From picket line to picket fence - what does it mean to be gay in the era
of same-sex marriage and equal rights? More than four decades after the start
of the gay liberation movement, lesbians and gay men can legally marry, adopt
children, and enjoy the same rights and respect as heterosexuals ...or can they?
In Straight Expectations, Julie Bindel, an out lesbian since 1977, tracks the
changes in the gay community in the last forty years and asks whether fighting
for the right to marry has achieved genuine progress. Drawing on extensive original
research into changing attitudes towards sexuality, as well as interviews with
scientists examining the 'gay gene', gay liberation pioneers, religious figures
and key players of all political persuasions, Straight Expectations asks: Is
sexual orientation learned or latent?; Do lesbians and gay men have anything
in common?; and Have we now reached a stage where the 'only gay in the village'
mentality no longer has any place in society?
Verlag: Guardian Books
Seiten: 224 S. Erscheinungsjahr: 2014 Ausführung: Kartonierter Einband (Kt)