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The Resource The tolerance trap : how God, genes, and good intentions are sabotaging gay equality, Suzanna Danuta Walters

The tolerance trap : how God, genes, and good intentions are sabotaging gay equality, Suzanna Danuta Walters

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The tolerance trap : how God, genes, and good intentions are sabotaging gay equality
Title
The tolerance trap
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how God, genes, and good intentions are sabotaging gay equality
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Suzanna Danuta Walters
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Language
eng
Summary
From Glee to gay marriage, from lesbian senators to out gay Marines, we have undoubtedly experienced a seismic shift in attitudes about gays in American politics and culture. Our reigning national story is that a new era of rainbow acceptance is at hand. But dig a bit deeper, and this seemingly brave new gay world is disappointing. For all of the undeniable changes, author Walters argues, the plea for tolerance has sabotaged the full integration of gays into American life. Same-sex marriage is unrecognized and unpopular in the vast majority of states, hate crimes proliferate, and even in the much vaunted "gay friendly" world of Hollywood and celebrity culture, precious few stars are openly gay. She maintains that we are not "almost there," but on the contrary have settled for a watered-down goal of tolerance rather than a robust claim to full civil rights. After all, one "tolerates" unpleasant realities: medicine with strong side effects, a long commute, an annoying relative. Tolerance is not the end goal, but a dead end;.--From publisher description
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Walters, Suzanna Danuta
Dewey number
323.3/264
Index
index present
LC call number
HQ76.5
LC item number
.W35 2014
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Intersections : transdisciplinary perspectives on gender studies and sexualities
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  • Gay rights
  • Toleration
  • Equality
  • Gay men
  • Lesbians
  • SOCIAL SCIENCE / Sociology / General
  • SOCIAL SCIENCE / Gender Studies
  • Equality
  • Gay rights
  • Toleration
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The tolerance trap : how God, genes, and good intentions are sabotaging gay equality, Suzanna Danuta Walters
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Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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volume
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rdacarrier
Content category
text
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rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: That's so gay! (Or is it?) -- Pt. 1: The end of coming out?. Once upon a time ; Coming out is so last year ; The closet 2.0 -- Pt. 2: Do these genes make me look gay?. The medical gayz ; Dangerous liaisons ; You say nature, I say nurture ... let's call the whole thing off -- Pt. 3: Citizen Gay. Homeland insecurities -- Better put a ring on it ; In the family way -- Pt. 4: Escape from the tolerance trap. Is that all there is? ; When the rainbow isn't enough
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
x, 333 pages
Isbn
9780814770573
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2013045557
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
System control number
  • ocn863200964
  • (OCoLC)863200964
Label
The tolerance trap : how God, genes, and good intentions are sabotaging gay equality, Suzanna Danuta Walters
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: That's so gay! (Or is it?) -- Pt. 1: The end of coming out?. Once upon a time ; Coming out is so last year ; The closet 2.0 -- Pt. 2: Do these genes make me look gay?. The medical gayz ; Dangerous liaisons ; You say nature, I say nurture ... let's call the whole thing off -- Pt. 3: Citizen Gay. Homeland insecurities -- Better put a ring on it ; In the family way -- Pt. 4: Escape from the tolerance trap. Is that all there is? ; When the rainbow isn't enough
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
x, 333 pages
Isbn
9780814770573
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2013045557
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
System control number
  • ocn863200964
  • (OCoLC)863200964

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