Out in All Directions: A Treasury of Gay and Lesbian America (Google eBook)

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Hachette Digital, Inc., Sep 26, 2009 - Social Science - 300 pages
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Out in All Directions takes the mystery out of gay and lesbian history, lifts the lid off pink politics and paints the town lavender with every aspect of gay life, culture and community.
  

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Overall, this book does a good job of describing gay and lesbian history and culture, in all its breadth and depth. The best parts are the various personal essays on coming out, dealing with racial as ... Read full review

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Contents

Queer Spirit Community
Gay Spirit Visions Comes to the North Carolina Mountains
Wimmins Lands
Womens Music
Womens Music Festivals
Michigan Womyns Music Festival
Womens MusicCultural Festivals
The Roots of Feminist Mens Music

Gay Speakers Take the Floor
OUT OF THE CLOSET INTO THE NEWSROOM
QUEERED SCIENCE
KEEPING THE FAITH
A History of Lesbian and Gay Ordination
Toleration or Inclusion?
Jane Spahr
Gay and Lesbian Jews in Orthodox and Conservative Jewish Communities
THAT ARTISTIC FLAIR
Rock Roll and Riot Grrls
Sylvester
Whats Covered Up Is Revealing
Robert Mapplethorpe
Artists We Have Lost
Bravo Brava
SPORTS ARE FOR SISSIES TOO
People Who Have Come Out in BigName Athletics
Greg Louganis
I DIDNT KNOW THERE WERE GAYS IN THE MILITARY
Ten Lesbian and Gay Military Heroes
Profiles of Early Challengers to the Antihomosexual Military Policy
WE REALLY ARE EVERYWHERE
Dick Hanson
Homecoming Queer
It Not Impossible to Be Queer in Idaho
One in Every Family
CHAPTER 2
HOMOSEXUALITY AND FILM
A Brief History of Lesbians and Gay Men in Mainstream Film
The Gay Psychokiller Hall of Fame
The Screens Nastiest Lesbian or Bisexual Women
People Who Have Played Lesbian Gay or Bisexual Roles
And Id like to Thank
Vito Russo Movie Star
Important Figures in LesbianGay Cinema
Lesbian and Gay Documentaries
AIDS and the Cinema
More than a Casual Gesture
Queer Cinema
Lesbian and Gay Film Festivals
GAYS AND LESBIANS UNDER THE LIGHTS
An Eclectic Collection of Lesbian and Gay Plays
FAGGOTS AND DYKES IN YOUR LIVING ROOM
Gay Characters Who Werent
Phil Donahues First Lesbian And Eighteen other Broadcasting Landmarks
And the Women Who Love Them Talk Show Topics Through the Ages
Gay Men Lesbians and the Cable TV Revolution
Make DYKE TV Not War
Whats in a Name? Gay Cable TV Shows Past and Present
PBS Is In the Life
THE LAVENDER AIRWAVES
Beginnings
The Jerker
Dykes on the Air
Gay Radio Programs from around the Country
THE WRITTEN WORD
Earliest American Gay and Lesbian Novels
As the Twilight World Turns
Seeing Ourselves Where We ArentPutting Ourselves in the Picture
Gays Men and Lesbians in Mainstream Mysteries
Pulp and Circumstances
Early Gay and Lesbian Characters in Mystery Novels
Words Make a Movement
Pioneer Publishers
Statement from the Second National Black Writers Conference
A LightHearted Look at Lesbian Novels and Their Love Scenes
Lambda Literary Award Winners
Going Glossy
Rachel Peppers Top Ten Queer Zines of All Time
CHAPTER 3
Claiming our ownFamous Names
FRONTIER QUEERS
Homosexuality in the American West
Things Were Hopping in Colorado in the late 1800s
Shes Got Balls as Big as a BullHomosexuality in the Seventh Cavalry 18681878
