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Story of a literary critic destroyed by inuendo.
Girls go through sexual fulfillment to catch a husband. This book contains graphic scenes of sex.
Hamer presents an account of his research into sexual orientation. The book follows his ideas about genetic markers for homosexuality to survey results suggesting that the x-chromosome carries a marker for male homosexuality and speculation on the evolutionary and physiological mechanisms involved. Hamer's research included an exploration of the development of homosexual behavior, family histories, and, finally, statistical and molecular analysis.
This work focuses on one of the salient developments of contemporary feminism. Instead of abandoning religious practice altogether as relics of a patriarchal past, large numbers of women have sought to incorporate healing and positive aspects of their spiritual heritage into their lives. Women have also resurrected non-Western traditions and have created alternative rituals, beliefs, and stories to enhance and enlighten our day-to-day existence. This work is a tribute to that creative energy and to the way in which it has enriched feminism for many. The book analyzes themes in several books exemplifying woman-centered spirituality.
Over a two-year period the authors interviewed 113 married women who are or have been involved in long-term, committed extramarital relationships. The authors present this "two-track lifestyle" with compassion, as a means women have found to survive in flawed marriages while still getting the love, intimacy, and sexual gratification they need to be whole. Because these women are determined to preserve their marriages, they guard their secret lives fiercely. The authors conclude that this phenomenon is probably much more widespread than most people imagine.
Autumn Bradley used the magic in her hands to save Ursula Columbine from the darkness that hunts for her. But the ordeal of her rescue has left Ursula's mind blank and her powers dimmed. Autumn only knows that it is up to her to hide the defenseless Ursula.<P>Darkness has spilled into Kelly Dove's life. She will use all her strength, no matter the cost to anyone, for what her dreams seem to promise: Ursula hers again. Taylor St. Claire risked faith and spirit to save Ursula but failed. No longer cleric, no longer priestess, Taylor's bitterness threatens to consume her completely. From the ancient music that haunts them all comes a clue in the search for Ursula, and Kelly seems only too eager to help. But the face of Ursula's captor is not the woman Taylor expects. The second volume of the Tunnel of Light trilogy continues the explosive journey of passion, heartbreak and triumph.
What is at stake in the production of experimental texts by lesbian writers? what motivates these writers and characterizes their work? In this work, Elizabeth Meese examines the ways in which the experiences of the text, and the experiences of character, diverge and converge wit the writer's own biography.
When Deanna Moore meets TV personality Faythe, she is reluctantly attracted to her, but will Faythe side with the people spreading rumors about Deanna?
In 1989, in a routine interview for top-secret security clearance - a requisite for admission to the Army War College - Colonel Margarethe Cammermeyer was asked about her sexual orientation. After pausing for a moment to take a breath, she said, "I am a lesbian." Thus began an ordeal that continues to this day. Intense media coverage of the former colonel's dismissal from the U.S. Army has stirred debate all the way to the presidency. Her Bronze Star for duty in Vietnam, her being named Nurse of the Year by the Veterans Administration, and her role as Chief Nurse of the Washington State National Guard marked a long and distinguished military career. Her goal to become Chief Nurse of the entire National Guard was abruptly ended in 1992 by her discharge based on sexual orientation. With the same calm, assured articulation that won her one leadership position after another, Cammermeyer writes of her decision to challenge official policy on homosexuality and of her recent victory in Federal District Court. But this is not only a book about what she described in Time as "sticking around to get beaten up." It is also about coming of age, being a mother, and finding one's center; about "coming out," the daily horrors of nursing in Vietnam, and a female soldier's life.
Mario Bergner tells the story of his journey through life as a gay man in search of spiritual healing and acceptance from God. He shares the hope, questions, and truths he learned along the way. He shows how he came to know God and his understanding of the Bible. He believes that God loves everyone whether they are gay or straight and that God can restore and redeem anyone who seeks Him.
This 2nd edition includes a new Introduction by the author, which discusses his sexual transition to the male gender which occurred between the two editions. Other than in the short introduction (which follows the long Preface chapter), there are no autobiographical references. Sex Changes is a political analysis of many topics as related to transsexuality. Two chapters cover the earliest period of transsexual autobiography and then more current ones, comparing their differences and their impacts on the mainstream community. There is history of Gender Identity Clinics and their function, of surgery and of feminist backlash. Hard to find, but present, are a chapter on partners of transsexuals and one on the growing activism seen stemming from the community itself. Although the title uses the word "transgender" the majority of the book is focused on full gender change: transsexuality. In most chapters and topics, the author keeps his personal perspective aside, and neutral academic criticism is leveled at research methods and resultant findings. However, in a couple chapters, especially Chapter 4, "The Berdache Wars and 'Passing Women' Follies: Transphobia in Gay Academia," Califia makes no attempt to be neutral and is quite adamant about his own negative opinion of prior academic analytical reports. Throughout the book, footnotes and references are extensive, as is a detailed index.
