Browsing: Twilight of the Idols

July-August 2016

0

They’re Back!  Over the years we’ve covered our share of anti-gay clergymen and politicians who were caught engaging in just the kind of activities that they habitually railed against in…More

0

Peripheral Desires: The German Discovery of Sex by Robert Deam Tobin University of Pennsylvania Press 326 pages, $69.95 BACKGROUND IN A NUTSHELL: the dark ages for gay…More

0

AT THE PEAK of his vitality, age 38, German philosopher Friedrich Nietzsche was sojourning in Genoa, Italy. He cruised the sandy shores in white slacks, a healthy tan, and a Panama hat. Back in his hotel, he wrote in his notebook: “[I am] experiencing a menacing, heart-rending attack of desire and savage, pent-up surges of emotion … moments of sudden madness when the lonely man embraces the first man to come his way and treat him as a precious gift from heaven.”

More
0

Stars Seen in Person is a good start toward reviving Wieners. Another step in this direction was the publication last year of a collection titled Supplication: Selected Poems of John Wieners (Wave Books).

More
2

[Boswell] argued that the Bible is not hostile to modern understandings of homosexuality, having been misinterpreted by modern readings, and claimed that it wasn’t until the 12th or 13th century that any real hostility toward gay people emerged …

More
0

Gay Trauma Is Real: A Rebuttal To the Editor: I was deeply disturbed by what I experienced as the anti-psychological attitude of Ty Geltmaker and James Rosen’s letter in the March-April…More

0

PIER PAOLO PASOLINI (1922–1975) did not actively do much for gay rights in Italy, and yet he contributed to progress inadvertently by appearing in headlines over and over again…More

0

Reviews of the books: Out in the Periphery: Latin America’s Gay Rights Revolution, Dog Men, and Some Go Hungry and the film: Clambake : 30 Years of Women’s Week in Provincetown.

More
1 2 3