50 Ways to Support Lesbian & Gay Equality: The Complete Guide to Supporting Family, Friends, Neighbors-- Or Yourself

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Meredith Maran, Angela Watrous
New World Library, 2005 - Political Science - 165 pages
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Written by straight, gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgendered people and those that care about them, 50 Ways to Support Gay and Lesbian Equality is a compendium of informative, joyful, practical and poignant essays by well-known experts and leaders, each promoting understanding while suggested simple actions. Issues include:

• Defining terminology (What a tranny? What’s gay baiting?)
• Exploring family issues ("Should I come out to my parents on Thanksgiving?" "How can I support a lesbian couple who want to have children?")
• How to support gay rights around the world

A timely and much-needed guide, 50 Ways demonstrates positive ways for both straight and gay people to respond to everyday discrimination and misunderstandings, bringing the world closer to the true meaning of equality.

A powerful call-to-action series, "Action Guides," was launched with the New York Times bestselling MoveOn’s 50 Ways to Love Your Country, followed by NCWO’s 50 Ways to Improve Women’s Lives. The third book in the series—50 Ways to Support Lesbians and Gays—features 50 personal, inspiring essays with "Action Guide" sidebars collected by bestselling Meredith Maran and series editor Angela Watrous.
  

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Advocacy seems to be the buzzword of the gay rights movement today, and one sign is the plethora of books aimed at the sympathetic heterosexual audience. Ayres (law, Yale Law Sch.) and Brown (law ... Read full review

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This book is pretty much what I expected. It gave me some insight into queer history. It sensed a little hostility toward the heterosexual community in general... but otherwise, it was cool. Read full review

Contents

Introduction Meredith Maran
4
Speak the Truth
23
KnowYour Stuff
37
Promote True Family Values
59
Lay Down the Law
77
Take Care
109
Create an Equal Society
129
Endnotes
147
Contributors
155
Acknowledgments
163
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About the author (2005)

Meredith Maran is the author of several books of nonfiction, including the bestsellers What It's Like to Live Now, Ben & Jerry's Double Dip, and Class Dismissed. She writes regularly for such publications as Self, Parenting, Utne Reader, Tikkun, Bride's, Mother Jones, Teacher, The San Francisco Chronicle, and The San Jose Mercury News.

Angela Watrous is a freelance writer and iVillage.com relationship expert. The coauthor of After the Breakup, Love Tune-Ups, and Bare Your Soul, her work has also appeared on MSN, AOL, and www.women.com. She is the author of a regular column on planetout.com called Kiss and Tell. She lives in the San Francisco Bay Area.

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