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The first few passages of The Argonauts might lead you to believe it’s a reflection on queer relationships – namely, the author Maggie Nelson’s relationship with artist Harry Dodge. “You’ve punctured my solitude, I told you. It had been a…
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John D’Emilio As a scholar of queer theory, I had the privilege of studying under Dr. John D’Emilio while he was teaching at the University of Illinois at Chicago. Now a Professor Emeritus, I also had the pleasure of attending…
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  Heard of Julia Serano? Excluded by Julia Serano has attracted a significant amount of well deserved attention and appreciation from and for the trans community. Julia Serano defines herself “as a transsexual woman, bisexual, and femme activist” (3). As…
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The Title’s Significance Keith Boykin, author of Beyond the Down Low, conceptualized the anthology For Colored Boys Who Have Considered Suicide When The Rainbow Is Still Not Enough: Coming of Age, Coming Out, and Coming Home in 2010. It was…
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The love story of two women captured in the film Blue is the Warmest Color has created international buzz. According to Variety Magazine, the movie has won the Palme d’Or in Cannes and the Louis Delluc prize in France as…
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How does one begin to empathize with another’s struggles? In Oddly Normal: One Family’s Struggle to Help Their Teenage Son to Come to Terms with his Sexuality, John Schwartz deftly intersperses memoir with research in his attempt to better understand…
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S. Bear Bergman’s newest collection of essays, Blood, Marriage, Wine, and Glitter, is a welcome addition to his previous work:  The Nearest Exit May Be Behind You, Butch is a Noun, and Gender Outlaws: The Next Generation, which he co-edited with…
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Linda Hirshman penned Victory: The Triumphant Gay Revolution: How a Despised Minority Pushed Back Beat Death, Found Love, and Changed America for Everyone in 2012, and it was named one of the 100 Notable Books by the New York Times…
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In July, we reviewed two gay male parenting memoirs. This month our focus on queer family life continues with a lens on lesbian parenting. These three lesbian parenting memoirs show that motherhood can come in many forms and that some…
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Last month, we reviewed Family Pride, where author Michael Shelton worked to dispel the myth that most or all of LGBT families are headed by out, white, college-educated, professional gay men and lesbians. While he attributed the perpetuation of this…
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