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Heterosexism & Homophobia

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On the Web: Articles

Horror & Homophobia in Iraq. Mubarak Dahir, AlterNet (5/12/04).

An American's Death, Guatemala's Blunders, David Gonzalez, NY Times (6/18/02). Unsolved murder of gay American journalist Larry Lee.

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

Assault on Gay America: The Life & Death of Billy Jack Gaither. PBS (2/00).

Campaign to End Homophobia.

Citizens Against Homophobia.

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 [1988] (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: Fortress, 1999).

In the Library: Fiction

Vanden, Dirk. I Want it All (Sacramento: Brass Ring, 1995).

CD & Audio:

Charlie King, "Don't Ask, Don't Tell," from c.d. "Inside Out," Vaguely
Reminiscent Sounds, 1995

Film & Video:

"Assault on Gay America: The Life & Death of Billy Jack" [2000], dir. Claudia Pryor Malis, 60m. From PBS Video.

"O beijo no asfalto (The Kiss)" [1981], 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" [1996], 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" [1992], by Robert Nugent & Jeannine Grammick, ?m. From Credence Cassettes.

"Homophobia in the Media & Society: One Life to Live & Beyond, a Panel Discussion " [1993], by MIT Video, 88m. From Barker Media.

"One Nation Under God" [1993], dirs. Teodoro Maniaci & Francine M. Rzeznik, 83m. From First Run Features.

"Out at Work" [1996], dir. Kelly Anderson & Tami Gold, 55m. From Andersongold Films.

"Out for a Change: Addressing Homophobia in Women's Sports" [1994], 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" [1996], 30m. From Soulfource Video.

"A Soldier's Girl" [2003], 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" [1994], dir. Dee Mosbacher & Frances Reid, 24m. From Cinema Guild.

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