Browsing: Dramatic Moments

May – June, 2007

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Homo Domesticus: Notes from a Same-Sex Marriage by David Valdes Greenwood DaCapo Lifelong Press. 214 pages, $22. WHEN YOU SEE a couple walking hand-in-hand down the street, it…More

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THIS BOOK is a great idea and, sadly, rather a great disappointment. The subject – broadly speaking, the relationship between the spiritual and sexual aspirations of three key gay male writers of the last century has long warranted investigation. It is only lately, and in passing, that Forster’s engagement with Eastern society and religion has been considered in the context of his sexuality.

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Kate:  The Woman Who Was Hepburn by William J. Mann Henry Holt & Co.  656 pages, $30. MAY 12, 2007, marks the first centenary of the birth of…More

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The Lavender Locker Room:  3,000 Years of Great Athletes Whose Sexual Orientation Was Different by Patricia Nell Warren Wildcat Press. 358 pages, 24.95 FOR MOST GAY MEN of…More

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The Breeding Imperative First it was New York’s high court, and now Washington state’s has ruled against legalizing same-sex marriage using the old argument, in effect, that marriage is for making babies.

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Don’t Kiss Me: The Art of Claude Cahun and Marcel Moore Edited by Louise Downie Aperture.  240 pages, $45. IN THE AUTOBIOGRAPHY of Alice B. Toklas, Gertrude…More

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SUNDANCE is undoubtedly the most GLBT-friendly of the major international film festivals. This is true not only because of the large number of gay-themed films on display, but also…More

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THE COMING OUT STORY is the foundational myth of modern gay life. The term itself dates from outbursts of liberation activity in the late 1960’s and the militant slogan Out of the Closets and Into the Streets.

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Identity Envy:  Wanting to Be Who We’re Not:  Creative Nonfiction by Queer Writers Edited by Jim Tushinski and Jim Van Buskirk Harrington Park.  267 pages, $44.95 THIS IS…More

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The author, currently president of Hampshire College, previously taught classics and comparative literature at Berkeley, the University of Colorado at Boulder, and Yale University, and served as executive dean of letters and science at Berkeley. A version of this essay first appeared in Inside Higher Ed (insidehighered.com), January 25, 2007.

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