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The essays are grouped by subject matter—personal history, writers, iconic movie stars, artists—but autobiographical elements appear in so many that the collection is surprisingly unified.
In Turing: Pioneer of the Information Age, B. Jack Copeland argues that we should not assume that Turing took his own life, because we don’t really know how he died. What matters more is …
Grahn’s new memoir, A Simple Revolution: The Making of an Activist Poet, traces the provenance of her poems and the path they took from her life experience to the printed page.
Bowles and co-editor Daniel-Raymond Nadon have curated a series of enticing essays written by TSJI facilitators and collaborators ...

Guest Opinion

The Shame of Atlanta Pride

  SINCE coming out in the ‘80s, I’ve partied at Pride functions across America. In the conservative South, you sometimes cope with uninvited guests—protestors. I never imagined I’d be among them. Regrettably, at Atlanta Pride’s October 11th gay bash at the Georgia Aquarium, I found myself chanting, not cheering.          PETA—People for the Ethical Treatment [...]
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After DOMA: The Case for Full Marriage Equality

  THE NEXT GAY CASE that the Supreme Court hears is likely to address the constitutional adequacy of civil unions, which provide separate-but-equal accommodations to gay couples. Nevada and Hawaii are the two states where constitutional challenges to traditional marital laws are currently most advanced in the federal courts. Both states have civil union arrangements [...]
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DOMA

After DOMA: The Case for Full Marriage Equality

  THE NEXT GAY CASE that the Supreme Court hears is likely to address the constitutional adequacy of civil unions, which provide separate-but-equal accommodations to gay couples. Nevada and Hawaii are the two states where constitutional challenges to traditional marital laws are currently most advanced in the federal courts. Both states have civil union arrangements [...]
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Correspondence

Letters to the Editor

  Cut Liberace a Little Slack   To the Editor: In his review of Behind the Candelabra [Sept.-Oct. 2013 issue], Colin Carman remarks that he was born after 1977. That could explain his misguided remark about Liberace’s lifelong “dishonesty” about his sexuality. Those of us from the Midwest and born long before 1977 remember when [...]
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BTW

  A White Elephant  What are we to make of a lifelong Republican strategist and opponent of marriage equality who does a complete 180 and decides, not only that he’s now pro-gay marriage, but that he plans to spearhead an effort to legalize same-sex marriage in Arizona and Florida? This would describe Tim Mooney, a Rick [...]
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International

Bangladesh is overwhelmingly Islamic (at ninety percent of the population), and there is little tolerance for homosexual behavior, which can be subject to brutal punishment.
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Artist's Profile

  TOM BIANCHI was a corporate lawyer who fell in love with his weekends on Fire Island in the early 1970s. Fortunately for us, he turned away from his suit-and-tie life and became a photographer.          His first book, Out of the Studio (1991), displayed his photographs of beautiful gay men during an ugly time, [...]
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Art Memo

A CENTURY has passed since the publication of Swann’s Way in 1913, the first seven volumes that comprise Marcel Proust’s magnum opus, In Search of Lost Time.
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Essays

The Radicalism of Harry Hay

The following is adapted from a keynote speech by the author titled “Radical Love, Visionary Politics: The Adventure of Harry Hay,” which was delivered at a conference called “Radically Gay: The Life and Visionary Legacy of Harry Hay,” held September 27–30, 2012, in New York City.
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ON JUNE 4, 2013 the National Parks Service officially designated the Cherry Grove Community House and Theatre on Fire Island, New York, for listing on its National Register of Historic Places.
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A Moment with May Sarton

IN APRIL 1984, when a call came asking if I would do a tribute speech to May Sarton (1912–1995) at the annual awards dinner of the Fund for Human Dignity, I hesitated. …
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Britten’s reputation today feels internationally secure, though both biographies sketch the extraordinary obstacles he faced
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The Radicalism of Harry Hay

The following is adapted from a keynote speech by the author titled “Radical Love, Visionary Politics: The Adventure of Harry Hay,” which was delivered at a conference called “Radically Gay: The Life and Visionary Legacy of Harry Hay,” held September 27–30, 2012, in New York City.
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A Moment with May Sarton

IN APRIL 1984, when a call came asking if I would do a tribute speech to May Sarton (1912–1995) at the annual awards dinner of the Fund for Human Dignity, I hesitated. …
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Cultural History

ON JUNE 4, 2013 the National Parks Service officially designated the Cherry Grove Community House and Theatre on Fire Island, New York, for listing on its National Register of Historic Places.
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Interview

AT 74, director Jack O’Brien is a walking repository of theater history of the latter half of the 20th century, having worked with some of the brightest lights of the American stage …
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Photo Essay

Figure and Background

THE ENCYCLOPEDIC Art and Queer Culture contains 250 artworks and a documents section that crisscross over more than a century and a quarter. The storyline is the emergence of same-sex relatedness as a definable identity.
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Briefs

Short Reviews

Reviews of Among the Bloodpeople: Politics and Flesh, Our Naked Lives, Henry Darger, Throw-Away Boy: The Tragic Life of an Outsider Artist, and The Daylight Gate.
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Biography

A Beautiful Mind in a Toxic Time

In Turing: Pioneer of the Information Age, B. Jack Copeland argues that we should not assume that Turing took his own life, because we don’t really know how he died. What matters more is …
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Memoir

JUDY GRAHN was born in Chicago in 1940. This is just about the only ordinary thing that can be said about the self-identified working-class lesbian poet.
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Diary of a Gay Priest is one of the funniest and sanest memoirs I’ve ever read
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The Friedkin Connection is a classic Hollywood autobiography, full of tough-talking, up-by-your-bootstraps salty chatter.
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Television Show

From the Emmy-winning creators of Weeds, Orange Is the New Black has been described as The L Word meets Oz
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