One of the grilling hot seats of controversies that breed not only human and public discrimination but fierce judgment is the issue of homosexuality. The grilling questions are: Are lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender people corruptions of human nature and dignity? Or are they the design of creation that expresses uniqueness and evolution? These essential questions are crucial in order to address the root issue. And this book was created for that purpose. This book serves as an open letter to both the LGBT and Islamic communities. We´ll address: The right approach we should carefully consider when we deal with both parties The essential ideological heart cry of LGBT as an identity, individuals, and community Why the terms corruption and creation are a valid argument in their own contextual views but invalid when compromised to other´s views Why LGBT is in fact a great economic resource for progress The context of Islam for giving a severe punishment against LGBT Why Islam´s opposition against LGBT is a sacred devotion The author´s burden of seeing no hope of reconciliation for both parties The common ground we can build in order to control the clashing storm of opposition coming from each party 1. Language: English. Narrator: Trevor Clinger. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/044860/bk_acx0_044860_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
#1 Amazon Bestseller! Are you seeking a deeper understanding of gender identity and sexual identity? The ABCs of LGBT+ is a #1 Bestselling LGBT book and is essential reading for questioning teens, teachers or parents looking for advice, or anyone who wants to learn how to talk about gender identity and sexual identity. In The ABCs of LGBT+, Ashley Mardell, a beloved blogger and YouTube star, answers many of your questions about: lgbt and lgbt+ gender identity sexual identity teens in a binary world the LGBT family and more Understanding gender identity and sexual identity: The 21st Century has seen very positive movement for LGBT+ rights. In the last few years the overturning of DOMA, the SCOTUS ruling in favor of the Marriage Equality Act, American transgender politicians elected to office, and landmark moments such as Apple becoming the most valuable company in the world under the leadership of an openly gay CEO have advanced LGBT awareness and understanding. In a world full of LGBT questions, Mardell´s The ABC´s of LGBT+ has the answers. The trusted voice of Ashley Mardell: We are living in a post-binary world where gender fluency and awareness of gender identity and a real understanding of our LGBT family is essential. Ashley Mardell, one of the most trusted voices on YouTube, presents a detailed look at all things LGBT+ in this remarkable book. Along with in-depth definitions, personal anecdotes, helpful infographics, resources, and more; Mardell´s LGBT book is proof it does get better every day in a world where people are empowered by information and understanding. In Mardell´s own words, ´´This book is also for allies and LGBT+ people simply looking to pack in some extra knowledge... a critical part of acceptance. Learning about new identities broadens our understanding of humanity, heightens our empathy, and allows us different, valuable perspectives.´´
Most people have heard of the United States´ infamous ´´Don´t Ask, Don´t Tell´´ policy, yet few know about Australia´s own history of LGBT military service. In Serving in Silence? lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender servicemen and women share their personal stories for the first time.
The 21st century has seen very positive movement for LGBT+ rights. In the last few years, the overturning of DOMA, the SCOTUS ruling in favor of the Marriage Equality Act, American transgender politicians elected to office, and landmark moments such as Apple becoming the most valuable company in the world under the leadership of an openly gay CEO have advanced LGBT awareness and understanding. In a world full of LGBT questions, The ABC´s of LGBT+ has the answers. We are living in a postbinary world where gender fluency and awareness of gender identity and a real understanding of our LGBT family is essential. Ashley Mardell, one of the most trusted voices on YouTube, presents a detailed look at all things LGBT+ in this remarkable book. Along with in-depth definitions, personal anecdotes, resources, and more, The ABC´s of LGBT+ is proof that it does get better every day in a world where people are empowered by information and understanding. PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying reference material will be available in your Library section along with the audio. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Amy Melissa Bentley. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/tant/008412/bk_tant_008412_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
What does sexual freedom mean today? The last 20 years have seen enormous gains for LGBT rights - but who, and what, has been left out of this success story? In this provocative polemic, activist and writer Scott Long condemns the moral mainstream which has replaced the struggle for sexual liberation with the narrow demand for gay marriage. Taking an international perspective informed by his many years based in Eastern Europe and the Middle East, Long reports on the ongoing tensions between LGBT activism, commitment to social justice, and an anti-capitalist imaginary. He highlights three flashpoint issues - identity politics, money (sex work), and power (imperialism) - to judge the achievements of LGBT activism through the radical politics of sex and gender. With devastating clarity and biting wit, he demands bold new models of solidarity with queers in the Global South, shows how the failure to defend sex workers´ rights has been catastrophic for the LGBT movement, and exposes the major organisations´ complicity with imperialist agendas. By confronting the most controversial, taboo and divisive issues, this is a cutting appraisal of international LGBT politics today.
