Great Speeches on Gay Rights

Great Speeches on Gay Rights
Author: James Daley
Publsiher: Courier Corporation
Total Pages: 160
Release: 2012-03-06
Genre: Social Science
ISBN: 9780486115665

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Tracing the movement's rhetoric from the late 1800s to the present, this anthology includes Ingersoll's "Address at the Funeral of Walt Whitman," Milk's "Hope Speech," and Kameny's "Civil Liberties: A Progress Report."

Martin Luther King Jr Homosexuality and the Early Gay Rights Movement

Martin Luther King Jr   Homosexuality  and the Early Gay Rights Movement
Author: Michael G. Long,Desmond Tutu
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 191
Release: 2012-11-28
Genre: History
ISBN: 9781137275523

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Martin Luther King, Jr., was not an advocate of homosexual rights, nor was he an enemy; however both sides of the debate have used his words in their arguments, including his widow, in support of gay rights, and his daughter, in rejection. This fascinating situation poses the problem that Michael G. Long seeks to address and resolve.

Great Speeches

Great Speeches
Author: Mark Twain,Bob Blaisdell
Publsiher: Courier Corporation
Total Pages: 169
Release: 2013-01-01
Genre: Literary Collections
ISBN: 9780486498799

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Contains 55 speeches given by Mark Twain between January 11, 1868 and April 3, 1909, highlighting his legendary wit and powers of wry observation.

The Path to Gay Rights

The Path to Gay Rights
Author: Jeremiah J. Garretson
Publsiher: NYU Press
Total Pages: 352
Release: 2018-06-05
Genre: Political Science
ISBN: 9781479881925

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An innovative, data-driven explanation of how public opinion shifted on LGBTQ rights The Path to Gay Rights is the first social science analysis of how and why the LGBTQ movement achieved its most unexpected victory---transforming gay people from a despised group of social deviants into a minority worthy of rights and protections in the eyes of most Americans. The book weaves together a narrative of LGBTQ history with new findings from the field of political psychology to provide an understanding of how social movements affect mass attitudes in the United States and globally. Using data going back to the 1970s, the book argues that the current understanding of how social movements change mass opinion—through sympathetic media coverage and endorsements from political leaders—cannot provide an adequate explanation for the phenomenal success of the LGBTQ movement at changing the public’s views. In The Path to Gay Rights, Jeremiah Garretson argues that the LGBTQ community’s response to the AIDS crisis was a turning point for public support of gay rights. ACT-UP and related AIDS organizations strategically targeted political and media leaders, normalizing news coverage of LGBTQ issues and AIDS and signaled to LGBTQ people across the United States that their lives were valued. The net result was an increase in the number of LGBTQ people who came out and lived their lives openly, and with increased contact with gay people, public attitudes began to warm and change. Garretson goes beyond the story of LGBTQ rights to develop an evidence-based argument for how social movements can alter mass opinion on any contentious topic.

Law and the Gay Rights Story

Law and the Gay Rights Story
Author: Walter Frank
Publsiher: Rutgers University Press
Total Pages: 248
Release: 2014-08-05
Genre: Law
ISBN: 9780813568720

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For much of the 20th century, American gays and lesbians lived in fear that public exposure of their sexualities might cause them to be fired, blackmailed, or even arrested. Today, they are enjoying an unprecedented number of legal rights and protections. Clearly, the tides have shifted for gays and lesbians, but what caused this enormous sea change? In his gripping new book, Walter Frank offers an in-depth look at the court cases that were pivotal in establishing gay rights. But he also tells the story of those individuals who were willing to make waves by fighting for those rights, taking enormous personal risks at a time when the tide of public opinion was against them. Frank’s accessible style brings complex legal issues down to earth but, as a former litigator, never loses sight of the law’s human dimension and the context of the events occurring outside the courtroom. Chronicling the past half-century of gay and lesbian history, Law and the Gay Rights Story offers a unique perspective on familiar events like the Stonewall Riots, the AIDS crisis, and the repeal of “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell.” Frank pays special attention to the constitutional issues surrounding same-sex marriage and closely analyzes the two recent Supreme Court cases addressing the issue. While a strong advocate for gay rights, Frank also examines critiques of the movement, including some coming from the gay community itself. Comprehensive in coverage, the book explains the legal and constitutional issues involved in each of the major goals of the gay rights movement: a safe and healthy school environment, workplace equality, an end to anti-gay violence, relationship recognition, and full integration into all the institutions of the larger society, including marriage and military service. Drawing from extensive archival research and from decades of experience as a practicing litigator, Frank not only provides a vivid history, but also shows where the battle for gay rights might go from here.

Gay Is Good

Gay Is Good
Author: Michael G. Long
Publsiher: Syracuse University Press
Total Pages: 379
Release: 2014-11-26
Genre: Social Science
ISBN: 9780815652915

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Contrary to popular notions, today’s LGBT movement did not begin with the Stonewall riots in 1969. Long before Stonewall, there was Franklin Kameny (1925–2011), one of the most significant figures in the gay rights movement. Beginning in 1958, he encouraged gay people to embrace homosexuality as moral and healthy, publicly denounced the federal government for excluding homosexuals from federal employment, openly fought the military’s ban against gay men and women, debated psychiatrists who depicted homosexuality as a mental disorder, identified test cases to advance civil liberties through the federal courts, acted as counsel to countless homosexuals suffering state-sanctioned discrimination, and organized marches for gay rights at the White House and other public institutions. In Gay Is Good, Long collects Kameny’s historically rich letters, revealing some of the early stirrings of today’s politically powerful LGBT movement. These letters are lively and colorful because they are in Kameny’s inimitable voice—a voice that was consistently loud, echoing through such places as the Oval Office, the Pentagon, and the British Parliament, and often shrill, piercing to the federal agency heads, military generals, and media personalities who received his countless letters. This volume collects approximately 150 letters from 1958 to 1975, a critical period in Kameny’s life during which he evolved from a victim of the law to a vocal opponent of the law, to the voice of the law itself. Long situates these letters in context, giving historical and biographical data about the subjects and events involved. Gay Is Good pays tribute to an advocate whose tireless efforts created a massive shift in social attitudes and practices, leading the way toward equality for the LGBT community.

