TheIStrat needs help for research for class. PLEASE READ!!!!!

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    Feb 16, 2009 10:31 PM GMT
    Hey everyone, hope you're doing just swell.

    I'm writing a 25 page paper on Gay and Lesbian Immigration into the United States after World War 2 for a grad course at George Mason. I'm very excited about it.

    I am having trouble finding sources.

    Do any of you guys have any information that I could use? I'm talking books, articles, websites, non-profit organizations, government reports, personal stories, ANYTHING that would help me.

    Thanks,

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    --Mike
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    Feb 16, 2009 10:46 PM GMT
    Does this help?

    http://www.immigrationequality.org/manual_template.php?id=1064

    or these?

    http://books.google.com/books?q=Gay+and+Lesbian+Immigration+into+the+United+States+after+World+War+2&source=in&ei=X-yZSfzSIIOftwfCubi5Cw&sa=X&oi=book_group&resnum=11&ct=title&cad=bottom-3results
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    Feb 16, 2009 10:56 PM GMT
    or here....

    http://www.glbtq.com/

    an encyclopedia of gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgendered and queer culture.
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    Feb 17, 2009 1:46 AM GMT
    OH, oh! I'm a gay immigrant, and it is after WW2, isn't it? You can study me. icon_lol.gif

    But, seriously: look through the GLBT section of your school's library if you want to find interesting/obscure books on the subject - out-of-print stuff that you can't find online. I found plenty.
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    Feb 17, 2009 2:04 AM GMT
    I have something that might be useful.

    George Chauncey's seminal Gay New York goes into the construction of queer identity from the late 19th century to 1940. There are several sections about immigrants in it. The book is incredible in its own right, so after you have mined it for the needed data you should read it.
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    Feb 17, 2009 4:17 AM GMT
    Hiya Mike-

    I work for the movement full-time, so, I'm excited to try to help. Perhaps you've found many of these sources already or you might have deemed them irrelevant by now. However, you might want to explore:

    IGLHRC.org - International Gay & Lesbian Human Rights Campaign

    CLAGS - Center for Lesbian & Gay Studies - a part of CUNY system, I believe, in NYC...start with their website.

    Harvard Gay & Lesbian Review (monthly peer review mag but they do periodically touch on immigration issues)

    How much time do you have? My alma mater had a terrific inter-library loan system with several other colleges...maybe GMU has something similar.

    You can find the Lesbian and Gay Immigration Rights Task Force at http://www.lgirtf.org.

    I second GrowingBig's reference to ImmigrationEquality.org

    The ABC's of Immigration is here:
    http://www.visalaw.com/08may2/2may208.html

    Here's a blog on the issue: http://imeq.us/

    Good luck, Mike-

    Perry


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    Feb 17, 2009 4:45 AM GMT
    check out some of the literature as well... I know it isn't exactly what you are looking for but in a lot of the gay literary anthologies of the past few years there are stories that might fit into what you want...
    I can't think of any now, but I know I have read a few about ex-pat gays.