Interviews Judy Shepard, mother of murdered gay student Matthew. Insights on the personality of Matthew; Impact of Matthew's death on Shepard and the rest of her family; Efforts to put a foundation dedicated to enlightening people about tolerance and diversity; Plans for the foundation; Views on activism. INSETS: Matt's HIV status, by John Gallagher.;Hiking against hate, by John Gallagher.;Another mother's story, by Todd Savage.
This new series from Grey House offers in-depth, single volumes that follow the debate, or path, to a decision on a controversial topic as it evolved throughout history. Each volume offers a wide range of opinion essays and editorials, speeches, and journal articles and expert analysis. This volume tracks the changing national views on gender roles.
"Influential sexologist and activist Magnus Hirschfeld founded Berlin's Institute of Sexual Sciences in 1919 as a home and workplace to study homosexual rights activism and support transgender people. It was destroyed by the Nazis in 1933. This episode in history prompted Heike Bauer to ask, Is violence an intrinsic part of modern queer culture? The Hirschfeld Archives answers this critical question by examining the violence that shaped queer existence in the first part of the twentieth century. Hirschfeld himself escaped the Nazis, and many of his papers and publications survived. Bauer examines his accounts of same-sex life from published and unpublished writings, as well as books, articles, diaries, films, photographs and other visual materials, to scrutinize how violence--including persecution, death and suicide--shaped the development of homosexual rights and political activism. The Hirschfeld Archives brings these fragments of queer experience together to reveal many unknown and interesting accounts of LGBTQ life in the early twentieth century, but also to illuminate the fact that homosexual rights politics were haunted from the beginning by racism, colonial brutality, and gender violence"-- Provided by publisher.
Foreword / Jonathan Katz -- Introduction / Adrian Brooks -- Part I. Before Stonewall. The divine discontent of Isadora Duncan / Adrian Brooks -- Henry Gerber's bridge to the world / Hayden L. Mora -- The 1934 longshoremen's strike / Adrian Brooks -- The cradle will rock / Eric A. Gordon -- Bayard Rustin: offensive lineman for freedom / Patricia Nell Warren -- The Kinsey reports / Anahi Russo Garrido -- Criminals and subversives: the Mattachine Society and Daughters of Bilitis / Victoria A. Brownworth -- The beats: Allen Ginsberg and Jack Kerouac / Neeli Cherkovski -- Frank Kameny: advocate for freedom / John D'Emilo -- Josephine Baker's dream without fire or war: an interview with Jean-Claude Baker / Adrian Brooks -- April 4, 1968 / Adrian Brooks -- Ground zero / Miss Major Griffin-Gracy -- Part II. After Stonewall. The revolutionary joy of Gary Alinder / Paul Gabriel -- Lesbian nation: Jill Johnston and the revolution of women / Victoria A. Brownworth -- The angels of light: Paris sites under the Bourgeois Sea / Adrian Brooks -- Anita Bryant's anti-gay crusade / Jeanne Córdova -- "The mayor of Castro Street" / Adrian Brooks -- Interview with Charlotte Bunch: human rights and gender equality / Anahi Russo Garrido -- The enemy is me: becoming a man inside a feminist world / Max Wolf Valerio -- My battle with the University of California / Merle Woo -- The quilt / Julie Rhoad -- The red Camaro / Matt Ebert -- Between the sexes / Tiger Howard Devore -- A hero in search of a myth: the Navajo journey of Jack C. Jackson, Jr. / Max Wolf Valerio -- Interview with Judy Shepard: remembering Matthew Shepard / Adrian Brooks -- Interview: Barney Frank / Brenda Knight and Adrian Brooks -- Black, gay, and Muslim / Sultan Shakir -- Bullying / James Gilliam -- A conversation with Evan Wolfson: freedom to marry leader / Angela Dallara -- Diana Nyad / Rita Mae Brown -- Afterword: Our lives, our words: newspapers, bookstores, and gay liberation / Victoria A. Brownworth.
SoleJourney shows how dedicated and courageous individuals, following in the footsteps of Gandhi and Martin Luther King, Jr., use non-violent resistance and acts of civil disobedience to confront anti-gay rhetoric as well as religious and political oppression. This powerful, inspiring documentary exposes James Dobson's Focus on the Family, a well-funded, politically powerful organization that assaults the civil rights of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people and their families. Interweaving stories of courage and commitment and interviews with movement leaders such as Mel White of Soulforce, Judy Shepard of the Matthew Shepard Foundation, and actor and activist Chad Allen, SoleJourney shows how a small group of individuals take action against a colossal adversary-including a six-day, 65 mile march from the Colorado State Capitol in Denver to the Focus on the Family's headquarters in Colorado Springs.
"Explores what these students have done to transform their schools into safer and more welcoming environments. Interviews with students, parents, teachers, administrators and national activists highlight not only the need for transformation, but offer resources and advice for those actively working for change"--Container.