Browsing: Issue #100

November – December, 2012

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… When this piece was published in the Summer 1998 issue of the HGLR, Kamani was teaching at Mills College in Oakland, California, and had recently published a book of short stores called Junglee Girl. She currently does development work in the Dominican Republic.

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Love is the Cure: On Life, Loss and the End of AIDS by Elton John
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PART POLEMIC, part personal narrative, and part pleading, Elton John’s Love is the Cure: On Life, Loss and the End of AIDS harks back to Randy Shilts’ landmark book And the Band Played On (1987) …

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Stonewall Unremembered(An illustrated essay)
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Editor’s Note: This graphic item appeared in the Summer 1999 issue. Due to a printer’s error, it was printed as a line drawing, so gray scales were entirely lost. Here is Eric Orner’s work as it was meant to appear.

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… This piece is from the Spring 1998 issue of the HGLR. Browning would go on to have a distinguished career as a journalist in the Paris bureau of National Public Radio.

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The Sin Warriors by Julian E. Farris
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THIS FIRST NOVEL by Julian E. Farris captures the anti-homosexual hysteria of the 1950’s and early 60’s. The activities of the Florida Legislative Investigation Committee (FLIC), whose mandate was to find “subversives,” including “homosexuals,” form the backdrop for this dramatic story about persecution. …

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Editor’s Note: The term “homosexual” was a medical diagnosis before it was a sexual orientation, first defined as an anatomical abnormality and then, starting in the early 20th century, as a psychological disorder subject to treatment and cure. This designation held until the pyschiatric establishment finally abandoned it in the 1970’s. Much has been written about this long and torturous history, starting with the work of Michel Foucault; but this important article by Vernon Rosario, a psychiatrist and a frequent contributor to these pages over the years, stands as a singularly succinct history of the medical model. This article appeared in the HGLR’s Fall 1999 issue.

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Seeking the Straight and Narrow: Weight Loss and Sexual Reorientation in Evangelical America by Lynne Gerber
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READING THIS BOOK, which compares the methods and results used by the evangelical Christian weight loss program First Place with those of ex-gay ministries such as Exodus International, I kept thinking about Tina Fey’s adaptation of the book Queen Bees and Wannabes (2002) into the screenplay for Mean Girls. …

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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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