That´s the Stonewall. The Stonewall Inn. Pay attention. History walks through that door. In 1969, being gay in the United States was a criminal offense. It meant living a closeted life or surviving on the fringes of society. People went to jail, lost jobs, and were disowned by their families for being gay. Most doctors considered homosexuality a mental illness. There were few safe havens. The Stonewall Inn - a Mafia-run, filthy, overpriced bar in New York City´s Greenwich Village - was one of them. Police raids on gay bars happened regularly in this era. But one hot June night, when cops pounded on the door of the Stonewall, almost nothing went as planned. Tensions were high. The crowd refused to go away. Anger and frustration boiled over. The raid became a riot. The riot became a catalyst. The catalyst triggered an explosive demand for gay rights. Ann Bausum´s riveting exploration of the Stonewall Riots and the national Gay Rights movement that followed is eye-opening, unflinching, and inspiring. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Tim Federle, Ann Bausum. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/lili/001835/bk_lili_001835_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
In 1969, America was still undergoing plenty of social turmoil, much of it the result of sweeping changes made via the Civil Rights Movement and the Vietnam War, which helped spark the counterculture. Protests were prominent across the country, and one of the movements galvanized during this time was on behalf of the LGBT community, who were often subjected to discrimination in all facets of life. However, LGBT rights were naturally on the back burner for most Americans at the time, and it´s safe to say few considered them until hearing about the Stonewall riots that took place at the end of June 1969 in New York City. Given the discrimination, gay people tried to meet in secret gay bars, and it was common for police to try to bust up such gatherings, but on the night of June 28, the patrons at the Stonewall Inn had enough. As the police tried to line everybody in the bar up and identify them, the crowd hanging around the place began to swell, and tensions began to rise as there were increasing calls to challenge the propriety of the police action. As people sang ´´We Shall Overcome´´ and there were chants of ´´Gay Power,´´ a scuffle eventually broke out, and the police resorted to anti-riot tactics to break up the crowd, injuring an untold number with bats and other objects. The next day, there were further riots, and in the coming days, as news of what happened spread, a gay rights movement began to sprout, consisting of more peaceful protest and pickets. Eventually, the Stonewall riots became a rallying cry across the country for gay rights, and gay rights groups popped up in every state. There would be gay pride marches on the anniversary of the Stonewall riots to commemorate the event, and gay rights entered the mainstream and truly became part of the national debate. As historian Lillian Faderman put it, ´´The Stonewall Rebellion was crucial because it sounded the rally for that movement. It became an emblem of gay and lesbian power. By call... 1. Language: English. Narrator: Dan Gallagher. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/082412/bk_acx0_082412_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Cedi, an 18-year-old British import to the town of Blackford, Indiana, is determined to be a rock star. No one quite knows what to make of the new wild boy with his blue hair and overpowering - enthusiasm - not the jocks he torments in revenge, nor his new friends Toby and Orlando. Cedi is certain of his future until his path crosses that of Thad, a tall, dark, older man who tells Cedi he has no talent. Cedi is infuriated, but intrigued. He becomes obsessed with Thad, who wants nothing to do with him. Cedi isn´t about to give up, however, and wedges his way into Thad´s life. Cedi finds himself caught between his love for Thad and his dream. Just when he has what he thinks he wants, his adventure truly begins. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Adam Dunn. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/023261/bk_acx0_023261_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Winner of Randy Shilts Award In the half century before the Nazis rose to power, Berlin became the undisputed gay capital of the world. Activists and medical professionals made it a city of firsts-the first gay journal, the first homosexual rights organization, the first Institute for Sexual Science, the first sex reassignment surgeries-exploring and educating themselves and the rest of the world about new ways of understanding the human condition. In this fascinating examination of how the uninhibited urban culture of Berlin helped create our categories of sexual orientation and gender identity, Robert Beachy guides readers through the past events and developments that continue to shape and influence our thinking about sex and gender to this day.
