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The case for gay reparations, Omar G. Encarnación

This text makes the case for why the United States should embrace gay reparations, or policies intended to make amends for a history of discrimination, stigmatization, and violence against the LGBT community. It contends that gay reparations are a moral imperative for bringing dignity to those whose human rights have been violated because of their sexual orientation and/or gender identity, for closing painful histories of state-sponsored victimization of LGBT people, and for reminding future generations of past struggles for LGBT equality. To make its case, the book examines how other Western democracies notorious for their oppression of homosexuals have implemented gay reparations - specifically Spain, Britain, and Germany. Their collective experience shows that although there is no universal approach to gay reparations, it is never too late for countries to seek to right past wrongs
Table Of Contents
Introduction the Stonewall apology -- A shameful history and a dark legacy -- Digging up a painful past : archive activism -- Foreign models : Spain, Britain, and Germany -- Gay reparations and their critics -- The politics of gay reparations
Literary Form
non fiction
Also issued in print: 2021
Physical Description
1 online resource (216 pages), illustrations (black and white).
Specific Material Designation
Form Of Item

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