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The Path to Gay Rights: How Activism and Coming Out Changed Public Opinion

Jeremiah J. Garretson

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9781479822133
eISBN:
9781479824236
Item type:
book
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479822133.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

Why Tolerance Triumphed is the first accessible, data-driven account of how the LGBTQ movement achieved its most unexpected victory---the liberalization of mass opinion on gay rights. The current ... More


Solidarity and Defiant Spirituality: Africana Lessons on Religion, Racism, and Ending Gender Violence

Traci C. West

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9781479849031
eISBN:
9781479851737
Item type:
book
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479849031.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This book embraces a transnational Africana perspective as crucial for conceptualizing an end to gender violence in the United States. Locating herself as an African American Christian leader, Traci ... More


Passive Resistance and Class in Lesbian Self-Making: Alev’s Story

Gul Ozyegin

in New Desires, New Selves: Sex, Love, and Piety among Turkish Youth

Published in print:
1937
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780814762349
eISBN:
9780814762356
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814762349.003.0007
Subject:
Sociology, Race and Ethnicity

Alev is a lesbian and self-identified feminist in her early twenties. She employs what she calls "passive resistance" in her self-making vis-à-vis her family, who view homosexuality as an ... More


Emergent U.S. Literatures: From Multiculturalism to Cosmopolitanism in the Late Twentieth Century

Cyrus Patell

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9781479893720
eISBN:
9781479879502
Item type:
book
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479893720.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Cultural Studies

This book introduces readers to the foundational writers and texts produced by four literary traditions associated with late-twentieth-century U.S. multiculturalism. Examining writing by Native ... More


Papa's Baby: Paternity and Artificial Insemination

Browne C. Lewis

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814738481
eISBN:
9780814753279
Item type:
book
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814738481.001.0001
Subject:
Law, Family Law

When a child is conceived from sexual intercourse between a married, heterosexual couple, the child has a legal father and mother. Whatever may happen thereafter, the child's parents are legally ... More


What Is Parenthood?: Contemporary Debates about the Family

Linda C. McClain and Daniel Cere (eds)

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814729151
eISBN:
9780814724484
Item type:
book
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814729151.001.0001
Subject:
Law, Family Law

Extraordinary changes in patterns of family life—and family law—have dramatically altered the boundaries of parenthood and opened up numerous questions and debates. What is parenthood and why does it ... More


When Gay People Get Married: What Happens When Societies Legalize Same-Sex Marriage

M. V. Lee Badgett

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814791141
eISBN:
9780814739020
Item type:
book
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814791141.001.0001
Subject:
Law, Family Law

The summer of 2008 was the summer of love and commitment for gays and lesbians in the United States. Thousands of same-sex couples stood in line for wedding licenses all over California in the first ... More


Ruach Acheret—Ruach Hakodesh/Different Spirit—Sacred Spirit: Parashat Shelach (Numbers 13:1–15:41)

Camille Shira Angel

in Torah Queeries: Weekly Commentaries on the Hebrew Bible

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814720127
eISBN:
9780814785249
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814720127.003.0037
Subject:
Sociology, Sociology of Religion

This chapter presents the account of twelve scouts—one man from each Israelite ancestral tribe—who were commanded to survey the land of Canaan. The scouts returned to the Israelite camp enraptured by ... More


Contesting Homosexuality’s Imagination, 1945–2015

Peter Hart-Brinson

in The Gay Marriage Generation: How the LGBTQ Movement Transformed American Culture

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9781479800513
eISBN:
9781479823949
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479800513.003.0003
Subject:
Sociology, Gender and Sexuality

This chapter describes how homosexuality in the American imagination changed during the lifetimes of contemporary Americans. It traces the history of political battles over gay rights and the ... More


Afrofuturist Entanglements of Gender, Eugenics, and Queer Possibility

Alexis Lothian

in Old Futures: Speculative Fiction and Queer Possibility

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9781479811748
eISBN:
9781479854585
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479811748.003.0005
Subject:
Society and Culture, Cultural Studies

Part 2 (A Now that Can Breed Futures: Queerness and Pleasure in Black Science Fiction) turns to black diasporic speculative imagining as it has been used to create futures for those rendered ... More


