the United States


Author: Michael Bronski
Publisher: Beacon Press
ISBN: 0807044660
Category: History
Page: 312
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Winner of a 2012 Stonewall Book Award in nonfiction The first book to cover the entirety of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender history, from pre-1492 to the present. In the 1620s, Thomas Morton broke from Plymouth Colony and founded Merrymount, which celebrated same-sex desire, atheism, and interracial marriage. Transgender evangelist Jemima Wilkinson, in the early 1800s, changed her name to “Publick Universal Friend,” refused to use pronouns, fought for gender equality, and led her own congregation in upstate New York. In the mid-nineteenth century, internationally famous Shakespearean actor Charlotte Cushman led an openly lesbian life, including a well-publicized “female marriage.” And in the late 1920s, Augustus Granville Dill was fired by W. E. B. Du Bois from the NAACP’s magazine the Crisis after being arrested for a homosexual encounter. These are just a few moments of queer history that Michael Bronski highlights in this groundbreaking book. Intellectually dynamic and endlessly provocative, A Queer History of the United States is more than a “who’s who” of queer history: it is a book that radically challenges how we understand American history. Drawing upon primary documents, literature, and cultural histories, noted scholar and activist Michael Bronski charts the breadth of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender history, from 1492 to the 1990s, and has written a testament to how the LGBT experience has profoundly shaped our country, culture, and history. A Queer History of the United States abounds with startling examples of unknown or often ignored aspects of American history—the ineffectiveness of sodomy laws in the colonies, the prevalence of cross-dressing women soldiers in the Civil War, the impact of new technologies on LGBT life in the nineteenth century, and how rock music and popular culture were, in large part, responsible for the devastating backlash against gay rights in the late 1970s. Most striking, Bronski documents how, over centuries, various incarnations of social purity movements have consistently attempted to regulate all sexuality, including fantasies, masturbation, and queer sex. Resisting these efforts, same-sex desire flourished and helped make America what it is today. At heart, A Queer History of the United States is simply about American history. It is a book that will matter both to LGBT people and heterosexuals. This engrossing and revelatory history will make readers appreciate just how queer America really is. From the Hardcover edition.

Fleeing Homophobia

Sexual Orientation, Gender Identity and Asylum
Author: Thomas Spijkerboer
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1134098359
Category: Law
Page: 264
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Each year, thousands of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex (LGBTI) asylum seekers apply for asylum in EU Member States.This book considers the position of LGBTI asylum seekers in European asylum law. Developing an encompassing approach to the topic, the book identifies and analyzes the main legal issues arising in relation to LGBTI people seeking asylum including: the underestimation of the relevance of criminalization of sexual orientation as well as the large scale violence against trans people in countries of origin by some European states; the requirement to seek State protection against violence even when they originate from countries where sexual orientation or gender identity is criminalized, or where the authorities are homophobic; the particular hurdles faced during credibility assessment on account of persisting stereotypes; and queer families and refugee law. The book gives a state of the art overview of law in Europe, both at the level of European legislation and at the level of Member State practice. While being largely focused on Europe, the book also takes into account asylum decisions from Australia, New Zealand, Canada, and the United States and is of relevance internationally, offering analysis of issues which are not specific to particular legal systems.

Justice in the EU

The Emergence of Transnational Solidarity
Author: Floris De Witte
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
ISBN: 0198724349
Category: Law
Page: 225
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In Justice in the EU: The Emergence of Transnational Solidarity, Floris de Witte argues that European Union law can be understood as an instrument for the elaboration of what justice is, means, and requires on the level beyond the nation state. Approaching the question of justice from the European perspective, however, challenges us to think beyond the contractarian idea that equates justice with national political self-determination. A proper model of justice demands a tiered institutional and normative understanding of justice, involving both the nation state and the EU, which can make sense of the new ties between individual citizens that the process of European integration continues to generate. It also requires that we construct a theory of transnational solidarity that can explain what those new ties tell us about our transnational obligations of justice. This book tackles three issues in turn. It explains which precise institutional and normative structures are indispensable in the pursuit of justice; how the European Union can be understood to increase our capacity for the attainment of justice; and formulates a theory of transnational solidarity that informs the interaction between national and European spheres. Three different types of transnational solidarity are identified and carefully traced throughout the case law of the Court of Justice: market solidarity, communitarian solidarity, and aspirational solidarity. Read together, these three transnational solidarities tell us exactly what justice means in the EU.

