Browsing: Issue #100

November – December, 2012

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… This piece can be seen as a special case of what Evans saw as the central tendency of Western philosophy since the Greeks, the elevation of formal logic to the stature of Truth and the identification of this method with the masculine, thereby establishing an “objective” basis for male dominance and homophobia. What’s more, this form of “patriarchal reason” was boosted in the 20th century by two closeted gay philosophers, Otto Weininger and Ludwig Wittgenstein.­

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The Secret Diaries of Miss Anne Lister Edited by Helena Whitbread
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A SECRET DIARY-seduction, romance, lesbian love, sexual passages written in code-are all packaged in this one volume that chronicles the life of a most extraordinary 19th-century English gentlewoman, Anne Lister …

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Tipping the Velvet by Sarah Waters
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The following piece, which appeared in our Fall 1999 issue, reviewed a book by Sarah Waters, Tipping the Velvet, a new edition of which has just been published by Little, Brown Book Group. This review of Waters’ debut novel seems prescient in light of this writers’ subsequent critical and popular success as a lesbian novelist. The GLR would go on to review three more of her novels in subsequent issues. Reviving this review is also a way to thank its author, Martha E. Stone, for her extraordinary service to the GLR over the years.

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No Time to Lose by Peter Piot
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RIGHT from the opening pages, No Time to Lose immerses readers in excitement of the sort one might find in a Hemingway or Burroughs novel. But the excitement lies not in a fictional tale but in the discovery of deadly viruses in Africa at a time of human catastrophes and scientific breakthroughs. …

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… Andrew Holleran has been a regular writer for this magazine since this piece in the first issue, and his contribution to its survival and success are immeasurable. His novels include Dancer from the Dance, The Beauty of Men, and Grief.

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love christopher street
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… One reads Love, Christopher Street to see how other people, like and unlike yourself, encountered and endured and learned from New York, and that’s why this extremely varied anthology is always interesting, even when tangential, and why it’s often moving. …

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Montreal’s Gay Village: The Story of a Unique Urban Neighborhood through the Sociological Lens by Donald W. Hinrichs
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Reviews of the books Intimacy and Sexuality in the Age of Shakespeare, Red Nails, Black Skates, The Letter Q, Banned in Boston, Montreal’s Gay Village, Margins of Tolerance:  Stories, and the movie The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel.

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Hefling Hay
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Editor’s Note: One of this magazine’s stated missions is to preserve our history, especially the early history of the gay and lesbian movement. In this respect, the following piece has a double significance: first, because here Harry Hay is recounting the early years of the “homophile” movement and how the Mattachine Society got started; and second, because Harry Hay is himself a figure of historical importance, and this essay from one of our movement’s founders has, I think, acquired a significance of its own in the annals of GLBT letters. …

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Countée Cullen
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… Charles Molesworth’s book is an important addition to the scholarship on Countee Cullen. The publication of the latter’s collected letters, which are being edited by Thomas Wirth, will shed more light on Cullen’s personal and public lives.

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