Gays and lesbians are spending more and more time in hotel rooms--15 nights on average, according to the Gay.
Beijing has a new homegrown gay tour company, Go Pink China, set to capitalize on the surge of gay travelers that visit during the next two years.
While Robinson's book is highly recommended reading for those interested in the development of the gay
movement, my only criticism of it is his conclusion.
While over the past 20 years, the idea of homosexuality has become more acceptable to academy voters, no major Oscar nominees or winners during that period have actually depicted gay men having sex, as ``Brokeback'' does.
That description of Oscar, by the way, was coined by Dustin Hoffman, who appeared in the only best-picture-winning movie that's depicted gay male sex up until now, 1969's X-rated ``Midnight Cowboy,'' (although that film's central relationship between Hoffman's Ratso Rizzo and Jon Voight's Joe Buck was platonic).
Some lawmakers and judges in other states do indeed share a horror of gay parenthood.
State legislatures are now pushing to erect a variety of legal barriers to gay couples seeking to raise kids.
My fear is, in this very extreme time for gays
, that TV is too medium.
In the past several years, the emergence of an identifiable lesbian and gay
culture in most medium-to-large metropolitan areas in the United States has dispelled the long-held negative stereotypes of gay
men as effeminate and lesbian women as overly masculine (Barret & Logan, 2001; Pope, 1995c; Pope & Barret, 2002).
In fact, writing about gay
marriage brings to mind the book, All the Women Are White, All the Blacks Are Men, But Some of Us Are Brave.
It was three years before the Lopatas told anybody else that Jim was gay
, even their closest friends.
Regardless of Hughes's orientation, many openly gay
poets acknowledge him as a major influence.
According to the National Gay
and Lesbian Task Force (NGLTF), estimates of the total number of children with at least one gay
or lesbian parent range from six million to fourteen million.
In the 2001 exchange, Kurtz says, Sullivan assumed that only gay
couples prepared to be governed by monogamy would marry.
Yet one's personal life often spills over into their professional life and while heterosexual employees enjoy the privilege of sharing personal events in their lives via conversations, parties or photographs, gay
and lesbian individuals are often not afforded that same privilege.