Heterosexism & Homophobia
(see also Group Defamation, Holocaust, Gay & Lesbian Movements, Gay & Lesbian History, Life & Values)
On the Web: Articles
Horror & Homophobia in Iraq. Mubarak Dahir, AlterNet (5/12/04).
American's Death, Guatemala's Blunders, David
Gonzalez, NY Times (6/18/02). Unsolved murder of gay American journalist
9/11 Fund to discriminate against gays, John Aravosis, US Politics: Current Events (3/11/02). Domestic partners of 9/11 victims to be denied benefits by Justice Department
The Murder of Matthew Shepherd.
On the Web: Specialized Sites
Exodus International. Leading organization in Christian ex-gay movement.
God Hates Fags. Features un-Christian rantings of a "Rev." Fred Phelps of Topeka, KS.
In the Library: Articles
Colbert, Chuck. “Catholics should reject anti-gay ballot measure,” National Catholic Reporter (3/3/00):19.
Green, D.P.; J. Glaser & A. Rich. "From lynching to gay bashing: the elusive connection between economic conditions & hate crime," Journal of Personality & Social Psychology 75,1 (7/98):82-92.
Hechler, David. "Child abuse & homophobia," San Francisco Bay Guardian (4/18/90).
Jenkins, Philip. "Defender of the faith," Atlantic Monthly (11/03):48-49. On Nigerian Anglican Archbishop Peter Jasper Akinola & his thundering denunciation of gay ordination.
Scheier, Rachel. "Anglicans find it's Africa vs. west on homosexuality," Christian Science Monitor (10/6/03):1,10.
Sloan, Louise. "A thousand points of right: the national anti-gay movement is enjoying success with its slick, low-key persona," San Francisco Bay Guardian (11/11/92).
Wronge, Yomi S. "A year later, slaying of teen still echoes," San Jose Mercury (10/3/03):1,4C. Murder of transgender youth Gwen Araujo.
In the Library: Non-Fiction Books
Aarons, Leroy. Prayers for Bobby: A Mother's Coming to Terms with the Suicide of Her Gay Son (San Francisco: Harper, 1995).
Baker, Jean M. Family Secrets: Gay Sons, a Mother's Story (Binghamton NY: Haworth, 1998).
Beneke, Timothy. Proving Manhood: Reflections on Men & Sexism (Berkeley: U. California, 1997).
Berzon, Betty. Setting them Straight: You Can Do Something about Bigotry & Homophobia in Your Life (NY: Penguin, 1996).
Blair, Ralph. Homophobia in the Churches (NY: R. Blair, 1979).
Blumenfeld, Warren J. (ed.) Homophobia: How We All Pay the Price (Boston: Beacon, 1992).
Brandt, Eric. Dangerous Liaisons: Blacks & Gays & the Struggle for Equality (NY: New Press, 1999).
Butters, Ronald R.; John M. Clum & Michael Moon. Displacing Homophobia: Gay Male Perspectives in Literature & Culture (Durham NC: Duke, 1989).
Carbado, Devon W. Black Men on Race, Gender, & Sexuality: A Critical Reader (NY: NYU, 1999).
Cleaver, Richard & Patricia Myers. A Certain Terror: Heterosexism, Militarism, Violence & Change (Chicago: American Friends Service Committee, 1993).
Comstock, Gary David. Violence Against Lesbians & Gay Men (NY: Columbia, 1991).
Crompton, Louis. Byron & Greek Love: Homophobia in 19th-c. England (Berkeley: U. California, 1985).
DeCecco, Joseph (ed.) Homophobia: An Overview (NY: Haworth, 1984).
__________ (ed.) Bashers, Baiters & Bigots: Homophobia in American Society (NY: Harrington Park, 1985).
Eliason, Michele J. Who Cares? Institutional Barriers to Health Care for Lesbian, Gay & Bisexual Persons (NY: NLN, 1996).
Erzen, Tanya. Straight to Jesus: Sexual & Christian Conversions in the Ex-Gay Movement (Berkeley: U. of California, 2006).
Fahey, Una. How to Make the World a Better Place for Gays & Lesbians (NY: Warner, 1995).
Field, Nicola. Over the Rainbow: Money, Class & Homophobia (East Haven CT: Pluto, 1995).
Fone, Byrne R. S. A Road to Stonewall: Male Homosexuality & Homophobia in English & American Literature, 1750-1969 (NY: Twayne, 1995).
__________. Homophobia: A History (NY: Metropolitan, 2000).
Gallagher, John & Chris Bull. Perfect Enemies: The Religious Right, the Gay Movement & the Politics of the 1990s (NY: Crown, 1996).
Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation. Homophobia: Discrimination Based on Sexual Orientation (Los Angeles, 1991).
Gagnon, Robert A.J. The Bible & Homosexual Practice: Text & Hermeneutics (Nashville: Abingdon, 2001). Useful reference for Biblical arguments against homosexuality, wielded with terrible effect by those who see scripture as a rule-book for people living today.
Griffin, Pat. Strong Women, Deep Closets: Lesbians & Homophobia in Sport (Champaign IL: Human Kinetics, 1998).
