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Celebrating Stonewall at 50: A Culturally Geographic Approach to Introducing LGBT Themes
July 28, 2019, marks the 50th anniversary of a police raid on the Stonewall Inn. During this raid, police verbally, and in some cases, physically accosted patrons of the Stonewall Inn. Events from this encounter eventually set off a series of protests by members and allies of the LGBT community. These protests came to be known as the Stonewall Riots. On June 24, 2016, the Stonewall Inn became the first U.S. National Monument dedicated to LGBT history. While this event served as a pivotal role in the gay rights movement, this article begins with an investigation into the geographical and spatial conditions surrounding the Stonewall Inn and its neighborhood. In asking, "Why New York City, why Stonewall?" we attempt to establish a cultural version of geography that uses a National Monument as a way for students to engage in the world around them through an examination of human/environment relationships. To explore this further and to celebrate Stonewall at 50, we present a pedagogical framework using articles, letters, photographs, podcasts, and Google Earth
Transgender Friendship Profiles: Patterns Across Gender Identity and LGBT Affiliation
The present study explores the close friendship patterns of transgender individuals by considering the role of gender identity (trans men, trans women, non-binary) and LGBT affiliation (affiliated, non-affiliated) on friends’ identities. Participants were 495 transgender individuals who completed a questionnaire reporting their identities as well as the identities of their close friends. Friendship patterns were explored based on the number of friends who identified as transgender/cisgender, sexual minority/heterosexual, and LGBT affiliated/non-affiliated. Overall, participants reported more cisgender (vs. transgender) friends and more sexual minority (vs. heterosexual friends), suggesting that the majority of their friendships are experienced in a cross-gender identity context. However, important friendship patterns were distinguished across LGBT affiliation and gender identity of the participant. Trans participants who were LGBT affiliated (vs. non-affiliated) reported more transgender friends, more sexual minority friends, and more LGBT affiliated friends. With regard to gender identity, trans men reported more sexual minority and more LGBT affiliated friends when compared to trans women. In addition, trans women reported more non-affiliated friends than both trans men and non-binary individuals. Discussion focuses on the implications of the findings regarding the distinct experiences of trans individuals across gender identity and the common assumptions behind research that frames transgender experience within the larger LGBT community.
Conventional and Cutting-Edge: Definitions of Family in LGBT Communities
This paper uses data from a study of 105 lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) people to examine conceptions of family in LGBT communities. Respondents were asked how they would define “family” and whom they consider to be their current family. The study sought to determine whether constructionist definitions of family (“families of choice”) remain dominant among LGBT people. Earlier research had clearly established the importance of friends as chosen family in this population, but a growing emphasis on same-sex marriage and increased gay and lesbian parenting might be expected to cause some LGBT people to shift toward more traditional definitions of family. Results show that constructionist definitions remain prominent in abstract conceptions of family, but also that LGBT people frequently define biological and legal relatives as members of their current family, and few define their current family as only consisting of chosen family. The notion of families of choice continues to resonate, but chosen family members mostly complement rather than replace other kinds of family in definitions of one’s current family.
'They've lost that wounded look': Stonewall and the struggle for LGBT+ rights
This paper focuses on the Stonewall Riots, a key episode in the struggle for lesbian, gay, bisexual,
trans and other sexual minorities (LGBT+) rights. In the 1960s, LGBT+ people in the US were seen
as sick and endured extreme state repression. The cost to isolated individuals, frequently rejected
by their families, was devastating. Excluded from public sector jobs, criminalised and imprisoned,
they were subjected to agonising ‘cures’ and persecuted by police. The article explores the terrifying
context and radicalising impact of the Stonewall Riots, which erupted in New York in June 1969.
That historic uprising transformed existing defence campaigns into a militant political movement
for LGBT+ liberation and ignited an unstoppable 50-year fight against state repression and for equality. Inspired by the Black Panthers, the first ‘Gay Power’ militants envisaged a society not
just tolerant of sexual and gender minorities, but transformed in its social attitudes towards homosexuality, bisexuality and trans and genderfluid lives.
How Far Has Transgender Health Come Since Stonewall?
