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Homosexuality Is African: Struggles “to Be Seen”

Ashley Currier

in Out in Africa: LGBT Organizing in Namibia and South Africa

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816678006
eISBN:
9781452948195
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816678006.003.0005
Subject:
Sociology, Social Movements and Social Change

This chapter discusses the challenges faced by Namibian and South African lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) activists following assertions that they were “gay for pay,” or doing the ... More


From “Gay Is Good” to “Unapologetically Gay”: Pride Beginnings

Katherine McFarland Bruce

in Pride Parades: How a Parade Changed the World

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9781479803613
eISBN:
9781479817788
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479803613.003.0002
Subject:
Sociology, Social Movements and Social Change

Building on ideas introduced in the introduction, the author delves deeper into the history of Pride in Chapter One. Exploring the first Pride parades in major cities across the United States, the ... More


Printing Abolition: The Transformative Power of Women’s Prison Newsletters

Emily L. Thuma

in All Our Trials: Prisons, Policing, and the Feminist Fight to End Violence

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9780252042331
eISBN:
9780252051173
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5622/illinois/9780252042331.003.0004
Subject:
Sociology, Social Movements and Social Change

Chapter 3 analyzes women’s prison newsletters as a feminist counterpublic that enabled incarcerated women to communicate with one another and with anticarceral feminist activists in the “free world.” ... More


America’s Cold War Empire: Exporting the Lavender Scare

David K. Johnson

in Global Homophobia: States, Movements, and the Politics of Oppression

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252037726
eISBN:
9780252095009
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252037726.003.0003
Subject:
Sociology, Social Movements and Social Change

This chapter analyzes how a fear of homosexuals characterized American Cold War security concerns, leading to the establishment of policies, procedures, and personnel throughout the U.S. government ... More


The Marrying Kind?: Debating Same-Sex Marriage within the Lesbian and Gay Movement

Mary Bernstein and Verta Taylor (eds)

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816681716
eISBN:
9781452948720
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816681716.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Social Movements and Social Change

As the nationwide campaign for same-sex marriage rages in states across the United States and crowds of same-sex couples rush to marriage license counters, the goal of marriage is contested within ... More


Introduction: How Visibility Matters

Ashley Currier

in Out in Africa: LGBT Organizing in Namibia and South Africa

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816678006
eISBN:
9781452948195
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816678006.003.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Social Movements and Social Change

This chapter discusses visibility and invisibility as fluctuating qualities that Namibian and South African lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) movement organizations carefully cultivated ... More


The Rise of LGBT Organizing in Namibia and South Africa

Ashley Currier

in Out in Africa: LGBT Organizing in Namibia and South Africa

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816678006
eISBN:
9781452948195
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816678006.003.0002
Subject:
Sociology, Social Movements and Social Change

This chapter examines the emergence of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) organization in South Africa and Namibia. In the late 1960s, white gay and lesbian South Africans formed an ... More


“This Lesbian Issue”: Navigating Public Visibility as Lesbian Movement Organizations

Ashley Currier

in Out in Africa: LGBT Organizing in Namibia and South Africa

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816678006
eISBN:
9781452948195
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816678006.003.0003
Subject:
Sociology, Social Movements and Social Change

This chapter discusses the strategy of Namibian and South African lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) movement against anti-lesbian hostility. The Forum for the Empowerment of Women (FEW) ... More


Disappearing Acts: Organizational Invisibility in Times of Opportunity

Ashley Currier

in Out in Africa: LGBT Organizing in Namibia and South Africa

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816678006
eISBN:
9781452948195
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816678006.003.0004
Subject:
Sociology, Social Movements and Social Change

This chapter discusses the missed political opportunities of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) activists in Namibia and South West Africa. South African LGBT movement organizations ... More


Marital Discord: Understanding the Contested Place of Marriage in the Lesbian and Gay Movement

Mary Bernstein and Verta Taylor

in The Marrying Kind?: Debating Same-Sex Marriage within the Lesbian and Gay Movement

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816681716
eISBN:
9781452948720
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816681716.003.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Social Movements and Social Change

Introduces the volume by setting the chapters squarely in the context of the debate within the movement over the desirability of marriage. Mary Bernstein and Verta Taylor survey the history of ... More


What’s the Matter with Newark?: Race, Class, Marriage Politics, and the Limits of Queer Liberalism

Arlene Stein

in The Marrying Kind?: Debating Same-Sex Marriage within the Lesbian and Gay Movement

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816681716
eISBN:
9781452948720
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816681716.003.0002
Subject:
Sociology, Social Movements and Social Change

Arlene Stein compares two cities—Newark, New Jersey, a low income predominantly Black and Latino/a city, and Maplewood, New Jersey, an ethnically diverse middle-class suburb. She argues that poor ... More


