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To Quote A Queer

Author : John Lessard
ISBN : 9781594742231
Genre : Reference
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We're here. We're queer. And we're hilarious! Not to mention eloquent, bitchy, poetic, luminous, and dead-on brilliant! To Quote a Queer features more than 2,500 quotations on a host of subjects, including: Body Image: 'To be gay and out of shape is almost as much of a stigma as just being gay used to be.'—Bruce Vilanch Fashion: 'If I am occasionally a little overdressed, I make up for it by being always immensely overeducated.'—Oscar Wilde Homophobia: 'A lot of people are not homophobic, but they think they're supposed to be. They think that if they don't express prejudice, people will think there's something the matter with them.'—Barney Frank Therapy: 'I think I have OCD or ADD or some other three-initial ditty. Whatever it is, it's exhauasting.'—Rosie O'Donnell Truth: 'I don't care what anybody says about me as long as it isn't true.'—Truman Capote Childhood: 'Bike-riding and tree-climbing may be typically boyish, but they were merely means to my sissified ends; I wanted, like an eight-year-old Garbo, to be alone.'—Dan Savage Coming Out: 'What happened to me is exactly the opposite of what closeted people fear. They think they'll lose everything if they come out. This did not happen to me at all. In fact, everything came back tenfold.'—Melissa Etheridge Fame: 'When you become a public figure, you become at the same time a product, and people actually look at your 'expiration date,' you know? They look at your age and say, 'Hmm. How fresh is this one?''—RuPaul And much more. Hitting shelves just in time for summer's pride festivities, To Quote a Queer is the perfect gift for gays and the people who love them.
Category: Reference

Did God Die On The Way To Houston A Queer Tale

Author : David B. Myers
ISBN : 9781725259522
Genre : Fiction
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James Friedman, a retired philosophy professor living in Houston, receives an invitation from a woman, identifying herself only as Shekhinah, who claims she was once God. She wants to talk to him about her decision to abandon heaven for earth. Accepting the invitation, Friedman encounters a tall, ebony-skinned, twenty-three-year-old, same-gender-loving woman who is wearing a "Black Lives Matter" t-shirt. She tells Friedman a creation story about a loving God who, at the moment of creation, fourteen billion years ago, gave up power over the world out of respect for human freedom. This view of God is similar to one Friedman has expounded. According to Shekhinah, to God's horror and surprise, countless human beings have misused their freedom to cause massive injustice--bigotry, genocide, cruelty, etc.--and to put the earth itself in peril. Powerless as God, Shekhinah asserts that the Creator could make a difference in the world only by becoming a human being--which meant the death of God. God, she claims, entered the world as a Black, Same-Gender-Loving Woman to divinely affirm three often disrespected identities. For reasons she reveals, Shekhinah, now a socially engaged secular Buddhist, chose Houston as the place to partner with others and begin her project of saving a damaged planet and achieving justice for all human beings.
Category: Fiction

Queer Wales

Author : Huw Osborne
ISBN : 9781783168644
Genre : Social Science
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The relationship between nation and queer sexuality has long been a fraught one, for the sustaining myths of the former are often at odds with the needs of the latter. This collection of essays introduces readers to important historical and cultural figures and moments in queer life, and it addresses some of the urgent questions of queer belonging that face Wales today.
Category: Social Science

Queerbaiting And Fandom

Author : Joseph Brennan
ISBN : 9781609386719
Genre : Social Science
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"In 2007, while giving a book talk, Harry Potter author J. K. Rowling revealed an interesting fact about beloved character Albus Dumbledore's love life. "Dumbledore is gay, actually," she said as the audience erupted in cheers. She added: "I would have told you earlier if I knew it would make you so happy." Though most fans initially praised the announcement, LGBTQ fans in particular questioned why the author chose to make it informally, while never actually writing explicitly gay characters into the storylines. As it turns out, this type of bait-and-switch is fairly common between fans and creators; there's even a term for it: "queerbaiting." In this first comprehensive examination of queerbaiting, fan studies scholar Joseph Brennan and his contributors examine cases like Rowling's to shed light on the exploitative industry practice of teasing homoerotic possibilities that, while hinted at, never materialize in the program narratives. Looking at everything from popular TV series to video games to children's programs, and more, these essayists--some of the biggest names in the emerging field of fan studies--explore the consequences of the misleading practice, both for fans and creators. The result is a first-of-its-kind collection that is sure to appeal equally to fan, queer, and media studies students and scholars"--
Category: Social Science

