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March – April, 2012

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TIS IS THE SECOND PART of my interview         with Edmund White, in which he discusses two books that have recently been released: Jack Holmes and His Friend, a…More

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THIS INFORMATIVE STUDY explores the research and writings of 18th-, 19th-, and 20th-century German and British scholars on the classical Greek student-teacher relationship. …

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IN HONOR of Human Rights Day, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton gave a stunning speech in December 2011 in Geneva, committing the United States to the protection and encouragement of the rights of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgendered people. …

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Kuno von Moltke
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Psychiatrist Richard von Krafft-Ebing died in 1902, but a year later his ideas about sexual inversion would inform the professional discourse about human sexuality that arose in the wake of the highly publicized trial of child-murderer Andreas Dippold. This scandal, which rocked Germany for months and years, has recently been retold by Michael Hagner in Der Hauslehrer:

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… Our Time compiles more than fifty first-person narratives, and the most compelling coming-out story is the book’s own. …

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Gittings and Kameny
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… Today, [Kay Tobin] Lahusen continues the work, putting together a photographic history of the early days of gay activism for the New York Public Library. The APA continues to evolve. …

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… Córdova describes herself as a “centrist” in the context of the New Left, gay rights, and the lesbian-feminist politics of the 70’s. Like many of her contemporaries, she left home in her late teens when she could no longer hide her sexual identity …

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Barbara Grier
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DESCRIBING herself as not particularly easy to get along with, remembered by one well-known writer as “irascible and cantankerous,” Barbara Grier (1933-2011) was also remembered as visionary and courageous, generous, kind, and nurturing to writers. …

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FRANK KAMENY’S death last fall has pushed me to think about historical reputation. How do we evaluate the lives of those in the broad GLBT community who have assumed public roles, particularly in the world of political activism? Who gets memorialized? Who gets remembered as a hero? What achievements bring recognition on the historical record card?

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