Queer in America: Sex, the Media, and the Closets of Power

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Univ of Wisconsin Press, 2003 - Social Science - 446 pages
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In this tenth-anniversary edition, journalist Michelangelo Signorile updates his classic Queer in America, the bestseller that exposed the hypocrisy and prejudice that pervade mainstream American institutions. This third edition includes a new preface and a new chapter with an eye-opening critique of present-day America and its attitude toward gays and lesbians.

  

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im debro saad, the mother of an openly gay female who has been shunned in the job market due to homophobia. now when a lesbian was good enought o guard the borders of this country, but unable to have the pursuit of happiness afterwards, is the irony. why? see youtube 711star, has'nt she sufferred enough as a hate crime victim for over 5 years. what the hell is the legislature written for if now the legal abuse is totally overwhelming her and then to be locked out of work makes the world seem callous and non caring of others. when is the change going to come? when? if there is anyone available that would accept my best friend to work please let us know, she's hurting. what is our way , the gay community saying to a computer engineer with a b.s. as top senior grad. have mercy on those men with no feelings. pray for us and call 5625199294/5626861002/3238986862 

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This is the book that started my understanding of how PR works. I like Signorile better in retrospect. Here's what I wrote when I originally read it: Understand this: if your children are straight ... Read full review

Contents

Lights Camera ACT UP
3
A Queers Own Story
18
Hype Anxiety
36
Out of the Closets and into the Streets
53
Outing Part I
69
QUEER IN WASHINGTON
95
Operation OutthePentagon
97
Inning the Outing
123
Smashing the Celluloid Closet
250
Outing Part III
286
The Resurrection of Sheila Kuehl
321
QUEER IN AMERICA
329
The Oregon Nightmare
331
The Silicon Solution
342
A Queer Manifesto
363
Acknowledgments
369

Outing Part II
147
All the Presidents Queers
165
QUEER IN HOLLYWOOD
221
The Crucifixion of Zelda Gilroy
223
From McCarthy to Medved
230
Afterword
371
Queer in America 2003
400
Notes
436
Index
438
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Michelangelo Signorile is a syndicated columnist and lives in New York City.

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