A Reader for Writers
Table of Contents
1 Speaking Queerly
GLAAD from the GLAAD Media Reference Guide 2010
David Hiskey "How 'Gay' Came to Mean 'Homosexual'"
Justin Vivian Bond "Mx. Justin Vivian Bond: A User's Guide"
Diane Ehrensaft "Candidates for True Gender Self Therapy"
Anne Fausto-Sterling "Frameworks of Desire"
Kristin Cronn-Mills "A Note from the Author"
2 Thinking Queerly
Eve Kosofsky Sedgwick "Axiom 1: People Are Different from Each Other"
Michel Foucault "Method"
Gayle Rubin "Sexual Stratification"
Susan Stryker "T Time A Queer Media Manifesto"
Jane Ward "Born This Way: Congenital Heterosexuality and the Making of Heteroflexibility"
3 Good Sex, Bad Sex
Gayle Rubin "Disability and Dildos"
Sinclair Sexsmith "Do Rough Sex Fantasies Compromise your Sex-Positive Ethics?"
Mark Doty "Lilacs in NYC"
Aaron Smith "Dark Awful Man"
Kenyon Farrow "Young, Gay, Black--And at Risk for HIV"
Alison Bechdel "Gradual Impact"
4 Queer Kinship
Patrick Califia "Two Dads With a Difference--Neither of Us Was Born Male"
Michael Broder "My Virus, My Husband, and Me"
Brittney Cooper "America's Sex and Race Failure: Why Raven-Symoné and an Ohio Couple Are Struggling"
MJ Kaufman and Katie Miles "Queer Kids of Queer Parents Against Gay Marriage"
Jamie K. Evans "A Queer Spawn Manifesto: Empowerment and Recognition"
5 States of Trans
Margaret Talbot "About a Boy: Transgender Surgery at 16"
Julie Sceflo "A University Recognizes a Third Gender: Neutral"
Calpernia Addams "In Defense of Jared Leto"
Kerem Öktem "Another Struggle: Sexual Identity Politics in Unsettled Turkey"
Alix Spiegel "Two Families Grapple with Sons' Gender Identity"
Christin Scarlett Milloy "I've Got the Transgender, No Photo ID, Can't Get a Mortgage Approval Blues"
6 Intersex Lives
Inter/Act Youth "What is Intersex?: An Intersex FAQ by Inter/Act"
Charlotte Greenfield "Should We 'Fix' Intersex Children?"
Hida Viloria, "What's in a Name: Intersex and Identity"
Helen Rumbelow "Boy or Girl? Why it Can Be Hard to Tell"
Katrina Karkazis and Rebecca Jordan-Young "The Trouble With Too Much T"
7 Activism and Backlash
Sarah Schulman "Israel and 'Pinkwashing'"
Tyler Lopez "Why #Pinkwashing Insults Gays and Hurts Palestinians"
Dean Spade "Their Laws Will Never Make Us Safer"
Hanna Black "My Gay Shame, or How the Patriarchy Stole Sex"
Published Anonymously by Queers, "I Hate Straights"
Jeff Sharlet "Inside the Iron Closet: What It's Like to Be Gay in Putin's Russia"
8 Religious Que(e)ries
Jay Michaelson "Sodom"
E. Patrick Johnson "In Search of My Queer Fathers (In Response to Bishop Eddie Long)"
Vanessa Vitiello Urquhart "Thou Shalt Not Forsake Thy Celibate Christian LGBTQ Brethren"
Samar Habib "Queer-Friendly Islamic Hermeneutics"
Wim Peumans "Queer Muslim Migrants in Belgium: A Reasearch Note on Same-Sex Sexualities and Lived Religion"
9 Legalize Gay
Dahlia Lithwick "Extreme Makeover: The Story behind the Story of Lawrence v Texas"
Dana Liebelson "Inside the Conservative Campaign to Launch 'Jim Crow-Style' Bills against Gay Americans"
George Saunders "My Amendment"
Justice Anthony Kennedy, as joined by Justices Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Stephen Breyer, Sonia Sotomayor, and Elena Kagan United States v. Windsor (Section 3, of the Majority Opinion)
Justice Antonin Scalia, as joined by Justice Clarence Thomas Obergefell v. Hodges (Justice Scalia's Dissent)
10 None of the Above
Bill Roundy "Orientation Police"
Paul Rudnick "Test Your Knowledge of Sexual Difference"
Julia Thompson "No Sex Please, We're Homoromantic"
Robert Evans, Julianna, and Andy H. "Six Weird Ways the World Looks Different When You're Asexual"
Charles Blow "Up from Pain"
Dan Savage "Meet the Monogamish"