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.

City of Friends

Author: Joanna Trollope

Publisher: Pan Macmillan

ISBN: 1509823441

Category: Fiction

Page: N.A

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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 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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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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Im Kreis der Freunde

Author: Maeve Binchy

Publisher: Knaur eBook

ISBN: 3426417448

Category: Fiction

Page: 672

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Die warmherzige Benny und die elfenhafte Eva Malone sind seit ihrer Schulzeit in dem schläfrigen Knockglen enge Freundinnen. Ihre Wege trennen sich auch nicht, als beide zum Studium nach Dublin gehen und sie auf einen Kreis junger Leute um den attraktiven Jack Foley und die schöne, aber egoistische Nan Mahon stoßen. Sehr bald müssen Benny und Eve lernen, daß wahre Freundschaft wichtiger ist als alle Zerstreuungen, die das Leben in der Großstadt ihnen bieten kann.

Schwiegertöchter

Author: Joanna Trollope

Publisher: ebook Berlin Verlag

ISBN: 3827074762

Category: Fiction

Page: 350

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Rachel liebt ihre drei Söhne über alles. Aber drei Söhne bedeuten auch drei Schwiegertöchter, und die haben nicht immer dieselben Vorstellungen von Familienglück wie sie: Sigrid, die Frau von Edward reist mit ihrer Tochter ohne Vorankündigung eine zeitlang in ihre schwedische Heimat. Petra weigert sich, das Haus an der Nordseeküste aufzugeben, weil sie sich ein Familienleben in London, wo Ralph einen neuen Job hat, nicht vorstellen kann. Und Charlotte ist empört, weil sie sich von ihrer Schwiegermutter bevormundet fühlt. Droht die Großfamilie auseinander zu brechen oder halten die drei Söhne den polarisierenden Kräften stand?

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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Der Lauf der Liebe

Roman

Author: Alain de Botton

Publisher: S. Fischer Verlag

ISBN: 3104035644

Category: Fiction

Page: 288

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Ein fesselndes Plädoyer für das WAGNIS DER LIEBE. Am Anfang ist jede Liebe leicht. Wie aber geht es mit ihr weiter? Wie gelingt es, zu zweit das Glück zu finden? In seinem neuen Roman durchleuchtet Alain de Botton gnadenlos, aber einfühlsam die Liebesgeschichte von Rabih und Kirsten. Die Wahl der Ikea-Gläser, das Kennenlernen der Schwiegereltern, die Frage, ob die Butter tatsächlich im Kühlschrank stehen soll - all das gibt Anlass für die größten Dramen. Und so wie de Botton mit seinem berühmten Scharfblick erzählt, erkennen wir jene Strukturen der Liebe, die uns allen gleichermaßen Glück und Leid bereiten.

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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