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ISBN-13: 978-0415926683 ISBN-10: 0415926688

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  • Paperback: 320 pages
  • Publisher: Routledge (May 2, 2003)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0415926688
  • ISBN-13: 978-0415926683
  • Product Dimensions: 9.1 x 6.3 x 0.8 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.3 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,165,391 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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From combating hate crimes and workplace discrimination to debunking myths about homosexuality and child abuse, this all-in-one guide shows lesbians, gays, bisexuals and everyone else how to promote change in everyday life. The editors, both former APA congressional fellows, bring together psychologists, lawyers and health experts to offer concrete advice on ways of empowering oneself and becoming an advocate for equality. Offering examples of concrete changes that have been made-such as passage of the Hate Crimes Statistics Act of 1990-they provide the kind of hard facts on which successful activism must be based, as well as information on how to establish relationships with members of Congress, policy affecting housing discrimination and policies affecting gays and lesbians in the military. Helpful sidebars explain how to prepare an effective briefing memo or op-ed piece, and how to report and document hate crimes, while an appendix lists Web resources. This is an informative guide for those who want to make a difference.
Copyright 2003 Reed Business Information, Inc.

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This is truly a one-of-a-kind book. I don't know of another 'getting down to brass tacks, here's what you do about this particular situation' reference work. I hope Everyday Activism is put to good use. -- --Betty DeGeneres, author of Love, Ellen: A Mother/Daughter Journey
Everyday Activism is a practical guidebook for working within the system...for those seeking to influence senators, members of Congress, and other officials. -- Girlfriends
...a comprehensive guide to how the queer populace can unite and fight for common causes... clear cut chapters offer cogent arguments in favor of progressive politics and provide information on how to join the fight for queer rights... -- Out
Everyday Activism is a wake-up call. Engaging, eye-opening, and above all encouraging, this much-needed practical guide to personal activism should be required reading for everyone who believes there's nothing they can-and should-do to make a difference. -- -Michael Thomas Ford, author of The World Out There: Becoming Part of the Lesbian and Gay Community
This important book tackles crucial policy concerns-political organizing, hate crimes, employment, housing, and military discrimination, among others-from a thoughtful activist perspective. What a useful and impressive accomplishment. -- -Craig A. Rimmerman, co-editor of The Politics of Gay Rights
LGBT people and our allies need all the skills and resources we can muster. This volume will help inform, prepare, and arm us for the continuing struggle. -- --Larry Gross, author of Up From Invisibility: Lesbians, Gay Men, and the Media in America
This is truly a one-of-a-kind book. I don't know of another 'getting down to brass tacks, here's what you do about this particular situation' reference work. I hope Everyday Activism is put to good use. -- --Betty DeGeneres, author of Love, Ellen: A Mother/Daughter Journey
This important book tackles crucial policy concerns-political organizing, hate crimes, employment, housing, and military discrimination, among others-from a thoughtful activist perspective. What a useful and impressive accomplishment. -- -Craig A. Rimmerman, co-editor of The Politics of Gay Rights
Filled with web links, organization contacts, and lists for further reading, this title is a great source of information and encouragement to people who are interested in political activism but unsure how to start. Recommended for most collections. -- Library Journal
Everyday Activism is invaluable as a clarion declaration that the struggle for equality must be fought consistently by the community as a whole. In some ways, the book functions as a how-to manual. It contains a wealth of information about legal conflicts faced by the community and practical ways to be a force for change. But Everyday Activism also functions as a why-to manual, offering primers on the importance of convincing public officials why they must represent their gay constituency. Even if you break out the rainbow flags once a year, wouldn't it be nice to know why you're waving it. -- --Metrosource
Now, a comprehensive new reference collects in one volume the strategies, hard data and legal arguments that are central to the fight for equality in lesbian, gay and bisexual life. Up-to-date and readable, Everyday Activism, A Handbook for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual People And Their Allies, is the one essential book that provides the basic facts...an indispensable reference. -- Turner Pike, The Bottom Line

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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Gina R. Rosich on November 4, 2007
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I assigned this book for a course I'm teaching on social policy and the LGBT community and my students love it. It's easy to read, totally accessible, and really highlights how policy impacts everyday life for LGBT people. This book will obviously continue to grow outdated in terms of policy changes in the courts and legislature. But it will remain useful as a snapshot of all the areas in which policy and politics touches our lives.
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