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The tolerance trap : how God, genes, and good intentions are sabotaging gay equality

Author: Suzanna Danuta Walters
Publisher: New York : NYU Press, [2014]
Series: Intersections (New York, N.Y.)
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From Glee to gay marriage, from lesbian senators to out gay Marines, we have undoubtedly experienced a seismic shift in attitudes about gays in American politics and culture. Our reigning national story is that a new era of rainbow acceptance is at hand. But dig a bit deeper, and this seemingly brave new gay world is disappointing. For all of the undeniable changes, author Walters argues, the plea for tolerance has  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Suzanna Danuta Walters
ISBN: 9780814770573 0814770576
OCLC Number: 863200964
Description: x, 333 pages ; 24 cm.
Contents: Introduction: That's so gay! (Or is it?) --
pt. I. The end of coming out? : Once upon a time ; Coming out is so last year ; The closet 2.0 --
pt. II. Do these genes make me look gay? : The medical gayz ; Dangerous liaisons ; You say nature, I say nurture ... let's call the whole thing off --
pt. III. Citizen Gay : Homeland insecurities ; Better put a ring on it ; In the family way --
pt. IV. Escape from the tolerance trap : Is that all there is? ; When the rainbow isn't enough.
Series Title: Intersections (New York, N.Y.)
Responsibility: Suzanna Danuta Walters.
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Takes on received wisdom about gay identities and gay rights, arguing that we are not "almost there," but on the contrary have settled for a watered-down goal of tolerance and acceptance rather than  Read more...

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