Lynne Gerber: Homosexuality and Weight Loss in the Evangelical Context

“… I think homosexuality and fatness are two items that have definitely been infused with intense feelings of disgust, moral feelings of disgust. Religion plays a part in that.”

Lynne Gerber is the author of the insightful, surprising new book, Seeking the Straight and Narrow: Weight Loss and Sexual Reorientation in Evangelical America (University of Chicago Press). The book is an astute examination of evangelical programs that have “attempted to contain the excesses associated with fatness and homosexuality. ”

Lambda took some time to talk with Gerber about the “sin” of being fat and/or gay, how she conducted the research for her latest book, and the morality of health…. read more

'Gay Shame' edited by David M. Halperin & Valerie Traub

David M. Halperin and Valerie Traub’s anthology Gay Shame (University of Chicago Press) is an important new addition to the expanding discipline of Queer Studies and will be of interest to academics, activists, and anyone curious about theoretical analysis of our community. This body of work grew directly out of a conference by the same… read more