In Michael Shelton’s book Family Pride: What LGBT Families Should Know about Navigating Home, School, and Safety in Their Neighborhoods, the author dispels a popular misconception about queer families. He explains that most current research has studied planned lesbian and…
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In Cinderella Ate My Daughter: Dispatches from the Front Lines of the New Girlie-Girl Culture (2011), Peggy Orenstein critically examines the ubiquitous marketing of feminized products to young girls, and she includes many interesting tidbits about this rampant girlie-girl culture.…
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Kate Bornstein, famed for her breakout 1994 book, Gender Outlaw: On Men, Women, and the Rest of Us, has finally penned her compelling memoir: Queer and Pleasant Danger: The True Story of a Nice Jewish Boy Who Joins the Church…
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If you enjoy reading radical queer texts, then J. Jack Halberstam’s Gaga Feminism: Sex, Gender, and the End of Normal is an excellent choice for you. Halberstam, a professor of American studies and ethnicity and gender studies at the University…
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In Straight: The Surprisingly Short History of Heterosexuality, Hanne Blank sets the stage for the concept that heterosexuality is a construct by sharing a personal story. Her androgynous husband was assigned the male sex at birth, but as they later…
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Last month, the bisexual, lesbian and gay therapists at Chicago based IntraSpectrum recommended some coffee table books. This month, we are focusing on the entertaining read Born This Way: Real Stories of Growing Up Gay by Paul Vitagliano. Based on…
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If you have been searching for some fine queer non-fiction coffee table books, the queer, bisexual, lesbian, and gay therapists at Chicago based IntraSpectrum Counseling have some quality reading recommendations for you. If your quest is to read the stories…
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“My hope is that you who read this book will enjoy yourselves and gain enough insight to able to tell others that transgenderism is not about what people see on shows like Jerry Springer.” —Nicholas M. Teich In Transgender 101:…
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“I was just doing my thing at my locker when one of a group of girls looked at me and said, ‘You’re a dyke.’ I looked back at her and smiled and said, ‘you say that like it’s a bad…
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“Transsexualism is about life” (Green, 89). Unfortunately, the few images of transsexual people in contemporary society rely heavily on negative stereotypes that inaccurately depict transpeople. For example, as I mentioned when blogging about Queer (In)Justice, transpeople are frequently depicted as…
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