Group for the Advancement of Psychiatry. Homosexuality & the Mental Health Professions: The Impact of Bias (Hillsdale NJ: Analytic, 2000).
Harris, Mary B. (ed.) School Experiences of Gay & Lesbian Youth: The Invisible Minority (NY: Harrington Park Press, 1997).
Hausman, Bernice L. Changing Sex: Transsexualism, Technology & the Idea of Gender (Durham NC: Duke, 1995).
Herbst, Philip. Wimmin, Wimps & Wallflowers: An Encyclopedic Dictionary of Gender & Sexual Orientation Bias in the US (Yarmouth ME: Intercultural, 2001).
Herek, Gregory M. Stigma &
Sexual Orientation: Understanding Prejudice Against Lesbians, Gay Men &
Bisexuals (Thousand Oaks: Sage, 1998).
Herman, Didi. Rights of Passage: Struggles for Lesbian & Gay Legal Equality (Toronto: U. Toronto, 1994).
__________ & Carl Stychin (eds.) Legal Inversions: Lesbians, Gay Men & the Politics of Law (Philadelphia: Temple, 1995).
__________. The Antigay Agenda. Orthodox Vision & the Christian Right (Chicago: U. Chicago, 2001).
Ide, Arthur Frederick. Gomorrah & the Rise of Homophobia (Las Colinas TX: Liberal, 1995).
Innala, Sune M. Structure & Development of Homophobia (Goteborg: U. Goteborg, 1995).
Isay, Richard A. Becoming Gay: A Journey to Self Acceptance (NY: Pantheon, 1996).
Israel, Constance Denney. Hate
Crimes Against Gays/Lesbians in the Mainstream Press: An Examination of Six
Texas Dailies (Las Colinas TX: Monument, 1992).
Jenness, Valerie & Kendal Broad. Hate Crimes: New Social Movements & the Politics of Violence (NY: Aldine de Gruyter, 1997).
__________ & Ryken Grattet. Making Hate a Crime. From Social Movement to Law Enforcement (NY: Russell Sage, 2001).
Jung, Patricia Beattie & Ralph F. Smith Heterosexism: An Ethical Challenge (Albany: SUNY, 1993).
Kantor, Martin. Homophobia: Description, Development & Dynamics of Gay Bashing (Westport CT: Praeger, 1998).
Kayal, Philip M. Bearing Witness: Gay Mens Health Crisis & the Politics of Aids (Boulder: Westview, 1993).
Keiser, Elizabeth B. Courtly Desire & Medieval Homophobia: The Legitimation of Sexual Pleasure in Cleanness & its Contexts (New Haven: Yale, 1997).
Khan, Surina. Calculated Compassion: How the Ex-Gay Movement Serves the Right's Attack on Democracy (Somerville MA: Political Research Associates, 1998).
Kirk, Marshall & Hunter Madsen. After the Ball: How America Will Conquer its Fear & Hatred of Gays in the 90s (NY: Plume, 1990).
Loffreda, Beth. Losing Matt Shephard: Life & Politics in the Aftermath of Anti-Gay Murder (NY: Columbia U, 2000).
Mallon, Gerald P. We Don't Exactly Get the Welcome Wagon: The Experiences of Gay & Lesbian Adolescents in Child Welfare Systems (NY: Columbia U, 1998).
Mason, Gail & Stephen Thomsen (eds.) Homophobic Violence (Leichhardt, New South Wales: Hawkins, 1997)
McNaron, Toni A.H. Poisoned Ivy: Lesbian & Gay Academics Confronting Homophobia (Philadelphia: Temple, 1997).
Newton, Esther. Margaret Mead Made Me Gay: Personal Essays, Public Ideas (Durham NC: Duke, 2000).
Nichols, Jack. The Gay Agenda: Talking Back to the Fundamentalists (NY: Prometheus, 1996).
Oikawa, Mona (ed.) Out Rage: Dykes & Bis Resist Homophobia (Toronto: Women's Press, 1993).
__________; Dionne Falconer & Ann Decter (eds.) Resist!: Essays Against a Homophobic Culture (Toronto: Women's Press, 1994).
Pardie, Lynn & Tracy Luchetta (eds.) The Construction of Attitudes towards Lesbians & Gay Men (NY: Haworth, 1999).
Peck, Scott. All-American Boy: A Memoir (NY: Scribner, 1995).
Pharr, Suzanne. Homophobia: A Weapon of Sexism  (2nd rev. ed.; Berkeley: Chardon, 1997).
__________. In the Time of the Right: Reflections on Liberation (Berkeley: Chardon, 1996).
Plummer, David. One of the Boys: Masculinity, Homophobia, & Modern Manhood (NY: Harrington Park, 1999).
Portmann, John. Sex & Heaven: Catholics in Bed & at Prayer (NY: Palgrave, 2002).
Randa, Philippe. La maffia rose: "faut-il bruler les homosexuels?" (Paris: Le Carrousel-FN, 1987).
Rapp, Sandy. God's Country: A
Case Against Theocracy (NY: Haworth, 1991).
