"You Can Tell Just By Looking"

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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 a€œYou Can Tell Just by Lookinga€ 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 a€œAll Religions Condemn Homosexualitya€ and a€œTransgender People Are Mentally Ill, a€ have been used to justify discrimination and oppression of LGBT people. Others, such as a€œHomosexuals Are Born That Way, a€ have been embraced by LGBT communities and their allies. In discussing and dispelling these mythsa€”including gay-positive onesa€”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. From the Trade Paperback edition.Lurking behind this query is a host of assumptions about what constitutes a€œreal sexa€ and what a a€œreal womana€ sexually desires. ... Other body parts (such as the mouth and anus) and other sexual acts (such as oral sex, anal sex, manual sex, and ... women kissinga€”increasingly common on mainstream television in shows such as Gossip Girl and Communitya€”is often ... is invited to imagine himself into the scene, as the one who can complete the picture and turn the warm-up act into theanbsp;...

Title:"You Can Tell Just By Looking"
Author:Michael Bronski, Ann Pellegrini, Michael Amico
Publisher:Beacon Press - 2013-10-01


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