Gays and Grays tells the story of a unique Catholic parish. Most Holy Redeemer Parish in San Francisco is in the center of the world's first gay neighborhood, The Castro. This parish was the center of the hostility to the arriving gay population in the 1970s; but paradoxically was itself transformed into a welcoming parish. The old time parishioners,'the gray,'bonded with the new comers,'the gay,'particularly in a joint compassionate response to the crisis of AIDS. A charismatic pastor, FR Tony McGuire also played a key role in the transformation of this interesting parish. Most Holy Redeemer was changed from a dying parish to a vital place where gay and straight people together created something new. Father Donal Godfrey shows how this parish became prophetic and compassionate, through conflict and compromise at times; despite opposition from many sources, including the institutionalized homophobia of the church and society. Rather than becoming embittered, the parish opened up to be a place of healing and indeed sanctuary for many. This book tells this fascinating story and why it is significant beyond the scope of San Francisco. Most Holy Redeemer is a place which has remained within the institution while at the same time challenging it with grace and humor. This accessible and moving book is appropriate for all levels of students of congregational studies, Sociology of Religion, Gay or Queer Studies and Religion courses.
Discrimination--United States, Gay parents--United States, Gay couples--United States, and Homophobia--United States
This book recognizes that intense public battles are being waged in the U.S. over the rights of LGB people to form legally and culturally recognized families. Their families are under a kind of sociopolitical scrutiny at this historical moment that compels us all to take stock of our strategies of family-building and, more broadly, the meaning of family in the U.S. today. Through in-depth, open-ended, qualitative interviews with 61 self-identified lesbian, gay, and bisexual people regarding how they came to have children or remain childless/childfree, this book reveals the challenges posed by homophobia and discrimination and showcases the creative strategies, resilience, and resourcefulness of lesbians, bisexuals, and gays as they build families (with or without children) after coming out. From descriptions of how the early process of coming out affected the desire to parent or remain childfree, to stories about the impact of homophobia and discrimination on the decision-making process, to the dynamics within couples that lead to becoming parents or remaining childfree, to examining how cultural notions of the strength of biology are employed when having children, to accounts of how the closet can be used strategically when bringing children into a family, their voices form the heart of this book. In a sociopolitical context in which gay, lesbian, and bisexual people often have to struggle to access the array of rights and opportunities that are afforded to most heterosexual people without question, addressing the questions raised in this book is an urgent and necessary endeavor.
Homosexuality--Cuba, Homosexuality--Cuba--History--20th century, and Gays--Cuba
This remarkable account of gays in Cuba links the treatment of male homosexuality under Castro with prejudices and preconceptions prevalent in Cuban society before the Revolution. Ian Lumsden argues that much of the present discussion does not acknowledge the significant improvements that have occurred in the last decade. As an antidote to what he considers wide-spread misinformation, Lumsden locates the current issues surrounding homosexual identity within the broad context of Cuban culture, history, and social policy and makes revealing comparisons to the experience of homosexuals in other Latin American countries. Lumsden explores the historic roots of the oppression of homosexuals through such issues as race, religion, and gender. He considers the cultural history and current erosion of traditional'machismo,'the correlation between traditional women's roles and the relationships between gay men, and homosexuality as defined by the law and as presented in typical sexual education. He addresses the international controversy over state-imposed sanatoriums for HIV/AIDS patients, and details the social scene, the varying ideals among different generations of gay Cubans, gay life and family ties, and the difference between being publicly and privately gay in Cuba. Lumsden's involvement over the years in gay culture in Cuba, his interviews with gay Cuban men, and his formidable scholarship produce a strikingly honest, accurate portrayal of the changes in homosexual life.
