Gays and lesbians are spending more and more time in hotel rooms--15 nights on average, according to the Gay.com/CMI survey--and we want to feel supported and empowered every time we settle up and check out.
(Beijing has a new homegrown gay tour company, Go Pink China, set to capitalize on the surge of gay travelers that visit during the next two years.)
While Robinson's book is highly recommended reading for those interested in the development of the gay
movement, my only criticism of it is his conclusion.
State legislatures are now pushing to erect a variety of legal barriers to gay couples seeking to raise kids.
* The Gay Baby Boom: Extrapolating from 2000 census data, Urban Institute demographer Gary Gates conservatively estimates there are at least a quarter million children living in households headed by same-sex couples; 4.2 percent are either adopted or foster children, almost double the figure for heterosexual couples.
Q TV, launched in late 2004, proudly self-identifies as "a gay lifestyle" channel for gays, lesbians, bisexuals, transsexuals, and the curious.
Its February launch date was postponed to late June for programming reasons and because LOGO experienced difficulties getting into some markets: a.k.a., "A gay cable channel?
In the past several years, the emergence of an identifiable lesbian and gay
culture in most medium-to-large metropolitan areas in the United States has dispelled the long-held negative stereotypes of gay
men as effeminate and lesbian women as overly masculine (Barret & Logan, 2001; Pope, 1995c; Pope & Barret, 2002).
In the '90s, many LGBT of all colors claim, the gay
movement went mainstream and became the mouthpiece for wealthy white gay
They had no inkling Jim was gay
and no idea how to deal with homosexuality within the context of their faith.
Today, black gays
and lesbians embrace Langston Hughes as part of their community, although biographer Arnold Rampersad and members of the Hughes family deny that he was gay
According to the National Gay
and Lesbian Task Force (NGLTF), estimates of the total number of children with at least one gay
or lesbian parent range from six million to fourteen million.
In Jason Berry's book Lead Us Not into Temptation: Catholic Priests and the SexualAbuse of Children (1992), as the proportion of homosexuals increased dramatically many gay
priests were visiting the seminary "on the make," frequenting gay
bars, and "befriending" high school students.
Nearly all of the respondents (98.5%) indicated that they had met someone who was gay
, lesbian, or bisexual, and over half (56.6%) of those individuals considered that person to be a friend.
Stein's book is then a history of "both everyday resistance and organised movement politics" in gay
and lesbian Philadelphia between 1945 and 1972.