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Setting Them Straight: You CAN Do Something About Bigotry and Homophobia in Your Life

3.35 of 5 stars 3.35  ·  rating details  ·  26 ratings  ·  6 reviews
Offers advice and strategies for coping with and understanding homophobia when it is encountered in the workplace, in family relationships, in casual settings or anywhere else.
Paperback, 272 pages
Published June 1st 1996 by Plume
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Jul 02, 2013 Kristi added it
As a straight married woman with loads of gay friends, it's an interesting read on how to deal with public homophobia. Good tactics on how to effectively deal, in a civilized manner, with people who 'crack gay jokes' and/or demoralize gay families, lifestyles, and culture.
Zac Sigler
A bit dated, but relevant ways to deal with the hate spewing out of certain population segments' collective mouths after the DOMA ruling today.
Jun 17, 2009 drake rated it 1 of 5 stars
Shelves: lgbq
some aspects of the author's perspective are so problematic that the book was hard to get through. her suggestions regarding how to interact with straight religious people reflect a simplistic view of Christianity which is also, at times, incredibly dismissive and/or insulting. the way she talks about "minorities" and "foreigners" assumes a white, American reader. her suggestions for countering some stereotypes, and her characterization of who is homophobic and why, can both come off as incredib ...more
I agree with another reviewer here that the author's views are sometimes either unworkable, or problematic -- as seen best in her advice on dealing with Christians. An ok book for someone just coming out who's reading a million other books like this and just needs to pump up the "how to come out" volume.
This book is somewhat outdated, which detracts at times from its usefulness. However, it nonetheless gives good advice about dealing with homophobia at all levels.
This was a very helpful book, I would highly recommend it. It could use a more intuitive structure to make the most pertinent information easier to access.
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