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Everyday Activism

A Handbook for Lesbian, Gay, and Bisexual People and their Allies, 1st Edition

By Michael R. Stevenson, Jeanine C. Cogan

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320 pages

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From same-sex marriages to hate-crime laws, gay, lesbian and bisexual people have fought an uphill battle to gain equal rights. Now a comprehensive new reference collects in one volume the strategies, hard data, and legal arguments that are central to the fight for equality in lesbian, gay and bisexual (LGB) life.

Up-to-date and readable, Everyday Activism is the one essential book that provides the basic facts on the key questions faced by LGB citizens.

Reviews

"This is truly a one-of-a-kind book. I don't know of another 'getting down to brass tacks, here's what you do about this particular situation' reference work. I hope Everyday Activism is put to good use." -- --Betty DeGeneres, author of Love, Ellen: A Mother/Daughter Journey

"Everyday Activism is a practical guidebook for working within the system…for those seeking to influence senators, members of Congress, and other officials." -- Girlfriends

"…a comprehensive guide to how the queer populace can unite and fight for common causes… clear cut chapters offer cogent arguments in favor of progressive politics and provide information on how to join the fight for queer rights…" -- Out

"Everyday Activism is a wake-up call. Engaging, eye-opening, and above all encouraging, this much-needed practical guide to personal activism should be required reading for everyone who believes there's nothing they can-and should-do to make a difference." -- -Michael Thomas Ford, author of The World Out There: Becoming Part of the Lesbian and Gay Community

"This important book tackles crucial policy concerns-political organizing, hate crimes, employment, housing, and military discrimination, among others-from a thoughtful activist perspective. What a useful and impressive accomplishment." -- -Craig A. Rimmerman, co-editor of The Politics of Gay Rights

"LGBT people and our allies need all the skills and resources we can muster. This volume will help inform, prepare, and arm us for the continuing struggle." -- --Larry Gross, author of Up From Invisibility: Lesbians, Gay Men, and the Media in America

"This is truly a one-of-a-kind book. I don't know of another 'getting down to brass tacks, here's what you do about this particular situation' reference work. I hope Everyday Activism is put to good use." -- --Betty DeGeneres, author of Love, Ellen: A Mother/Daughter Journey

"This important book tackles crucial policy concerns-political organizing, hate crimes, employment, housing, and military discrimination, among others-from a thoughtful activist perspective. What a useful and impressive accomplishment." -- -Craig A. Rimmerman, co-editor of The Politics of Gay Rights

"Filled with web links, organization contacts, and lists for further reading, this title is a great source of information and encouragement to people who are interested in political activism but unsure how to start. Recommended for most collections." -- Library Journal

"Everyday Activism is invaluable as a clarion declaration that the struggle for equality must be fought consistently by the community as a whole. In some ways, the book functions as a how-to manual. It contains a wealth of information about legal conflicts faced by the community and practical ways to be a force for change. But Everyday Activism also functions as a why-to manual, offering primers on the importance of convincing public officials why they must represent their gay constituency. Even if you break out the rainbow flags once a year, wouldn't it be nice to know why you're waving it." -- --Metrosource

"Now, a comprehensive new reference collects in one volume the strategies, hard data and legal arguments that are central to the fight for equality in lesbian, gay and bisexual life. Up-to-date and readable, Everyday Activism, A Handbook for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual People And Their Allies, is the one essential book that provides the basic facts…an indispensable reference." -- Turner Pike, The Bottom Line

About the Authors

Michael R. Stevenson is Director of the Diversity Policy Institute and Professor of Psychological Science at Ball State University and is the former APA Congressional Fellow to Senator Paul Simon. He lives in Muncie, Indiana.

Jeanine C. Cogan is Director of Action Based Consulting in Washington DC and a former American Psychological Association Congressional Fellow. She has published widely on the subject of hate crimes sexual orientation, eating disorders and body image. She interviewed frequently by such publications as The Los Angeles Times,The Boston Globe, Psychology Today and Glamour Magazine. She resides in Washington, DC.

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
SOC012000
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Gay Studies
SOC017000
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Lesbian Studies
SOC022000
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Popular Culture
SOC026000
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Sociology / General