Queer Faith

Author : Melissa E. Sanchez
ISBN : 9781479871872
Genre : Religion
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Uncovers the queer logics of premodern religious and secular texts Putting premodern theology and poetry in dialogue with contemporary theory and politics, Queer Faith reassess the commonplace view that a modern veneration of sexual monogamy and fidelity finds its roots in Protestant thought. What if this narrative of “history and tradition” suppresses the queerness of its own foundational texts? Queer Faith examines key works of the prehistory of monogamy—from Paul to Luther, Petrarch to Shakespeare—to show that writing assumed to promote fidelity in fact articulates the affordances of promiscuity, both in its sexual sense and in its larger designation of all that is impure and disorderly. At the same time, Melissa E. Sanchez resists casting promiscuity as the ethical, queer alternative to monogamy, tracing instead how ideals of sexual liberation are themselves attached to nascent racial and economic hierarchies. Because discourses of fidelity and freedom are also discourses on racial and sexual positionality, excavating the complex historical entanglement of faith, race, and eroticism is urgent to contemporary queer debates about normativity, agency, and relationality. Deliberately unfaithful to disciplinary norms and national boundaries, this book assembles new conceptual frameworks at the juncture of secular and religious thought, political and aesthetic form. It thereby enlarges the contexts, objects, and authorized genealogies of queer scholarship. Retracing a history that did not have to be, Sanchez recovers writing that inscribes radical queer insights at the premodern foundations of conservative and heteronormative culture.
Category: Religion

Video Games Have Always Been Queer

Author : Bonnie Ruberg
ISBN : 9781479831036
Genre : Social Science
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Argues for the queer potential of video games While popular discussions about queerness in video games often focus on big-name, mainstream games that feature LGBTQ characters, like Mass Effect or Dragon Age, Bonnie Ruberg pushes the concept of queerness in games beyond a matter of representation, exploring how video games can be played, interpreted, and designed queerly, whether or not they include overtly LGBTQ content. Video Games Have Always Been Queer argues that the medium of video games itself can—and should—be read queerly. In the first book dedicated to bridging game studies and queer theory, Ruberg resists the common, reductive narrative that games are only now becoming more diverse. Revealing what reading D. A. Miller can bring to the popular 2007 video game Portal, or what Eve Sedgwick offers Pong, Ruberg models the ways game worlds offer players the opportunity to explore queer experience, affect, and desire. As players attempt to 'pass' in Octodad or explore the pleasure of failure in Burnout: Revenge, Ruberg asserts that, even within a dominant gaming culture that has proved to be openly hostile to those perceived as different, queer people have always belonged in video games—because video games have, in fact, always been queer.
Category: Social Science

The Gay Quote Book

Author : Brandon Judell
ISBN : PSU:000032466331
Genre : Reference
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Drawn from the works of gay and lesbian authors, activists, statesmen, and celebrities from ancient times to the present day, hundreds of quotations treat such topics as coming out, love and sex, belonging, activism, and AIDS. 20,000 first printing.
Category: Reference

Queer Quotes

Author : Teresa Theophano
ISBN : 0807079251
Genre : Reference
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What is a queer quote? It's a reflection on love and romance, culture and art, family and friends, and the foibles and follies of life. It's an insight into not only what it means to be gay/lesbian/bisexual/transgender in our society, but what it means to be human. It's fresh, entertaining, and celebratory. Queer Quotes is a compendium of wit and wisdom from well-known historical and contemporary cultural figures—from Oscar Wilde to Rita Mae Brown, from Quentin Crisp to Sandra Bernhard, from James Baldwin to RuPaul. Often amusing, the quotes are also thought-provoking and up-to-date, and chapters ranging from "Love and Gay Marriage" to "Out of the Closets, into the Streets" to "HIV/AIDS" to "Queer History" reflect this book's scope. Including an index as well as short biographies of all the individuals quoted, Queer Quotes is a wonderful resource and an ideal gift book. SELECT LIST OF CONTRIBUTORS: Paula Gunn Allen, Dorothy Allison, Pedro Almodovar, James Baldwin, Tallulah Bankhead, Simone de Beauvoir, Sandra Bernhard, Chastity Bono, Susie Bright, Truman Capote, Kate Clinton, Ellen DeGeneres, Melissa Etheridge, Leslie Feinberg, Harvey Fierstein, Barney Frank, Jewelle Gomez, Larry Kramer, Liberace, Greg Louganis, Audre Lorde, Sir Ian McKellen, Isaac Mizrahi, Boy George, Armistead Maupin, Martina Navratilova, Adrienne Rich, Marlon Riggs, Eleanor Roosevelt, Urvashi Vaid, Gore Vidal, John Waters, Edmund White. "Theophano has collected quips, cracks, gibes, proverbs, truisms, and plenty of other sayings in Queer Quotes." —Out "Teresa Theophano's collection is a wonderful collage of queer wit and wisdom over the past century." —Michael Bronski, Bay Windows
Category: Reference

