Gay and lesbian bookstores
Dissertations may be useful for finding criticism on newer authors or specialized topics, and the bibliographies of recent dissertations can often provide a wealth of new sources. The VCU Libraries use the Library of Congress Classification system for cataloging and shelving, which identifies books by primary subject matter. However, there may be books relevant to your research outside the social sciences - Homosexuality and dance titles are shelved in GV , some of the titles on gay rights are in KF , and titles on homosexuality and genes are in QP. Google Books provides full-text access to many books in the public domain or out of copyright, and partial access to others. Search this Guide Search.
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Gay and Lesbian Bookstores in Canada and the USA - Text Only
Societal attitudes towards same-sex relationships have varied over time and place, from requiring all males to engage in same-sex relationships, to casual integration, through acceptance, to seeing the practice as a minor sin, repressing it through law enforcement and judicial mechanisms, and to proscribing it under penalty of death. In a study, Gwen Broude and Sarah Greene compared attitudes towards and frequency of homosexuality in the ethnographic studies available in the Standard cross-cultural sample. They found that out of 42 communities: homosexuality was accepted or ignored in 9; 5 communities had no concept of homosexuality; 11 considered it undesirable but did not set punishments; and 17 strongly disapproved and punished. Of 70 communities, homosexuality was reported to be absent or rare in frequency in 41, and present or not uncommon in It was accepted in some forms in ancient Greece. However, in later cultures influenced by Abrahamic religions , the law and the church established sodomy as a transgression against divine law or a crime against nature.
Lesbian & Gay Bookshops
Inspired by the emergence and growth of lesbian and gay bookstores in the States, a small group of people from Gay Icebreakers,   a gay socialist group , founded the store in Various locations were looked at, including Covent Garden , which was then being regenerated, before they decided to open the store in Marchmont Street in Bloomsbury , an area of the capital with rich academic and literary associations. Initial reluctance from Camden Council to grant a lease was overcome with help from Ken Livingstone , then a local councillor, later Mayor of London. From the beginning, the bookshop was used as a community and information resource for lesbians and gay men providing information on gay organisations and forthcoming events. The shop hosted musical evenings and on the piano sat the score for the musical which inspired its name— Gay's the Word by Ivor Novello.
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