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AS THE WORLD reaches flash-point over same-sex marriage, the United States is galloping madly in one direction-to deny civil marriage to gays. Yet many countries in Europe are galloping in the opposite direction-towards giving civil status to same-sex relationships in some way. …
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THE FILMS of Derek Jarman are difficult to categorize. Ethereal, sensual, and for the most part without a clear narrative line, they reflect his varied creative talents and resonate with his ruling passions. In addition to his film work, Jarman was also an accomplished painter, designer, and poet. These interests all played a role inMore
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SIR PHILIP SIDNEY supposedly said, “Only a fool has never written a sonnet, and only a fool has written more than one sonnet.” But Sidney wrote scores of them, and Shakespeare penned over 150. Edmund Miller has surpassed both poets in sheer quantity. …
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THIS IS the first published biography of Charles Flandrau, a novelist, critic, and short story writer for the Saturday Evening Post, called “the best essayist in America” by New Yorker drama critic Alexander Woollcott in 1935. …
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… For those familiar with Mohr’s work in GLBT philosophy, much of this book’s philosophical machinery will be familiar, as it draws from many of his prior publications, including his often reprinted article, “Gay Basics,” his work on recent Supreme Court rulings, and especially his 1994 book, A More Perfect Union: Why Straight America MustMore
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SOME DUST has begun to settle on C. A. Tripp’s controversial new book, The Intimate World of Abraham Lincoln. For several weeks after the book’s publication last January, the media swirled with news reports, interviews, editorial cartoons, online forums, and even satires. The reviews have been surprisingly positive-but …
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THE FIRST TIME I read an acknowledgment of gay black Hollywood was in Paula L. Woods’s Stormy Weather, the second in a series of mystery novels featuring the African-American LAPD detective Charlotte Justice, whose gay uncle was a part of that scene. However, …
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Sex, Truth, and Videotape
COVERING a seventeen-year period, these essays chronicle the life and work of Gregg Bordowitz, an AIDS activist who was an innovator in the use of alternative media to educate the public and to document the epidemic. …
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Short Reviews
Reviews of Aura by Gary Glickman, and Freedom in this Village: Twenty-Five Years of Black Gay Men’s Writing, 1979 to the Present.
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… The Sundance 2005 Queer List listed exactly 21 films in the festival this year. Films were included in this roster if they featured a GLBT character or if their producer or director were a member of the GLBT community-this, according to Levi Elder at the Sundance Film Festival Press Office. …
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THERE’S an arresting portrait of Harry Count Kessler, painted by Edvard Munch in 1906, that hangs in the Nationalgalerie, Berlin. A handsome, mustached, fine-featured man looks at us from beneath a rakishly tilted white summer hat. Wearing a dark suit, leaning slightly on a stylish thin cane, Count Kessler is elegant and impeccable, and appearsMore
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IN THE EPILOGUE to his 1995 book, The Pink and the Black, which was arguably the first real history of the gay-rights movement in France, Frédéric Martel questions the notion of “gay pride.” …
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IN JUNE 1997, the Centre Pompidou hosted the first conference on queer theory in France. When the presentations were done and the discussion was opened to the floor, I was surprised by the hostile tone of many of the questions and reactions from the audience. …
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ON MAY 7, 2004, in Krakow, skinheads from a far right parliamentary party, the League of Polish Families, attacked a peaceful demonstration of gays, lesbians, and their supporters with slurs and stones and caustic acid. On November 20, in Poznan, skinheads of the League fired teargas at the feminist and anti-homophobic March of Equality. Assaults onMore
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Gay scholar and poet David Bergman called him the gayest poet of World War II, and National Endowment for the Arts chief Dana Gioia called him the best Catholic poet of the latter half of the 20th Century. This is Dunstan Thompson, who has always been one of my favorite poets. But, today, who hasMore
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LAURA J. MERRELL’S response to my review of Beyond Shame, by Patrick Moore, in the January-February 2005 issue of this journal was in several ways so strangely unmeasured a rejoinder-half the length of my entire review-that I felt that it deserved attention and response. …
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The “Fine By Me” project is a nonprofit organization that works with students across the U.S. to develop campaigns against homophobia on their campuses and in the surrounding communities. The concept was developed in 2003 by a group of ten Duke University students led by Lucas Schaefer. …
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… I sat down with Michael Tremblay in his Montréal East-end office to discuss his body of work and how being gay has influenced it.
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By 6:30 p.m. on March 9, a small room in the Church Center for the United Nations was packed beyond capacity with people standing in the doorway, pouring down the hall, and sitting on the floor. The air was buzzing with excitement as if something momentous was about to happen. The occasion was a caucusMore
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