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In future we would be happy to offer a kind of a virtual media archive with an accent on GLBT-related literature and art.
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» "The Jewish State" by Theodor Herzl
This book is regarded as one of the fundaments of the early jewish self-determination movement. The situation of the jewish people at the end of the 19th century was very similar to those of the gay people: they were a people without own territory, spread over the earth and were subject of worst discrimination. We openly admit that we are inspired by ideas of Theodor Herzl in a high degree, indeed many of his statements can be copied 1:1 to describe the current situation of the gay community. We should learn from the jewish people how to succeed with our motion of a gay and lesbian state.
» "Colonies & Super-Families" by Jeff Koslik
This publication describes a different vision of the gay community - as a part of existing nations, fully integrated into society but still unique in its cultural contribution. An interesting approach to the "queer identity" and the ways to increase the output of the gay culture.
» "Nobody Gets Out of Here Alive" by Steve Jackson
An essay about Patrick Gourley, an US-american gay activist.
» "We Are Everywhere: A Historical Sourcebook of Gay and Lesbian Politics" by Mark Blasius, Shane Phelan (editors)
A compillation of key primary sources relating to the politics of homosexuality. Presenting lots of documents which trace the evolution of the LGBT-movement, this edited volume includes such diverse documents as organization pamphlets, essays, polemics, speeches, newspaper and journal articles, and academic papers.
» "Structures of nationalism" by Paul Treanor
A publication about theory of nationalism (1997). In section 6.13 the author briefly discusses the reasons why gay and lesbian community rather prefers to be integrated than to secede from the hetero-majority society.
A contribution (p. 505) in the book "Rethinking Nationalism".
» "Sixteen Propositions" by Michael Denneny
An analysis of the situation (1981) and a call for the cultural and political progress of gay people.
» "Packerland as Fatherland" by Zoltan Grossman
This humorous article offers a parody of the literature explaining the birth of nations. Too often scholars take themselves a little too seriously - Dr. Grossman offers a corrective.
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