Gay Cuban Nation


Author: Emilio Bejel
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
ISBN: 0226041743
Category: Literary Criticism
Page: 257
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With Gay Cuban Nation, Emilio Bejel looks at Cuba's markedly homoerotic culture through writings about homosexuality, placing them in the social and political contexts that led up to the Cuban Revolution. By reading against the grain of a wide variety of novels, short stories, autobiographies, newspaper articles, and films, Bejel maps out a fascinating argument about the way in which different attitudes toward power and nationalism struggle for an authoritative stance on homosexual issues. Through close readings of writers such as José Martí, Alfonso Hernández-Catá, Carlos Montenegro, José Lezama Lima, Leonardo Padura Fuentes, and Reinaldo Arenas, whose heartbreaking autobiography, Before Night Falls, has enjoyed renewed popularity, Gay Cuban Nation shows that the category of homosexuality is always lurking, ghostlike, in the shadows of nationalist discourse. The book stakes out Cuba's sexual battlefield, and will challenge the homophobia of both Castro's revolutionaries and Cuban exiles in the States.

Queer Theory

An Introduction
Author: Annamarie Jagose
Publisher: NYU Press
ISBN: 0814742343
Category: Social Science
Page: 153
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This Major Reference series brings together a wide range of key international articles in law and legal theory. Many of these essays are not readily accessible, and their presentation in these volumes will provide a vital new resource for both research and teaching. Each volume is edited by leading international authorities who explain the significance and context of articles in an informative and complete introduction.

Sociological Abstracts


Author: Leo P. Chall
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Sociology
Page: N.A
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CSA Sociological Abstracts abstracts and indexes the international literature in sociology and related disciplines in the social and behavioral sciences. The database provides abstracts of journal articles and citations to book reviews drawn from over 1,800+ serials publications, and also provides abstracts of books, book chapters, dissertations, and conference papers.

The Once and Future Liberal

After Identity Politics
Author: Mark Lilla
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 1849049955
Category: Liberalism
Page: 256
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For nearly 40 years, Ronald Reagan's vision--small government, lower taxes, and self-reliant individualism--has remained America's dominant political ideology. The Democratic Party has offered no truly convincing competing vision. Instead, American liberalism has fallen under the spell of identity politics.Mark Lilla argues with acerbic wit that liberals, originally driven by a sincere desire to protect the most vulnerable Americans, have now unwittingly invested their energies in social movements rather than winning elections. This abandonment of political priorities has had dire consequences. But, with the Republican Party led by an unpredictable demagogue and in ideological disarray, Lilla believes liberals now have an opportunity to turn from the divisive politics of identity, and offer positive ideas for a shared future. A fiercely-argued, no-nonsense book, The Once and Future Liberal is essential reading for our momentous times.

Gaysia

Adventures in the Queer East
Author: Benjamin Law
Publisher: Cleis Press
ISBN: 162778036X
Category: Travel
Page: 283
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A gay Asian-Australian man wonders what his life would be like if he grew up in Asia, so he travels to several Asian countries and investigates gay culture in Indonesia, Thailand, China, Japan, Malaysia, Myanmar, and India.

Different Rainbows


Author: Peter Drucker
Publisher: Prowler Press
ISBN: N.A
Category: Social Science
Page: 222
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A pioneering collection of essays which give a sample of some of the most interesting work being done on the lesbian and gay movements in various third world countries including Brazil, Mexico, Kenya, India and China. The eleven essays are edited by Peter Drucker, a well-respected academic in the field of gay and lesbian studies. Contributors include Dennis Altman, Margaret Randall and Mark Gevisser.