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On Objects and Affections: Contemporary Representations of the Gay Man/Straight Woman Dyad in Popular Film and Television

Description: This project explores the representational strategies used to depict a gay male/straight female dyad across a variety of popular media. The study problematizes and critically evaluates how the narrativization of the dyad both challenges and reinforces stereotypes of gay men and at the same time circulates a troubling image of femininity in the figure of the straight woman. This line of argument is extended to the context of "Lifestyle Television" to demonstrate how the dyad implicitly structures two particular programs. It is suggested that the prevalence of the dyad is in part indicative of an assimilation of a particular gay identity into mainstream culture. The ideological implications of the dyad are discussed throughout this thesis.
Date: December 2000
Creator: Pillion, Owen L.
Partner: UNT Libraries

[News Clip: Gay Soldiers]

Description: Video footage from the NBC 5/KXAS station in Fort Worth, Texas, to accompany a news story about the impact of changing policies regarding gay soldiers in the United States Military. Other nations' policies are reviewed. This story was produced for the 10:00 P.M. news broadcast.
Date: 1992-11-14T22:00:00
Creator: KXAS-TV (Television station : Fort Worth, Tex.)
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

The Spiritual But Not Religious: Who Are They, and Who Is More Likely to Be One?

Description: The “spiritual but not religious” (SBNR) are a rising social group in America in the past two decades, but social scientists and the general public know quite little about this group. Using the pooled 2006, 2008, 2010, and 2012 GSS data, this study examines who the SBNR are and who is more or less likely to be SBNR controlling for other variables. Descriptive analysis reveals that, compared to the general U.S. adult population, the SBNR group has slightly more males, is slightly younger, has fewer racial minorities, is better educated, and is slightly higher in social class. Additionally, more SBNR are from the Northeast and West than the general population, are slightly more urban, fewer are currently married, fewer have children, more have had homosexual sex, and more were religious Nones when they were 16 years old. Logistic regression analysis of the SBNR finds that, holding other variables constant, Americans who are more educated, live in Northeastern or Western regions, have homosexual sex, or had no religion at age 16 are more likely to be SBNR than their respective counterparts. Those who are racial minorities, live in the South or the Midwest, are currently married, or have children are less likely to be SBNR than their respective counterparts. Gender, age, social class, full-time work status, and metropolitanism of area do not make a significant difference. The implications of the findings for the research of religion and spirituality are discussed.
Date: May 2015
Creator: Gabhart, Elizabeth A.
Partner: UNT Libraries

[News Clip: Geronimo Arrest]

Description: Video footage from the WBAP-TV station in Fort Worth, Texas, to accompany a news story by reporter Scott Wallace about arrests in San Francisco, California related to the bank robbery and murder in Geronimo, Oklahoma and a memorial held at Geronimo High School for Eddie Zeller, a farmer who was killed in the bank robbery. The story includes a press conference with FBI Bureau Chief Robert Gast about the activities of the suspects since the robbery, footage of Zeller's farm and memorial service, and courtroom sketches of suspects Jay Wesley Neill and Robert Grady Johnson.
Date: December 17, 1984
Creator: KXAS-TV (Television station : Fort Worth, Tex.)
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[News Clip: Political women]

Description: Video footage from the KXAS-TV/NBC station in Fort Worth, Texas, to accompany a news story. This story aired at 5:00 P. M.
Date: January 6, 1981
Creator: KXAS-TV (Television station : Fort Worth, Tex.)
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[News Clip: AIDS/ Lifestyle (Part 2)]

Description: Video footage from the KXAS-TV/NBC station in Fort Worth, Texas, to accompany a news story by Bob Siegel about the AIDS crisis in the Dallas County gay community and the relationship between homophobia and the spread of the disease. The story includes interviews with a physician and patients Billy Burton and Howie Dare. The story aired at 10:00 P.M.
Date: November 12, 1985
Creator: KXAS-TV (Television station : Fort Worth, Tex.)
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[News Clip: Lake Sex Pkg]

Description: Video footage from the KXAS-TV/NBC station in Fort Worth, Texas, to accompany a news story. This story aired at 5:00 P.M.
Date: December 10, 1997
Creator: KXAS-TV (Television station : Fort Worth, Tex.)
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

Making meaning out of difference: a cultural studies analysis of the struggle over the meaning of gayness in "Ellen" and Time Magazine

Description: This study revealed sites of ideological differences between the April 30, 1997 episode of the sit com "Ellen" and an April 14th, 1997 Time magazine article where Ellen Degeneres (and the character she played on television) came out as a lesbian. This study examines the two pieces of media as a struggle over the meaning of gayness in modern American society.
Date: August 1998
Creator: Stearns, Susan
Partner: UNT Libraries

Comparison of Male and Female Homosexuals and Heterosexuals on the Masculinity/Femininity Scale of the Minnesota Multi-Phasic Personality Inventory

Description: In the present study it was hypothesized that male homosexuals would score significantly higher on the Masculinity/ Femininity scale of the Minnesota Multi-Phasic Personality Inventory than would heterosexual men and that female homosexuals would score significantly higher on the Masculinity/ Femininity scale of the Minnesota Multi-Phasic Personality Inventory than would heterosexual females.
Date: January 1969
Creator: Pugh, Robert E.
Partner: UNT Libraries

Dangerous, Desperate, and Homosexual: Cinematic Representations of the Male Prostitute as Fallen Angels

