Category Archives: General Interest Pieces

The Lesbian Conductor Of The Gay Men’s Chorus

There aren’t many female choral conductors, but Kathleen McGuire long ago managed to break into the male dominated field. Perhaps even more interesting, however, is what the Australian-born lesbian is now conducting: McGuire is the first-ever female conductor of the historic San Francisco Gay Men’s Chorus. [She held the role… Read more »

Bernardette Brooten: Love Between Women

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Bernadette Brooten’s book Love Between Women: Early Christian Responses to Female Homoeroticism — available from Amazon — got someone’s attention; it earned the 1997 Lambda Literary Award in Lesbian Studies and an award from the American Academy of Religion, but it was ignored by much of the lesbian and gay media. Its… Read more »

Lee Lawrence: Fleeing New York for the Rural Life

While some gay and lesbian people spend their lives trying to escape the isolation and loneliness associated with being different, some have the opposite problem. Lee Lawrence had a successful design career in New York, but his personal and emotional life was not nearly so successful. Something had to change,… Read more »

Disability Fetishism: Attracted To Physical Differences

While many say the gay community is obsessed with perfection of the body, there are some within the community who are attracted to physical difference. The root of some of the discomfort in the lesbian and gay community and in society at large about discussing disabilities may lie in disability… Read more »