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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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"The Tolerance Trap brilliantly and boldly goes where few have gone before. It rattles the cage of tolerance in pursuit of true gay liberation. For gays and straights alike, it challenges us to be Read more...

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