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Moore, Mignon R
Invisible families : gay identities, relationships, and motherhood among Black women / Mignon R. Moore
Alternate Title Gay identities, relationships, and motherhood among Black women
Berkeley, Calif. : University of California Press, c2011
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 3rd Floor  HQ75.6.U5 M66 2011    AVAILABLE
Subject(s) African American lesbians -- United States
African American lesbians -- Identity
Same-sex marriage -- United States
Gay rights -- United States
Puerto Rican lesbians
Physical Description xii, 298 p. : ill. ; 24 cm
Note Includes bibliographical references (p. 269-287) and index
Contents Introduction: two sides of the same coin : revising analyses of lesbian sexuality and family formation through the study of Black women -- Coming into the life : entrance into gay sexuality for Black women -- Gender presentation in Black lesbian communities -- Marginalized social identities : self-understandings and group membership -- Lesbian motherhood and discourses of respectability -- Family life and gendered relations between women -- Openly gay families and the negotiation of Black community and religious life -- Conclusion : intersections, extensions, and implications

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