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"Not Straight, Not White": Black Gay Men from the March on Washington to the AIDS Crisis

Kevin J. Mumford

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9781469626840
eISBN:
9781469628073
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469626840.001.0001
Subject:
History, African-American History

A historical study of black gay activism and identities from the 1950s to the present based on research in printed and archival sources. It examines both the construction of racism and homophobia and ... More


Every True Pleasure: LGBTQ Tales of North Carolina

Wilton Barnhardt (ed.)

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2020
ISBN:
9781469646800
eISBN:
9781469646824
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469646800.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Gay and Lesbian Studies

Some of North Carolina's finest fiction and nonfiction writers come together in Every True Pleasure, including David Sedaris, Kelly Link, Allan Gurganus, Randall Kenan, and more. Within the ... More


Ask & Tell: Gay and Lesbian Veterans Speak Out

Steve Estes

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
July 2014
ISBN:
9780807831151
eISBN:
9781469604770
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9780807889855_estes
Subject:
History, Military History

“Don't Ask, Don't Tell” was the directive of President Bill Clinton's 1993 military policy regarding gay and lesbian soldiers. This official silence continued a collective amnesia about the patriotic ... More


Someone to Love: Teenage Girls, Queer Desire, and Contested Meanings of Immaturity in the 1950s

Amanda H. Littauer

in Bad Girls: Young Women, Sex, and Rebellion before the Sixties

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9781469623788
eISBN:
9781469625195
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469623788.003.0006
Subject:
Society and Culture, Gender Studies

This chapter analyzes the prevalence of homosexuality in the 1950s and how this was considered to be a sign of immaturity. Psychologists claimed lesbians were psychologically immature, frozen in a ... More


Favorite Song

Emily Chávez (ed.)

in Every True Pleasure: LGBTQ Tales of North Carolina

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2020
ISBN:
9781469646800
eISBN:
9781469646824
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469646800.003.0019
Subject:
Society and Culture, Gay and Lesbian Studies

In the short story Favorite Song, by Emily Chávez, the cracks and tension in a relationship begin to show when a woman's partner forbids her from seeing her old friend.


Black. Queer. Southern. Women.: An Oral History

E. Patrick Johnson

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9781469641102
eISBN:
9781469641126
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469641102.001.0001
Subject:
History, African-American History

Black. Queer. Southern. Women.: An Oral History reveals how identity is made through race, gender, sexuality, class, and region. In particular, it centers the life stories of more than seventy Black, ... More


Introduction: Southern, Feminist, Queer: The Archive of Southern Lesbian Feminism

Jaime Harker

in The Lesbian South: Southern Feminists, the Women in Print Movement, and the Queer Literary Canon

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9781469643359
eISBN:
9781469643373
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469643359.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

The introduction situates the literary movement of Southern lesbian feminism within Southern Studies, histories of feminism and lesbian feminist, and queer studies, and suggests that the archive of ... More


Love the Soldier

Jasmine Beach-Ferrara (ed.)

in Every True Pleasure: LGBTQ Tales of North Carolina

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2020
ISBN:
9781469646800
eISBN:
9781469646824
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469646800.003.0007
Subject:
Society and Culture, Gay and Lesbian Studies

In Love the Soldier, a short story by Jasmine Beach-Ferrara, Keisha, a lesbian cop-turned-soldier spends her last weekend before deployment sorting out her complicated feelings regarding her brother ... More


Without a Word

Zelda Lockhart (ed.)

in Every True Pleasure: LGBTQ Tales of North Carolina

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2020
ISBN:
9781469646800
eISBN:
9781469646824
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469646800.003.0014
Subject:
Society and Culture, Gay and Lesbian Studies

In the personal essay Without a Word, Zelda Lockhart describes her journey to discovering her sexuality and finding peace, happiness, self-love, and new relationships despite the troubles she faced ... More


From Generation to Generation: The Jewish Counterculture’s Critique of Affluence

Rachel Kranson

in Ambivalent Embrace: Jewish Upward Mobility in Postwar America

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9781469635439
eISBN:
9781469635446
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469635439.003.0007
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

Beginning in the late 1960s, young Jewish radicals rejected the middle-class culture in which they had been raised, and attempted to reinvent American Jewish life in the spirit of the era’s global ... More


