Browsing: Rights Around the World

May – June, 2013

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NOW in his eighties, Charles Rowan Beye holds the title Distinguished Professor of Classics Emeritus at Lehman College and the Graduate Center of the City University of New York. Beye is better known to the world as a translator of the ancient Greek classics and as a scholar …

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I’d been looking for Gay Havana and this was as much as I’d found, these three twenty-something boys out for a bit of afternoon fun in La Habana Vieja (Old Havana).

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Twists and triumphs “by the wayside” of GLBT life.

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The Trapeze Artist by Will Davis
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A MAN who is never named – as if he’s invisible or not worthy of a name – is the protagonist of this somber, almost depressing novel by Will Davis, author of the award-winning novel, My Side of the Story (2007). …

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This book is a remarkable work of reconstruction. It begins with the “American dream” of Mereleh Luft, a teenage girl in Latvia: “She’d been sent out to be an apprentice, first to a milliner and then to a dressmaker, and with loathing she’d believed the needle would be her whole life.

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Letters to ONE: Gay and Lesbian Voices from the 1950s and 1960s by Craig M. Loftin
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ONE MAGAZINE, America’s first openly gay publication, was launched in Los Angeles in January 1953. It continued going strong for almost a decade, until an internal split in the parent organization, One Inc., weakened the magazine. Still, it continued to publish in a diminished form up to 1967, only two years before Stonewall. …

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Ed Koch
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IT WAS certainly intriguing to read the obituaries of Ed Koch, the famous former mayor of New York, who passed away at 88 on February 1. Most mainstream papers were coy about a fact that almost everyone knew-that Koch was gay-while some noted that he had remained a bachelor his whole life and had no children. …

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LAST YEAR will be remembered in contemporary Russian history as the year in which politics returned to the country. For the first time since Vladimir Putin came to power in 1999, Russia saw large civil protests and political debates both in the parliament and in the media. …

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