Same-Sex Marriage and Constituent Perceptions of the LGBT Rights Movement

Kathleen E. Hull and Timothy A. Ortyl

in The Marrying Kind?: Debating Same-Sex Marriage within the Lesbian and Gay Movement

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816681716
eISBN:
9781452948720
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816681716.003.0003
Subject:
Sociology, Social Movements and Social Change

Kathleen E. Hull and Timothy Ortyl consider whether LGBTQ people support the movement’s focus on the right to marry. Through in-depth interviews with community members, Hull and Ortyl show that there ... More


Beyond Queer Vs. LGBT: Discursive Community and Marriage Mobilization in Massachusetts

Jeffrey Kosbie

in The Marrying Kind?: Debating Same-Sex Marriage within the Lesbian and Gay Movement

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816681716
eISBN:
9781452948720
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816681716.003.0004
Subject:
Sociology, Social Movements and Social Change

Jeffrey Kosbie examines the ways in which the meaning of marriage is constructed by Mass Equality, the social movement organization behind the campaign to protect marriage equality in Massachusetts. ... More


Winning for LGBT Rights Laws, Losing for Same-Sex Marriage: The LGBT Movement and Campaign Tactics

Amy L. Stone

in The Marrying Kind?: Debating Same-Sex Marriage within the Lesbian and Gay Movement

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816681716
eISBN:
9781452948720
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816681716.003.0005
Subject:
Sociology, Social Movements and Social Change

Amy Stone finds that the Christian Right has developed anti-same-sex marriage discourse that appeals not just to conservative voters, but to liberal and undecided voters as well. She argues that, ... More


Yes on Proposition 8: The Conservative Opposition to Same-Sex Marriage

Katie Oliviero

in The Marrying Kind?: Debating Same-Sex Marriage within the Lesbian and Gay Movement

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816681716
eISBN:
9781452948720
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816681716.003.0006
Subject:
Sociology, Social Movements and Social Change

Katie Oliviero analyzes the campaign by the Protect Marriage Coalition for Proposition 8 in California. She argues that the opponents of same-sex marriage share with supporters the insistence that ... More


Mobilization through Marriage: The San Francisco Wedding Protest

Verta Taylor, Katrina Kimport, Nella Van Dyke, and Ellen Ann Andersen

in The Marrying Kind?: Debating Same-Sex Marriage within the Lesbian and Gay Movement

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816681716
eISBN:
9781452948720
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816681716.003.0007
Subject:
Sociology, Social Movements and Social Change

Verta Taylor, Katrina Kimport, Nella Van Dyke, and Ellen Andersen draw on interviews and a random survey of couples who married in San Francisco in 2004 to examine the impact of marriage equality ... More


The Long Journey to Marriage: Same-Sex Marriage, Assimilation, and Resistance in the Heartland

Melanie Heath

in The Marrying Kind?: Debating Same-Sex Marriage within the Lesbian and Gay Movement

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816681716
eISBN:
9781452948720
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816681716.003.0008
Subject:
Sociology, Social Movements and Social Change

Melanie Heath explores the deeply personal stories of Oklahoma couples who traveled to San Francisco to marry in 2004. She finds that rather than using marriage as a way to assimilate into dominant ... More


Being Seen through Marriage: Lesbian Wedding Photographs and the Troubling of Heteronormativity

Katrina Kimport

in The Marrying Kind?: Debating Same-Sex Marriage within the Lesbian and Gay Movement

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816681716
eISBN:
9781452948720
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816681716.003.0009
Subject:
Sociology, Social Movements and Social Change

Katrina Kimport Kimport analyzes wedding pictures of lesbians who married in San Francisco in 2004, arguing that such photos force the onlooker to read the women as a sexual couple, thus challenging ... More


Normalization, Queer Discourse, and the Marriage-Equality Movement in Vermont

Mary Bernstein and Mary C. Burke

in The Marrying Kind?: Debating Same-Sex Marriage within the Lesbian and Gay Movement

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816681716
eISBN:
9781452948720
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816681716.003.0010
Subject:
Sociology, Social Movements and Social Change

Mary Bernstein and Mary C. Burke analyze cultural representations of and discourse about gay marriage in mainstream and LGBT newspapers in Vermont. They find that normalizing arguments predominated ... More


What Happens When You Get What You Want?: The Relationship between Organizational Identity and Goals in the Movement for Same-Sex Marriage

Kristine A. Olsen

in The Marrying Kind?: Debating Same-Sex Marriage within the Lesbian and Gay Movement

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816681716
eISBN:
9781452948720
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816681716.003.0011
Subject:
Sociology, Social Movements and Social Change

Kristine A. Olsen examines why Connecticut’s highly successful marriage equality organization, Love Makes a Family (LMF), decided to close its doors after the 2008 Kerrigan v. Commission of Public ... More


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