Down Home and Out: Southern Lesbian Writers and the Sex Life of Food

Jaime Cantrell

in Bohemian South: Creating Countercultures, from Poe to Punk

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9781469631677
eISBN:
9781469631691
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469631677.003.0007
Subject:
Society and Culture, Cultural Studies

This chapter examines poetry and fiction of Southern lesbian writers using the lens of food. Drawing on the works of Dorothy Allison, Minnie Bruce Pratt and Doris Davenport, the author explores how ... More


Listening for Female Same-Sex Desire

Carrie Hamilton

in Sexual Revolutions in Cuba: Passion, Politics, and Memory

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
July 2014
ISBN:
9780807835197
eISBN:
9781469601885
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9780807882511_hamilton.11
Subject:
History, Latin American History

This chapter is located at the crossroads of oral history and the history of female same-sex desire. It opens with a series of excerpts from interviews with Cuban women who have relationships with ... More


Introduction

Steve Estes

in Ask & Tell: Gay and Lesbian Veterans Speak Out

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
July 2014
ISBN:
9780807831151
eISBN:
9781469604770
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9780807889855_estes.4
Subject:
History, Military History

This book documents the story of gay and lesbian soldiers who served on active duty and in the reserves of the U.S. armed forces from World War II to the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq. Drawing on ... More


The Greatest Generation

Steve Estes

in Ask & Tell: Gay and Lesbian Veterans Speak Out

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
July 2014
ISBN:
9780807831151
eISBN:
9781469604770
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9780807889855_estes.5
Subject:
History, Military History

This chapter presents the stories of five of the gay men and women who served in the military during World War II. Known as “the greatest generation,” these veterans have been exceedingly humble ... More


Vietnam

Steve Estes

in Ask & Tell: Gay and Lesbian Veterans Speak Out

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
July 2014
ISBN:
9780807831151
eISBN:
9781469604770
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9780807889855_estes.7
Subject:
History, Military History

The Vietnam War era saw an increase in the number of men who declared that they were gay in order to avoid the draft. Considering that the Department of Defense viewed homosexuality as a “moral ... More


The Women's War for Inclusion

Steve Estes

in Ask & Tell: Gay and Lesbian Veterans Speak Out

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
July 2014
ISBN:
9780807831151
eISBN:
9781469604770
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9780807889855_estes.9
Subject:
History, Military History

Despite supporting, fighting, and even being wounded in every American war since the Revolution, women actually became integrated into the regular armed forces only in the 1970s. That decade saw the ... More


The Gulf War

Steve Estes

in Ask & Tell: Gay and Lesbian Veterans Speak Out

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
July 2014
ISBN:
9780807831151
eISBN:
9781469604770
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9780807889855_estes.10
Subject:
History, Military History

The 1980s was an especially difficult time for gay men and lesbians in the U.S. military due to the evolving policies of the Defense Department. In 1981 the department issued a declaration that ... More


The Ban

Steve Estes

in Ask & Tell: Gay and Lesbian Veterans Speak Out

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
July 2014
ISBN:
9780807831151
eISBN:
9781469604770
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9780807889855_estes.11
Subject:
History, Military History

The official ban on openly gay and lesbian military service involves a policy that has continually evolved, best exemplified by the passage of “Don't Ask, Don't Tell” under President Bill Clinton. ... More


Out Ranks

Steve Estes

in Ask & Tell: Gay and Lesbian Veterans Speak Out

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
July 2014
ISBN:
9780807831151
eISBN:
9781469604770
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9780807889855_estes.12
Subject:
History, Military History

In December 2003, an unprecedented event took place: for the first time in American history, three retired flag officers publicly declared that they were gay. For Brigadier Generals Virgil Richard ... More


Black Men Die A Thousand Different Ways: AIDS in African American Communities

Stephen Inrig

in North Carolina & The Problem of Aids: Advocacy, Politics, and Race in the South

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
July 2014
ISBN:
9780807834985
eISBN:
9781469602509
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9780807869154_inrig.8
Subject:
History, Social History

This chapter discusses the time when Garry Lipscomb of the Lesbian and Gay Health Project (LGHP) attended a meeting at Mt. Olive Baptist Church in northern Durham County. “They wanted to talk about ... More


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