Browsing: Election 2004

September – October, 2004

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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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… 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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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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… As a gay man born long before the 70’s, I was stunned when the FBI responded to my résumé. David K. Johnson’s The Lavender Scare helps explain why I was so surprised. …

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If one sitcom has repeatedly been cited for its groundbreaking treatment of gay characters by a mainstream TV network, it would have to be Will & Grace, NBC’s highly rated take on the lives of a gay man and a straight woman, best friends sharing an apartment in Manhattan. …

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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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