A funny and pertinent book about being lesbian, bisexual, gay, queer, transgender or just curious - for everybody, no matter their gender or sexualityFormer PSHCE teacher and acclaimed YA author James Dawson gives an uncensored look at what it´s like to grow up as LGBT. Including testimonials from people across the gender and sexual spectrums, this frank, funny, fully inclusive book explores everything anyone who ever dared to wonder wants to know - from sex to politics, how to pull, stereotypes, how to come-out and more. Spike Gerrell´s hilarious illustrations combined with funny and factual text make this a must-read.
American public opinion tends to be sticky. Although the news cycle might temporarily affect the public´s mood on contentious issues like abortion, the death penalty, or gun control, public opinion toward these issues has remained remarkably constant over decades. There are notable exceptions, however, particularly with regard to divisive issues that highlight identity politics. For example, over the past three decades, public support for same-sex marriage has risen from scarcely more than a tenth to a majority of the population. Why have people´s minds changed so dramatically on this issue, and why so quickly? It wasn´t just that older, more conservative people were dying and being replaced in the population by younger, more progressive people; people were changing their minds. Was this due to the influence of elite leaders like President Obama? Or advocacy campaigns by organizations pushing for greater recognition of the equal rights of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender (LGBT) people? Listen, We Need to Talk tests a new theory, what Brian Harrison and Melissa Michelson call ´´The Theory of Dissonant Identity Priming´´, about how to change people´s attitudes on controversial topics. Harrison and Michelson conducted randomized experiments all over the United States, many in partnership with equality organizations, including Equality Illinois, Georgia Equality, Lambda Legal, Equality Maryland, and Louisiana´s Capital City Alliance. They found that people are often willing to change their attitudes about LGBT rights when they find out that others with whom they share an identity (for example, as sports fans or members of a religious group) are also supporters of those rights - particularly when told about support from a leader of the group, and particularly if they find the information somewhat surprising. Fans of the Green Bay Packers football team were influenced by hearing that a Packers Hall-of-Famer is a supporter of LGBT rig... 1. Language: English. Narrator: Graham Halstead. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/tant/012001/bk_tant_012001_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
A new job in a small town fire department sees Jacob on nightshift with his new commander on the very first week. The attraction between them is already there, and there’s no fighting it off. It ends with Jacob giving in to feelings he’s been suppressing, as he lets the commander take charge to show him just how good it is to be with a man. This story contains sex scenes and is suitable for adults only. All characters are fictional and are over 18 years old. 1. Language: English. Narrator: John York. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/120705/bk_acx0_120705_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
David Bowie Made Me Gay is the first book to cover the breadth of history of recorded music by and for the LGBT community: How have those records influenced the evolution of the music we listen to today? How have they inspired whole generations of disenfranchised youth? How could we ever have the Scissor Sisters or Lady Gaga without Billie Holiday, Disco and David Bowie?
Brendan’s meeting with a young doctor in a bar turns to more when the discussion turns to examination tables. The tipsy medic confesses he has dreams about tying down a man and it gets him an invitation to play out his fantasy. When they get to the examination room, Brendan asks the doctor to demonstrate the position he should assume then turns the tables by tying the young man down and takes full advantage to indulge in some dirty medical play. 1. Language: English. Narrator: John York. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/113674/bk_acx0_113674_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.