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The complete lesbian resource guide, Our Right to Love instantly became a classic when it was first published in 1978. Now fully revised and expanded for the 1990s, this new edition includes over 60 articles and interviews covering the many aspects of lesbian life: relationships, sexuality, health, activism, education and sports, religion and spirituality, the law and legal issues, multiethnic lesbian experience, and lesbian culture. A group of essays explores the lesbian experience across cultures (African ...
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Overview

The complete lesbian resource guide, Our Right to Love instantly became a classic when it was first published in 1978. Now fully revised and expanded for the 1990s, this new edition includes over 60 articles and interviews covering the many aspects of lesbian life: relationships, sexuality, health, activism, education and sports, religion and spirituality, the law and legal issues, multiethnic lesbian experience, and lesbian culture. A group of essays explores the lesbian experience across cultures (African American, Latina, Asian, Native American) and age groups. Interviews with notable lesbians Martina Navratilova, Melissa Etheridge, Margarethe Cammermeyer, and Minnesota State Representative Karen Clark examine the particular experiences of highly visible out lesbians. An extensive bibliography, resource lists and index make this the complete lesbian reference.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780684806822
  • Publisher: Touchstone
  • Publication date: 5/28/1996
  • Edition description: Subsequent
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 320
  • Product dimensions: 0.62 (w) x 8.25 (h) x 11.00 (d)

Table of Contents

Contributors 9
Acknowledgments 15
Foreword II or Tempus Fugit 17
Introduction 19
Therapy as Support for Relationships: Gloria Donadello 25
Surviving the Breakup of a Lesbian Relationship 30
Love and Adoption 33
First Love at Sweet Briar 36
A Love Story 41
Sharing Your Lesbian Identity with Your Children: A Case for Openness 44
Turning the Beat Around: Lesbian Parenting 1986 49
Lesbian Parenting 1994 54
Lesbians in the Workplace 59
An Interview with Ruth: A Lesbian on the Job 64
Land in the Ozarks 66
Sexual Problems of Lesbians 71
A Sexual Odyssey 79
Lesbian Sexual Techniques 82
Gender Jail 85
Lesbian Health Issues 93
Breast and Cervical Cancer Among Lesbians 96
Getting Pregnant Through Donor Insemination 99
Chemical Dependency: The Journey Home 102
Recovering Alcoholics: Alice and Sally 105
The Invisibility of Lesbians with AIDS 108
New Age Lesbians: Women of Substance and Spirit 111
Lesbian as Healer: Nancy Johnson 115
Reminiscences of Two Female Homophiles: Part II 121
Visibility as Power for Lesbians 126
Karen Clark: Minnesota State Representative 130
An Interview with Martina Navratilova 136
Lesbians in the Media: Myth and Reality 141
Bearing Witness in the Age of AIDS 145
Over the Rainbow: The Struggle for Curricular Change 151
Project 10: An Outreach to Lesbian and Gay Youth 157
Lesbians in the Academic World 160
The Lesbian Experience in Sport: The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly 163
Lesbian Women in Protestant Churches 171
Catholic Lesbians 174
Lesbians and the Universal Fellowship of Metropolitan Community Churches 177
Lesbians and Judaism 179
Wicca: A Spiritual Journey: Cory Baca 182
Native American Spirituality: Beverly Little Thunder 185
Lesbians and the Law: Sex, Families, and Work 191
Serving Proudly, but in Secret: Lesbians in the U.S. Armed Forces 203
A Lesbian Military Story: Nathalie (Natt) Nevins 206
A Conversation with Colonel Margarethe Cammermeyer 209
Strategy and Stamina: Passage of the Gay Rights Bill in New York City 212
Legal Planning for Lesbian Couples 216
Blacks and Gays: Healing the Great Divide 221
Latina Lesbians in Motion 225
Asian Pacific Lesbian, a.k.a. Dead Girl, China Doll, Dragon Lady, or the Invisible Man 230
No Apologies: A Lakota Lesbian Perspective 234
Jewish Lesbians: A Conversation with Irena Klepfisz 237
Young Lesbians: Monique and Nicole 242
Midlife as a Creative Time for Lesbians 244
Aging Lesbians 247
Lesbians with Disabilities 249
Down on the Farm: Lesbians in Prison 252
Lesbian Literature: A Continuation 259
Lesbian History: Recovering Our Past 263
Building Cultural Memories: The Work of the Lesbian Herstory Archives 270
Lesbian Books: For Love and for Life 272
Melissa Etheridge: Yes She Is 276
Lesbian Outdoor Festivals 279
Lesbians in the Arts 283
Directory of National Lesbian Organizations 291
Annotated Bibliography 297
Index 305
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