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We’Ve Come A Long Way (Baby)! Or Have We? Evolving Intellectual Freedom Issues In The Us And Florida, L. Bryan Cooper, A.D. Beman-Cavallaro May 2018

We’Ve Come A Long Way (Baby)! Or Have We? Evolving Intellectual Freedom Issues In The Us And Florida, L. Bryan Cooper, A.D. Beman-Cavallaro

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This paper analyzes a shifting landscape of intellectual freedom (IF) in and outside Florida for children, adolescents, teens and adults. National ideals stand in tension with local and state developments, as new threats are visible in historical, legal, and technological context. Examples include doctrinal shifts, legislative bills, electronic surveillance and recent attempts to censor books, classroom texts, and reading lists.

Privacy rights for minors in Florida are increasingly unstable. New assertions of parental rights are part of a larger conservative animus. Proponents of IF can identify a lessening of ideals and standards that began after doctrinal fruition in the 1960s ...


Homophobia, Human Rights And Diplomacy, Douglas Janoff Nov 2017

Homophobia, Human Rights And Diplomacy, Douglas Janoff

Conference: The Social Practice of Human Rights

Multilateral human rights diplomacy is a product of the triad relationship between intergovernmental organizations (IGOs), civil society organizations (CSOs), and states. This paper examines the emergence of LGBT rights within the context of the UN human rights system. Recently, the global debates around LGBT rights have become much more public and increasingly complex: Ministers, leaders, and even the UN Secretary-General routinely call on states to do more to protect sexual minorities. Countries such as Uganda and Russia are labeled “homophobic” — not just by human rights activists, but by other states. These “accusations” are delivered both bilaterally and in multilateral forums ...


Gay Parenthood And The Revolution Of The Modern Family: An Examination Of The Unique Barriers Confronting Gay Adoptive Parents, Nicholas Arntsen Nov 2012

Gay Parenthood And The Revolution Of The Modern Family: An Examination Of The Unique Barriers Confronting Gay Adoptive Parents, Nicholas Arntsen

Nicholas Benedict Arntsen

Abstract: In recent decades, the structure of the American family has been revolutionized to incorporate families of diverse and unconventional compositions. Gay and lesbian couples have undoubtedly played a crucial role in this revolution by establishing families through the tool of adoption. Eleven adoptive parents from the state of Connecticut were interviewed to better conceptualize the unique barriers gay couples encounter in the process adoption. Both the scholarly research and the interview data illustrate that although gay couples face enormous legal barriers, the majority of their hardship comes through social interactions. As a result, the cultural myths and legal restrictions ...


Queers Resisting Zionism: On Authority And Accountability Beyond Homonationalism, C. Heike Schotten, Haneen Maikey Oct 2012

Queers Resisting Zionism: On Authority And Accountability Beyond Homonationalism, C. Heike Schotten, Haneen Maikey

C. Heike Schotten

A critical response to Jasbir Puar and Maya Mikdashi's "Pinkwatching and Pinkwashing: Interpenetration and Its Discontents"


Nietzsche/Pentheus: The Last Disciple Of Dionysus And Queer Fear Of The Feminine, C. Heike Schotten Aug 2008

Nietzsche/Pentheus: The Last Disciple Of Dionysus And Queer Fear Of The Feminine, C. Heike Schotten

Political Science Faculty Publication Series

This article examines the scholarly preoccupation with the hypothesis that Nietzsche was gay by offering a reading of Nietzsche's texts as autobiographical that puts them in conversation with Euripides's drama The Bacchae. Drawing a number of parallels between Nietzsche, self-avowed disciple of Dionysus, and Pentheus, the main character of The Bacchae and demonstrated antidisciple of Dionysus, I argue that both men experience their sexual attraction to women as somehow intolerable, and they negotiate this discomfort—which is simultaneously an unjustified paranoia and fear of the feminine—through the appropriation of feminine capacities and qualities for themselves. This appropriation ...