direitos humanos, gênero e sexualidade na escola, heteronormatividade, população lgbtt, práticas educativas e gênero, Communication. Mass media, and P87-96
O texto discute o acossamento sofrido por professores autodeclarados gays no que diz respeito a gênero, orientação sexual e identidade de gênero. Nos últimos anos, temos acompanhado os esforços que educadores, pesquisadores, militantes de direitos humanos têm empreendido para implementar políticas educacionais e reorientar práticas escolares coerentes com o reconhecimento da diversidade humana e a partir do enfrentamento de todas as formas de preconceito e discriminação. Com o objetivo de analisar as significações de professores gays ante aos discursos de ódio, violência e heteronormatividade (re)produzidos na e pela escola, buscamos amparo em núcleos de significação. No presente artigo, apresentamos dois núcleos: o primeiro apresenta o conservadorismo e a produção de violências homofóbicas praticadas contra os participantes do estudo e o segundo discute o enfrentamento às violências sofridas na escola, como professores. Os resultados apontaram que é imprescindível promover debates sobre gênero e sexualidade na escola, mas que também é fundamental discutir os desafios de estar e ensinar na escola, para as pessoas LBGTT. O estudo aponta que o professor, ao assumir uma perspectiva crítica e libertadora, voltada para a construção de práticas que eliminem as violências, sofrimentos e exclusão da vida em sociedade, pode contribuir para a construção de estratégias para combater a violência e ressignificar pensamentos e práticas heteronormativas dominantes.
Ciencia & saude coletiva [Cien Saude Colet] 2020 May; Vol. 25 (5), pp. 1709-1722. Date of Electronic Publication: 2020 May 08.
Violence against LGBT people has always been present in our society. Brazil is the country with the highest number of lethal crimes against LGBT people in the world. The aim of this study was to describe the characteristics of homicides of LGBT people in Brazil using spatial analysis. The LGBT homicide rate was used to facilitate the visualization of the geographical distribution of homicides. Public thoroughfares and the victim's home were the most common places of occurrence. The most commonly used methods for killing male homosexuals and transgender people were cold weapons and firearms, respectively; however, homicides frequently involved beatings, suffocation, and other cruelties. The large majority of victims were aged between 20 and 49 years and typically white or brown. The North, Northeast and Central-West regions, precisely the regions with the lowest HDI, presented LGBT homicide rates above the national rate. LGBT homicides are typically hate crimes and constitute a serious public health problem because they affect young people, particularly transgender people. This problem needs to be addressed by the government, starting with the criminalization of homophobia and the subsequent formulation of public policies to reduce hate crimes and promote respect for diversity.
china, digital, gay, haikou, hainan, sexuality, space, technology, City planning, and HT165.5-169.9
This article explores the capacities of digital technologies to disrupt, redefine and multiply urban spaces, creating new ways of seeing and experiencing cities. Based on ethnographic research into the lives of men who desire men in Haikou, People’s Republic of China, and their uses of the location-aware dating app Blued, I show how the city is produced anew as a space imagined and engaged in relation to the perceptible presence of other men who desire men. In a sociopolitical context in which non-heterosexual lives are largely invisible in public spaces, the digitally mediated visibility of Blued users to one another invites a range of social practices through which urban spaces, as well as spatial categories of ‘the urban’ and ‘the rural,’ are reproduced at the intersections of sexuality, space and digital technologies. With its empirical focus on an ‘ordinary’ city in a non-Western context, this article challenges both the Eurocentricity of much digital geographies research and its tendency to focus on global cities.
Hiago Veras Gomes, Ludgleydson Fernandes de Araújo, Ana Gabriela Aguiar Trevia Salgado, Lorena Alves de Jesus, Luciana Kelly da Silva Fonseca, and Mateus Egilson da Silva Alves
Psychologica, Vol 63, Iss 1 (2020)
Representações sociais, Velhice LGBT, Homens gays brasileiros, Psychology, and BF1-990
O presente artigo objetivou analisar as representações sociais de homens gays brasileiros sobre a velhice LGBT, com base na Teoria das Representações Sociais. Foi utilizada uma entrevista semiestruturada realizada com homens gays residentes de todo o Brasil. Utilizou-se a Classificação Hierárquica Descendente (CHD) e a Análise Prototípica para a análise das representações apreendidas. Os resultados obtidos demonstram o enraizamento das representações em aspectos negativos da velhice e a negação da sexualidade nessa fase da vida, onde estes reforçam o preconceito e corroboram com a dupla discriminação vivenciada por idosos LGBTs.