1st Edition

Living Out Loud An Introduction to LGBTQ History, Society, and Culture

Edited By Michael Murphy, Brytton Bjorngaard Copyright 2019
    464 Pages 130 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

    464 Pages 130 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

    Living Out Loud: An Introduction to LGBTQ History, Society, and Culture offers students an evidence-based foundation in the interdisciplinary field of LGBTQ Studies. Chapters on history, diversity, dating/relationships, education, sexual health, and globalization reflect current research and thinking in the social sciences, humanities, and sciences. Coverage of current events and recommendations for additional readings, videos, and web resources help students apply the contents in their lives, making Living Out Loud the perfect core text for LGBTQ+ Studies (and similar) courses.

    Chapter One: Out of the Past: Histories, by Christianne Anastasia Gadd;

    Chapter Two: Same Difference: Diversities, by Michael J. Murphy;

    Chapter Three: Getting It On: Sexual Behavior and Sexual Health, by Michael J. Murphy;

    Chapter Four: Together, Forever?: Relationships,by Christine Smith and Joel A. Muraco;

    Chapter Five: Reading, Writing, Queering: Education, by Elizabeth Dinkins and Patrick Englert;

    Chapter Six: We’re Here! We’re Queer!: Power, Politics, and Activism, by George A. Waller;

    Chapter Seven: Pop Out!: Mass Media & Popular Culture, by Byron Lee;

    Chapter Eight: Signifying Queerness: Literature and  Visual Arts, by Susan K. Thomas and William J. Simmons;

    Chapter Nine: Getting Around: Globalization and Transnationalism, by Evan Litwack


    Michael J. Murphy, PhD, is Associate Professor of Gender and Sexuality Studies at the University of Illinois Springfield, where he has taught since 2009. He holds degrees in the history of art and women’s/gender/sexuality studies from the University of Iowa and Washington University in St. Louis. Since 2005 he has taught numerous courses in women’s/gender studies, critical men’s/masculinity studies, and LGBTQ+/sexuality studies. He is the author of many encyclopedia and journal articles, and other publications including Activities for Teaching Gender and Sexuality in the University Classroom, Michael J. Murphy and Elizabeth Ribarsky, eds. (Lanham, MD: Rowman & Littlefield Education, 2013). He lives with his husband in St. Louis, Missouri.

    Brytton Bjorngaard is an Assistant Professor of Digital Media at the University of Illinois Springfield. She holds an MFA in Graphic Design from Iowa State University and a BA in Graphic Design from Saint Mary’s University of Minnesota. She is a freelance graphic designer, working primarily for non-profit organizations in the Springfield, Illinois area, including the Enos Park Neighborhood Improvement Association, Springfield Art Association, Shelterbelt Press, and Compass for Kids.