From Queer To Eternity

Author : Peter Sweasey
ISBN : UOM:39015051651217
Genre : Gays
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"This is not another book about why religion should accept lesbian, gay and bisexual people. Instead it moves off the defensive, and asks why any self-respecting queer would want to have anything to do with spirituality. Answers come from a diverse collection of holy homos, including Buddhists, Christians, Jews, Neo-Pagans and New-Agers, as well as queers who seek spirituality through drugs, nature, massage, dance, art - and sex." "There are contributions from Rabbi Lionel Blue, Reverend Richard Kirker, Catherine Treasure, Father Bernard Lynch, Rabbi Sheila Shulman, Fernando Guasch, Reverend Jean White, Maitreyabandhu, and the Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence - along with over sixty others."--BOOK JACKET.Title Summary field provided by Blackwell North America, Inc. All Rights Reserved
Category: Gays

Queer City

Author : Craig Johnston
ISBN : STANFORD:36105111307349
Genre : Political Science
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Collection of essays on key political issues facing gay men and women in Sydney. Topics covered include reconciliation, religion, cyber-activism, lobbying, lesbian activisms, the Mardi Gras, HIV/AIDS, pedophilia, media, violence and safety, and Sydney's claim to global queer status. Questions the gay community's social and political achievements. Includes endnotes, notes on contributors, and index. Foreword by Julie McCrossin. Johnston is a writer and social commentator who is an openly gay member of Sydney City Council and co-founder of the Gay Rights Lobby. Van Reyk is a freelance journalist and gay activist who writes on gay politics, HIV/AIDS and gay community issues.
Category: Political Science

Slang American Style

Author : Richard A. Spears
ISBN : 0844209074
Genre : Foreign Language Study
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Fun to read and packed with information, this contemporary dictionary of American slang includes terms that are likely to be heard in movies, on television, in the streets, and on college campuses.
Category: Foreign Language Study

Beyond Queer

Author : Bruce Bawer
ISBN : UVA:X002778346
Genre : Social Science
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A collection of essays by writers intent on discrediting counterproductive assumptions about gay life and politics and on rethinking such critical issues as same-sex marriage and family life, religion, outing, and activism
Category: Social Science

The Spectator

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ISBN : STANFORD:36105021179101
Genre : Motion pictures
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Category: Motion pictures

How Queer

Author : Susan Beth McCully
ISBN : WISC:89063611727
Genre : Gay theater
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Category: Gay theater

From Gay To Queer

Author : Lasse Kekki
ISBN : 3039100343
Genre : Literary Criticism
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This study explores the works of two contemporary American gay authors, David Leavitt and Tony Kushner by bringing both writers within the purview of Queer Studies. The book provides an extensive critical examination of selected novels by Leavitt and Kushner's highly praised play Angels in America. The author compares the early modern period in England to modern American gay literature and argues that the struggle against hegemonic norms of sexual construction links the early English dramatist Christopher Marlowe to David Leavitt and Tony Kushner. The book contributes significantly to Gay/Lesbian/Queer Studies and American Studies by offering a thorough discussion of the complex issues of gay male identity and queer identity in contemporary American gay literature.
Category: Literary Criticism

Queer Things About Egypt

Author : Douglas Brooke Wheelton Sladen
ISBN : UCLA:31158010641073
Genre : Egypt
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Category: Egypt