LGBTQ America Today: An Encyclopedia, 1st Edition

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  • ISBN-10: 031308730X
  • ISBN-13: 9780313087301
  • DDC: 306.76
  • Grade Level Range: College Freshman - College Senior
  • 1500 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2008 | Published/Released May 2010
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2008

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Overview

The lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer culture is a vibrant and rapidly evolving segment of the American mosaic. This book gives students and general readers a current guide to the people and issues at the forefront of contemporary LGBTQ America. Included are more than 600 alphabetically arranged entries on literature and the arts, associations and organizations, individuals, law and public policy concerns, health and relationships, sexual issues, and numerous other topics. Entries are written by distinguished authorities and cite works for further reading. The encyclopedia closes with a selected, general bibliography. Students in social studies, history and literature classes will welcome this book's illumination of American cultural diversity.

LGBTQ Americans have endured many struggles, and during the last decade in particular they have made tremendous contributions to our multicultural society. Drawing on the expertise of numerous expert contributors, this book gives students and general readers a current overview of contemporary LGBTQ American culture.

Sweeping in scope, the encyclopedia looks at literature and the arts, associations and organizations, individuals, law and public policy concerns, health and relationships, sexual practices, and various other areas. While extensive biographical entries give readers a sense of the lives of prominent lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer Americans, the many topical entries provide full coverage of the challenges and contributions for which these people are known. The encyclopedia supports the social studies curriculum by helping students learn about cultural diversity, and it supports the literature curriculum by helping students learn about LGBTQ writers and their works.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Half Title Page.
Advisory Board.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
Dedication.
Contents.
List of Entries.
Guide to Related Topics.
Preface.
Introduction.
1: Steve Abbott (1943–1992).
2: Acting.
3: Activists.
4: ACT UP (AIDS Coalition to Unleash Power).
5: African American feminism.
6: African American LGBTQ organizations.
7: African Americans and LGBTQ issues.
8: Ageism.
9: Age of Consent.
10: AIDS History Project.
11: Alvin Ailey (1931–1989).
12: Edward Albee (1928–).
13: Alcohol and Drugs.
14: Alice B. Toklas Lesbian Gay Bisexual Transgender Democratic Club.
15: Donna Allegra (1953–).
16: Mariette Pathy Allen (1940–).
17: Paula Gunn Allen (1939–).
18: Dorothy Allison (1949–).
19: Lisa Alther (1944–).
20: American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU).
21: Amnesty International OUTfront.
22: Anal Sex.
23: Androgyny.
24: Patrick Angus (1953–1992).
25: Antler (1946–).
26: Gloria Evangelina Anzaldúa (1942–2004).
27: Nuala Archer (1955–).
28: Architects.
29: Cathy Arellano.
30: Reinaldo Arenas (1943–1990).
31: June Arnold (1926–1982).
32: Art and Photography.
33: Artists and Photographers, Early Trailblazers.
34: Frederick Newton Arvin (1900–1963).
35: Asian American feminism.
36: Asian Americans and LGBTQ issues.
37: Asian Pacific Lesbian Bisexual Network.
38: Association of Gay and Lesbian Psychiatrists (AGLP).
39: Audre Lorde Project (ALP).
40: Autobiography, Gay.
41: Autobiography, Lesbian.
42: Don Bachardy (1934–).
43: James Baldwin (1924–1987).
44: Ballroom Culture (House Culture).
45: Judie Bamber (1961–).
46: Ann Bannon (1932–).
47: Samuel Osborne Barber (1910–1981).
