Gay and Lesbian Issues: A Reference Handbook traces the developments, people, and organizations responsible for bringing homosexual issues to the public’s attention. In addition to exploring such controversial issues as gays in the military and child adoption, this title discusses court decisions, pivotal events, and key individuals like Magnus Hirschfeld, Radclyffe Hall, and Harvey Milk, the San Francisco town supervisor who along with Mayor George Moscone was murdered by ex-supervisor Dan White.
What happens when a same-sex couple marrying in Holland returns to the United States expecting to be treated as legally married? This one of a kind reference explores the interplay of international politics with U.S. policies. Students, administrators and parents alike will discover a wealth of supportive data and statistics on hate crimes, adolescent suicide, military discrimination and much more.
- Primary source documents include Colorado Amendment 2, the Crittenden Report, Executive Order 10450 (Dwight Eisenhower), "Don't Ask, Don't Tell," the Society for Human Rights charter, and the United Nations declarations on human rights and torture
- The chronology begins with Germany in the 1800s and shows how during times of cultural stress, such as war or economic depression, antigay sentiments increase