"Feminism is Queer" is an introduction to the intimately related disciplines of gender and queer theory. Whilst guiding the reader through complex theory, the author develops the original position of queer feminism, which presents queer theory as continuous with feminist theory. Whilst there have been significant conceptual t... read more
|Author:||Edited by Roshan das Nair and Catherine Butler|
This book explores the diversity in lesbian, gay, and bisexual lives, with the aim of opening up therapists' understanding of this diversity so that they can work in an ethical, supportive and non-discriminatory way with these individuals.
Offers a comprehensive look at diversity within LGB populations, including... read more
UPDATED EDITION INCLUDING TWO EXTRA STORIES Jon Ronson has been on patrol with America's real-life superheroes and to a UFO convention in the Nevada desert with Robbie Williams. He's met a man who tried to split the atom in his kitchen and asked a conscious robot if she's got a soul. Fascinated by madness, strange behaviour a... read more
A short but detailed history by Auckland based scholar Doreen Agassiz-Suddens.
Looking for evidence of early lesbian theatre in New Zealand is like trying to hold onto shadows. It is known to be there but it cannot be grasped and held onto for close inspection.
Lesbian theatre is a flexible term which can emcompas... read more
Speaking Out features stories for and about LGBT and Q teens by fresh voices and noted authors in the field of young adult literature. These are inspiring stories of overcoming adversity (against intolerance and homophobia) and experiencing life after "coming out." Queer teens need tales of what might happen next in their liv... read more
|Author:||The Charlotte Museum Trust|
A timeline of lesbian history in New Zealand. Beginning in the 14th century with Wairaka dragging a canoe ashore at Whakatane. and ending in 2011 with the first national exhibition of lesbain art, Luna2 held during the 2nd AsiaPacific Outgames in Wellington.
|Author:||Edited by Ellen Kaschak|
A groundbreaking look at the taboo issue Of domestic violence in lesbian relationships. - Dr Marny Hall, author of The Lesbian Love Companion In this anthology of essays by a number of informed academics, social workers and members of the lesbian community, a taboo and complex subject is explored, offering a comprehensive ... read more
|Author:||Leila J. Rupp|
From the ancient poet Sappho to tombois in contemporary Indonesia, women throughout history and around the globe have desired, loved, and had sex with other women. In beautiful prose, Sapphistries tells their stories, capturing the multitude of ways that diverse societies have shaped female same-sex sexuality across time and ... read more
|Author:||edited by Kevin Jennings|
From the director of the Gay, Lesbian, Straight Education Network (GLSEN) comes a new collection of accounts by openly gay and lesbian teachers who tell about their struggles and victories as they have put their own careers on the line to fight for justice. Kevin Jennings is the founder and executive director of GLSEN. He... read more
A compelling collection of writings on how lesbian and gay life has changed. Contributors include novelists Stella Duffy and V.G. Lee, journalist Jane Czyzselska, Arts Council London head Sarah Weir, Muslim critic Irshad Manji, social policy consultant Helen Munro and artist Maggi Hambling.
At last lesbian culture is becoming more visible in the mainstream media. From The O.C. to The L Word, gay women (and the occasional bi-curious straight girl) are portrayed coming to terms with their sexuality and embracing it. But the journey from sexual curiosity to finally coming out can be confusing without proper guidanc... read more
Talks about the joys and consequences of romantic passion whatever your sexual preference or age.
|Author:||Katherine V. Forrest|
Recognized as perhaps the world's most queer destination, San Francisco has a long, storied history of embracing-and influencing-gay and lesbian culture. Now, Michael Nava, Elana Dykewoman, Lucy Jane Bledsoe, Jim Tushinski, Michele Tea, K.M. Soehnlein, and many others offer up essays and stories about why they love Castro... read more
Once, lesbian feminists transformed lesbianism from a stigmatized sexual practice into a political practice that posed a challenge to male supremacy and its basic institution of heterosexuality. Lesbian feminism sought to overturn the sexual system of male dominance and female submission. Lesbian sex and loving was to be the ... read more
Twelve years after compiling One Teenager in Ten Ann Heron asks for stories from a new generation. Two Teenagers in Twenty : Writings by Gay & Lesbian Youth combines these new voices with many essays from Herons first book. Covers first relationships, coming out to family and friends and delves in to the con Offers insig... read more
Covers three generations of lesbian family across the life course.
With DVice?s Ema Lyon on the cover, this sumptuous book is a local initiative ? although published overseas and featuring people from around the world. Auckland photographer Rebecca Swan explores the gender experiences of 25 lesbians, gays, bisexuals, pansexuals and straight people. In words and pictures, she promotes und... read more
With the debut of Showtime's The L Word, the entire world suddenly had a chance to glimpse lesbian lifestyle for the first time, albeit the glamorous, Hollywood version. Still, it opened people's eyes in a way that hasn't been done since the publication of The Well of Loneliness or Ellen DeGeneres' coming out on national TV. ... read more
Understanding the needs, wishes, and experiences of lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender (LGBT) people is essential to those providing them with support and care as they grow older. This book demonstrates how biographical approaches can increase understanding about the distinct experiences and perspectives of older LGBT peop... read more