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The Gilded Age Construction of Modern American Homophobia by Jay Hatheway Palgrave  Macmillan 232 pages, $45. Jay Hatheway’s The Gilded Age Construction of Modern American Homophobia traces the…More

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The Friend by Alan Bray University of Chicago Press 380 pages, $40. THE FRIEND begins with the author’s dramatic discovery two decades ago at Christ’s College, Cambridge,…More

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THERE IS a certain specific risk involved in writing this essay. The current mood in journalism and popular culture welcomes the lighthearted, the upbeat, the optimistic—especially where gay politics…More

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FROM ABOUT 1935 until his death in 1989, the Greek artist Yannis Tsarouchis painted and openly exhibited more studies of men in uniform and more male nudes than any…More

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IT HAS BEEN a strange life after death, that of Edward of Caernarfon, born in Wales on April 25, 1284, St. Mark’s Day in the Catholic faith. This is…More

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The possibility that Abraham Lincoln had sexual relations with other men has been broached in the past, and new research is tending to corroborate the thesis that he did. As one might expect, many Lincoln scholars are bitterly opposed to this view, so it is perhaps not surprising that there’s been a recent flurry of interest in Lincoln’s relations with women. Beneath this renewed preoccupation with Abe’s heterosexual dalliances, then, there lurks a subtext that has everything to do with his homosexual ones. – The Editor

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THIS FALL, while the Right was still staggering from the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision in Lawrence v. Texas, Massachusetts dealt conservatives another body blow when its highest court legalized…More

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The past year saw an especially large number of deaths of notable lesbians and gay men, including many prominent artists and writers. The following list, while clearly not exhaustive, mentions some of people who passed away and highlights their accomplishments.

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