Nietzsche/Pentheus: The Last Disciple Of Dionysus And Queer Fear Of The Feminine, C. Heike Schotten Jul 2008

Nietzsche/Pentheus: The Last Disciple Of Dionysus And Queer Fear Of The Feminine, C. Heike Schotten

C. Heike Schotten

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Equality News (Winter 2008), Matthew R. Dubois Jan 2008

Equality News (Winter 2008), Matthew R. Dubois

Equality News

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Equality News (Autumn 2007), Matthew R. Dubois Oct 2007

Equality News (Autumn 2007), Matthew R. Dubois

Equality News

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Equality News (Spring 2007), Matthew R. Dubois Apr 2007

Equality News (Spring 2007), Matthew R. Dubois

Equality News

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Equality News (Winter 2007), Matthew R. Dubois Jan 2007

Equality News (Winter 2007), Matthew R. Dubois

Equality News

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Equality News (Autumn 2006), Matthew R. Dubois Oct 2006

Equality News (Autumn 2006), Matthew R. Dubois

Equality News

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Equality News (Summer 2006), Matthew R. Dubois Jul 2006

Equality News (Summer 2006), Matthew R. Dubois

Equality News

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Democracy's Handmaid, Robert Tsai Jan 2006

Democracy's Handmaid, Robert Tsai

Robert L Tsai

Democratic theory presupposes open channels of dialogue, but focuses almost exclusively on matters of institutional design writ large. The philosophy of language explicates linguistic infrastructure, but often avoids exploring the political significance of its findings. In this Article, Professor Tsai draws from the two disciplines to reach new insights about the democracy-enhancing qualities of popular constitutional language. Employing examples from the founding era, the struggle for black civil rights, the religious awakening of the last two decades, and the search for gay equality, he presents a model of constitutional dialogue that emphasizes common modalities and mobilized vernacular. According to this ...


Equality News (Fall 2005), Rodney Mondor Oct 2005

Equality News (Fall 2005), Rodney Mondor

Equality News

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Equality News (Summer 2005), Rodney Mondor Jul 2005

Equality News (Summer 2005), Rodney Mondor

Equality News

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Equality News (Spring 2005), Rodney Mondor Apr 2005

Equality News (Spring 2005), Rodney Mondor

Equality News

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Equality News (Winter 2005-2006), Matthew R. Dubois Jan 2005

Equality News (Winter 2005-2006), Matthew R. Dubois

Equality News

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Equality News (Fall 2004), Maggie Allen Oct 2004

Equality News (Fall 2004), Maggie Allen

Equality News

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Equality News (Summer 2004), Maggie Allen Jul 2004

Equality News (Summer 2004), Maggie Allen

Equality News

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Mlgpa News (Spring 2004), Maggie Allen Apr 2004

Mlgpa News (Spring 2004), Maggie Allen

MLGPA News

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Equality News (Winter 2004-2005), Rodney Mondor Jan 2004

Equality News (Winter 2004-2005), Rodney Mondor

Equality News

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Mlgpa News (Fall 2003), Maggie Allen Oct 2003

Mlgpa News (Fall 2003), Maggie Allen

MLGPA News

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Mlgpa News (Spring 2003), Maggie Allen Apr 2003

Mlgpa News (Spring 2003), Maggie Allen

MLGPA News

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Science, Identity, And The Construction Of The Gay Political Narrative, Nancy J. Knauer Jan 2003

Science, Identity, And The Construction Of The Gay Political Narrative, Nancy J. Knauer

Nancy J. Knauer

This Article contends that the current debate over gay civil rights is, at base, a dispute over the nature of same-sex desire. Pro-gay forces advocate an ethnic or identity model of homosexuality based on the conviction that sexual orientation is an immutable, unchosen, and benign characteristic. The assertion that, in essence, gays are "born that way," has produced a gay political narrative that rests on claims of shared identity (i.e., homosexuals are a blameless minority) and arguments of equivalence (i.e., as a blameless minority, homosexuals deserve equal treatment and protection against discrimination). The pro-family counter-narrative is based on ...


Mlgpa News (Winter 2003), Maggie Allen Jan 2003

Mlgpa News (Winter 2003), Maggie Allen

MLGPA News

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Mlgpa News (Fall 2002), Maggie Allen Oct 2002

Mlgpa News (Fall 2002), Maggie Allen

MLGPA News

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Mlgpa News (Spring 2002), Mark Sullivan Apr 2002

Mlgpa News (Spring 2002), Mark Sullivan

MLGPA News

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Mlgpa News (February 2002), Mark Sullivan Feb 2002

Mlgpa News (February 2002), Mark Sullivan

MLGPA News

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Mlgpa News (Winter 2002), Maggie Allen Jan 2002

Mlgpa News (Winter 2002), Maggie Allen

MLGPA News

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Mlgpa News (December 2001), Mark Sullivan Dec 2001

Mlgpa News (December 2001), Mark Sullivan

MLGPA News

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