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Eating Fire: My Life as a Lesbian Avenger

Kelly Cogswell

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816691159
eISBN:
9781452949468
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816691159.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Gay and Lesbian Studies

EATING FIRE: MY LIFE AS A LESBIAN AVENGER is an activist’s memoir spanning two decades from the Culture Wars of the ‘90’s through today’s War on Terror. Engaging the reader with a picaresque activist ... 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


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


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.


Lesbian Masquerade

Allan Bérubé

in My Desire for History: Essays in Gay, Community, and Labor History

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
July 2014
ISBN:
9780807834794
eISBN:
9781469603117
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9780807877982_berube.4
Subject:
Society and Culture, Gay and Lesbian Studies

This essay presents a revised version of an illustrated lecture that Berube first presented in San Francisco in June 1979. Inspired by the section in Jonathan Ned Katz's Gay American History titled ... More


Marching to a Different Drummer Lesbian and Gay GIs in World War II

Allan Bérubé

in My Desire for History: Essays in Gay, Community, and Labor History

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
July 2014
ISBN:
9780807834794
eISBN:
9781469603117
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9780807877982_berube.8
Subject:
Society and Culture, Gay and Lesbian Studies

This essay presents the first essay that Berube published based on the research that culminated in his award-winning book, Coming Out Under Fire: The History of Gay Men and Women in World War II. ... More


The Military and Lesbians during the McCarthy Years

Allan Bérubé

in My Desire for History: Essays in Gay, Community, and Labor History

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
July 2014
ISBN:
9780807834794
eISBN:
9781469603117
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9780807877982_berube.11
Subject:
Society and Culture, Gay and Lesbian Studies

This essay extends the history of lesbians in the military from the war years of the 1940s into the McCarthy era of the 1950s. Combining an interpretive introduction with documents, it provides a ... More


Unfinished Work

Andrew E. Stoner

in The Journalist of Castro Street: The Life of Randy Shilts

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2020
ISBN:
9780252042485
eISBN:
9780252051326
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5622/illinois/9780252042485.003.0016
Subject:
Society and Culture, Gay and Lesbian Studies

One of Shilts’s last interviews, with Steve Kroft from CBS’ 60 Minutes, considers his breakthrough role as a gay journalist. Shilts’s future plans for a book about alleged sexual abuse inside the ... More


Specters of Domination: Patriarchy, Colonialism, and Masochism

Amber Jamilla Musser

in Sensational Flesh: Race, Power, and Masochism

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9781479891818
eISBN:
9781479891405
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479891818.003.0002
Subject:
Society and Culture, Gay and Lesbian Studies

This chapter explores the relationship between masochism and white male privilege as articulated in feminist debates about patriarchy and lesbian sadomasochism. These debates revolved around the ... More


Gay Marriage in an Era of Media Visibility

Leigh Moscowitz

in The Battle over Marriage: Gay Rights Activism through the Media

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252038129
eISBN:
9780252095382
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252038129.003.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Gay and Lesbian Studies

This book examines how media coverage helped to define and shape the gay marriage debate as well as gay rights activism during the period 2003–2012. Through an analysis of media reports and in-depth ... More


Gay Marriage Goes Prime-Time: Journalistic Norms Frame the Debate

Leigh Moscowitz

in The Battle over Marriage: Gay Rights Activism through the Media

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252038129
eISBN:
9780252095382
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252038129.003.0004
Subject:
Society and Culture, Gay and Lesbian Studies

This chapter examines the storytelling techniques that were used by journalists to produce the gay marriage issue for prime-time news audiences in 2003–2004, including labeling, framing, sourcing, ... More


Conclusion: The Trouble with Marriage

Leigh Moscowitz

in The Battle over Marriage: Gay Rights Activism through the Media

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252038129
eISBN:
9780252095382
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252038129.003.0006
Subject:
Society and Culture, Gay and Lesbian Studies

This concluding chapter highlights the limits of commercial media as a route to social change and critiques the institution of marriage as a route to inclusive citizenship. It first considers how gay ... More


Lesbian Literary Identities in the Madrid Book Business

Jill Robbins

in Crossing through Chueca: Lesbian Literary Culture in Queer Madrid

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816669899
eISBN:
9781452946955
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816669899.003.0002
Subject:
Society and Culture, Gay and Lesbian Studies

This chapter examines the transformation of publishing and bookselling in Spain from the 1960s to the 1980s, particularly in terms of the lesbian-themed and race-and-gendered-sexual-identities-themed ... More


Lesbian-Themed Best Sellers and the Politics of Acceptance

Jill Robbins

in Crossing through Chueca: Lesbian Literary Culture in Queer Madrid

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816669899
eISBN:
9781452946955
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816669899.003.0004
Subject:
Society and Culture, Gay and Lesbian Studies

This chapter examines the three best-selling novels—Lucía Etxebarría’s Beatriz y los cuerpos celestes (Beatriz and the heavenly bodies, 1998); Elvira Lindo’s Una palabra tuya (A word from you, 2005); ... More


Popular Lesbian Fiction: Romance, Literature, and Legislation

Jill Robbins

in Crossing through Chueca: Lesbian Literary Culture in Queer Madrid

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816669899
eISBN:
9781452946955
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816669899.003.0006
Subject:
Society and Culture, Gay and Lesbian Studies

This chapter examines three lesbian novels published by Egales and Odisea—Marosa Gómez Pereira’s Un amor bajo sospecha (A love under suspicion, 2001); Marta Fagés’ Amores prohibidos (Forbidden loves, ... More


Activist honeymoon

Kelly Cogswell

in Eating Fire: My Life as a Lesbian Avenger

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816691159
eISBN:
9781452949468
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816691159.003.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Gay and Lesbian Studies

The story begins in 1992, when I’ve just moved to an East Village known for queer art and queer activism. An ex-Southern Baptist more interested in poetry than politics, I’ve only recently come out, ... More


Enemies Within

Kelly Cogswell

in Eating Fire: My Life as a Lesbian Avenger

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816691159
eISBN:
9781452949468
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816691159.003.0002
Subject:
Society and Culture, Gay and Lesbian Studies

Ana María Simo and I exchange deceptively sweet stories about growing up in Kentucky and Cuba. I’m dumbfounded when Ana eventually reveals how the Cuban revolution which had seemed so promising to ... More


A Laboratory of Identity

Kelly Cogswell

in Eating Fire: My Life as a Lesbian Avenger

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816691159
eISBN:
9781452949468
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816691159.003.0003
Subject:
Society and Culture, Gay and Lesbian Studies

In 1998, a few years after Abner Louima is brutalized in New York, and a few months after James Byrd, Jr. is dragged to his death in Texas, Matthew Shepard is beaten and left for dead in Wyoming, Ana ... More


Vivas to Those Who Have Failed

Kelly Cogswell

in Eating Fire: My Life as a Lesbian Avenger

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816691159
eISBN:
9781452949468
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816691159.003.0004
Subject:
Society and Culture, Gay and Lesbian Studies

Ana and I move to a neighborhood that used to be full of lesbians, Colette, Janet Flanner, Natalie Barney, but they’ve been entirely erased. We organize a group, Goudou Explosive to march in the ... More


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