"You Can Tell Just By Looking": And 20 Other Myths about LGBT Life and People

"You Can Tell Just By Looking": And 20 Other Myths about LGBT Life and People

Michael Bronski Ann Pellegrini Michael Amico
3.2/5 (193 ratings)
2014 Lambda Literary Award Finalist: LGBT Nonfiction

Breaks down the most commonly held misconceptions about lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender people and their lives
 
In “You Can Tell Just by Looking” three scholars and activists come together to unpack enduring, popular, and deeply held myths about lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender people, culture, and life in America. Myths, such as “All Religions Condemn Homosexuality” and “Transgender People Are Mentally Ill,” have been used to justify discrimination and oppression of LGBT people. Others, such as “Homosexuals Are Born That Way,” have been embraced by LGBT communities and their allies. In discussing and dispelling these myths—including gay-positive ones—the authors challenge readers to question their own beliefs and to grapple with the complexities of what it means to be queer in the broadest social, political, and cultural sense.
Language
English
Pages
208
Format
Paperback
Publisher
Beacon Press
Release
October 01, 2013
ISBN
0807042455
ISBN 13
9780807042458

"You Can Tell Just By Looking": And 20 Other Myths about LGBT Life and People

Michael Bronski Ann Pellegrini Michael Amico
3.2/5 (193 ratings)
2014 Lambda Literary Award Finalist: LGBT Nonfiction

Breaks down the most commonly held misconceptions about lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender people and their lives
 
In “You Can Tell Just by Looking” three scholars and activists come together to unpack enduring, popular, and deeply held myths about lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender people, culture, and life in America. Myths, such as “All Religions Condemn Homosexuality” and “Transgender People Are Mentally Ill,” have been used to justify discrimination and oppression of LGBT people. Others, such as “Homosexuals Are Born That Way,” have been embraced by LGBT communities and their allies. In discussing and dispelling these myths—including gay-positive ones—the authors challenge readers to question their own beliefs and to grapple with the complexities of what it means to be queer in the broadest social, political, and cultural sense.
Language
English
Pages
208
Format
Paperback
Publisher
Beacon Press
Release
October 01, 2013
ISBN
0807042455
ISBN 13
9780807042458

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