Browsing: January-February 2004

January-February 2004

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REREADING “My Life as a Christian,” which would later become a play that I last performed in the previous millennium under the title, The King of Kings and I:…More

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H. Lawrence’s Ashes Were Not Eaten! To  the Editor: I would like to comment on the article by Alfred Corn, “Oh What a Beautiful Morning” [Nov.-Dec. ’03], specifically on…More

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RECENTLY an Advocate.com commentary returned to an explosive issue of the last decade—the resurgence of unsafe sex among gay men. Theater producer and AIDS activist Jordan Roth urged: “We must…More

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In 1993, two life-changing events tilted the see-saw of my life from the clouds (a spectacular love affair) to the Slough of Despond (surgery for a non-cancerous brain tumor,…More

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HOW LONG  is ten years in the life of a black gay male? It’s the difference between 51 (when, because people were always telling me, “You don’t look fifty.…More

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Takes on news of the day

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TEN YEARS AGO, the AIDS crisis dominated the discourse and the psyches of the gay male community in America. Friends and lovers had died or were dying. Ten years…More

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The past year saw an especially large number of deaths of notable lesbians and gay men, including many prominent artists and writers. The following list, while clearly not exhaustive, mentions some of people who passed away and highlights their accomplishments.

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Margaret Mead (1901-1978) is a fixture in the American imagination: a superhero of anthropology; intrepid explorer; a woman leaps and bounds ahead of her time. Mead’s bisexuality and her lifelong relationship with like-minded anthropologist and writer Ruth Benedict, which Lois W. Banner explores thoroughly in Intertwined Lives, is not an entirely new thesis.

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