50 Ways to Support Lesbian and Gay Equality: The Complete Guide to Supporting Family, Friends, Neighbors--or Yourself

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Written by straight, gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgendered people and those that care about them, 50 Ways to Support Gay and Lesbian Equality is a compendium of informative, joyful, practical and poignant essays by well-known experts and leaders, each promoting understanding while suggested simple actions. Issues include:

• Defining terminology (What a tranny? What’s gay baiting?)
• Exploring family issues ("Should I come out to my parents...

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Overview


Written by straight, gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgendered people and those that care about them, 50 Ways to Support Gay and Lesbian Equality is a compendium of informative, joyful, practical and poignant essays by well-known experts and leaders, each promoting understanding while suggested simple actions. Issues include:

• Defining terminology (What a tranny? What’s gay baiting?)
• Exploring family issues ("Should I come out to my parents on Thanksgiving?" "How can I support a lesbian couple who want to have children?")
• How to support gay rights around the world

A timely and much-needed guide, 50 Ways demonstrates positive ways for both straight and gay people to respond to everyday discrimination and misunderstandings, bringing the world closer to the true meaning of equality.

A powerful call-to-action series, "Action Guides," was launched with the New York Times bestselling MoveOn’s 50 Ways to Love Your Country, followed by NCWO’s 50 Ways to Improve Women’s Lives. The third book in the series—50 Ways to Support Lesbians and Gays—features 50 personal, inspiring essays with "Action Guide" sidebars collected by bestselling Meredith Maran and series editor Angela Watrous.

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Thanks to issues like same-sex marriage, homosexuality is a hot political topic. But beneath the headlines and the volatile public debates are real people dealing with real needs, rights, and aspirations. This empowering compendium lives up to its extended title. Combining personal stories with practical guidelines, 50 Ways to Support Lesbian and Gay Equality offers positive solutions to everyday incidents of homophobia and heterosexism, and explores workplace, family, cultural, and human rights issues. The contributors include Candace Gingrich, Margaret Cho, Judy Shepard, Rebecca Walker, and leaders of organizations including the ACLU, Amnesty International USA, GLAAD, Human Rights Campaign, and PFLAG.
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Advocacy seems to be the buzzword of the gay rights movement today, and one sign is the plethora of books aimed at the sympathetic heterosexual audience. Ayres (law, Yale Law Sch.) and Brown (law, Quinnipiac Univ. Sch. of Law) approach the subject of advocacy in the book's first half by positing the notion of heterosexual privilege and its concomitant responsibility to make society more inclusive to its gay citizens. That privilege, they argue, should be used to further a broad-based program of legislative and legal change in education, the workplace, and civic organizations. Additionally, the authors provide "concrete steps to take at home" and print and Internet resources for further study. The second half moves into more conceptual waters, promoting the notion of "ambiguation" whereby heterosexual supporters of gay rights make their own sexual orientation more publicly ambiguous (e.g., by using gender-neutral speech) in the hope of fighting stereotypes and encouraging positive change. Finally, the authors lay out a theoretically elegant (if realistically problematic) incremental and voluntary approach to open up the U.S. military to gays and lesbians. 50 Ways takes a much more personal look at heterosexual advocacy for gay rights in the form of short personal essays by a variety of gay rights advocates that includes celebrities, writers, and artists. These clear-cut essays ask readers to do the simple things: read a gay book, mentor a gay teen, and choose words with care. Among the contributors are Ben and Jerry's cofounder Jerry Greenfield, who discusses ways to create a gay-friendly workplace; author and award-winning high school soccer coach Dan Woog (School's Out), who urges gays and straights alike to come out of the "locker room closet"; and comedian Margaret Cho, who urges supporters to "grab the brass ring of equality" by standing up to the "silent complicity of the status quo." Larger public libraries may opt for both titles given their different approaches, while smaller libraries may find 50 Ways preferable for its more personal take.-Jeff Ingram, Newport P.L., OR Copyright 2005 Reed Business Information.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781930722507
  • Publisher: New World Library
  • Publication date: 6/15/2005
  • Series: Inner Ocean Action Guide Series
  • Pages: 165
  • Sales rank: 1,380,237
  • Product dimensions: 6.02 (w) x 9.02 (h) x 0.50 (d)

Table of Contents

Introduction 1
Come out, come out wherever you are 7
Teach your loved ones to love you or lose you 9
Love your LGBT family and friends 11
Value families like mine 14
Come together across lines of difference 17
Cherish the diversity of the human family 20
Name the one you love 25
Take on the pronoun challenge (but don't lose sleep over it) 27
Talk to children about LGBT people : it's elementary 29
Learn a new language 32
Choose your words with Cuidado 34
Acknowledge heterosexism 39
Overcome everyday homophobia 42
Dismantle stereotypes and misconceptions 45
Watch movies about LGBT life 48
Take a lesson from history 51
Study something queer 54
Walk a mile in my heels 56
Learn the facts about lesbian and gay families 61
Put the "I" in pride 64
Join the village 67
Make it better for the next generation 70
Support LGBT youth 73
Speak of sexuality 79
Stay the course on marriage 81
Protect queer reproductive rights 84
Gain legal protection for gay families 86
Support parental rights for both parents 89
Abolish anti-gay adoption laws 92
Fight for workplace protections 95
Address transgender rights 98
Demand immigration equality 101
Ask, tell 104
Engage in the politics of equality 107
Stop hate before it kills 111
Unite against violence 113
Demand equality in health care 115
Stay Sane in a crazy world 117
Take the blame out of AIDS 120
Advocate for our elders 122
Keep the faith 124
Make the world safe for LGBT people 126
Liberate yourself from labels : bisexuality and beyond 131
Fuel your activism with pride 133
Get the scoop on creating a gay-friendly workplace 135
Keep a queer eye on the media 137
Come out of the locker room closet 139
Create the space to be out while about 141
Leverage your spending power 143
Grab the brass ring of equality 145
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