City of Friends

A Portrait of the Gay and Lesbian Community in America

Author: Simon LeVay,Elisabeth Nonas

Publisher: MIT Press

ISBN: 9780262621137

Category: Social Science

Page: 460

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City of Friends offers a practical, intelligent, and well-informed overview of what it means to be gay or lesbian. The authors seek to help gay men and women, as well as their families and friends, to better understand the institutions and communities that make up the most culturally and ethnically diverse minority in America today.Beginning with basic concepts, LeVay and Nonas define the words "homosexual," "gay," "lesbian," and "bisexual" and discuss the various patterns of homosexuality in different cultures around the world. They relate the history of the gay and lesbian community in the United States, and its struggle for equal rights and social acceptance, before tackling the question -- still highly controversial -- of what determines an individual's sexual orientation.City of Friends describes the great diversity within the gay and lesbian community: Life in the "gay ghetto." Old lesbians in rural hideaways. Gay resorts. A "town without men." Gay and lesbian Latinos, African-Americans, Asian-Americans, and Native Americans -- what it means to be a minority within a minority. Lesbian and gay youth, the elderly, the deaf. Bisexuals and transsexuals. Academics, drag queens, technoqueers, publishers, softball players -- all make their appearance in these pages.LeVay and Nonas continue with a discussion of health issues (especially of the AIDS epidemic and the community's response to it), the law, and gay and lesbian politics. They describe the cultural achievements of lesbians and gay men -- their art, literature, theater, music, and dance. Finally they take a look at the spiritual life of gays and lesbians, both within and outside of organized religion.

Report of the Trial of Friends in the City of Philadelphia, June 1828

Before Edward King, Esq., President Judge of the Court of Common Pleas for the First Judicial District of Pennsylvania ; Or, The Case of Edmund Shotwell, Joseph Lukins, Charles Middleton, and Two Others who Had Been by the Mayor of the City Committed to Prison Whence They Were Brought Up by Habeas Corpus, June 16th, 1828

Author: Edmund Shotwell,Marcus Tullius Cicero Gould

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Habeas corpus

Page: 154

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City of Friends

Author: Joanna Trollope

Publisher: Pan Macmillan

ISBN: 1509823441

Category: Fiction

Page: N.A

View: 2332

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City of Friends is the number one bestselling twentieth novel from the highly acclaimed author, Joanna Trollope. She glanced at her phone again. There were appeals from the girls, from her colleagues, a text from Steve reading with uncharacteristic imperiousness, 'Call me.' She couldn't. She couldn't call anyone . . . She leaned forward, gripping the edge of the bench, and stared at the ground. God, she thought, am I losing my mind? Is this what happens when you lose your job? The day Stacey Grant loses her job feels like the last day of her life. Or at least, the only life she'd ever known. For who was she if not a City high-flyer, Senior Partner at one of the top private equity firms in London? As Stacey starts to reconcile her old life with the new - one without professional achievements or meetings, but instead, long days at home with her dog and ailing mother, waiting for her successful husband to come home - she at least has The Girls to fall back on. Beth, Melissa and Gaby. The girls, now women, had been best friends from the early days of university right through their working lives, and for all the happiness and heartbreaks in between. But these career women all have personal problems of their own, and when Stacey's redundancy forces a betrayal to emerge that was supposed to remain secret, their long cherished friendships will be pushed to their limits . . .

Report of the Trial of Friends in the City of Philadelphia, June, 1828, Before the Honorable Edward King, President Judge of the Court of Common Pleas, for the First Judicial District of Pennsylvania; Or, The Case of Edmund Shotwell, Joseph Lukins, Charles Middleton, & Two Others, who Had Been, by the Mayor of the City, Committed to Prison, Whence They Were Brought Up by Habeas Corpus, June 16th, 1828

Author: Marcus Tullius Cicero Gould

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Society of Friends

Page: 154

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A Descriptive Catalogue of Friends' Books

Or Books Written by Members of the Society of Friends, Commonly Called Quakers, from Their First Rise to the Present Time, Interspersed with Critical Remarks, and Occasional Biographical Notices ...

Author: Joseph Smith

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Quakers

Page: N.A

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The Friends' Library

Comprising Journals, Doctrinal Treatises, and Other Writings of Members of the Religious Society of Friends

Author: William Evans,Thomas Evans

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Society of Friends

Page: N.A

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Poems of Faiz Ahmad Faiz

A Poet of the Third World

Author: Faiz Ahmad Faiz,Faiz̤ Aḥmad Faiz̤

Publisher: M.D. Publications Pvt. Ltd.

ISBN: 9788185880679

Category:

Page: 83

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The poetry if Faiz Ahmad Faiz, the most acclimed modern urdu poet, shows how a soft mellowed diction can effectively depict the intense feelings of a hard core pre-perestroika activist of international repute. The translations bear out the softness as well as the poignancy of the original. Retention of the original imagery and idiom adds up to a new expressional hue in English.