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The War on Sex continues the story of interrelated “sex panics” that continued to result in new legislation in the 1980s and beyond.
The New Old Me is animated by humorous takes on L.A., like the obsession with exercise.
The Night Ocean follows New York psychologist Marina Willett as she tries to piece together why her husband, a writer named Charlie, has drowned himself in a lake.
Beyond its bracing pilot, When We Rise follows Cleve [Jones], Roma, and Ken as they find themselves and dive into the political fray.

Correspondence

Letters to the Editor

  Why the “Plain Envelope” Routine? To the Editor: I’ve had a subscription to The G&LR for the past two years. Until I first discovered your publication at a Barnes & Noble, I had no idea such a magazine existed. I love reading about our community and continue to be on the lookout for new [...]
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Reviews

Resist!

THE EIGHT-PART TV miniseries When We Rise, which aired earlier this year on ABC, documented nearly fifty years of the modern gay rights movement.
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In keeping with its name, Gently Down the Stream proceeds at a leisurely pace, but Gabriel Ebert’s hyperactive Rufus keeps the emotional narrative percolating.
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Television Show

Resist!

THE EIGHT-PART TV miniseries When We Rise, which aired earlier this year on ABC, documented nearly fifty years of the modern gay rights movement.
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In Memoriam

Of LA and Harry Hay: Stuart Timmons’ Times

What made [Stuart] Timmons unique was that he was never an academic historian—his work was profoundly experiential and had the vitality, humor, and honesty often so lacking in scholarly texts.
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BTW

A new campaign takes a more indirect tack, using graphic persuasion to get the message across: a seat molded to resemble a male torso and anatomically complete pelvic region.
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Art

Having published a biography of Kirstein in 2007, Martin Duberman recently discovered a treasure trove of hitherto unseen letters and other personal writings that reveal much about Kirstein’s state of mind as he mingled with many of the leading choreographers, composers, writers, and artists of the Modernist era.
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Dance

Having published a biography of Kirstein in 2007, Martin Duberman recently discovered a treasure trove of hitherto unseen letters and other personal writings that reveal much about Kirstein’s state of mind as he mingled with many of the leading choreographers, composers, writers, and artists of the Modernist era.
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The Shock of the Nude

NAKED OR NUDE, the human body has been a source of creative inspiration in all forms of visual art and performance, from painting and sculpture to theater, film, performance and body art, digital art, and live political activism.
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If life in the ballet company provides only a highly restricted space for gay identity, the real gay space takes place in the audience.
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Madboots and the Gay Experience

MADBOOTS DANCE is a company founded and led by two dancer-choreographers, Jonathan Campbell and Austin Diaz, who are also life partners.
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Artist's Profile

Monk’s polyphonic music has been recorded by her own ensemble in eighteen recordings. Jean-Luc Goddard, the Coen brothers, Terrence Malick, and David Byrne have featured her music in films. The Kronos Quartet, St. Louis Symphony, and San Francisco Symphony have commissioned new scores.
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Film

Monk’s polyphonic music has been recorded by her own ensemble in eighteen recordings. Jean-Luc Goddard, the Coen brothers, Terrence Malick, and David Byrne have featured her music in films. The Kronos Quartet, St. Louis Symphony, and San Francisco Symphony have commissioned new scores.
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Interview

Monk’s polyphonic music has been recorded by her own ensemble in eighteen recordings. Jean-Luc Goddard, the Coen brothers, Terrence Malick, and David Byrne have featured her music in films. The Kronos Quartet, St. Louis Symphony, and San Francisco Symphony have commissioned new scores.
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Madboots and the Gay Experience

MADBOOTS DANCE is a company founded and led by two dancer-choreographers, Jonathan Campbell and Austin Diaz, who are also life partners.
Continue Reading..

Music

Monk’s polyphonic music has been recorded by her own ensemble in eighteen recordings. Jean-Luc Goddard, the Coen brothers, Terrence Malick, and David Byrne have featured her music in films. The Kronos Quartet, St. Louis Symphony, and San Francisco Symphony have commissioned new scores.
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Opera

Monk’s polyphonic music has been recorded by her own ensemble in eighteen recordings. Jean-Luc Goddard, the Coen brothers, Terrence Malick, and David Byrne have featured her music in films. The Kronos Quartet, St. Louis Symphony, and San Francisco Symphony have commissioned new scores.
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Photo Essay

The Shock of the Nude

NAKED OR NUDE, the human body has been a source of creative inspiration in all forms of visual art and performance, from painting and sculpture to theater, film, performance and body art, digital art, and live political activism.
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Essays

If life in the ballet company provides only a highly restricted space for gay identity, the real gay space takes place in the audience.
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SOME MONTHS AGO, an older gentleman at the center of a wide circle of friends his own age and younger died. A week after the funeral a text arrives from a fellow mourner: “I miss that queen.”           So do I. But it occurred to me that had that message shown up on someone else’s [...]
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Sweet Bird of Youth, however, is how sexual it is. … Cat on a Hot Tin Roof to Sweet Bird of Youth to even a one-act like “At Liberty”—though in a play that I see two nights later, The Milk Train Doesn’t Stop Here Anymore, that life force is nearly spent.
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Art Memo

A COMPLICATED & somewhat mysterious figure in early 20th-century art, the Baroness Elsa von Freytag-Loringhoven is often referred to as the “Mama of Dada.”
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AS LGBT people, we all have our origin stories—that moment when we knew we were attracted to people of our own sex. For me, the realization began, as most things did, with a book: The City and the Pillar, by Gore Vidal.
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Theatre

Sweet Bird of Youth, however, is how sexual it is. … Cat on a Hot Tin Roof to Sweet Bird of Youth to even a one-act like “At Liberty”—though in a play that I see two nights later, The Milk Train Doesn’t Stop Here Anymore, that life force is nearly spent.
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In keeping with its name, Gently Down the Stream proceeds at a leisurely pace, but Gabriel Ebert’s hyperactive Rufus keeps the emotional narrative percolating.
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International

In 2013, the Supreme Court of India ruled against the decriminalization of homosexual relationships as decided by the Delhi high court in July 2009. … Consequently, homosexual relationships are again punishable in India with up to ten years’ imprisonment.
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Poetry

Heart of the Beat Generation

The Best Minds of My Generation is a compendium of lectures Ginsberg delivered at the Naropa Institute in Boulder, Colorado. The interviews in First Thought: Conversations with Allen Ginsberg have never been included in previous collections, which makes this an especially important anthology.
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Marriage

Two anthologies put together before Trump’s nomination and published before his election encourage reflection on our recent history and its lessons. They also complement one another well and deserve to be read together.
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Sex

The New Sex Criminals

Porno Chic and the Sex Wars and The War on Sex tell a story of increasing sexual repression in the U.S. since the late 1970s. Despite improvements in the legal and social status of LGBT citizens, the consensual sex lives of Americans are more policed now than ever before.
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Memoir

The New Old Me is animated by humorous takes on L.A., like the obsession with exercise. Maran describes L.A. workouts as wildly more intense than those of the Bay Area. In her old Berkeley gym, “the first drop of sweat was my signal to stop, sit down, and have a cold drink,” …
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Briefs

Short Reviews

Over the course of three summers, Mark Seliger photographed seventy transgender women and men, representing a range of ages, races, and gender expression. On Christopher Street is his celebration of their lives.
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Transgender

Short Reviews

Over the course of three summers, Mark Seliger photographed seventy transgender women and men, representing a range of ages, races, and gender expression. On Christopher Street is his celebration of their lives.
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