48: Barebacking.
49: Natalie Clifford Barney (1876–1972).
50: Jeff Baron (1952–).
51: James Barr (1922–1995).
52: Judith Barrington (1944–).
53: Bars, Gay.
54: Bars, Lesbian.
55: Samiya Bashir (1972–).
56: Jean-Michel Basquiat (1960–1988).
57: Bathhouses and Sex Clubs.
58: Terry Baum (1946–).
59: Jeffery Beam (1953–).
60: Joseph Beam (1954–1988).
61: Bears.
62: Alison Bechdel (1960–).
63: Robin Becker (1951–).
64: Michael Bennett (1943–1987).
65: David Bergman (1950–).
66: Leonard Bernstein (1918–1990).
67: Linda Besemer (1953–).
68: Mark Bibbins (1968–).
69: Frank Bidart (1939–).
70: BiNet USA.
71: Biphobia.
72: Becky Birtha (1948–).
73: Bisexual.
74: Bisexual Erasure.
75: Bisexual Health.
76: Bisexuality.
77: Bisexual Movement.
78: Bisexual Resource Center.
79: Elizabeth Bishop (1911–1979).
80: Black Took Collective.
81: Black Triangle.
82: Julie Blackwomon (1943–).
83: Nayland Blake (1960–).
84: Ross Bleckner (1949–).
85: Marc Blitzstein (1905–1964).
86: Alice Bloch (1947–).
87: SDiane A. Bogus (1946–).
88: Book Publishers.
89: Bookstores.
90: Bruce Boone (1940–).
91: Kate Bornstein (1948–).
92: Boston Marriage.
93: John Boswell (1947–1994).
94: Jane (Auer) Bowles (1917–1973).
95: Paul Bowles (1910–1999).
96: Alan Bowne (1945–1989).
97: Blanche McCrary Boyd (1945–).
98: Ricardo Bracho (1969–).
99: Christopher Bram (1952–).
100: Donald Britton (1951–1994).
101: Olga Broumas (1949–).
102: Rita Mae Brown (1944–).
103: Ronald K. Brown (1966–).
104: Tisa Bryant (1966–).
105: Buddhists and Buddhism.
106: Victor Bumbalo (1946–).
107: John Horne Burns (1916–1953).
108: Augusten Burroughs (1965–).
109: William Seward Burroughs (1914–1997).
110: Charles Busch (1954–).
111: Butch–Femme.
112: Leo F. Cabranes-Grant (1960–).
113: John Cage (1912–1992).
114: Patrick Califia (1954–).
115: Camp.
116: Rafael Campo (1964–).
117: Truman Capote (1924–1984).
118: Marshall “Marsh” Cassady (1936–).
119: Cyrus Cassells (1957–).
120: Censorship, Obscenity, and Pornography Laws.
121: Center for Lesbian and Gay Studies (CLAGS).
122: Jane Chambers (1937–1983).
123: John Champagne (1960–).
124: John Cheever (1912–1982).
125: Robert Chesley (1943–1990).
126: Alfred Chester (1928–1971).
127: Judy Chicago (1939–).
128: Chicana feminism.
129: Children, LGBTQ.
130: Justin Chin (1969–).
131: Choreographers, Women.
132: Choruses.
133: Chrystos (1946–).
134: Circuit Parties.
135: Eli Clare (1963–).
136: Cheryl Clarke (1947–).
137: Class.
138: Jan Clausen (1950–).
139: Clergy.
140: Michelle Cliff (1946–).
141: Closet.
142: Christopher Coe (1953–1994).
143: Henri Cole (1956–).
144: College and University LGBTQ Organizations.
145: Colleges and Universities, Religiously Affiliated.
146: Combahee River Collective.
147: Comedians.
148: Comics and Graphic Novels.
149: Coming Out.
150: Committee on Lesbian and Gay History (CLGH).
151: Community-Based Organizing.
152: Composers, New American.
153: Conservatism, LGBTQ.
154: T Cooper.
155: Aaron Copland (1900–1990).
156: John Corigliano (1938–).
157: Alfred Corn (1943–).
158: Anita Cornwell (1923–).
159: Jaime Cortez.
160: Clare Coss (1935–).
161: Martha Courtot (1941–2000).
162: Covering.
163: Mae V. Cowdery (1909–1953).
164: Clarkson Crane (1894–1971).
165: Hart Crane (1899–1932).
166: Louis Crompton.
167: Cross-Dressing and Transvestism.
168: Mart Crowley (1935–).
169: Cruising.
170: Michael Cunningham (1952–).
171: Daniel Curzon (1938–).
172: Dance Club Culture.
173: Daughters of Bilitis.
174: Doris Davenport (1949–).
175: Christopher Davis (1951–).
176: Deaf Culture.
177: Deaf Queer Resource Center.
178: Nancy Dean (1930–).
179: David Del Tredici (1937–).
180: Charles Demuth (1883–1935).
181: Alexis DeVeaux (1948–).
182: Rachel Guido deVries (1947–).
183: David Leo Diamond (1915–2005).
184: Ani DiFranco (1970–).
185: Disability Studies and Lgbtq Issues.
186: Melvin Dixon (1950–1992).
187: Tim Dlugos (1950–1990).
188: Mark Doty (1953–).
189: Down Low.