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'Straight Expectations: What Does It Mean To Be Gay Today?' with Julie Bindel

Julie Bindel tracks the changes in the gay community in the last forty years


BOOK LAUNCH

'Straight Expectations: What Does It Mean To Be Gay Today?'
with Julie Bindel

Saturday July 5th, 6.30pm

Entry £3, redeemable against any purchase

More than four decades after the start of the gay liberation movement, lesbians and gay men can legally marry, adopt children, and enjoy the same rights and respect as heterosexuals ... or can they? In Straight Expectations (Guardian Books 2014), Julie Bindel, an out lesbian since 1977, tracks the changes in the gay community in the last forty years and asks whether fighting for the right to marry has achieved genuine progress, or whether the new legal rights have neutered a once-radical social movement.

Drawing on extensive original research into changing attitudes towards sexuality, as well as interviews with scientists examining the 'gay gene', gay liberation pioneers, religious figures and key players of all political persuasions, Straight Expectations asks:

- Is sexual orientation learned or latent?

- Do lesbians and gay men have anything in common?

- Have we now reached a stage where the 'only gay in the village' mentality no longer has any place in society?

In this stimulating, thought-provoking book, Julie Bindel gets to the heart of the values, politics, hopes and dreams of a minority group that still inspires fear, loathing and fascination for many.

Julie Bindel is an English writer, feminist and co-founder of the group Justice for Women, which opposes violence against women from a feminist viewpoint.


Speaker(s):

Julie Bindel | talks | www

 

Date and Time:

5 July 2014 at 6:30 pm

Duration:

1 hour 30 minutes

 

Venue:

Housmans Bookshop
5 Caledonian Road
King’s Cross
London
N1 9DX
020 7837 4473
http://www.housmans.com/

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