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You Can Tell Just by Looking is a fascinating new book that helps to break down the most commonly held misconceptions about lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender people and their lives.
Three scholars and activists come together to unpack enduring, popular, and deeply held myths about lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender people, culture, and life. Myths, such as "All Religions Condemn Homosexuality" and "Transgender People Are Mentally Ill," have been used to justify discrimination and oppression of LGBT people. Others, such as "Homosexuals Are Born That Way" have been embraced by LGBT communities and their allies. In discussing and dispelling these myths - including gay-positive ones - the authors challenge readers to question their own beliefs and to grapple with the complexities of what it means to be queer in the broadest social, political, and cultural sense.
Paperback, 208 Pages, Published 2013
Author: Michael Bronski, Ann Pellegrini, Michael Amico