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The Philosophy of Sexual Orientation is a very broad category.  It covers questions about the nature and causes of human sexuality and sexual desire; the politics of homosexuality, gay rights, and the law; and various topics in Queer Theory.      

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  1. The Fallacy of the “Buddy Construction” on Ancient Heroic Duos.Jenny Plecash - 2015 - Constellations 6 (1).
  2. Illegal Loves and Sexual Deviancy: Homosexuality as a Threat in Cold War Canada.Erin Gallagher-Cohoon - 2013 - Constellations 4 (2).
  3. Lesbians Reviewing/Reviewing Lesbians.Julia Penelope - 1988 - Feminist Studies 14 (3):606.
  4. The Meaning and Status of Gay and Lesbian Political Philosophy.Mark Blasius - 1995 - Political Theory 23 (3):520-526.
  5. A Study Through A Butlerian Lens On The ASEAN Intergovernmental Commission On Human Rights’ And Their Ineffectual Role In Protecting Sexual Orientation, Gender Identity And Expression.Arthit Meemaitree - unknown
    This research aims to criticize the role of the ASEAN Intergovernmental Commission on Human Rights, that is, the ASEAN’s Human Rights mechanism, in developing protections toward Sexual Orientation, Gender Identity and Expression, especially marriage rights, in this region. Since its formal existence in 2009 via ASEAN member’s ratification, this intergovernmental organization hasn’t provided any programs protecting the human rights of ASEAN peoples. However, Sexual Orientation, Gender Identity and Expression fares much worse because this issue becomes internalized as the particular state’s (...)
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  6. Reason, Faith and Homosexual Acts.John Finnis - 2001 - Catholic Social Science Review 6:61-69.
    Discusses Catholic teaching about homosexuality. Explains the philosophical rationale for that teaching. Argues that homosexual activity is wrong, along with all other non-marital sexual activity, because it undermines the goods of marriage.
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  7. The Shock of Men: Homosexual Hermeneutics in French Writing.Robert Harvey & Lawrence R. Schehr - 1997 - Substance 26 (3):187.
  8. The Homosexual and the Vatican: An American Attempt at Dialogue.C. R. A. Cunliffe - 1988 - New Blackfriars 69 (819):392-399.
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  9. Uranisme Et Unisexualité: A Late Victorian View of Homosexuality.P. W. J. Healy - 1978 - New Blackfriars 59 (693):56-65.
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  10. Beyond Race, Sex, and Sexual Orientation: Legal Equality Without Identity.Sonu Bedi - 2013 - Cambridge University Press.
    The conventional interpretation of equality under the law singles out certain groups or classes for constitutional protection: women, racial minorities, and gays and lesbians. The United States Supreme Court calls these groups 'suspect classes'. Laws that discriminate against them are generally unconstitutional. While this is a familiar account of equal protection jurisprudence, this book argues that this approach suffers from hitherto unnoticed normative and political problems. The book elucidates a competing, extant interpretation of equal protection jurisprudence that avoids these problems. (...)
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  11. The Lesbian June Cleaver: Heterosexism and Lesbian Mothering.Bonnie Mann - 2007 - Hypatia 22 (1):149-165.
    For many of us, entry into motherhood involves an ambiguous visibility and intelligibility, where our acceptance into mainstream spaces as mothers entails a loss of lesbian difference. Mann explores this loss using the work of two philosophers of lesbian difference, Monique Wittig and Judith Butler. She argues that the figure of the lesbian mother is deployed on a broad cultural scale to reinvigorate and renaturalize the myth of the happy, natural, heterosexual mother.
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  12. Anti-Homosexual and Gay: Rereading Sartre.Christine Pierce - 2007 - Hypatia 22 (1):10-23.
    Jean-Paul Sartre's questions about anti-Semitism in Anti-Semite and Jew are ones we should want asked about heteronormativity-what causes it, what sustains it, why is so little being done about it, what should be done. Although the parallels between anti-Semitism and heteronormativity are not exact, relevant Sartrian ideas include nationalism, choosing to reason falsely, living in the future, and authenticity. Foremost is Sartre's claim that bigotry is not about ideas but a certain type of personality.
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  13. Toward a Phenomenology of Sex-Right: Reviving Radical Feminist Theory of Compulsory Heterosexuality.Kathy Miriam - 2007 - Hypatia 22 (1):210-228.
    In this essay, Miriam argues for a phenomenological-hermeneutic approach to the radical feminist theory of sex-right and compulsory heterosexuality. Against critics of radical feminism, she argues that when understood from a phenomenologicalhermeneutic perspective, such theory does not foreclose female sexual agency. On the contrary, men's right of sexual access to women and girls is part of our background understanding of heteronormativity, and thus integral to the lived experience of female sexual agency.