Selected Writings and Speeches of Marcus Garvey

Selected Writings and Speeches of Marcus Garvey
Author: Marcus Garvey,Bob Blaisdell
Publsiher: Courier Corporation
Total Pages: 194
Release: 2004
Genre: Social Science
ISBN: 9780486437873

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A collection of the twentieth-century orator's writings and speeches, which focused on a message of African-American pride, unemployment, leadership, and emancipation.

Great Speeches of the 20th Century

Great Speeches of the 20th Century
Author: Bob Blaisdell
Publsiher: Courier Corporation
Total Pages: 256
Release: 2014-08-18
Genre: Literary Collections
ISBN: 9780486315560

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This stirring anthology features addresses by Winston Churchill, Franklin Delano Roosevelt, Mohandas Gandhi, Martin Luther King, Malcolm X, Ronald Reagan, Barack Obama, the Dalai Lama, César Chávez, and many others. Includes three selections from the Common Core State Standards Initiative.

Great Love Stories

Great Love Stories
Author: Bob Blaisdell
Publsiher: Courier Dover Publications
Total Pages: 304
Release: 2016-05-10
Genre: Literary Collections
ISBN: 9780486812045

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This wide-ranging collection of romantic tales features an international array of authors, including Chekhov's "A Misfortune," Lawrence's "The White Stocking," and stories by Pushkin, Trollope, Verga, von Kleist, and many others.

100 Great American Short Stories

100 Great American Short Stories
Author: John Grafton
Publsiher: Courier Dover Publications
Total Pages: 1040
Release: 2020-07-15
Genre: Fiction
ISBN: 9780486847597

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Includes "The Eyes of the Panther," Ambrose Bierce; "The Locket," Kate Chopin; "Out of Season," Ernest Hemingway; "The Black Cat," Edgar Allan Poe; "Luck," Mark Twain; "The Dilettante," Edith Wharton; more.

Great Short Stories by African American Writers

Great Short Stories by African American Writers
Author: Christine Rudisel
Publsiher: Courier Dover Publications
Total Pages: 256
Release: 2015-08-19
Genre: Fiction
ISBN: 9780486471396

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Offering diverse perspectives on the black experience, this anthology of short fiction spotlights works by influential African-American authors. Nearly 30 outstanding stories include tales by W. E. B. Du Bois, Zora Neale Hurston, Claude McKay, and Jamaica Kincaid. From the turn of the twentieth century come Alice Ruth Moore's "A Carnival Jangle," Charles W. Chesnutt's "Uncle Wellington’s Wives," and Paul Laurence Dunbar's "The Scapegoat." Other stories include "Becky" by Jean Toomer; "Afternoon" by Ralph Ellison; Langston Hughes's "Feet Live Their Own Life"; and "Jesus Christ in Texas" by W. E. B. Du Bois. Samples of more recent fiction include tales by Jervey Tervalon, Alice Walker, and Edwidge Danticat. Ideal for browsing, this collection is also suitable for courses in African-American studies and American literature.

History s Greatest Speeches

History s Greatest Speeches
Author: James Daley
Publsiher: Courier Corporation
Total Pages: 128
Release: 2013-09-18
Genre: Literary Collections
ISBN: 9780486316505

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This anthology presents 20 of the world's most influential public orations, including stirring addresses by Abraham Lincoln, Martin Luther King, Patrick Henry, and many other famous leaders. Includes three selections from the Common Core State Standards Initiative.

Women s Writings on Christian Spirituality

Women s Writings on Christian Spirituality
Author: Molly Hand
Publsiher: Courier Corporation
Total Pages: 224
Release: 2013-11-01
Genre: Literary Collections
ISBN: 9780486321127

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Organized chronologically, this original anthology features women authors on the themes of religion and spirituality. Writers include Julian of Norwich, Grace Mildmay, Anna Trapnel, Maria W. Stewart, and Anne Lamott.

A Narrative of Events

A Narrative of Events
Author: James Williams
Publsiher: Courier Corporation
Total Pages: 128
Release: 2015-01-14
Genre: History
ISBN: 9780486789637

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This 1837 memoir proved an effective tool for abolitionists. One of the few autobiographies by a Caribbean slave, it recounts the horrors of the apprenticeship system that replaced the British slave trade.

The Confessions of Jean Jacques Rousseau

The Confessions of Jean Jacques Rousseau
Author: Jean-Jacques Rousseau
Publsiher: Courier Corporation
Total Pages: 683
Release: 2014-07-16
Genre: Biography & Autobiography
ISBN: 9780486780429

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Widely considered the first modern autobiography, the Confessions influenced memoirs, fiction, poetry, and philosophy. Rousseau's opposition to inequality and emphasis on individual worth constituted a major contribution to progressive social and political thought.