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Campiana      March-April 2014
  • As Consciousness Is Harnessed to Flesh: Journals and Notebooks, 1964-1980 by Susan Sontag

    Notes on Camp – and Anti-Camp

    The content of this essay was first presented at the Camp/Anti-Camp Conference at the Hau Theater in Berlin in March 2012, curated by Susanne Sachsse and Marc Siegel. The presentation of the paper was itself intended to be somewhat camp, both in the outdated academic style of the writing and in its mode of performance ...

  • John FINAL

    Elton Discovers Mortality

    THOMAS WOLFE was right: you can’t go home again. That’s the sad-but-true wisdom at the heart of “Home Again,” the first single from Elton’s John’s latest album

  • Detail of the Warren Cup. British Museum, London.

    A Conjectural Romp across Art History

    A Little Gay History is a pictorial sampling of items from that museum across centuries and cultures of mostly visual representations of same-sex desire and gender ambiguity.

  • HarryChess1

    The Lives and Times of Harry Chess

    THE WORLD’S FIRST gay comic strip was arguably Harry Chess: That Man from A.U.N.T.I.E., which first appeared in the Philadelphia homophile publication Drum from 1965 to ’66.

  • Tom Cruise and Brad Pitt in 1994’s Interview with the Vampire

    Vampires Are Us

    In Interview with the Vampire, which was published in 1976, the male vampires form a family, even “giving birth” to a young female vampire who becomes their “daughter.” Not all of the book is so family oriented, however.

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The recent brouhaha over the appointment and rapid resignation of Brendan Eich as CEO of Mozilla prompted an unusual amount of soul-searching in the gay community. The spotlight has been on the outcry in the GLBT community that led to the resignation, and everyone from Andrew Sullivan to New York Times columnist Frank Bruni has [...]

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Corporate Rights

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Missionary Church of Harlem

Is Your Hubby a Homo?

This sign appeared outside the Atlah World Missionary Church in Harlem, and it provoked as much confusion as it did anger: “Obama has released the homo demons on the black man. Look out black woman. A white homo may take your man.” It was the work of Pastor James David Manning, who translated for the [...]

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Slipping in Sochi

We can’t resist a nod to the men of the doubles luge, who take such a ribbing for the physical positioning their sport requires, what with one man lying on top of the other as they speed down an icy sluice. The jokes are too obvious to be funny, best left unanswered by the undoubtedly [...]

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The End Is Near

It takes a lot for the Family Research Council to get our attention these days, and they must know this, because their president, Tony Perkins, keeps escalating the level of hysteria. Recently he prophesied the end of humanity if homosexuality comes to be widely accepted. “The human race would be extinct within time if [homosexuality [...]

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Matthew McConaughey’s Glaring Omission

THE 2014 OSCARS have now been thoroughly dissected, and again this year they represent a cataclysmic shift in society, or so the critics and bloggers high and low have declared. This was the year in which an African-American director won in his category, while two African actors—not Americans at all, but from Somalia and Kenya—were [...]

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