Browsing: Persecutions

March-April 2003

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Is humanity doomed to suffer periodic outbursts of fratricidal madness in which those in power suddenly decide to persecute a vulnerable minority? Witch hunts, inquisitions, pogroms against Jews and…More

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Michael Bronski is one of the great unnatural resources of gay and lesbian letters. He’s insanely well-read in a wide range of areas: fiction, politics, history, and theory. And…More

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You can almost hear Michael Cunningham shifting in his seat on the other end of the phone as he struggles to explain why his novels constantly orbit around…More

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UNDER THE U.S. military’s current “Don’t ask, don’t tell” policy, the Pentagon discharges well over a thousand people every year for being gay, lesbian, or bisexual. This policy is…More

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SOON AFTER American troops entered Afghanistan following the events of 9/11/2001, reports began to appear in major press outlets documenting a phenomenon that had previously received scant attention: widespread homosexual activity among Afghan men, in particular among the Pashtun of the southern region of Kandahar.

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In this atmosphere, it’s not surprising that the DA went for a homosexual child-molester story to fuel his re-election efforts—or that gay people protested against this outrageous treatment for the first time in U.S. history.

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This purging of deviants in Northampton may now seem incredible. But as the press and TV remind us daily, America is periodically overwhelmed by waves of righteousness in which these grim puritans declare war on the rest of us.

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Stein’s psychic survival against the backdrop of the Nazi witch hunt can only be explained, in my view, with reference to her identity as a transgendered person.

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The rediscovery of this history calls for a new examination of FDR’s efforts to permit unorthodox tactics to entrap persons engaged activities defined as immoral.

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IN MAY AND JUNE 1920, Harvard President A. Lawrence Lowell and Acting Dean of the College Chester N. Greenough, skirting the usual channels for investigating allegations of student wrong-doing, convened…More