"You can tell just by looking" : and 20 other myths about LGBT life and people / Michael Bronski, Ann Pellegrini, Michael Amico.

By: Bronski, MichaelContributor(s): Pellegrini, Ann, 1964- | Amico, MichaelMaterial type: TextTextPublication details: Boston : Beacon Press, [2013] Description: xvii, 190 p. ; 22 cmISBN: 9780807042458 (pbk.)Subject(s): Lesbians -- United States | Gays -- United States | Bisexuals -- United States | Transgender people -- United States -- History | Gay liberation movement -- United StatesDDC classification: 306.76/6 LOC classification: HQ75.5 | .B7596 2013Summary: "Breaks down the most commonly held misconceptions about lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender people and their lives. "You Can Tell Just by Looking" unpacks enduring, popular, and deeply held myths about lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender people, culture, and life in America. Some of these myths, such as "all religions condemn homosexuality," have been used to justify discrimination and oppression of LGBT people. Other myths, such as "LGBT people are born that way," have been adopted by LGBT communities and their allies. By discussing and dispelling these myths--including gay-positive ones--the authors challenge readers to question their own beliefs and to grapple with the complexities of what it means to be queer in the broadest social, political, and cultural sense"-- Provided by publisher.
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"Breaks down the most commonly held misconceptions about lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender people and their lives. "You Can Tell Just by Looking" unpacks enduring, popular, and deeply held myths about lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender people, culture, and life in America. Some of these myths, such as "all religions condemn homosexuality," have been used to justify discrimination and oppression of LGBT people. Other myths, such as "LGBT people are born that way," have been adopted by LGBT communities and their allies. By discussing and dispelling these myths--including gay-positive ones--the authors challenge readers to question their own beliefs and to grapple with the complexities of what it means to be queer in the broadest social, political, and cultural sense"-- Provided by publisher.

Includes bibliographical references (pages 183-190).

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