Browsing: September-October 2013

September-October 2013

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‘Queer’ Subtext Is Not to Be Found To the Editor: In “Dark Victory as Metaphor of the Closet” (July-Aug. issue), Nathan Smith opines that Bette Davis’ film gives…More

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IT WAS two years ago that I wrote a piece for this page asking, “Will Same-Sex Binational Couples Get Justice?” With the 5-to-4 decision in Windsor v. United States on June 26, the Supreme Court answered my question with a re- sounding “yes.” Section 3 of the Defense of Marriage Act was ruled a violation of the principle of equal protection.

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Martin Duberman shares his thoughts about the state of gay politics and reminisced about those heady days in the 60s and 70s when various social movements took on the status quo and paved the way for the gay rights struggle.

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Gore Vidal is Nicholas wrathall’s second documentary, and he has been a producer of several films since 1999. This interview was conducted via e-mail by the GLR editor in late June.

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SAM STAGGS has a new book out. Inventing Elsa Maxwell: How an Irrepressible Nobody Conquered High Society, Hollywood, the Press, and the World is an entertaining romp through 20th-century…More