Homophobia: How We All Pay the Price

Homophobia: How We All Pay the Price

by Warren J. Blumenfeld
     
 

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The hatred of lesbians, gay males, and bisexuals remains an "acceptable" prejudice in our society, despite the widespread damage it causes in all of our lives. Inviting sexual minorities and heterosexual men and women to become allies in the fight against homophobia, the contributors to this anthology explore how homophobia colludes with sexism by forcing people into…  See more details below

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The hatred of lesbians, gay males, and bisexuals remains an "acceptable" prejudice in our society, despite the widespread damage it causes in all of our lives. Inviting sexual minorities and heterosexual men and women to become allies in the fight against homophobia, the contributors to this anthology explore how homophobia colludes with sexism by forcing people into rigid gender roles; how homophobia causes unnecessary pain and alienation in family relationships; how it works against health-care policy and arts administration that would benefit all members of society; and how homophobia leaves the policies of religious insitutions unfulfilled 
In both personal and analytical essays, the contributors show how the fight to end homophobia is everyone's fight if we are to bring about a less oppressive and more productive society. They offer concrete suggestions on transforming attitudes, behaviors and institutions. 

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'This invaluable collection of essays makes forcefully clear that homophobia stunts the hater even as it oppresses the hated. In a country like ours, so intolerant of differentness, there can be no more important message.'—Martin Duberman

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780807079195
Publisher:
Beacon
Publication date:
06/28/1992
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
320
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.60(d)

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Meet the Author

Warren Blumenfield is a writer and gay activist who frequently conducts antihomophobia workshops in schools, businesses, and other institutions. He is also the coauthor of Looking at Gay and Lesbian Life.

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