Queer Deviations from the Future on Screen

Alexis Lothian

in Old Futures: Speculative Fiction and Queer Possibility

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9781479811748
eISBN:
9781479854585
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479811748.003.0008
Subject:
Society and Culture, Cultural Studies

As part 3 (It’s the Future, but It Looks like the Present: Queer Speculations on Media Time) turns to the cultural and technological reproduction of speculative futures imagined in audiovisual form, ... More


Surface Play: Flash, Friction, and Self-Reflection

Amber Jamilla Musser

in Sensual Excess: Queer Femininity and Brown Jouissance

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9781479807031
eISBN:
9781479845491
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479807031.003.0003
Subject:
Society and Culture, Gay and Lesbian Studies

This chapter delves more deeply into the matter of the black vulva in arguing for a revaluation of narcissism, friction, and superficiality by dwelling on Mickalene Thomas’s use of rhinestones as ... More


Coda: Elsewhere, Is the Mother a Place?

Amber Jamilla Musser

in Sensual Excess: Queer Femininity and Brown Jouissance

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9781479807031
eISBN:
9781479845491
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479807031.003.0008
Subject:
Society and Culture, Gay and Lesbian Studies

This coda provides a meditation on the brown and black mother and her role in producing brown jouissance. Rather than a working through of any particular work of art, the discussion here involves a ... More


Fear Factor: Lesbian Sex and Gay Men: Parashat Emor (Leviticus 21:1–24:23)

Joshua Lesser

in Torah Queeries: Weekly Commentaries on the Hebrew Bible

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814720127
eISBN:
9780814785249
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814720127.003.0031
Subject:
Sociology, Sociology of Religion

This chapter discusses lesbian sex in the readings of Parashat Emor of Leviticus. The text state that a priest “shall not marry a woman defiled by harlotry, nor shall they marry one divorced from her ... More


Breaking up Is Hard to Do

Carlos A. Ball

in The Right to Be Parents: LGBT Families and the Transformation of Parenthood

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814739303
eISBN:
9780814739310
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814739303.003.0004
Subject:
Law, Family Law

This chapter focuses on cases involving children of so-called planned lesbian and gay families, with particular emphasis on how courts decide whether any given person is a parent to begin with. It ... More


Donate Here, Parent There

Carlos A. Ball

in The Right to Be Parents: LGBT Families and the Transformation of Parenthood

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814739303
eISBN:
9780814739310
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814739303.003.0005
Subject:
Law, Family Law

This chapter profiles cases involving children of so-called planned lesbian and gay families. In particular, it explores the debate over the parental rights of lesbian mothers and known sperm donors. ... More


4 Donate Here, Parent There

Carlos A. Ball

in The Right to Be Parents: LGBT Families and the Transformation of Parenthood

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814739303
eISBN:
9780814739310
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814739303.003.0005
Subject:
Law, Family Law

This chapter profiles cases involving children of so-called planned lesbian and gay families. In particular, it explores the debate over the parental rights of lesbian mothers and known sperm ... More


The Spread and Intensification of Gay and Lesbian Identities

Jeremiah J. Garretson

in The Path to Gay Rights: How Activism and Coming Out Changed Public Opinion

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9781479822133
eISBN:
9781479824236
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479822133.003.0003
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

The historical narrative of the book starts in this chapter through a recap of the primary events in LGBTQ movement history in the United States leading up to the 1990s. The origin of the concept of ... More


Defiant Spirituality

Traci C. West

in Solidarity and Defiant Spirituality: Africana Lessons on Religion, Racism, and Ending Gender Violence

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9781479849031
eISBN:
9781479851737
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479849031.003.0007
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

As interactions with South African activist leaders and social movement building strategies are examined, the chapter probes ideas about activist solidarity in opposing the targeting of lesbians for ... More


Challenging the Call: Sexual Desire and Sexual Deviance

Annie Blazer

in Playing for God: Evangelical Women and the Unintended Consequences of Sports Ministry

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9781479898015
eISBN:
9781479838820
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479898015.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

Evangelical condemnation of homosexuality stems from the idea that God intends heterosexual love and marriage for every believer and that God has the power to alter a person’s sexual desires to bring ... More


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