Gay Religion

Gay Religion

Book - 2005
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Publisher: Walnut Creek, CA : AltaMira Press, c2005.
ISBN: 9780759103269
Characteristics: xvi, 454 p. ; 23 cm.
Additional Contributors: Gray, Edward R. 1958-
Thumma, Scott 1957-
Contents: I. Denominational heritage expressions. The gay God of the city: the emergence of the gay and lesbian ethnic parish / Leonard Norman Primiano
Reconciling congregations bridging gay and straight communities / Wendy Cadge
No longer an oxymoron: integrating gay and lesbian Seventh-day Adventist identities / Rene Drumm
Negotiating a religious identity: the case of the gay evangelical / Scott Thumma
Why join a gay synagogue? / Moshe Shokeid
Latter-day Saint lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgendered spirituality / Richley H. Crapo
Sexuality and gender in Santeria: LGBT identities at the crossroads of Santeria religious practices and beliefs / Salvador Vidal-Ortiz
Lesbian, gay, and bisexual Buddhist practitioners / Wendy Cadge
Shades of grey or back to nature? The enduring qualities of ex-gay ministries / Christy M. Ponticelli
II. Subaltern/sectarian expressions. Pluralism and diversity: music as discourse and information in a gay and lesbian congregation / W. Bernard Lukenbill
"St. Gerard teaches him that love cancels that out": devotion to St. Gerard Maiella among Italian American Catholic gay men in Newark, New Jersey / Peter Savastano
A religion of one's own: gender and LGBT religiosities / Melissa M. Wilcox
Liberation in truth: African American lesbians reflect on religion, spirituality, and their church / Aryana Bates
Utopian imaginaries and faerie practice: mapping routes of relational agency / Jay Hasbrouck
Queering the dragonfest: changing sexualities in a post-patriarchal religion / Mary Jo Neitz
III. Popular expressions. The gospel hour: liminality, identity, and religion in a gay bar / Edward R. Gray and Scott Thumma
Intermediaries: spirit and transcendence in a sample of "third-gendered" North Americans / Ingrid Sell
Rite to party: circuit parties and religious experience / Paul J. Gorrell
The Harvey Milk show: violence, desire, and gay popular culture / Edward R. Gray
Gay men's spiritual experience in the leather community / Thomas V. Peterson
The spirit within: gay male culture as a spiritual venue / Donald L. Boisvert
Conclusion: Gay religion as a cultural production / R. Marie Griffith.


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