description of the sexual revolution's impact on Kansas University. Includes topics like the end of curfewing women, birth control and the Gay Liberation Front
In sophisticated, uninhibited language, Sextrology candidly explores each sign of the zodiac through a unique, wholly original astrological philosophy. In this highly entertaining and illuminating treatise, Starsky and Cox uncover the naked truth behind each of the zodiac's twenty-four gender signs. Featuring brainy, frank, and fearless discussions that are sure to feed the head and tickle the funny bone if not other parts of the anatomy, the authors examine the sexual makeup of each sign in titillating detail -- male, female, straight, and gay. Within each profile, you'll find three parts: Sign + Mind -- offers a comprehensive psychological reading, drawing from wide-ranging sources, ancient and modern Body + Soul -- exposes the individual's physical attributes from head to toe, as well as his or her mode of expression Sex + Sexuality -- details sexual behavior and attitudes, both inside and outside the bedroom Finally, compatibility sections evaluate all possible cosmic couplings, straight and gay. From fantasies to favorite positions, erogenous zones to emotional needs, Sextrology will help you better comprehend your and others' sexual character, improve your understanding of relationship roles, and find out what to expect from the new person in your life. No stone is left unturned in this intelligent and enlightening investigation of sex and the sexes that will once again have people asking, "What's your sign?
But who could describe my fright when, on the next morning, I awoke and found myself feeling as if completely changed into a woman. -- Case 129, Autobiography, fromPsychopathia Sexualis, a Medico-Forensic Study by Richard Von Krafft-Ebing At the time the passage above was written, people who felt trapped in the wrong gender automatically became case-studies. Today they become the men and women they always felt they were. Transsexuals test our notions of what it is to be male or female and, more provocatively, what it means to be one self as opposed to another. "Their stories," says Jonathan Ames, "hold the appeal of an adventurer's tale. " InSexual Metamorphosis, Ames presents the personal narratives of seventeen gender pioneers. Here is Christine Jorgensen, the first celebrity transsexual, greeting thousands of well-wishers from the stage of Madison Square Garden. Here is Caroline Cossey, former model and Bond (as in James) girl, being outed in the tabloid press. Here is novelist and English professor Jennifer Finney Boylan discussing her impending transformation with her heartbroken spouse and supportive yet confused colleagues. The result is a fascinating and compulsively readable book, filled with anguish, introspection and courage.
Sexual Orientation and Gender Expression in Social Work Practice: Working with Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, and Transgender Peopleby Deana F. Morrow Lori Messinger
Broad yet in-depth, this volume offers an invaluable resource for both social work educators and practitioners working with gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender clients and their families. It is the first such work to specifically address issues affecting bisexual and transgender individuals. Topics discussed include heterosexism and homophobia, GLBT identity development, GLBT adolescents and older adults, healthcare concerns, workplace issues, sex reassignment, and AIDS. The contributors also consider intragroup issues of race, ethnicity, age, and socioeconomic status.
Wings of death are spreading over the world of Kornagy and Kyril's mission on Earth is to find the cause. While here, she meets the beautiful but lonely Kathryn, who has been yearning for a deep and enduring love with just such a woman as Kyril. But to her horror, Kathryn learns that her darkly exotic new lover has been sent to Earth to save her own dying vampire world...
Martin is a kind, decent, reasonably good-looking man. And look were it's got him. His boyfriend of four years has run off with a male prostitute. His best friend John is too busy looking for sex on the internet to offer support, and anyway, he prefers infamy to sympathy. Martin's other best friend Caroline is keen to help but she has her own problems: she's convinced her boyfriend is a closet case. And to top it all, Martin's sweet but exhausting hippie father turns up, wearing his 'Proud to be an Embarassing Parent' badge. Grim.So Martin does what every out and proud gay man in London is encouraged to do: he jumps head first into hedonism. He joins a gym, and throws himself into the gay club scene, a world of drugs and muscles, hard bodies and harder music. So what if it's not really him? 'Being himself' didn't exactly do him any favours.Acclaimed writer Paul Burston's wickedly funny and engaging first novel will appeal to anyone who's had to resume the dating game. Especially if you were dumped for a rent boy called Marco.