Description: The purpose of this study is to frame the cinematic male prostitute as a "fallen angel" to demonstrate that the evolution of the cinematic hustler has paralleled historicized ideological definitions of male homosexuality. Because cultural understandings of male homosexuality frequently reflect Judeo-Christian ideological significations of sin and corruption, the term "fallen angel" is utilized to describe the hustler as a figure who has also succumbed to sin due to his sexual involvement with other men. This study constructs an epochal analysis of eight films that explores the confluence of the social understanding of homosexuality with the cinematic image of the hustler from the mid 1960s through the present. In doing so, this study shows that the image of the cinematic hustler is intricately tied to the image of the male homosexual in material cultures and eras that produce them. A filmography is included.
Date: May 2008
Creator: Lay, John Phillip
Partner: UNT Libraries

Medical Aspects of Homosexuality

Description: A pamphlet produced by the Institute for the Scientific Investigation of Sexuality containing statements and statistics that oppose homosexuality. It includes a discussion of sexually-transmitted diseases, AIDS, and related topics as well as the "ISIS Position Paper on Homosexuality."
Date: 1985
Creator: Institute for the Scientific Investigation of Sexuality
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

What Homosexuals Do (It's More Than Merely Disgusting)

Description: A pamphlet produced by the Institute for the Scientific Investigation of Sexuality containing statements and statistics that oppose homosexuality. It includes a discussion of gay sex, AIDS, and related topics as well as the "ISIS Position Paper on Homosexuality."
Date: 1985
Creator: Institute for the Scientific Investigation of Sexuality
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

The Homosexual Plague

Description: A pamphlet produced by the Christian Voice Foundation containing statistics and anti-homosexual statements, with references and Bible verses. It includes topic headings for Gay Disease -- Gay Death, Gay Politics -- Gay Power, Gay Pride - Gay Pity, and Gay Surrender.
Date: 1983
Creator: Allen, Ray
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

Homosexuality: Everybody's Problem

Description: A pamphlet produced by the Institute for the Scientific Investigation of Sexuality containing statements and statistics that oppose homosexuality. It includes a discussion the "homosexual threat" to public health, to children, and to good social order, as well as the "ISIS Position Paper on Homosexuality."
Date: 1985
Creator: Institute for the Scientific Investigation of Sexuality
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

What Causes Homosexuality and Can It Be Cured?

Description: A pamphlet produced by the Institute for the Scientific Investigation of Sexuality containing statements and statistics that oppose homosexuality. It includes sections titled "What causes Homosexuality" and "Can Homosexuality Be Cured?" as well as the "ISIS Position Paper on Homosexuality."
Date: 1984
Creator: Institute for the Scientific Investigation of Sexuality
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[Press Release: Report on Homosexuality as a Social Issue]

Description: News release issued by the American Psychological Association, endorsing the findings of the task force report, Homosexuality as a Social Issue. It outlines the findings of the study in 11 separate points with 8 social/environmental conditions affecting gay persons, and it also provides background on the study and the task force. The findings of the report support the notion that homosexuality is not a detrimental factor to society.
Date: August 28, 1981
Creator: Paul, William
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

The Psychology of Homosexuality

Description: A pamphlet produced by the Institute for the Scientific Investigation of Sexuality containing statements and statistics that oppose homosexuality. It includes the "ISIS Position Paper on Homosexuality."
Date: 1984
Creator: Institute for the Scientific Investigation of Sexuality
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

Child Molestation and Homosexuality

Description: A pamphlet produced by the Institute for the Scientific Investigation of Sexuality containing statements and statistics that oppose homosexuality. It includes headings titled "Do Homosexuals Molest the Underage?" and "Do Homosexual Teachers Betray Their Pupils?" as well as the "ISIS Position Paper on Homosexuality."
Date: 1985
Creator: Institute for the Scientific Investigation of Sexuality
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

The Gay Plague: Homosexuality and Disease

Description: A pamphlet produced by the Alert Citizens of Texas opposing homosexuality with the headings: Gay Sex, Gay Disease, AIDS, Gay Sociology, Gay Psychology, The Gay Game Plan, Gay Legal Victories, Get Involved, and References. The text includes statistics and statements on each of the topics.
Date: 1983
Creator: Alert Citizens of Texas
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

Knowledge and attitudes of preservice teachers towards students who are gay, lesbian, bisexual, or transgendered.

Description: The study used a survey design to ascertain the levels of knowledge and attitudes of special education and non-special education preservice and inservice teachers towards students with different sexual orientations. The results of this study are based on 408 responses from preservice and inservice teachers enrolled at seven institutions of higher education within North Carolina, Virginia, and the District of Columbia offering teacher training programs in regular and/or special education. Two previously developed instruments were used to measure dependent variables in this study. Koch's modified version of The Knowledge about Homosexuality Questionnaire developep by Harris, Nightengale & Owen was used to measure the dependent variable of the preservice and inservice teacher's knowledge about homosexuality. Herek's Attitudes Toward Lesbians and Gay Men (ATLG) measured the dependent variable of attitudes towards homosexuals. The study found no significant differences reported mean scores for knowledge or attitude of homosexuality among the teacher groups surveyed: (a) special education preservice teachers, (b) non-special education preservice teachers, (c) special education inservice teachers, and (d) non-special education inservice teachers. Neither gender nor age were found to be factors in measures of knowledge or attitude of preservice or inservice teachers. Receiving prior instruction in serving the needs of GLBT students, or with a focus GLBT issues, contributed to higher levels of knowledge and more positive attitudes. This research identified current levels of knowledge and attitudes of preservice and inservice teachers towards GLBT youth, and this information may help outline areas of possible changes necessary in teacher preparation programs, research, and policy.
Date: December 2003
Creator: Morgan, Daniel J.
Partner: UNT Libraries