Meanwhile, for 40 years gay activism has taken shape amid a period of wealth inequity that would make 19th century robber barons blush. The upshot? Queers are at an economic disadvantage, with little economic voice among power brokers.
So I wait for the Supreme Court decisions, and wonder how the outcome will shape the landscape of gay rights. Will we become even more fixedly two Americas for gay people: one that supports its gay residents, and one that continues to push gay people into the toxic closet? If so, have I chosen the wrong America?
One of our authors, Robin Bernstein, recently won the Award from the International Research Society for Children’s Literature for her book, Racial Innocence: Performing American Childhood from Slavery to Civil Rights. Congratulations!
This Throwback Thursday, we’re unearthing this classic from 2003: Queer Latinidad, by Juana Maria Rodriguez. Give us some of that steamy discursive action!
Check it out, and let us know your favorites!
Here at NYU Press, we occasionally rediscover books from our past that shock or surprise us. Rather than being a source of concern for our mothers and various religious leaders, we’d like to think that the titillating content of our collection is what makes us unique… right?
Throughout LGBTQ Pride Month, we will be highlighting past queeriosities from our catalogue as part of our Throwback Thursday series. Up first is Martin P. Levine’s Gay Macho (1998), which is serving up some Marlboro pack realness—not to mention a hunky leatherman. Check it out!
Now if you’ll excuse me, I’m off to go pick apples with my beard-y future husband.
Known for her legal thrillers, University of Colorado law professor Wesson (Chilling Effect) employs her expertise to great effect in this exhaustive study of a famous crime that left its mark on the American legal system…Wesson’s efforts result in a true crime drama that’s well researched, easy to read, and oddly compelling.
…the familiar understanding of the Civil Rights movement is that Martin Luther King, Jr., was the person who initiated it—but in fact, ass-kicking investigator and activist Rosa Parks was initiating resistance while King was still in high school. She wasn’t an elderly woman who happened to sit on the bus: she was a radical activist who saw what needed to be done, and then kept her mouth shut so that she could become a strategic symbol.