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  14. Reassessing the Foster-Care System: Examining the Impact of Heterosexism on Lesbian and Gay Applicants.Damien Wayne Riggs - 2007 - Hypatia 22 (1):132-148.
    In this essay, Riggs demonstrates how heterosexism shapes foster-care assessment practices in Australia. Through an examination of lesbian and gay foster-care applicants' assessment reports and with a focus on the heteronormative assumptions contained within them, Riggs demonstrates that foster-care public policy and research on lesbian and gay parenting both promote the idea that lesbian and gay parents are always already "just like" heterosexual parents. To counter this idea of "sameness," Riggs proposes an approach to both assessing and researching lesbian and (...)
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  15. Philosophizing Crossdressers; or, Who Does What Things with Which Words?Gudrun Klein - 1994 - Hypatia 9 (3):163-182.
  16. Sex, Gender and Heteronormativity: Seeing ‘Some Like It Hot’ as a Heterosexual Dystopia.Terrell Carver - 2009 - Contemporary Political Theory 8 (2):125-151.
    Billy Wilder's classic film ‘Some Like It Hot’ prefigures Judith Butler's concept of performativity in relation to sex, gender and sexuality. Butler introduced this in Gender Trouble, demonstrating that sex, gender and sexuality are naturalized effects of citation and repetition. In that text she explains that denaturalization is visibly demonstrated by drag. Later in Bodies that Matter she argues that drag in ‘Some Like It Hot’ does not denaturalize heterosexuality, but rather fortifies it. What then for Butler divides denaturalizing drag (...)
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  17. Fleeing Dictatorship: Socialism, Sexuality and the History of Science in the Life of Aldo Mieli.Cristina Chimisso - unknown
    This article examines the life and activities of the Italian intellectual Aldo Mieli as examples of the impact on intellectual agendas of interference by the authorities. Mieli is nowadays known as one of the founders of the history of science as an autonomous discipline and as a pioneer of gay rights. For most of his life he managed to further his activities related to the history of science. The political career that he started as a young man, however, was cut (...)
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  18. Institutionalized Male Transvestism, the Couvade, and Homosexual Behavior.J. Patrick Gray & Jane E. Ellington - 1984 - Ethos: Journal of the Society for Psychological Anthropology 12 (1):54-63.
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  19. In Our Best Interest: Meeting Moral Duties to Lesbian, Gay, and Bisexual Adolescent Students.Patricia Illingworth & Timothy Murphy - 2004 - Journal of Social Philosophy 35 (2):198-210.
  20. Paul Johnson and Robert M. Vanderbeck: Law, Religion and Homosexuality.Stella Coyle - 2015 - Feminist Legal Studies 23 (1):111-115.
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  21. The Moral Defense of Homosexuality: Why Every Argument Against Gay Rights Fails.Chris Meyers - 2015 - Rowman & Littlefield Publishers.
    In this book, Chris Meyers takes the reader on a careful, rational, sustained criticism of arguments about the immorality of homosexuality. Meyers refutes anti-gay arguments by showing that they are based on unreasonable or demonstrably false ideas about the nature of morality.
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  22. Quod Non Est in Actis Non Est in Mundo: Legal Words, Unspeakability and the Same-Sex Marriage Issue.Mariano Croce - 2015 - Law and Critique 26 (1):65-81.
    This article centres on the legal recognition of same-sex marriage with a view to exploring the issue of unspeakability; that is, the condition whereby some questions cannot be articulated because of a lack of words. More specifically, the article will explore what happens to those social practices that are not given legal speakability and thereby legal recognition/protection. To this end, I first focus on how words are produced in the sphere of everyday life and their dependence on the existence of (...)
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  23. Why Every Argument Against Gay Rights Fails: Homosexuality and Morality.Chris Meyers - 2015 - Rowman & Littlefield Publishers.
    Chris Meyers takes the reader on a careful, rational, sustained criticism of arguments about the immorality of homosexuality. Meyers refutes anti-gay arguments by showing that they are based on unreasonable or demonstrably false ideas about the nature of morality. Working through the morality arguments against homosexuality, Meyers shows how the nature of morality demands impartial, overriding reasons to act, and that it is not grounded in visceral feelings of disgust, commands from the scriptures, or mysterious Platonic essences. In clear, convincing (...)
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  24. Pomosexuals Challenging Assumptions About Gender and Sexuality.Carol Queen & Lawrence Schimel - 1997
  25. Queering the Canon Defying Sights in German Literature and Culture.Christoph Lorey & John L. Plews - 1998
  26. The Long Arc of Justice: Lesbian and Gay Marriage, Equality, and Rights.Richard D. Mohr - 2007 - Hypatia 22 (1):243-246.