Rayside, David. On the Fringe: Gays & Lesbians in Politics (Ithaca: Cornell, 1998).
Reiss, Steven A. Touching Base: Professional Baseball & American Culture in the Progressive Era (Urbana: U. Illinois, 1999).
Rocke, Michael. Forbidden Friendships: Homosexuality & Male Culture in Renaissance Florence (NY: Oxford, 1996).
Ronai, Carol Rambo; Barbara A. Zsembik & Joe R. Feagin (eds.) Everyday Sexism in the Third Millennium (NY: Routledge, 1997).
Rothblum, Esther D. & Lynne A. Bond (eds.) Preventing Heterosexism & Homophobia (Thousand Oaks CA: Sage, 1996).
Russell, Glenda Marie. Voted Out: The Psychological Consequences of Anti-Gay Politics (NY: NYU, 2000).
Sanderson, Terry. Mediawatch: The Treatment of Male & Female Homosexuality in the British Media (London: Cassell, 1999).
Scarce, Michael. Smearing the Queer: Medical Bias in the Health Care of Gay Men (NY: Haworth, 1999).
Schifter, Jacobo. Ojos que no ven: psiquiatria y homofobia (San Jose CR: ILPES, 1998).
Sears, James T. & Walter L. Williams (eds.) Overcoming Heterosexism & Homophobia: Strategies that Work (NY: Columbia, 1997).
Segrest, Mab & Leonard Zeskind. Quarantines & Death: The Far Right's Homophobic Agenda (Atlanta: Center for Democratic Renewal, 1989).
Siegel, Carol. New Millennial Sexstyles (Bloomington IN: Indiana U, 2000).
Stemmeler, Michael L. & J. Michael Clark (eds.) Homophobia & the Judaeo-Christian Tradition: Essays (Dallas TX: Monument, 1990).
Stewart, Chuck. Sexually Stigmatized Communities: Reducing Heterosexism & Homophobia, an Awareness Training Manual (Thousand Oaks CA: Sage, 1999).
Stychen, Carl & Didi Herman (eds.) Sexuality in the Legal Arena (London: Athlone, 2000).
__________ (eds.) Law & Sexuality: the Global Arena (Minneapolis: U. Minnesota, 2001).
Tatchell, Peter. We Don't Want to March Straight: Masculinity, Queers & the Military (NY: Cassell, 1995).
Thomas, Alison M. & Celia Kitzinger (eds.) Sexual Harassment: Contemporary Feminist Perspectives (Bristol PA: Open University, 1997).
Tigert, Leanne McCall. Coming Out Through Fire: Surviving the Trauma of Homophobia (Cleveland OH: United Church, 1999).
Tully, Carol Thorpe. Lesbians, Gays & the Empowerment Perspective (NY: Columbia U, 2000).
Wall, Vernon A. & Nancy J. Evans (eds.) Toward Acceptance: Sexual Orientation Issues on Campus (Lanham MD: U. Press of America, 1999).
Whitaker, Brian. Unspeakable Love: Gay & Lesbian Life in the Middle East (Berkeley: U. of California, 2006).
White, Mel. Stranger at the Gate: to Be Gay & Christian in America (NY: Simon & Schuster, 1994).
Wink, Walter (ed.) Homosexuality
& Christian Faith: Questions of Conscience for the Churches (Minneapolis:
In the Library: Fiction
"Assault on Gay America: The Life & Death of Billy Jack" , dir. Claudia Pryor Malis, 60m. From PBS Video.
"O beijo no asfalto (The Kiss)" , dir. Bruno Barreto, 80m. Passer-by grants accident victim's dying request for a kiss on the mouth, unleashing firestorm of homophobic disapproval.
"The Birdcage" , dir. Mike Nichols, 117m. In video stores. Remake of classic "La Cage aux Folles," in which gay couple play straight to meet straight son's homophobic future in-laws.
"Homophobia: Acknowledging a Prejudice" , by Robert Nugent & Jeannine Grammick, ?m. From Credence Cassettes.
"Homophobia in the Media & Society: One Life to Live & Beyond, a Panel Discussion " , by MIT Video, 88m. From Barker Media.
"One Nation Under God" , dirs. Teodoro Maniaci & Francine M. Rzeznik, 83m. From First Run Features.
"Out at Work" , dir. Kelly Anderson & Tami Gold, 55m. From Andersongold Films.
"Out for a Change: Addressing Homophobia in Women's Sports" , by WomanVision Productions, 29m.
"The Rhetoric of Intolerance: An Open Letter to Pat Robertson, Founder/Chairman of the Board, the 700 Club...from Dr. Mel White, Minister of Justice, Universal Fellowship of Metropolitan Community Churches" , 30m. From Soulfource Video.
"A Soldier's Girl" , dir. Frank Pierson, 112m. In video stores. Documentary love story of Barry Winchell, US soldier murdered by barracks-mates in homophobic hate crime in 1999, & transgendered Navy vet Calpernia Addams/Scottie.
"Straight from the Heart"
, dir. Dee Mosbacher & Frances Reid, 24m. From Cinema Guild.