Virtual equality: the mainstreaming of gay and lesbian liberation

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Anchor Books, 1995 - Social Science - 440 pages
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Since the debacle to lift the ban on gays in the military, the emergence of gay conservatives, and the onslaught of antigay initiatives across America, the gay and lesbian community has been asking itself tough questions: Where should the movement go? What do we want? How should we accomplish our goals? In Virtual Equality, veteran activist Urvashi Vaid answers these questions with a unique combination of visionary politics and hard-earned pragmatism. Tracing the political and cultural developments since Stonewall, Vaid shows that despite significant gains in visibility, most gays and lesbians remain demoralized and persecuted, second-class citizens in their own country. Vaid defines the status of gay America as one of "virtual equality", a state of conditional equality based more on the appearance of acceptance by straight America, rather than on actual civil equality. In order to move beyond the current stalemate, Vaid challenges the gay community to wake up and face the forces that divide it and to consider what gays and lesbians stand for, as individuals and as a people. Guided by a moral vision yet grounded by realpolitik, Virtual Equality is a call to arms to the gay and lesbian community to begin the work necessary to achieve genuine equality with the rest of America.

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An important book about LGBT activism from the soma who was the executive director of the NGLTF. Read full review

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read this as part of the planning for a trip for teenagers on LGBTQ histories of resistance--totally incredible and *so* pertinent right now, nearly fifteen years after it was written. if you read it, i totally want to talk to you about it! recommended. Read full review

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Virtual Equality
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Legitimation Liberation and History
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AIDS and Transformation 69
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In her influential 1995 book Virtual Equality: The Mainstreaming of Gay and Lesbian Liberation, Vaid stated her most basic desire for the movement, ...
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Virtual Equality' - New York Times
Virtual Equality'. E-MAIL · Print; Save. Published: November 26, 1995. To the Editor:. The mocking tone that Bruce Bawer adopts in his review of Urvashi ...
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Anchor Catalog | Virtual Equality by Urvashi Vaid
Virtual Equality Urvashi Vaid Social Science - Gay Studies Anchor Trade Paperback
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Urvashi Vaid - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
[edit] Works. Vaid, Urvashi (1996). Virtual Equality: The Mainstreaming of Gay and Lesbian Liberation. Anchor Books, Doubleday. ISBN 0385472986. ...
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Response to Schneider's "The Power of Culture"
1995 Virtual Equality: The Mainstreaming of Gay and Lesbian Liberation. New. York: Anchor Books. Weston, Kath. 1991 Families We Choose. ...
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Metroactive Books | Urvashi Vaid
... Virtual Equality: The Mainstreaming of Gay and Lesbian Liberation, has helped a generation of activists see that struggle as part of a larger movement ...
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amfar, The Foundation for AIDS Research Award of Courage Honorees
Urvashi Vaid is an organizer and attorney whose work in social justice organizations spans more than 20 years. She is currently the Deputy Director of the ...
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Robyn Ochs The Gay Agenda aka Family Values
Urvashi Vaid, Virtual Equality: The Mainstreaming of Gay and Lesbian Liberation. NY: Anchor Books, 1995, pp. 47-54. in We Are Everywhere: A Historical ...
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About the author (1995)

Urvashi is the director of the Policy Institute, former executive director of the National Gay Lesbian Task Force.