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It's not over : getting beyond tolerance, defeating homophobia, and winning true equality
Signorile, Michelangelo, 1960-
Publication Information:
Boston : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2015.
Physical Description:
x, 259 pages ; 24 cm
"From the author of the groundbreaking bestseller Queer in America, a myth-shattering look at the present and future of gay rights Marriage equality has surged across the country. Closet doors have burst open in business, entertainment, and even major league sports. But as longtime advocate Michelangelo Signorile argues in his most provocative book yet, the excitement of such breathless change makes this moment more dangerous than ever. Puncturing the illusion that victory is now inevitable, Signorile marshals stinging evidence that an age-old hatred, homophobia, is still a basic fact of American life. He exposes the bigotry of the brewing religious conservative backlash against LGBT rights and challenges the complacency and hypocrisy of supposed allies in Washington, the media, and Hollywood. Not just a wake-up call, It's Not Over is also a battle plan for the fights to come in the march toward equality. Signorile tells the stories of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender Americans who have refused to be merely tolerated, or worse, and are demanding full acceptance. And he documents signs of hope in schools and communities finding new ways to combat ignorance, bullying, and fear. Urgent and empowering, It's Not Over is a necessary book from one of our most electrifying voices"--
Victory blindness : the dangerous illusion that we've almost won -- "We don't serve fags here" : the cycle of bigotry and discrimination across America -- Bias and backlash : how the enemies of equality are rebranding, recalibrating, and readying for battle -- Hiding in plain sight : the impulse to cover, from Washington to Hollywood -- Worthy of defending : challenging bullying and creating empowerment -- Not up for debate : abandoning the media's "both sides" delusion -- Winning true equality : how the grass roots are vital to full civil rights -- Fields of combat : major-league bias and the end of bigotry -- Charting a path forward.
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