Browsing: March-April 2004

March-April 2004

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Learning to Trust: Australian Responses to AIDS by Paul Sendziuk University of New South Wales Press, 262 pages Positive by David Menadue Allen and Unwin, 243 pages …More

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Last year was marked by a number of extraordinary breakthroughs in the political arena, but 2003 was also a year of cultural milestones, with many “firsts” for gay men and lesbians…More

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War Against the Animals by Paul Russell St. Martin’s Press. 358 pages, $24.95 THE PREMISE of Paul Russell’s fifth novel, War Against the Animals, quickly unspools to reveal…More

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THIS FALL, while the Right was still staggering from the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision in Lawrence v. Texas, Massachusetts dealt conservatives another body blow when its highest court legalized…More

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Melissa Etheridge has been a lesbian rock icon since 1988, when audiences who had not heard her at clubs and women’s music festivals grabbed her debut album on Island Records. Defying the odds by succeeding in the mainstream as a woman rocker whose work won coverage on VH1 and MTV, as well as in lesbian publications and Rolling Stone, Melissa came out publicly at Bill Clinton’s inauguration in January 1993, and then performed at the March on Washington for gay and lesbian rights later that spring, wrapping up the year with the fall 1993 release of an album defiantly entitled Yes, I Am.

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The possibility that Abraham Lincoln had sexual relations with other men has been broached in the past, and new research is tending to corroborate the thesis that he did. As one might expect, many Lincoln scholars are bitterly opposed to this view, so it is perhaps not surprising that there’s been a recent flurry of interest in Lincoln’s relations with women. Beneath this renewed preoccupation with Abe’s heterosexual dalliances, then, there lurks a subtext that has everything to do with his homosexual ones. – The Editor

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The following is offered as part of an effort to commemorate the 150th anniversary of the publication of Walt Whitman’s Leaves of Grass on July 4, 2005. Additional material can be found on a website maintained by the author (www.LeavesofGrass.org) for this purpose.

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