Straights, a Book Review.

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After the Stonewall Riots of 1969 there is no question that the frequency of people coming out of the closet has risen dramatically. Whatever side of the fence you fall on, the LGBT movement has brought up interesting insights that both gays and straights can learn from.

I was interested to see what theoretical backing was causing and sustaining the momentum of a profound movement of this generation. It seemed as if those that were part of the LGBT movement knew something that we straight people didn’t know. Then I ran into this book:


straight sHeterosexuality in Post-Closeted Culture, by James Joseph Dean.

I feel that his book fills a serious gap in a wide sea of sexuality studies that before focused more on LGBT issues. I thought it was about time that the literature out there had been updated to include the perspective of straight people and how…

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