  27. Homophobia: A Weapon of Sexism.Suzanne Pharr - 1990 - Hypatia 5 (3):110-117.
    Suzanne Pharr's Homophobia: A Weapon of Sexism may be an effective tool for women committed to overcoming their own homophobia who want practical advice on recognizing and eradicating it, although as an essay in theory it does not advance the issues. The author seems unaware that Celia Kitzinger has argued recently that "homophobia" is not a helpful concept because it individualizes problems better seen as political and begs the question of the rationality of the fear. I argue that "homophobia" has (...)
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  28. Homosexuality and Business: New Terms for Old Customs.Maximiliano Korstanje - 2008 - Philosophy for Business 47.
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  29. Edward Bachelor, Jr., : "Homosexuality and Ethics". [REVIEW]Robert Barry - 1981 - The Thomist 45 (3):491.
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  30. Homosexual Rights and Citizen Initiatives: Is Constitutionalism Unconstitutional?Richard Duncan & Gary Young - 1995 - Notre Dame Journal of Law, Ethics and Public Policy 9 (1):93-136.
  31. Homosexuality in Africa.Leo Igwe - 2010 - Free Inquiry 30:24-24.
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  32. Heterosexual Utopianism.Kate Soper - 1995 - Radical Philosophy 69.
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  33. Guy Hocquenghem Beyond Gay Identity.Bill Marshall - 1997
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  34. Sodomitas.Mauricio Carlavilla - 1956 - Editorial Nos.
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  35. Lesbian Texts and Contexts Radical Revisions.Karla Jay & Joanne Glasgow - 1992
  36. The Transsexual Empire.Janice G. Raymond - 1980
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  37. Junk Bonds and Corporate Raiders: Academe in the Hour of the Wolf: The Constraints of Desire by John Winkler One Hundred Years of Homosexuality by David Halperin.Camille Paglia - 1994 - Arion 1 (2).
    The Constraints of Desire: the anthropology of sex and gender in ancient Greece; John J. Winkler; Routledge; ISBN - 9780415901222One hundred years of homosexuality: and other essays on Greek love; David M Halperin; Routledge; ISBN - 9780415900966.
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  38. Ethics of Marginality: A New Approach to Gay Studies.John Champagne - 1995 - Univ of Minnesota Press.
  39. Imagen, Estética y Producción de Sentido Del Frente de Liberación Homosexual Image, Aesthetics and Production of Meaning in the Homosexual Liberation Front. [REVIEW]Patricio Simonetto - 2014 - Corpus 4 (1).
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  40. The Unpredictable Future of Fantasy's Traversal.Chris Coffman - 2013 - Angelaki 18 (4):43-61.
    Angelaki, Volume 18, Issue 4, Page 43-61, December 2013.
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  41. Revisiting Bodies and Pleasures.Judith Butler - 1999 - Theory, Culture and Society 16 (2):11-20.
    Foucault proposes at the end of the first volume of The History of Sexuality to shift the focus of sexual studies from sex-desire to bodies and pleasures. This article seeks to establish what he means by this shift, how he proposes it be made, and what the consequences are for thinking about sexuality together with `sex'. Foucault's shift involves a historiographical claim about the superability of the recent past, and can be read as an effort to relegate the concerns about (...)
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  42. Sex, Culture and Modernity in China Medical Science and the Construction of Sexual Identities in the Early Republican Period.Frank Dikotter - 1996 - History and Philosophy of the Life Sciences 18 (2):241.
  43. Who Cares If Barbie Loves Midge, as Long as They Get the Dreamhouse?: Poor and Working Class Lesbians of the New Millenium.Julie Hope Carter - 1998 - Educational Studies 29 (4):410-433.
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  44. John Boswell, Same-Sex Unions in Premodern Europe. New York: Villard Books, 1994. Pp. Xxx, 412 Plus 20 Black-and-White Figures. $25. [REVIEW]Joan Cadden - 1996 - Speculum 71 (3):693-696.
  45. 'Some Ethical Questions Relating to Homosexuality', Reprinted From 'My Spiritual Garden'.X. B. Wang - 1999 - Contemporary Chinese Thought 30 (3):69-72.
  46. Review. Gay Science: The Ethics of Sexual Orientation Research. TF Murphy. [REVIEW]Michael Ruse - 2000 - British Journal for the Philosophy of Science 51 (3):487-494.
  47. More Than Just “Gay”: Is Homosexuality Socially.Craig Paulsen - forthcoming - Philosophy.
  48. » The Book at a Glance. Symposium: The Spectacle of Violence: Homophobia, Gender and Knowledge «.Gail Mason - 2006 - Hypatia 21 (2).
  49. Queering Buen Amor.Gregory S. Hutcheson - 2006 - Diacritics 36 (3/4):104-118.
  50. Karl Heinrich Ulrichs First Theorist of Homosexuality.H. Uhert Kennedy - 1997 - In Vernon A. Rosario (ed.), Science and Homosexualities. Routledge.
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