PASSING AND CROSSDRESSING
The Man Who Lived Thirty Years as a Woman
Berdache Roles in North American Tribes
Seven Famous Female Impersonators
ButchFemme Relationships
THE HARLEM RENAISSANCE
Six Reasons Why Langston Hughes Couldnt Have Been Gay
White Folks Slumming in Harlem
GATHERING PLACES
Gay Beach 1958
Anatomy of a Raid 1967
Rikki Streicher and the Lesbian Bar
EARLY ORGANIZATIONS
The Mattachine Society
ONE Inc
Daughters of Bilitis
Gay Liberation Way Beyond Assimilation
The Gay Liberation Front Revolutionary Queers
The Furies
EARLY DEMONSTRATIONS
Seven Demonstrations Before Stonewall
Stonewall Revisited
Operation Liberation
HOMOPHILE MAGAZINES
The Homophile Press
THE LADDER
Gay Liberation and LesbianFeminist Magazines and Newspapers
DEVIANT MEDICINE
Thirteen Theories to Cure Homosexuality
CHAPTER 4
Heroes and Saints
Does It Matter?
Homophobia
Reflections on a Birthday a Bombshell and a Parade
We Are Special
Fighting for Our Lives
Hiding out
Gee You Dont Seem like an Indian from the Reservation
One in a Million but Rather Ordinary
Ageful Equals Rageful
Dreaming of Challah as the Goddesss Hair
Día de los Muertos
Country Coming out
A Gay Deaf Mans Concern with Communication
Black Women organizing Across Sexualities
Friends of Dorothy
Cost of Living Adjustment
Coming out for love
Different Is Not Bad
Reflections of a Gay Jew
Yom Kippur Morning at Kehilla Community Synagogue
You Dared Us to Dream That We Are Worth Wanting Each Other
Tomàs
Stonewalled? A Journal
On One Hand and the Other
CHAPTER 5
CREATING FAMILY
How We Meet
Tips on Approval
Dating Again
Twelve Tips for Meeting Other Young Queers
Stages of Gay Male Relationships
Famous LongTerm Lesbian and Gay Couples
What to Answer When Your Mother Asks Why in the World Would You Want to Do That?
Wedding Belles
Seven Bad Reasons to Get Married
Where Did You Get it?
Caring for Each Other
Southern Reflection
EMBRACING FAMILY
The Gift
A Taste of Heaven
GATHERING TOGETHER
The Universal Fellowship of Metropolitan Community Churches
Unity Fellowship Church
PHYSICAL COMMUNITYVIRTUAL COMMUNITY
Gay and Lesbian Communities in the US
Come out Log on Drop in
Notes on Queer N Asian Virtual Sex
BUILDING FOUNDATIONS
November 1993
Living Sober
Lesbian and Gay Youth Programs
Special Collections of Gay and Lesbian Materials
Lesbian and Gay Studies
CHAPTER 6
The Most Common Myths about Gay Men and Lesbians
The Prevalence of Sexual Inversion 1901
Where Do They Get Those Numbers?
ARE YOU BORN THAT WAY?
The Sex That Is Not One
Biology Culture and the Struggle for Gay Liberation
Born Republican
MYTH MAKING AND UNMAKING
The Degradation of LoveHow Homosexuals and Lesbians Have Sex
If Gays Have No Choice Why Are They So Hated?
Gay Sheep Come out of the Closet
A Reverse Questionnaire
Hints for the Heterosexual
CAN YOU SPOT THE HOMOSEXUAL?
How to Recognize Homosexuals
Newly Misinterpreted
Just What Is the MuchFeared Gay Lifestyle?
CHAPTER 7
As a Threedollar Bill
Whats in a Name?
EXPLORING GENDER
Would You Still Be Gay
MythsRealities of Bisexuality
Beyond the Walls of Gender
Modern Day ButchFemme
The Transsexual Mythtique
Youre Strange and Were Wonderful
The Politics of Drag
Get HerWisdom from Great Drag Queens
Behind the Mask
DIRTY TALK
A History of SexPositive Lesbian Erotica
Gay Male PornLook Back in Swagger
LEATHER AND LOVE
The Spiritual Side of Radical Sexuality
Truth Is an Absolute Essential
GAYSPEAKGAYDRESS
Gayspeak vs Phobespeak
