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Born in the Summer of 2003, Azaan Kamau’s STUD, Dispelling The Myths takes a philosophical look into life as a masculine identified woman from a sociological, anthropological, and spiritual view point. The book is jam-packed with pictures, humor, facts, & spiritual insight.

Many lesbians stud/butch or femme endure a world of judgment, pain, and ultimately triumph and victory!
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Here is a partial listing of Ethnic Studies readings I have encountered in my college classes. As you can hopefully

see, Ethnic Studies encompasses much more than race and ethnicity alone. It is truly interdisciplinary, and perhaps even transdisciplinary, in that it interrogates the

 

A Different Mirror - Ronald Takaki
Asian American Women and Men - Yen Le Espiritu
Immigrant Acts - Lisa Lowe
Possessive Investment In Whiteness - George Lipsitz
Racial Castration - David Eng
Racial Formation - Michael Omi & Howard Winant
The Karma of Brown Folk - Vijay Prashad
The Souls of Black Folk- W.E.B. Dubois
The Wages of Whiteness - David Roediger

 

Gender/Queer Studies

 

Bodies That Matter - Judith Butler
Borderlands / La Frontera - Gloria Anzaldua
Brother to Brother - Chuck Tarver, Essex Hemphill
Gender Trouble - Judith Butler
Q & A: Queer in Asian America - David L. Eng, Alice Y. Hom
The History of Sexuality: An Introduction - Michel Foucault

 

Civil Rights

 

Covering - Kenji Yoshino

 

(Post)Colonialism Studies

 

Black Skin, White Masks - Franz Fanon
Can the Subaltern Speak? - Gayatri Spivak
Decolonizing Methodologies - Linda Tuhiwai Smith
Orientalism - Edward Said
The Wretched of the Earth - Franz Fanon

 

Disability Studies

 

Broken Cord - Michael Dorris
My Body Politic: A Memoir - Simi Linton
Send in the Idiots: Stories from the Other Side of Autism - Kamran Nazeer
The Question of David: A Disabled Mother’s Journey Through Adoption, Family, and Life - Denise Sherer Jacobson
The Short Bus: A Journey Beyond Normal - Jonathan Mooney


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Better Read Than Dead
'Drag King Dreams'
is an emotional, significant look at minority issues
Jennifer Tanko
Arts | 3/2/08

 

Last semester, Towson University was lucky enough to have transgender activist and writer Leslie Feinberg speak on campus. The speech, like Feinberg's books, dealt with social issues from lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender rights to the war in Iraq. At the time, I had a copy of "Stone Butch Blues" (but hadn't read it yet) and didn't know much about Feinberg.

I have since read "Blues," but most recently the novel "Drag King Dreams." The writing in both of these books is just as powerful and empowering as Feinberg's speech, and can be taken as something to get passionate about.

Max Rabinowitz, our protagonist, is a club bouncer and drag king. She deals with an array of confusion in "Dreams," from an impending mid-life crisis and dealing with the death of a friend who has been brutally murdered for gender expression, to her friends being taken by the government because of their middle-eastern racial status in a post-9/11 New York City. Max was once an empowered activist for social change. With her age, she has become disenchanted with her cause due to the lack of affect her efforts have had. The novel traces the emotional journey Max takes as she adapts to the changing political situation in New York and becomes re-inspired.

"Drag King Dreams" was first published in 2006 and details a variety of political issues. From transgender and queer identity to the unwarranted arrest and imprisonment of racial profiling victims, "Drag King Dreams" explores what it is to be a social outcast in modern New York City. In the novel, the gender-neutral pronouns zhi (s/he) and hir (his/her) are explored and used to great effect. This novel is so significant because it explores how structured gender roles are in western culture, and the reader is able to experience the consequences of conforming to neither male nor female standards and expectations through the character of Max. This is primarily a novel about being true to oneself-regardless of the norms and ideals society forces upon you.

"Dreams" does a superior job covering problems that queer people and people who challenge gender norms have to cope with. One of the more heartbreaking storylines follows a friend of Max's with AIDS who receives extremely substandard treatment at the hospital, and the length that a group of friends must go to ensure their friend is properly cared for.

A common theme in Feinberg's writing is the concept that oppression of one group or minority is oppression of them all. Feinberg comments that movements are usually too single-issue, and that to truly make a difference and bring justice to the world, systematic oppression and domination must be challenged and overthrown. "Drag King Dreams" is more than a novel-it is a call to action.


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Top 10 GLBT Books

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With the great diversity and quality of GLBT literature, this Top 10 List is just one starting point. This site also includes an extensive list of recommended books, links to other 'best GLBT books' lists, and more resources.

The following works range from classical poetry to some of today's best drama, comedy, and non-fiction. Enjoy!

Brown, Rita Mae

Rubyfruit Jungle

– Spunky lesbian comes out with a bang, moving from a small town to NYC; 1973

Faderman, Lillian, editor

Chloe Plus Olivia: Anthology of Lesbian Literature from the 17th Century to the Present

Chloe Plus OliviaAnthology – Thematically-arranged lesbian poetry, fiction, drama, and essays, featuring dozens of authors from five centuries; 1995

Fone, Byrne R.S., editor

Columbia Anthology of Gay Literature: Readings from Western Antiquity to the Present Day

Columbia AnthologyAnthology – 4,000 years of gay male fiction, poetry, drama, and memoirs, with concise historical and literary commentary (here is a complete outline of the book); 1998

Forster, E.M.

Maurice

MauriceNovel – A young gay man challenges social, and personal, prejudice to find happiness; 1913

Katz, Jonathan Ned, editor

Gay American History: Lesbians and Gay Men in the U.S.A.Book

Gay American HistoryHistory – 400 years of GLBTs in America, revealed through original historical documents and illuminating commentaries; 1976. (Also highly recommended: out-of-print Hidden from History: Reclaiming the Gay and Lesbian Past, edited by Martin Duberman, Martha Vicinus, & George Chauncey — essays on GLBTs throughout both world and US history; 1990)

Kushner, Tony

Angels in America

Angels in AmericaPlay – Fantastic, romantic, political, hilarious, and deeply moving. Is this multi-award-winning two-part epic the best play of the last 50 years? You decide! 1992–1994

Marlowe, Christopher

Edward II
[free online]

Edward IIPlay – Mesmerizing verse drama about the connections between politics, sex and power, as seen through the rise and fall of the historical English king (1284–1327) and his male lover; 1592

Monette, Paul

Becoming a Man

Becoming a ManMemoir – Painful, inspiring story of how the author came out, and learned to love; 1992

Saslow, James M.

Pictures and Passions: A History of Homosexuality in the Visual Arts

Pictures and PassionsHistory – Landmark survey of GLBT art, and social life, from antiquity to the present; 1999

Woolf, Virginia

Orlando

OrlandoNovel – S/he lives for centuries, changing genders along the way; 1928

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