In this stirring collection of photographs and personal narratives, forty lesbian, gay, and bisexual young people share their thoughts and experiences about family, friends, culture, and coming out. Their writings reflect the soul searching, pain, and transformation they have undergone. The photographs show the faces of dynamic, thoughtful, hopeful members of our communities and world.
Study of a long dispute for guardianship of a disabled woman between her parents and her partner.
Seventeen-year-old Alyssa thought she knew who she was. She had her family and her best friends and, most important, she had Sarah. Sarah, her girlfriend, with whom she dreamed with about the day they could move far away and live out and proud and accepted for themselves, instead of having to hide their relationship. Alyssa never thought she would have to make that move by herself, but disowned by her father and cut off from everyone she loves, she is forced to move hundreds of miles away to live with Carly, the biological mother she barely knows, in a town where everyone immediately dismisses her as "Carly's girl." As Alyssa struggles to forget her past and come to terms with her future, will she be able to build a new life for herself and believe in love again? Or will she be forced to relive the mistakes that have cost her everything and everyone she cared about?National Book Award finalist Julie Anne Peters has written a compelling novel about coming out, finding love, and discovering your place in the world. Alyssa's story will speak to anyone who has known the joy and pain of first love and the struggle to start over again.
Tina Jones is alluring and outspoken. Kendall Long is sexy, yet delicate. Whether separate or together, these stunning best friends tend to cause quite a stir among the male population. An innocent fall, however, propels their friendship to a new plateau -- one where each is compelled to explore and confront her sexuality. She Slipped and Fell alternates between each characters' point of view, for only Tina and Kendall can decide whether or not their friendship, and love, is strong enough to endure the humility that is oftentimes associated with being different. Will Tina and Kendall risk stepping outside of their comfort zone into unfamiliar territory, defying society, God, and their families, in their quest to discover who they truly are?
This book is a sequel to "My Husband Betty", but delves deeper into the author's own relationship with her husband, and less on the histories of various others. Now we really meet Helen, a rather tomboy-ish adult woman, who falls in love with a man, and later finds out he is a cross-dresser. They marry, as a heterosexual couple. He becomes more and more comfortable in his women's persona, "Betty." This causes Helen to go through a very thoughtful time of learning about and questioning gender issues of all types. How masculine of a woman can she be and still be "woman"? At what point is she labeled Butch" Is that true or not? Does it bother her? How does "trans" change people? Transsexuals, genderqueers who prefer the non-binary middle ground rather than the either/or of male/female, transfolks taking hormones or not, transfolks planning just "top surgery" but not "bottom surgery," safety issues, mainstream America's perceptions, etc. If Betty becomes a full time woman, does that mean they are a lesbian couple, even though they and particularly Helen are heterosexual? Throughout, Helen and Betty remain married and a loving couple, even though they don't know what will happen with them. This non-fiction book, told from the 1st person, presents valid questions of gender vs. sexual orientation, "queer community" vs. mainstream America, Cross-dressers vs. full post-surgical transsexuals, etc. There is much more of Helen's ponderings than there is of their day to day life, although that is included as examples. By the end, it is still unknown whether Betty will fully transition to a female gender or not. This is a very thought provoking book.
The exuberant memoir of a man named James who became a woman named Jenny. She's Not There is the story of a person changing genders, the story of a person bearing and finally revealing a complex secret; above all, it is a love story. By turns funny and deeply moving, Jennifer Finney Boylan explores the remarkable territory that lies between men and women, examines changing friendships, and rejoices in the redeeming power of family. She's Not There is a portrait of a loving marriage--the love of James for his wife, Grace, and, against all odds, the enduring love of Grace for the woman who becomes her "sister," Jenny. To this extraordinary true story, Boylan brings the humorous, fresh voice that won her accolades as one of the best comic novelists of her generation. With her distinctive and winning perspective, She's Not There explores the dramatic outward changes and unexpected results of life as a woman: Jenny fights the urge to eat salad, while James consumed plates of ribs; gone is the stability of "one damn mood, all the damn time." While Boylan's own secret was unusual, to say the least, she captures the universal sense of feeling uncomfortable, out of sorts with the world, and misunderstood by her peers. Jenny is supported on her journey by her best friend, novelist Richard Russo, who goes from begging his friend to "Be a man" (in every sense of the word) to accepting her as an attractive, buoyant woman. "The most unexpected thing," Russo writes in his Afterword to the book, "is in how Jenny's story we recognize our shared humanity." As James evolves into Jennifer in scenes that are by turns tender, startling, and witty, a marvelously human perspective emerges on issues of love, sex, and the fascinating relationship between our physical and our intuitive selves. Through the clear eyes of a truly remarkable woman, She's Not There provides a new window on the often confounding process of accepting ourselves.
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