However long it takes for a real victory to be certified—no matter what happens on Election Day, it will be too early to unfurl a "Mission Accomplished" banner—the once ragtag march of lovers has acquired an air of inevitability. Edith Eyde's prophecy is almost fulfilled: gays are more or less regular folk. All the same, many who came out during the Stonewall era are wondering what will be lost as the community sheds its pariah status. They are baffled by the latter-day cult of marriage and the military—emblems of Eisenhower's America that the Stonewall generation joyfully rejected. The gay world is confronting a question with which Jews, African-Americans, and other marginalized groups have long been familiar: the price of assimilation.
—Love on the March
by Alex Ross. [more inside]
posted by Kattullus
on Nov 7, 2012 -
What with all the changes lately, sometimes I'm not sure where my right to marry whomever I want to has been ensured. Can I Marry Gay?
is a handy reference with state by state information, and keeps me up to date. Worried about recent state Supreme Court decisions forcing you to join teh gay? Must I Marry Gay?
is for you. [via mefi projects
posted by ocherdraco
on May 20, 2009 -
People with a History
is "an online guide to lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans history." Ranging from the first stirrings of civilization
to the modern day, People with a History gathers together original sources and academic articles dealing with queerness throughout history. To give you a feel for the wealth of material on the site, here are a few pages that caught my interest: The Vikings and Homosexuality
, Coptic Spell: Spell for a Man to Obtain a Male Lover
, an acount of a gay marriage ceremony described by Michel de Montaigne
, But Among Our Own Selves
(an 18th Century gay ballad), a chapter from The Life of St. Theodore of Sykeon
, a 7th Century Byzantine monk and bishop, which mentions adelphopoiesis
, or the rite of brothermaking
, Wu Tsao
, 19th Century Chinese lesbian poet, and finally Polari: The Lost Language of Gay Men
posted by Kattullus
on Feb 2, 2008 -