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AMS 2030 Belgrad Queer Voices I. “The love that dare not speak its name” A. “deviance” and passing- gays tried to “pass” as straight people to hide the fact that they were gay. They wanted to blend in as much as possible. Many gays would marry someone of the opposite sex so they could hide behind a normal suburban life style. Or, often times you could pass for the opposite sex (going in drag as a man to a bar.) B. McCarthyism- during World War II, the army had a “don’t ask, don’t tell” policy. Women were encouraged to join the army so they could help the men. However, if the women got married or had a baby, they would be discharged. Women were recruited and most of them were lesbians. McCarthy would go after gays in the military, because they seem to lack social stability so they had “weak moral fiber” and were susceptible to communism. C. therapies - people would go to therapy if they had a child that seemed to start having gay tendencies. They used shock therapy.
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This note was uploaded on 02/14/2011 for the course AMS 3030 taught by Professor Danielbelgrad during the Fall '09 term at University of South Florida - Tampa.

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