• Evolutionary Origins of Homosexuality

    Here we discuss a body of scientific evidence that directly contradicts the assertion that homosexuality is “against the order of nature,” and instead argues that homosexuality has emerged through evolution as a normal variant that confers survival benefits to the family, particularly in certain settings.

  • Eyewitness to the Alger Hiss Case

    Alger Hiss was my stepfather. At age 91, I am the last living eyewitness to this dark moment in our country’s history.

  • ‘The Odyssey is all about father and son.’

    Frank Pizzoli talks with the author of The Golden House

  • Freak Out!

    Studio 54 was a playground for celebrities, a temple for disco, and a brand of spectacle not seen before in a nightly venue.

  • Billie Jean King’s Stroke of Genius

    BATTLE OF THE SEXES recounts what was in fact the battle of the decade: the women’s movement and the sexual revolution versus the inevitable male chauvinist backlash ...

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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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Ecce Hommen

A headline in GayStarNews read:  “France: Is this the most homoerotic anti-gay protest ever?” and sure enough, there were the photos of muscular, shirtless dudes in the street protesting France’s same-sex marriage bill. The men of “Les Hommen” scribbled slogans on each others’ bodies, held hands, and exhibited all the fraternité of men in a Pride […]

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Hungarian PM Fails to Address GLBT Equality

  This was the scene in Budapest this month: The World Jewish Congress took the extraordinary step of holding its quadrennial conference in support of the local Jewish community after recent anti-Semitic incidents in Hungary. Some 500 people attended the events. The far-right organized demonstrations against them. The Prime Minister, Viktor Orban, cleared his schedule to […]

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Fire Island: Two New Books Celebrate the Fragile Gay Mecca

The New York Times published today an article about Fire Island that coincides with the 60th anniversary of the founding of The Pines, and mentions two newly published books about its history. One of the books, titled Fire Island Pines, Polaroids 1973-1983, is by GLR friend and contributor Tom Bianchi, whose photographs of beautiful men in beautiful settings have […]

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Find the Gay Swimmer

Which is more improbable, that a tiny island nation of 100,000 is able to field an Olympic swim team, or that one its members is openly gay, fully accepted by his teammates, and an activist for GLBT equality? One-named, New-Zealand-born Fonua represented the South Pacific archipelago of Tonga in the 100-meter breaststroke competition at the […]

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