Barry D. Adam

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Barry Adam (1952—) is a Canadian sociologist and LGBT activist. He is the editor author of the 1987 book The Rise of a Gay and Lesbian Movement,[1] and later editor of The Global Emergence of Gay and Lesbian Politics (1998). He has also written widely on AIDS[2] and served on the AIDS Committee in Windsor, Ontario.[3]

Adam was a member of the Gay Liberation Front in Vancouver in 1970. He started teaching at the University of Windsor in 1976, when he also became a founding member of the Gay Caucus of the American Sociological Association. He also helped to found the Canadian Lesbian and Gay Studies Association.[3][4]


  1. ^ Verta Taylor. "The Rise of a Gay and Lesbian Movement by Barry D. Adam". Contemporary Sociology 18 (2): 197–199. doi:10.2307/2074061. 
  2. ^ Richard Burnett (10 March 2012). "Dr. Barry Adam explores how neoliberalism and masculinity affect HIV risk, @ Concordia March 15". Montreal Gazette. 
  3. ^ a b David Rayside. Who's Who in Contemporary Gay and Lesbian History—From World War II to the Present Day. Routledge. p. 5. ISBN 041522974X. 
  4. ^ Barry D. Adam, University of Windsor Department of Sociology and Anthropology