True Confessions of a Queer Banana
Whats in a Color?
Symbolically QueerGay and Lesbian Icons of the 1970s 1980s and 1990s
History of the Rainbow Flag
Fashion Is Such a DragThe Clothes We Wear
If I Simply Wanted Status Id Wear Calvin Klein
The Minefield of Lesbian Fashion
STANDING OUT IN A CROWD
Why Have a Gay Pride Parade?
Where Do I Belong in this Parade Anyway?
The Gay and Lesbian Marches on Washington and Stonewall 25
Impressions of the March
When I First Saw Audre Lorde
Gay Gifted and Black There Aint No Turning Back
The 1993 March on Washington
Stonewall 25A Celebration
CHAPTER 8
Urvashi Vaids 1993 March on Washington Speech
GETTING IT TOGETHERLESBIAN AND GAY POLITICAL ORGANIZATIONS
National Lesbian and Gay and AIDS Political Organizations
Created Equal
Who Cares about Sodomy Laws Anyway?
A True Story
How Can Gay and Lesbian Couples Protect Themselves?
Groups That Promote Hatred and Homophobia Under the Guise of Family Values
Statement on Family Values
OUT IN THE STREETS
Great Lesbian and Gay and AIDS Actions of the Last Twenty Years
Rare Cancer Seen in 41 Homosexuals
My Buddy Died Today
The Beginning of Acting Up
Surviving AIDS
Myths about HIV for Gay or Bisexual Men
Myths and Facts
ALLIES AND COALITIONS
Fishnets Not Bomber Jets
I Was a Teenage Draft Dodger
Gay Liberation Movements
Reflections on Homophobia
Things Straight People Can Do for Gay People
Chief Kisses Officer in PublicPFLAGs True Blue Family
THE PERSONAL IS THE POLITICAL
TwentyFive Little HurricanesIndividual Actions for Everyday Life
We Must Not Go Quietly
No Room in the Closet for This Quilt
Suggestions for Action from People of Faith Against Bigotry
Twelve Young Lesbian and Gay Individuals Making a Difference
CHAPTER 9
Lesbian and Gay Comics
Start and SputterGay Characters Who Didnt Make it
SuccessesQueer Strip Characters
A Quick Look at AIDS in the Comics
Queer Comics Queer Comments
Letter From Home
OUT ON THE TOWN
Bank Shot CruisingThe Lesbian Bar Scene
Shake Your Groove Thing
TwoStepping for Beginners
Square Your Sets
JOCKSTRAPS AND SPORTS BRAS
Dykes Diamonds and DoublePlays
The Bay Area Boxing Club
The History of Gay Rodeo
Someones on the Fairway with Dinah
A History of the Gay Games
Official Sporting Events of Gay Games IV
HOBBIES FOR HOMOS
Lesbian and Gay Bands of America
Why I Play in the Gay Band
Singing in Harmony The History of the Lesbian and Gay Choral Movement
GETTING AWAY
Top Ten Gay Destinations in the United States
Advice for Gay Travelers
Ten Tips for Traveling Queer and Cheap
Gay Cruising on the Open Seas
And the Winner Is
CHAPTER 10
A SURVEY OF ISSUES
LESBIANS AND GAY MEN AT WORK
Is There a Lavender Glass Ceiling?
First statement of Lavender Labor
The Gay and lesbian Labor Conference at Stonewall 25
Queer Groups at Work
Coming out at the Interview
In our own Words
A Way Out? A Way In?
Early Gay Business Associations
GAY AND LESBIAN BOOKSTORES
Independent Womens Bookstores
Grand Books
GayLesbian Bookstores
WHAT IS IT? WHO HAS IT?
Coming Out of the Privilege Closet
Gay and Lesbian Philanthropy
Advice for Giving
Gay and Lesbian Foundations
About the Contributors
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About the author (2009)

Eric Marcus is the author of several books and coauthor of Breaking the Surface, the number one New York Times bestselling autobiography of Olympic diving champion Greg Louganis.

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