The Real Wolves: Confronting Masculinity

The Real Wolves: Confronting Masculinity

Jul 3, 2013

Recognizing that society often holds men to a very high and specific standard is obvious. We are surrounded by these very specific examples of what men are supposed to look and act like, the ways we expect them to react to different situations, and are also faced with the possibility of a social collapse when men stray from within these lines. We assume men are...

Out and Abroad: Gay Rights in Russia

Out and Abroad: Gay Rights in Russia

Jun 19, 2013

In many ways, LGBT rights has become the civil rights movement of our time, and it’s a movement that has made impressive strides in recent years, gaining important legal victories and public support in the US and elsewhere. But in Russia, a country which decriminalized homosexuality in 1993 and stopped treating homosexuality as a mental disorder in 1999, this...

Out and Abroad: Gay Rights in Latin America

Out and Abroad: Gay Rights in Latin America

May 15, 2013

It’s perhaps no surprise that Brazil, a nation known for the opulent, flamboyant parades of Carnival, is also home to the largest gay pride parades in the world. In 2006, the pride parade in Sao Paulo broke world records for the largest gay pride event ever, and since then, attendance has remained strong, regularly reaching into the millions. But, despite...

Out and Abroad: Gay Rights in Uganda

Out and Abroad: Gay Rights in Uganda

Apr 17, 2013

In much of Africa, being openly gay is a dangerous undertaking. Thirty-seven African countries criminalize homosexuality, and in at least three countries homosexual conduct is punishable by death. Even in South Africa, where gay marriage is legal, corrective rape of lesbians is distressingly common. In Uganda, a particularly repressive piece of anti-gay...

Lawrence v. Texas: From Iniquity to Equality

Lawrence v. Texas: From Iniquity to Equality

Apr 3, 2013

In June 2003, the Supreme Court ruled on the case of Lawrence v. Texas, deciding that anti-sodomy laws in Texas and twelve other states were unconstitutional. Ironically, the case that finally made it legal in all fifty states for loving same-sex couples to have sexual relations involved neither a relationship, nor any actual sex. On the night of September 17,...

The Importance of Oscar Wilde

The Importance of Oscar Wilde

Mar 6, 2013

Comedy, tragedy, love, discrimination, simplicity, decadence—all can be used to describe the paradoxical life of Oscar Wilde. His life is a complicated one, but all the more interesting for it. Since his death in 1900, Wilde has become a rallying point for the gay community after all the persecution he faced for nothing more than loving another man. His...

ManLove: From the Black Market to the Red Carpet

ManLove: From the Black Market to the Red Carpet

Feb 1, 2013

The increasing popularity of e-books—especially erotic romance e-books—hopefully prefigures an extended period of audience growth and mainstream exposure for the erotic romance genre.  In another positive trend, the culture as a whole, from the political arena to the film and television industries, is progressing toward an environment of greater acceptance...

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