OFFEN, UNBESCHWERT UND SELBSTBEWUSSTDas ultimative Aufklärungsbuch zu Sex und sexueller IdentitätWie fühlt es sich an, zum ersten Mal in ein Mädchen verliebt zu sein, wenn man selbst ein Mädchen ist? Und was passiert dann? Wie findet man andere schwule Jungs? Und warum fühlen sich manche Menschen im falschen Körper gefangen? Mit über hundert Originalbeiträgen von lesbischen, schwulen, bi- und transsexuellen Jugendlichen, die ein unendliches Spektrum sexueller Identitäten repräsentieren.Für alle, die immer schon mehr wissen wollten über Homosexualität und Transgender - und für alle, die einfach nur neugierig sind!man lernt auch als [...] Hetero noch so Einiges dazu [...] über die Feinheiten, die für einen sensiblen und respektvollen Umgang in unserer Gesellschaft einfach nötig sind. Ulrike Schimming letteraturen.de, 8. September 2015James Dawson wuchs im englischen West Yorkshire auf und hat sich schon als Kind Folgen für die britische Kultserie Doctor Who ausgedacht und aufgeschrieben. Er wurde Journalist und interviewte Popstars wie Steps und Atomic Kitten. James Dawson arbeitete als Lehrer. Mittlerweile ist er selbstständiger Autor und lebt in London.
Winner of Randy Shilts Award In the half century before the Nazis rose to power, Berlin became the undisputed gay capital of the world. Activists and medical professionals made it a city of firsts-the first gay journal, the first homosexual rights organization, the first Institute for Sexual Science, the first sex reassignment surgeries-exploring and educating themselves and the rest of the world about new ways of understanding the human condition. In this fascinating examination of how the uninhibited urban culture of Berlin helped create our categories of sexual orientation and gender identity, Robert Beachy guides readers through the past events and developments that continue to shape and influence our thinking about sex and gender to this day.
A funny and pertinent book about being lesbian, bisexual, gay, queer, transgender or just curious - for everybody, no matter their gender or sexualityFormer PSHCE teacher and acclaimed YA author James Dawson gives an uncensored look at what it´s like to grow up as LGBT. Including testimonials from people across the gender and sexual spectrums, this frank, funny, fully inclusive book explores everything anyone who ever dared to wonder wants to know - from sex to politics, how to pull, stereotypes, how to come-out and more. Spike Gerrell´s hilarious illustrations combined with funny and factual text make this a must-read.
An unprecedented examination of the ways in which the uninhibited urban sexuality, sexual experimentation, and medical advances of pre-Weimar Berlin created and molded our modern understanding of sexual orientation and gay identity. Known already in the 1850s for the friendly company of its ´´warm brothers´´ (German slang for men who love other men), Berlin, before the turn of the twentieth century, became a place where scholars, activists, and medical professionals could explore and begin to educate both themselves and Europe about new and emerging sexual identities. From Karl Heinrich Ulrichs, a German activist described by some as the first openly gay man, to the world of Berlin´s vast homosexual subcultures, to a major sex scandal that enraptured the daily newspapers and shook the court of Emperor William II-and on through some of the very first sex reassignment surgeries-Robert Beachy uncovers the long-forgotten events and characters that continue to shape and influence the way we think of sexuality today. Chapter by chapter Beachy´s scholarship illuminates forgotten firsts, including the life and work of Dr. Magnus Hirschfeld, first to claim (in 1896) that same-sex desire is an immutable, biologically determined characteristic, and founder of the Institute for Sexual Science. Though raided and closed down by the Nazis in 1933, the institute served as, among other things, ´´a veritable incubator for the science of tran-sexuality,´´ scene of one of the world´s first sex reassignment surgeries. Fascinating, surprising, and informative-Gay Berlin is certain to be counted as a foundational cultural examination of human sexuality.
Nietzsche called The Gay Science ´´the most personal of all my books.´´ It was here that he first proclaimed the death of God -- to which a large part of the book is devoted -- and his doctrine of the eternal recurrence. Walter Kaufmann´s commentary, with its many quotations from previously untranslated letters, brings to life Nietzsche as a human being and illuminates his philosophy. The book contains some of Nietzsche´s most sustained discussions of art and morality, knowledge and truth, the intellectual conscience and the origin of logic. Most of the book was written just before Thus Spoke Zarathustra, the last part five years later, after Beyond Good and Evil. We encounter Zarathustra in these pages as well as many of Nietzsche´s most interesting philosophical ideas and the largest collection of his own poetry that he himself ever published. Walter Kaufmann´s English versions of Nietzsche represent one of the major translation enterprises of our time. He is the first philosopher to have translated Nietzsche´s major works, and never before has a single translator given us so much of Nietzsche.