Friday, December 15, 2017

AMSA Board Member Bob Minor – Now That Michael Sam is Out, Fantasize with Me: Men Comfortable in Their Skin

February 18, 2014 by  
Filed under AMSA Voices and Opinion

This past month an All-American defensive lineman named by the Associated Press as the Southeast Athletic Conference’s Defensive Player of the Year told an interviewer from ESPN that he’s gay. Michael Sam from the University of Missouri announced to the world what teammates and coaches already knew: “I am an openly, proud gay man.” Media […]

AMSA Board Member Bob Minor – The Non-End of Homophobia

January 2, 2013 by  
Filed under AMSA Voices and Opinion

2012 ended with the Associated Press publishing a new stylebook for journalists that bans the use of the words “homophobia” and “Islamophobia.” The AP argues that “phobia” describes an illness or mental disability and, thus, isn’t accurate in “political or social” reporting. As Michelangelo Signorile argued, the problem with their decision “is not necessarily the […]

Sociologist, Author C.J. Pascoe to Keynote AMSA XXI, April 4-7, 2013

October 19, 2012 by  
Filed under News From Past AMSA Conferences

CJ Pascoe, Assistant Professor of Sociology at Colorado College, will be a keynote speaker and the Twenty-first Annual Conference on Men and Masculinities of the American Men’s Studies Association in Ann Arbor, Michigan, April 4-7,2013. Her book, Dude, You’re  a Fag:  Masculinity and Sexuality in High School, won the American Educational Research Association’s 2007 Book […]

AMSA Board Member’s Keynote Address Published in the Law Journal for Social Justice

July 14, 2012 by  
Filed under Current Men's Studies News

AMSA Board Member, Bob Minor, Emeritus Professor of Religious Studies at the University of Kansas, gave the keynote address “Arguing About Families – Gay, Straight or Neither” at the Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law at Arizona State University on March 9, 2012 for its “Legally Gay” symposium. It has just been published in print […]

AMSA Board Member Richard Pitt: “What Attracts Hypocrites to Religious Leadership?”

November 22, 2010 by  
Filed under AMSA Voices and Opinion

The jury is still out on Bishop Eddie Long, who is facing charges of sexual coercion from four men. And as time passes for the religious leader, accusations continue to mount. Besides the sensational value of the scandal, the Eddie Long issue has put some of the most serious questions about organized religion on the […]

AMSA Board Member Bob Minor: “Is He Gay or European?”

June 22, 2010 by  
Filed under AMSA Voices and Opinion

People used to ask about a man who didn’t fit the American image of manhood: “Is he gay or is he European?” In an episode of Seinfeld, Jerry acquired a small bag to carry around everything that stuffed his pockets. When he forgot it, his companions said, “Hey, you left your purse.” “It’s not a […]

College Lacrosse Team Stands Against Homophobia

May 10, 2010 by  
Filed under Current Men's Studies News

The Oneonta men’s lacrosse team marched two by two onto the field, sticks held with purpose for the final home game of the season. Beneath their helmets, the players flashed hard looks and cheeks smeared with eye black. Andrew McIntosh played lacrosse for Oneonta College. He said teammates accepted him when he announced he was […]