Includes bibliographical references (pages 281-318) and index.
Ch. 1. Social Theory and the Anomalous Development of Gay Resistance -- Ch. 2. The Growth and Diversification of Gay Culture -- Ch. 3. After Gay Liberation: S & M and Gender Uniformity? -- Ch. 4. The Promiscuity Paradigm, AIDS, and Gay Complicity with the Remedicalization of Homosexuality -- Ch. 5. The Initial Surrender and Eventual Tentative Reassertion of Autonomy under the Shadow of AIDS -- Ch. 6. "The Homosexual Role" and Lesbigay Roles -- Ch. 7. Couples -- Ch. 8. Gay Community -- Ch. 9. Ethnic and Temporal Differences in Coming Out and In Moving to San Francisco -- Ch. 10. Absent Laiuses: Psychiatric Fantasies in Black and Gay -- Ch. 11. Some Gay African American Self-Representations from the 1980s and 1990s -- Ch. 12. Mexican American Homosexuality -- Ch. 13. Gay Asian/Pacific Americans.
American Gay is an investigation into how people have been gay or lesbian in America. Murray examines the emergence of gay and lesbian social life, the creation of lesbigay communities, and the forces of resistance that have mobilized and fostered a group identity. Murray also considers the extent to which there is a single "modern" homosexuality and the enormous range of homosexual behaviors, typifications, self-identifications, and meanings.
Challenging prevailing assumptions about gay history and society, Murray questions conventional wisdom about the importance of World War II and the Stonewall riots for conceiving and challenging the notion of a shared oppression. He reviews gay complicity in the repathologizing of homosexuality during the early years of the AIDS epidemic. Discussing recent demands for inclusion in the "straight" institutions of marriage and the U.S. military, he concludes that these are new forms of resistance, not attempts to assimilate. Finally, Murray examines racial and ethnic differences in self-representation and identification.
Drawing on two decades of studying gay life in North America, this tour de force of empirical documentation and social theory critically reviews what is known about the emergence, growth, and internal diversity of communities of openly gay men and lesbians. American Gay deepens our understanding of the ways individuals construct sexualities through working and living together.
Defining the issues : the power of language -- Who are the gays? The image and the reality -- What are gay rights? The legal implications of gay rights ordinances -- Gay rights and religion -- The myth of the victimless crime : the social side of homosexuality and laws prohibiting sodomy -- Conclusion.
"Co-published simultaneously as Journal of gay & lesbian psychotherapy, volume 9, numbers 3/4, 2005."
From the Mary S. Calderone Library (SIECUS)
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Introduction: why barebacking? / Perry N. Halkitis, Leo Wilton, Jack Drescher -- The emergence of barebacking among gay and bisexual men in the United States: a public health perspective / Richard J. Wolitski -- What's in a term? how gay and bisexual men understand barebacking / Perry N. Halkitis, Leo Wilton, Paul Galatowitsch -- An exploratory study of barebacking, club drug use, and meanings of sex in black and latino gay and bisexual men in the age of AIDS / Leo Wilton ... [et al.] -- Evidence of HIV transmission risk in barebacking men-who-have-sex-with-men: cases from the Internet / Alvin G. Dawson, Jr. ... [et al.].
Barebacking among Internet based male sex workers / David S. Bimbi, Jeffrey T. Parsons -- Attitudes toward unprotected anal intercourse: assessing HIV-negative gay or bisexual men / Ariel Shidlo, Huso Yi, Boaz Dalit -- Motivating the unmotivated: a treatment model for barebackers / Jeffrey T. Parsons -- Condomless sex: considerations for psychotherapy with individual gay men and male couples having unsafe sex / Michael Shernoff.
Includes bibliographical references (p. 671-732) and indexes.
pt. I.A Polysexual, Polygendered World. 1. The Birds and the Bees. 2. Humanistic Animals, Animalistic Humans. 3. Two Hundred Years of Looking at Homosexual Wildlife. 4. Explaining (Away) Animal Homosexuality. 5. Not for Breeding Only: Reproduction on the Periphery of Life. 6. A New Paradigm: Biological Exuberance -- pt. II. A Wondrous Bestiary: Portraits of Homosexual, Bisexual, and Transgendered Wildlife. Primates. Marine Mammals. Hoofed Mammals. Other Mammals. Waterfowl and Other Aquatic Birds. Shore Birds. Perching Birds and Songbirds. Other Birds -- Appendix: Other Species.
Drawing upon a rich body of zoological research spanning more than two centuries, Bruce Bagemihl shows that animals engage in all types of nonreproductive sexual behavior. Sexual and gender expression in the animal world displays exuberant variety, including same-sex courtship, pair-bonding, sex, and co-parenting - even instances of lifelong homosexual bonding in species that do not have lifelong heterosexual bonding.
Includes bibliographical references (pages 335-342) and index.
The first multi-cultural exploration of the sacred experience, roles, and rituals of gay and gender-bending men, from the ancient priests of the goddess to Oscar Wilde and pop music icon Sylvester--a rich tradition of men who have embodied the interrelationship between androgyny, homoeroticism, and the quest for the sacred. Illustrations and photos.