Organizing for Transgender Rights

Organizing for Transgender Rights


  • Author : Anthony J. Nownes
  • Publisher : SUNY Press
  • Release Date : 2019-02-26
  • Genre: Political Science
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  • ISBN 10 : 9781438473017

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Organizing for Transgender Rights Book Description :
Illuminates transgender activists’ successful strategies to organize for social and political change in the US. In recent years, gender-variant people—including those we now call transgender people—have won public policy victories that had previously seemed unwinnable: the American Psychiatric Association replaced the term “gender identity disorder” with “gender dysphoria” in the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, the Department of Justice announced that discrimination on the basis of gender identity constituted sex discrimination, and the Department of Health and Human Services decided that it would no longer stop Medicare from covering gender reassignment surgery. What accounts for these and other victories? Anthon...

Transgender Rights

Transgender Rights


  • Author : Paisley Currah
  • Publisher : U of Minnesota Press
  • Release Date : 2006
  • Genre: Social Science
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  • ISBN 10 : 0816643121

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Transgender Rights Book Description :
"Transgender Rights packs a surprising amount of information into a small space. Offering spare, tightly executed essays, this slim volume nonetheless succeeds in creating a spectacular, well-researched compendium of the transgender movement." -Law Library Journal Over the past three decades, the transgender movement has gained visibility and achieved significant victories. Discrimination has been prohibited in several states, dozens of municipalities, and more than two hundred private companies, while hate crime laws in eight states have been amended to include gender identity. Yet prejudice and violence against transgender people remain all too common. With analysis from legal and policy experts, activists and advocates, Transgender Rights assesses...

Gay and Lesbian Rights Organizing

Gay and Lesbian Rights Organizing


  • Author : Yolanda C. Padilla
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2004
  • Genre: Social Science
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  • ISBN 10 : 1560232749

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Gay and Lesbian Rights Organizing Book Description :
Contributors in psychology and social work describe their experiences in building coalitions, working with youth, and exploring strategies for protecting gay and lesbian rights....

Together  Apart

Together Apart


  • Author : Human Rights Watch (Organization)
  • Publisher : Human Rights Watch
  • Release Date : 2009
  • Genre: Discrimination
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  • ISBN 10 : 9781564324849

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Together Apart Book Description :
This 44-page report demonstrates that many groups defending LGBT rights--especially throughout the global South--still have limited access to funding, and courageously face sometimes-murderous attacks without adequate support from a broader human rights community. The report is based on written surveys and in-depth interviews with more than 100 activists working for LGBT rights in five regions: sub-Saharan Africa; the Middle East and North Africa; Eastern Europe and Central Asia; the Asia and Pacific region; and Latin America and the Caribbean. In each region, the report outlines prevailing patterns of abuse and rights violations; the political and social challenges, and opportunities that activists see ahead; and key strategies these movements are u...

The Remarkable Rise of Transgender Rights

The Remarkable Rise of Transgender Rights


  • Author : Jami K. Taylor
  • Publisher : University of Michigan Press
  • Release Date : 2018-10-22
  • Genre: Political Science
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  • ISBN 10 : 9780472074013

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The Remarkable Rise of Transgender Rights Book Description :
While medical identification and treatment of gender dysphoria have existed for decades, the development of transgender as a “collective political identity” is a recent construct. Over the past twenty-five years, the transgender movement has gained statutory nondiscrimination protections at the state and local levels, hate crimes protections in a number of states, inclusion in a federal law against hate crimes, legal victories in the courts, and increasingly favorable policies in bureaucracies at all levels. It has achieved these victories despite the relatively small number of trans people and despite the widespread discrimination, poverty, and violence experienced by many in the transgender community. This is a remarkable achievement in a polit...

LGBT Families

LGBT Families


  • Author : Nancy J. Mezey
  • Publisher : SAGE Publications
  • Release Date : 2014-06-25
  • Genre: Social Science
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  • ISBN 10 : 9781483321776

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LGBT Families Book Description :
Nancy J. Mezey’s LGBT Families presents a comprehensive yet accessible understanding of LGBT families today by drawing upon and making sense of the burgeoning scholarly literature about LGBT families from the late twentieth and early twenty first centuries. It pays particular attention to how structures of race, class, gender, sexuality, and age shape LGBT families, and how members of such families negotiate the social landscapes within which they exist. The book will help readers better understand the formation, experiences, challenges, and strengths of LGBT families, and addresses two main questions: Why are new family forms so threatening to certain groups of people in society? and How are new family forms beneficial to the society in which they...

LGBTQ Americans in the U S  Political System  An Encyclopedia of Activists  Voters  Candidates  and Officeholders  2 volumes

LGBTQ Americans in the U S Political System An Encyclopedia of Activists Voters Candidates and Officeholders 2 volumes


  • Author : Jason Pierceson
  • Publisher : ABC-CLIO
  • Release Date : 2019-11-30
  • Genre: Political Science
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  • ISBN 10 : 9781440852770

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LGBTQ Americans in the U S Political System An Encyclopedia of Activists Voters Candidates and Officeholders 2 volumes Book Description :
This comprehensive sourcebook covers the evolution of LGBTQ engagement in American politics, from the emergence of gay rights as a political issue in the early 1970s to the present day, when LGBTQ issues occupy a prominent place in politics. • Provides historical essays detailing the evolution of LGBTQ Americans in U.S. politics as voters, candidates, and officeholders • Offers more than 250 reference entries of individuals, organizations, cultural forces, political issues, and legal decisions • Presents primary documents of additional insight into major events, issues, and individuals associated with LGBTQ politics • Features a chronology of events for at-a-glance coverage of the most important events in LGBTQ history • Includes an appendi...

Organizing and Advocacy

Organizing and Advocacy


  • Author : Loretta Pyles
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2009-01-13
  • Genre: Psychology
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  • ISBN 10 : 9781135906238

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Organizing and Advocacy Book Description :
This interdisciplinary textbook offers a comprehensive view of the central issues facing progressive community organizers who seek to mobilize those negatively impacted by local, national, and global social policies and practices. Intended for both undergraduate and graduate students in social work, it aims to articulate the depth of the subject by introducing students to the philosophical, political, and sociological theories that inform community organizing and advocacy. These topics are explored in detail through such examples as the labour movement, environmental organizing, feminist movements, and faith-based movements as a way to inform social work community practice. The author emphasizes the importance of a thorough understanding of why and h...

Trans formations

Trans formations


  • Author : Lisa Isherwood
  • Publisher : Hymns Ancient and Modern Ltd
  • Release Date : 2009
  • Genre: Religion
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  • ISBN 10 : 9780334043430

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Trans formations Book Description :
Transsexual, transgendered and intersex people have become increasingly more visible since the 1990s, but the churches have been slow to recognize their lives and their contributions to theology and the churches. The contributors ask questions not only of the churches and theology but at times also of gender and sexuality theorists....

The Economies of Queer Inclusion

The Economies of Queer Inclusion


  • Author : S.M. Rodriguez
  • Publisher : Rowman & Littlefield
  • Release Date : 2018-12-11
  • Genre: Social Science
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  • ISBN 10 : 9781498581721

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The Economies of Queer Inclusion Book Description :
The Economies of Queer Inclusion explores the formation of relationships between US-based transnational human rights actors and grassroots LGBTI activists in Kampala, Uganda. In doing so, it exposes the unintended consequences of finance-based connections and proposes alternative forms of transnational activism....