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After the ball : how America will conquer its fear and hatred of gays in the '90s

Author: Marshall Kirk; Hunter Madsen
Publisher: New York, N.Y. : Doubleday, ©1989.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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After the Ball is required reading for straights interested in understanding a minority that comprises 10% of the population and for gays who ar learning that the revolution is far from over.
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Kirk, Marshall.
After the ball.
New York, N.Y. : Doubleday, ©1989
(OCoLC)655272883
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Marshall Kirk; Hunter Madsen
ISBN: 0385239068 9780385239066
OCLC Number: 18983208
Description: xxvii, 398 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Part I. Problems: the straight and narrow. A field trip to straight america. What straights think of gays; How straights treat gays: three classes of behavior; Our fieldtrip concludes: an agenda for change. The roots of homophobia and hatred. Prejudice: why it exists in social mammals; The intellectual baboon: how homo-hatred arises in man; Pushing the wrong buttons: senseless attempts to derail the 'engine of prejudice'; Pushing the right buttons: halting, derailing, or reversing the 'engine of prejudice' --
part II. Solutions: driving the wedge. Strategy: persuasion not invasion. Good propaganda: the ida behind 'waging peace'; Outreach strategies of the past: why only a media campaign will do; Eight practical principles for the persuasion of straights. Tactics for eating the media alive: a sound-bite here, a sound-bite there. Making news and improving public relations; Advertising tactics for the campaign; The big five media: which are right for us?; Getting ingto the major media: can't get there from here; The gloves come off: a portfolio fo pro-gay ads. Getting our act(ivists) together: unity, organization, fundraising. Why the gay kingdom is disorganized; Paying our dues: why nobody does it; Fundraising for the media campaign: the buck starts here. Part III. Not in our stars, but in ourselves. The state of our community: gay pride goeth before a fall. Our purpose in writing this unpleasant chapter; Reading you the riot act: how gays misbehave; Cleaning up our act; CODA: rights and responsibilities; Jumping to conclusions.
Responsibility: Marshall Kirk and Hunter Madsen.

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After the Ball is required reading for straights interested in understanding a minority that comprises 10% of the population and for gays who ar learning that the revolution is far from over.

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