Browsing: March-April 2012

March-April 2012

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James Deen
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Takes on news of the day

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DURING WORLD WAR TWO, Gertrude Stein translated a collection of speeches by Marshall Pétain, the head of the Vichy government in France. Among them were diatribes that, as Barbara Will shows in Unlikely Collaboration, “announced Vichy policy barring Jews and other ‘foreign elements’ from positions of power in the public sphere and those that called for a ‘hopeful’ reconciliation with Nazi forces.”

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… the first Korean same-sex writer to reach a global audience will be Gi Hyeong-do (1960-1989), a well-known poet to Koreans who famously died at age 29 in a gay sex theatre in Seoul’s hidden gay district. …

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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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Pat Bond
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TOWARD THE END of the 1977 documentary Word Is Out: Stories of Some of Our Lives, Pat Bond remarks that “one of the depressing things about lesbians being accepted is that we lose our sense of the ‘in’ group, the adventure of being different in a straight world.”

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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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… 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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… As retold multiple times in The Fire in Moonlight: Stories from the Radical Faeries, a new anthology edited by Mark Thompson, the Radical Faeries officially began in 1979, with the ‘spiritual conference for radical fairies’ convened by three main organizers: …

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