Browsing: Election 2004

September – October, 2004

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… Several years ago our daughter Annie asked my partner Julie if she and I were married. Knowing she couldn’t lie, Julie tried to find a way to explain to a four-year-old why we were not. …

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EVEN the erudite student of gay writing will find previously unknown poets anthologized in Masquerade. I love the obscure, so I had heard of Charles Hanson Towne, George Sylvester Viereck, and Adah Isaacs Menken, although admittedly I had never actually read any of their poetry. …

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For a singer who describes his career as governed by “trial and error,” Mark Weigle has produced a steady output of CDs since his debut in 1998, and has attracted a loyal following across the U.S. …

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DESPITE its slender size and breezily elegant prose, Looking for Sex in Shakespeare is a richly informative and learned book that endeavors to take a fresh look at a topic that’s been on everyone’s mind for at least the last century: …

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Reviews of Complaint in the Garden, The End of Gay and the Death of Heterosexuality, and Do Everything in the Dark.

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… As David Bergman writes movingly in his new “biography” of the VQ, the story of the most famous circle of gay writers of the last generation must be placed within the context of AIDS. …

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For the first time in the more than thirty years that I’ve been engaged in the political fight against homophobia, I am beginning to think that my political career might outlast the legal embodiment of this vicious prejudice. If this turns out to be the case, …

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… Our Fathers is many things: an encyclopedia of meticulous research; a who’s who of victims and perpetuators; a history of the Catholic civil rights organization, Dignity; and a compelling soap opera with first-person diary entries that sometimes border on erotica. …

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WHILE THE WORDS “we are everywhere” can be heard frequently at gay and lesbian political events, the 2000 United States Census provided the first empirical confirmation of this rallying cry. … In fact, these data can be used to open people’s minds.

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IT SEEMS appropriate that a gay scholar named Kidd would write a book about “boyology.” The term originates in the early 20th century in pseudo-sociological and pseudo-anthropological studies of boys and their behavior. …

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