Queer Crips by John DeCecco
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Queer Crips
By John DeCecco

Queer Crips

Disabled Gay Men and Their Stories

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Queer Crips by John DeCecco

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Get an inside perspective on life as a disabled gay man! Queer Crips: Disabled Gay Men and Their Stories reverberates with the sound of "cripgay" voices rising to be heard above the din of indifference and bias, oppression and ignorance. This unique collection of compelling first-person narratives is at once assertive, bold, and groundbreaking, filled with characters--and character. Through the intimacy of one-on-one storytelling, gay men with mobility and neuromuscular disorders, spinal cord injury, deafness, blindness, and AIDS, fight isolation from society--and each other--to establish a public identity and a common culture. Queer Crips features more than 30 first-hand accounts from a variety of perspectives, illuminating the reality of the everyday struggle disabled gay men face in a culture obsessed with conformist good looks. Themes include rejection, love, sex, dating rituals, gaycrip married life, and the profound difference between growing up queer and disabled, and suffering a life-altering injury or illness in adulthood. Co-edited by Bob Guter, creator and editor of the webzine BENT: A Journal of Cripgay Voices, the book includes: * two performance pieces from acclaimed author and actor Greg Walloch * poetry from Chris Hewitt, Joel S. Riche, Raymond Luczak, Mark Moody, and co-editor John Killacky * essays from BENT contributors Blaine Waterman, Raymond J. Aguilera, Danny Kodmur, Thomas Metz, Max Verga, and Eli Clare * interviews with community activist Gordon Elkins and Alan Sable, one of the first self-identified gay psychotherapists in the United States * and much more! Queer Crips is a forum for neglected cripgay voices speaking words that are candid, edgy, bold, dreamy, challenging, and sexy. The book is essential reading for academics and students working in lesbian and gay studies, and disability studies, and for anyone who's ever visited the place where queerness and disability meet.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9781560234562
ISBN-10: 1560234563
Format: Hardback
(216mm x 152mm x 25mm)
Pages: 250
Imprint: Haworth Press Inc
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Inc
Publish Date: 20-Nov-2003
Country of Publication: United States

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The Mattachine is the origin of the contemporary American gay movement. This work travels back to the times before Stonewall and its aftermath, to the beginnings of the modern homosexual movement and the lesser-known individuals who started it. This chronicle gives the history of the activists who organized homosexuals.

Men, Homosexuality, and the Gods by John DeCecco Men, Homosexuality, and the Gods, Hardback (August 2004)

An eye opening look at the traditions of particular religions and their edicts concerning gay sex. Draws a parallel between homosexuality and the idea of religion, suggesting that gay rights can be understood as a freedom of religion issue.

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