I was always gay but I didn’t always know it. Since I’ve been old enough to care and to vote, I’ve always participated in the political process but I didn’t always take a liberal stance – I trended more toward the neutral middle until my “formal” coming out about six years ago. There are causes I’ve always believed in and that I’ve supported to some degree – typically via monetary contribution that didn’t get me up out of my chair and involved.
Finally coming to the realization that I’m gay and, because of that, being demoted from 1st class U.S. citizen despite my disabled (yes, 10%), retired U.S. Army Veteran status, I learned that I need to stand up for the things that I have to fight for my own rights. What’s more, I have to fight for the rights of everyone who is persecuted in this country because they don’t conform to the mythic norm. My LGBT brothers and sisters, we are a force to be reckoned with!
In my blog posts, I’ve alluded to the fact that I’m an auditory rather than visual learner. I learn and comprehend best when I read, write or hear something. Give me a set of written To that end, I’ve been reading books about activism and how to become more effectively involved. Obviously, there are 1,000s of books out there about various aspects of activism. I’ve ready several including a couple of good LGBT related ones.
Previously, I was listing books that I’ve reviewed related to LGBT activism on the main Non-fiction page. Now I’m giving them their own page. I’ll continue to add to this page as I review more books in this area.
LGBT Activism related books that I’ve reviewed:
Flaunt It! Queers Organizing for Public Education and Justice by Therese Quinn and Erica R. Meiners. Please see my October 15th, 2011 post for my review.
The Dance of Difference: The New Frontier of Sexual Orientation (Volume 1) by Shirley Anderson Fletcher. Please see my August 27th, 2011 post for my review.
Love Warriors: The Rise of the Marriage Equality Movement and Why It Will Prevail by Davina Kotulski, Ph.D. Please see my August 25th, 2011 post for my review.
The Inclusion Paradox: The Obama Era and the Transformation of Global Diversity by Andres T. Tapia. Please see my August 22nd, 2011 post for my review.
Everyday Activism: A Handbook for Lesbian, Gay, and Bisexual People and their Allies by Michael R. Stevenson and Jeanine C. Cogan. Please see my July 28th, 2011 post for my review.