"The essays, of wide breadth and high quality, are worthy of a wide audience. The collection will serve as a good introduction to the field of gay and lesbian studies through the entire discipline of political science. Scholars in gay/lesbian studies and in political science, as well as students of social movements and people interested in the political fate of gays and lesbians, will find this collection useful."--Joan C. Tronto, City University of New York "Political theory is a necessity, especially for activists in new social movements. This timely and fascinating book presents many of the leading political scientists writing such theory about gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender (GLBT) people today. This book's scope is broad, the issues it covers rage on the front pages of newspapers everyday, and the scholarship here is first rate."--Urvashi Vaid, Director of the National Gay and Lesbian Task Force Policy Institute, author ofVirtual Equality: The Mainstreaming of Gay and Lesbian Liberation. "It is no longer possible to think of sexuality as 'a private matter' with little or nothing to do with the processes of power. Feminist theorists have effectively argued this case with respect to women's rights. And now, lgbt theory has developed to the point where fresh and sometimes strikingly different insights pertaining to sexuality and politics are possible. This anthology is a valuable contribution to this effort."--Ronald J. Hunt, Ohio UniversityBlasius, Mark is the author of 'Sexual Identities, Queer Politics' with ISBN 9780691058672 and ISBN 0691058679.