Barry D. Adam|
(1952 - living) Canada<
Academic and activist
Teacher of sociology at the University of Windsor, Ontario, since 1976, Adam has been a pioneer in the comparative analysis of lesbian/gay plitical movements, and proment in developing networks among sexual minority academics in Canada and US.
Adam's activism dates from 1070, when he was a member of Vancouver's Gay Liberation Front. In 1976 he was a founding member of the American Sociological Association's Gay Caucus (now LGBT Caucus). He was a key member of the founding committee of the Canadian Lesbian and Gay Studies Association, and has served as its president. He was also a founding member and first president of Windsor's AIDS Committee.
Adam is well known internationally as one of the few social scientists to examine GLTB movements cross-nationally. He also authored significant articles on AiDS activism, social-movement theory and other topics.
Source: Aldrich R. & Wotherspoon G., Who's Who in Contemporary Gay and Lesbian History, Routledge, London, 2001
- People with HIV/AIDS Talk About Life, Love, Work, and Family (1983)
- The Rise of a Gay and Lesbian Movement (1987)
- Experiencing HIV (1996)
- The Global emergence of Gay and Lesbian Politics (1998)
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