A comprehensive review of all of the issues that influence the decision to marry or state-register and helps the reader navigate the complexity of same-sex laws and understand the legal options while providing practical guidance on how to make one of the most important decisions in one's lifetime.
Tells the story of the legal and cultural shift, its backlash, and how it has evolved over the past 15 years. Updated through 2013, this edition details the rulings in favor of same-sex marriage: the Supreme Court's June 26th repeal of DOMA, and of Proposition 8 in California, as well as actons in many states.
Revealing the backstage strategies and negotiations that led to the 2010 repeal of teh Pentagon's "Don't ask, Don't Tell" (DADT) policy, this history offers a detailed, no-honds-barred account of the controversial policy from an insider's perspective.
In the sixties and seventies, Australian Peter Drouyn was one of the world's greatest surfers. He pioneered an aggressive approach called "power surfing." For nearly the past decade, Peter has been living as a woman, Westerly Windina, a complex, aspiring entertainer. Beginning with her 2012 trip to Bangkok for gender reassignment surgery, Becoming Westerly traces Peter Drouyn's odyssey.
This powerful memoir follows Mock's quest for identity, from her early gender conviction to a turbulent adolescence in Honolulu, self-medicating with hormones, and flying across the world for sex reassignment surgery at just eighteen. Ever resilient, Mock earned a scholarship to college and moved to New York City, where she earned her master's degree.
Riggle and Rostosky surveyed over 1000 LGBTQ-identified people. By combining their personal accounts, critical psychology, and counseling models, the authors developed a narrative reinforcing the positive aspects of being lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgendered, or queer.
Finally, the first big book of manners for lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender people in the U.S. and Canada and the people who love them, work with them, and live with them. Covers everything: from coming out to being out in the workplace; from dealing with the joy and complexity of same-sex weddings and commitment ceremonies to handling the legal paperwork every couple needs.
The author, himself a gay man, offers a conversation about questions, facts, and fears, relative to sexual orientation. The book is framed around a series of nine sets of "queer questions," including, who is queer and who is not? how do we interpret and use sacred scriptures to control behavior and set public policy? what lessons can we learn from history and psychology? and what is the homosexual agenda?
Abigail Garner was five years old when her parents divorced and her dad came out as gay. She often found herself in the middle of the political and moral debates surrounding LGBT parenting. Drawing on a decade of community organizing, and interviews with more than fifty grown sons and daughters of LGBT parents, Garner addresses such topics as coming out to children, facing homophobia at school, co-parenting with ex-partners, the impact of AIDS, and the children's own sexuality.
Despite increased social acceptance, however, gay men may have serious problems, such as substance abuse, depression, suicide, and sex addiction. Drawing on contemporary research, psychologist Alan Downs's own struggle with shame and anger, and stories from his patients, The Velvet Rage describes the stages of a gay man's journey out of shame and offers practical strategies to end self-defeating behavior.
Transgender identities and other forms of gender and sexuality pose important questions about society, culture, politics, and history. Particularly intriguing is the fact that gender and sexual diversity appear to be more prevalent in some regions of the world than in others. This book explores the ways in which gendering and sexuality in one such region, the Pacific Islands, are implicated in a wide range of socio-cultural dynamics that are at once local and global, historical, and contemporary.
Ehrensaft guides parents and professionals through the cultural, medical, and legal landscape of gender and identity and encourages caregivers to listen to each child, learn their particular needs, and support their quest for a true gender self.