When the modern lesbian and gay movements erupted on the international cultural and political stage during the early 1970s few could have predicted the enormous ramifications. Although the lesbian and gay community still has its critics and enemies, it has proliferated into unique ways of living together, relating sexually, responding to crisis, establishing identities, and acting politically.
"Beyond Homosexuality" is a unique collection of nineteen essays by international activists and academics which document and analyze the dramatic changes in lesbian and gay experience over the past twenty years. The collection explores such topics as the growth of lesbian and gay studies, new patterns of lesbian sexuality, the relationship between lesbians and gay men, the debate over lesbian motherhood, the rise of renewed political campaigning in the face of a "backlash," and the impact of AIDS. While the focus of the book is the distinctive modern experiences found in Western countries, there are also essays on Turkey and MesoAmerica. It will be required reading for lesbian and gay scholars, and will be a landmark in consolidating past debates and suggesting pathways to the future.
The AIDS dialectics : awareness, identity, death, and sexual politics / Tim Edwards -- Lesbian politics and AIDS work / Beth E. Schneider -- Sex and caring among men : impacts of AIDS on gay people / Barry D. Adam -- Constructing lesbian sexualities / Diane Richardson -- Resisting the erasure of lesbian sexuality : a challenge for queer activism / Anna Marie Smith -- Abseil makes the heart grow fonder : lesbian and gay campaigning tactics and section 28 / Vicki Carter -- Dangerous activism / Jason Annetts and Bill Thompson -- Equal rights for all : strategies for lesbian and gay equality in Britain / Peter Tatchell.
Published: 29th October 1992