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  • The Other France

    A coming-of-age story, The End of Eddy describes in graphic detail the tribulations of a gay teenager growing up in the depressed northern region of France during the late 1990s and early 2000s.

  • The Philippines: Make Way for the Baklas

    Baklas are effeminate men who dress in women’s garb and consider themselves in every way to be female. You may occasionally see them in other Asian countries, but their sheer numbers here, and their widespread acceptance, is what sets the Philippines apart.

  • People of Colors vs. the Whiteness House

    People of Colors employs naturally colored sand as paint, drawing on recent fashion magazine advertisements. Working with the sands of time for over thirty years—encrusting cars and a motel, sandblasting and filling a car—these sand drawings seem frail and intimate.

  • Why Is a Gay Man Hiding in Little Caesar?

    EDWARD G. ROBINSON’S portrayal of Caesar Enrico Bandello in the 1931 film Little Caesar helped create the movie gangster archetype. Writer Jason Fraley describes Little Caesar as introducing the antihero chasing a lawless American Dream.

  • An Activist on Three Fronts

    In Jane Crow, Rosalind Rosenberg delineates [Pauli] Murray’s education, career, and personal life in the context of American history. We see Murray as a young woman struggling against Jim Crow laws in the South, becoming a member of the Communist Party Opposition, and working for the Negro People’s Committee to Aid Spanish Refugees.

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From Salomé to Kinky Sex

In this video, frequent GLR contributor Richard M. Berrong  discusses the catalog of a recent art exhibit centered around a single painting, Gustave Moreau’s  Salomé Dancing Before Herod. Joris-Karl Huysmans re-interpreted it as a work of kinky eroticism in his classic French decadent novel, Against Nature. Oscar Wilde then introduced that novel to England in […]

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Windsor Decision Sets Precedent on Anti-Gay Animus

U.S. v. Windsor recognized a proposition with potentially far-reaching effects: the idea that bans on same-sex marriage, which exist in most states, embody constitutionally impermissible prejudice against gays and lesbians. The Supreme Court’s decision is, to be precise, directed at Congress: the Defense of Marriage Act or DOMA—that pre-emptive 1996 law that denied federal benefits […]

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Ding Dong, The Witch Is Dead!

No pulling of punches on this one: Exodus International has just announced that the group is closing its doors forever, and we rejoice. For years E.I.’s mission has been to hound and humiliate gay and lesbian people by claiming that they could be “cured” of their sexual orientation, and they’ve inflicted snake-oil “treatments” on thousands […]

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The Confession of Francis I

It’s official: the “gay lobby” in the Vatican that we’ve always heard about, speculated about, suspected to exist, really does exist! The newly seated pope, Francis I, actually used this phrase when discussing his plan to clean up the Holy See, which he sees (quite rightly, one supposes) as wallowing in scandal and corruption. Many […]

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Bradley Manning, Pride Parade Grand Marshal—Not!

The new issue of the GLR, which should reach subscribers soon, includes a “Guest Opinion” piece by James Patterson concerning the ongoing debate in San Francisco about the status of Bradley Manning as a “grand marshal” in this year’s Pride parade. The parade’s organizing committee had initially made this selection in absentia—Manning is currently in […]

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Those Annual Superlatives

It all started as a quirky story coming out of sleepy-hollow upstate New York, but before we knew it, Dylan Meehan and Brad Taylor—who had been voted the “cutest couple” for their high school yearbook—were big stars on the Internet. It was the senior class of Carmel High School that elected the two boyfriends to […]

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