Beyond the Boycott:Labor Rights, Human Rights, and Transnational Activism Gay W. Seidman
´´Your birth is a revolution. You chose to be born like this.´´ Tired of the closet lifestyle, arranged marriages, (dis)honor(able) killings happening all around me, in the UK I decided to do something about it. Guys I knew or had dated were marrying someone of the opposite sex, fueling up on drug induced sex orgies, or selling themselves on Grindr to find validation whilst suffocating with shame. The guilt and shame of being gay and South Asian. Yes, for LGBTI people of color, the story is still the same. Stuck in archaic times, families hold on to izaat (honor), societal pressure, and the need to conform. So I turned to spirituality for solace. After a yoga teacher´s course, life coaching certificates, and many grueling silent meditation retreats later I felt like myself again. And that´s when I decided to write Bollywood Gay, a revolutionary, fiery, and necessary bible for those wanting an authentic life. The book has an activist slant, urging people first to sort their own issues before moving onto the bigger task of bringing LGBTI rights in South Asia. It is based on the Law of Attraction principles, with each chapter finishing with an action sheet, intended to dive into the mind, to allow the listener to pierce through blockages, limiting beliefs, feelings, goals, and desires. Do you want the man of your dreams? Do you want to come out to your family? Do you want to live a happier life? All the action sheets will spearhead you on to that effect. The book aims to be positive, motivational, inspirational, and eye opening. I want to remove the years of self-victimization and external blame so you can reclaim your inner power. I want you to realize that you are the change and can do it in an instant with each and every thought, feeling, and word you use. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Manjinder Singh Sidhu. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/079735/bk_acx0_079735_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Collecting three tales of hardcore, gay, beastly gangbangs, Turned Gay by Monsters 12 is the perfect bundle for anyone looking to walk on the wild side. These stories include straight to gay turning, rough sex, mind control, gangbangs, double anal, dubious consent, monster sex, and cream pies. Reptilian Gangbang Hank is a hungry young writer trying his best to navigate the fast paced world of political journalism. With newspapers closing left and right, he needs to do anything he can to get ahead of the curve, even if it means following up on a tip in a notoriously dangerous part of Washington, D.C. But when the tip turns out to be the real deal, Hank quickly finds himself in too deep with a mysterious group of reptilian illuminati shapeshifters. Soon he finds himself at the center of a gay alien gangbang. Mind Elf Gangbang Peter is headed to Joshua Tree National Park for the trip of a lifetime, but not the kind of trip you take by car or plane. Instead, Peter will be tripping on PMZ, a new hallucinogenic drug that´s been said to rip the fabric of our universe wide open, revealing what lies behind the curtain of our human perception. Little does Peter know, there are gay creatures already lurking behind the curtain and they are very, very horny. Soon enough, he finds himself at the center of a gay mind elf gangbang. Angel Gangbang Billy is as charitable as they come, dedicating almost all of his time to helping the less fortunate. In fact, he spends so much time giving that there´s nothing left for himself, which means a love life just isn´t possible. But when a freak accident causes Billy to wake up in Heaven, he finds himself with the power to take on as much loving as he can handle...at the center of a gay angel gangbang! 1. Language: English. Narrator: Hank Wilder. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/070263/bk_acx0_070263_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
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.
Three first time MM erotica short stories and three first time short stories of while wife watches MM action: King Sized When Tad and Daine are sent on a week-long business conference, they assumed they´d be staying in separate rooms. Their penny-pinching boss had different plans. Now, one King Sized bed is all that separates the two. Tad, the newest member of the team, wanted to test the waters at his boys-club work place before he came out. Being shoved into a room with the hunkiest partner in the firm wasn´t part of the plan. Completely unaware of the effect he´s having, Daine strips down and hops in the shower. Hot steam isn´t the only thing heating up the room. Will Daine turn down a new business venture or will Tad give him an offer he can´t refuse? Father Forgive Graduation is tomorrow, and Alex will take his vows of priesthood Monday morning. His friend takes him out for one last wild night on the town. Problem is, Alex has never been into the octane lifestyle of dance clubs and fast women. He´s never been that into women at all. It´s exactly why he´s a good fit for the priesthood, right? And then Hank showed up. He was every bit the man his old-school name warranted. And he understood. This wasn´t his kind of place, either. Hank takes the reins and leads Alex down a new path. Which calling will Alex follow? Punished by Coach When Scott´s flagrant foul loses his team the big game, he knows he has a lot to make up for. He´s used to hitting it fast and hard on the field, but is he ready for Coach´s brand of down and dirty discipline in the locker room? Scott is sure his hot and hunky coach will have some hard and rough words for him when he gets called into his office. Scott is ready and eager to please his coach. Can he make up for his error, or will Coach show Scott just how hard it is to play for his team? My Wife´s Boss I didn´t know what I wa... 1. Language: English. Narrator: Marcus M. Wilde. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/065847/bk_acx0_065847_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.