Browsing: Back in the U.S.

September-October 2003

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Tulsa is one of the gayest cities going; it’s just that its queer citizenry relies on the old dodges of the closet to get around the homophobia that televangelism seems to unleash.

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Augusten Burroughs has been officially knighted as the literary scene’s “New Mad Hatter,” according to Book magazine’s second annual “Newcomers Issue”—a title Augusten Burroughs readily accepts with a wink-and-a-nudge and a fresh piece of Nicorette gum.

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  At the end of his tandem review of my three memoirs, Ambidextrous, Men Who Loved Me, and A House on the Ocean, A House on the Bay, the…More

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IN HIS DIARIES Christopher Isherwood wrote about going to Philadelphia’s Camac Street Baths when he worked on Philadelphia’s Main Line as a conscientious objector. The time was WW II…More

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The idea was to establish a home base that would be safe for women in general and lesbians in particular. In 1993, Swanagon and King identified an RV park that they were actually able to buy…

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‘LET ME tell you ’bout my hometown in the middle of the Lone Star State. I might brag just a little but I really won’t exaggerate.” Thus begins the…More

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Ripples from the U.S. Supreme Court’s historic ruling in a Texas sodomy law case have made it all the way to India, where activists are fighting a colonial-era ban…More

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“Hillbilly” and “queer” are two words that oppressed groups have tried to reclaim. Being a member of both subcultures is often a double burden, one that many mountain people are eager to escape.

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