Creating Change: Sexuality, Public Policy, and Civil Rights / Edition 1

Creating Change: Sexuality, Public Policy, and Civil Rights / Edition 1

by John D'Emilio
     
 

ISBN-10: 0312287127

ISBN-13: 9780312287122

Pub. Date: 04/16/2002

Publisher: St. Martin's Press

The two dozen essays assembled in Creating Change examine some of the most bitterly contested and controversial public events and public policy battles in American history. These writings, each by a leading activist or scholar, recount how a specific constituency—gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgendered persons, and their allies—achieved

Overview

The two dozen essays assembled in Creating Change examine some of the most bitterly contested and controversial public events and public policy battles in American history. These writings, each by a leading activist or scholar, recount how a specific constituency—gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgendered persons, and their allies—achieved tremendous progress despite seemingly insurmountable barriers. With each of the chapters written by an activist or scholar integral to the specific area of discussion, this is a work of scholarship and a work of passion about the way the American political and cultural landscape became what it is today. It is the story of how social change is made.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780312287122
Publisher:
St. Martin's Press
Publication date:
04/16/2002
Edition description:
First Edition
Pages:
544
Product dimensions:
5.96(w) x 9.32(h) x 1.36(d)

Table of Contents

I. VIEWS OF THE TOP

1. Mirror Images: Lesbian/Gay Civil Rights in the Carter and Reagan Administrations—William B. Turner

2. Beating Around Bush: Gay Rights and America's 41st President—Joe Rollins

3. A "Friend" in the White House? Reflections on the Clinton Presidency—Craig A. Rimmerman

4. From Bowers v. Hardwick to Romer v. Evans: Lesbian and Gay Rights in the U.S. Supreme Court—Arthur S. Leonard

II. ACCESSING INSTITUTIONS

5. From Agitator to Insider: Fighting for Inclusion in the Democratic Party—Jean O'Leary

6. Caught Between Worlds: Gay Republicans Step Out, and into the Political Fray—Richard Tafel

7. A Wheel Within a Wheel: Sexual Orientation and the Federal Workforce—Leonard P. Hirsch

III. GAY AGENDAS

8. The Federal Gay Rights Bill: From Bella to ENDA—Chai R. Feldblum

9. Government v. Gays: Two Sad Stories with Two Happy Endings, Civil Service Employment and Security Clearances—Franklin E. Kameny

10. American Immigration Law: A Case Study in the Effective Use of the Political Process—Barney Frank

11. Getting It Straight: A Review of the "Gays in the Military" Debate—Tim McFeeley

12. Bridging Race, Class, and Sexuality for School Reform—N'Tanya Lee, Don Murphy, Lisa North, and Juliet Ucelli

13. The Emergence of a Gay and Lesbian Antiviolence Movement—David M. Wertheimer

IV. FAMILY VALUES

14. Couples: Marriage, Civil Union, and Domestic Partnership—David L. Chambers

15. Raising Children: Lesbian and Gay Parents Face the Public and the Courts—Nancy D. Polikoff

16. Family Values: From the White House Conference on Families to the Family Protection Act—Thomas J. Burrows

V. THE POLITICS OF HEALTH

17. Advocating for Lesbian Health in the Clinton Years—Marj Plumb

18. Contested Membership: Black Gay Identities and the Politics of AIDS—Cathy J. Cohen

19. The Ryan White CARE Act: An Impressive, Dubious Accomplishment—John-Manuel Andriote

VI. BUILDING MOVEMENT

20. Lesbians Travel the Roads of Feminism Globally—Charlotte Bunch and Claudia Hinojosa

21. Three Marches, Many Lessons—Nadine Smith

22. Facing Discrimination, Organizing for Freedom: The Transgender Community—Phyllis Randolph Frye, Esq.

23. Organizational Tales: Interpreting the NGLTF Story—John D'Emilio

Notes

Notes on Contributors

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