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"You Can Tell Just By Looking": And 20 Other Myths About Lgbt Life And People (Queer Ideas/Queer Action) [Book]




2014 Lambda Literary Award Finalist: LGBT Nonfiction

Breaks down the most commonly held misconceptions about lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender people and their lives


In You Can Tell Just by Lookingthree scholars and activists come together to unpack enduring, popular, and deeply held myths about lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender people, culture, and life in America. Myths, such as All Religions Condemn Homosexuality and Transgender People Are Mentally Ill, have been used to justify discrimination and oppression of LGBT people. Others, such as Homosexuals Are Born That Way, have been embraced by LGBT communities and their allies. In discussing and dispelling these mythsincluding gay-positive onesthe 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.
Authors: Michael Bronski,Ann Pellegrini,Michael Amico
Publisher: Beacon Press (2013-10-01)

ISBN: 0807042455
GTIN: 9780807042458
$16.00
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2014 Lambda Literary Award Finalist: LGBT Nonfiction

Breaks down the most commonly held misconceptions about lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender people and their lives


In You Can Tell Just by Lookingthree scholars and activists come together to unpack enduring, popular, and deeply held myths about lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender people, culture, and life in America. Myths, such as All Religions Condemn Homosexuality and Transgender People Are Mentally Ill, have been used to justify discrimination and oppression of LGBT people. Others, such as Homosexuals Are Born That Way, have been embraced by LGBT communities and their allies. In discussing and dispelling these mythsincluding gay-positive onesthe 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.

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