On June 27, 1969, lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender patrons of the Stonewall Inn were mourning the passing ofJudy Garland, whose anthem "Somewhere Over the Rainbow" inspired them to imagine a better world, a world in which they would be free to express their gender and sexuality. After the police raided the bar that night, transgender individuals such as Sylvia Rivera and Marsha Johnson were among the first to fight back, marking a milestone in the gay rights movement. At the time, the word "gay" was as all encompassing as "queer" is today. In the next 50 years, gay would become gay and lesbian; lesbian, gay, and bisexual (LGB); LGB and transgender (LGBT); LGBT and queer (LGBTQ); and beyond (LGBTQ+).
Over the years, we witnessed incremental progress in terms of civil rights and health for these communities: homosexuality was removed from the Diagnostic Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM), major advances were made in HIV prevention and care, and gay marriage became legal in the United States and in an increasing number of countries around the world. But what happened in terms of transgender health and rights? How far have we come and how far do we still have to go?
The Book of Pride : LGBTQ heroes who changed the world by Mason Funk
THE BOOK OF PRIDE captures the true story of the gay rights movement from the 1960s to the present, through richly detailed, stunning interviews with the leaders, activists, and ordinary people who witnessed the movement and made it happen.
Call Number: HQ 73.3 .U6 F86 2019
Publication Date: 2019-05-21
All Boys Aren't Blue by George M. Johnson
In a series of personal essays, prominent journalist and LGBTQIA+ activist George M. Johnson explores his childhood, adolescence, and college years in New Jersey and Virginia. From the memories of getting his teeth kicked out by bullies at age five, to flea marketing with his loving grandmother, to his first sexual relationships, this young-adult memoir weaves together the trials and triumphs faced by Black queer boys. Both a primer for teens eager to be allies as well as a reassuring testimony for young queer men of color, All Boys Aren't Blue covers topics such as gender identity, toxic masculinity, brotherhood, family, structural marginalization, consent, and Black joy. Johnson's emotionally frank style of writing will appeal directly to young adults.
Call Number: HQ 76.27 .A37 J644 2020
Publication Date: 2020-04-28
Felix Ever After by Kacen Callender
A Stonewall Honor Book * A Time Magazine Best YA Book of All Time From Stonewall and Lambda Award-winning author Kacen Callender comes a revelatory YA novel about a transgender teen grappling with identity and self-discovery while falling in love for the first time. Felix Love has never been in love--and, yes, he's painfully aware of the irony. He desperately wants to know what it's like and why it seems so easy for everyone but him to find someone. What's worse is that, even though he is proud of his identity, Felix also secretly fears that he's one marginalization too many--Black, queer, and transgender--to ever get his own happily-ever-after. When an anonymous student begins sending him transphobic messages--after publicly posting Felix's deadname alongside images of him before he transitioned--Felix comes up with a plan for revenge. What he didn't count on: his catfish scenario landing him in a quasi-love triangle.... But as he navigates his complicated feelings, Felix begins a journey of questioning and self-discovery that helps redefine his most important relationship: how he feels about himself. Felix Ever After is an honest and layered story about identity, falling in love, and recognizing the love you deserve. "Felix is attending an ultracompetitive arts summer program to have a better shot at a full scholarship to Brown when someone posts Felix's dead name beside photos of him, pre-transition, in the school's lobby. Felix's plot to get revenge throws him onto the path of love and self-discovery." (Publishers Weekly, "An Anti-Racist Children's and YA Reading List")
Call Number: PZ 7.1 .C317 Fel 2020
Publication Date: 2020-05-05
The Falling in Love Montage by Ciara Smyth
Two girls embark on a summer of montage-worthy dates (with a few strings attached) in this hilarious and heartfelt lesbian rom-com that's perfect for fans of Becky Albertalli and Jenny Han. Seventeen-year-old cynic Saoirse Clarke isn't looking for a relationship. But when she meets mischievous Ruby, that rule goes right out the window. Sort of. Because Ruby has a loophole in mind: a summer of all the best cliché movie montage dates, with a definite ending come fall--no broken hearts, no messy breakup. It would be the perfect plan, if they weren't forgetting one thing about the Falling in Love Montage: when it's over, the characters have fallen in love...for real. Ciara Smyth's debut is a delightful, multilayered YA rom-com that will make you laugh, cry, and absolutely fall in love.
Call Number: PZ 7.1 .S65719 Fal 2020
Publication Date: 2020-06-09