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34,420 citations from literature (mostly science fiction and fantasy) referring to real churches, religious groups, tribes, etc. [This database is for literary research only. It is not intended as a source of information about religion.]

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historical people world 2357 Taylor, Jeri. Mosaic (Star Trek: Voyager). New York: Pocket Books (1996); pg. 176. "When Copernicus suggested otherwise, and Galileo proved it, they weren't lauded for their discoveries; they were castigated. People then had raged at the truth rather than embrace it. "
historical people world 2500 Silverberg, Robert. "Death Do Us Part " in Immortals (Jack Dann & Gardner Dozois, eds.) New York: Ace Books (1998; c. 1996); pg. 49. [Year estimated.] "If being married to him was a little like being married to Abraham Lincoln or Augustus Caesar, well, so be it. "
historical people world 2550 Barton, William. Acts of Conscience. New York: Warner Books (1997); pg. 17. George Washington, Abraham Lincoln
historical people world 2555 Barton, William. Acts of Conscience. New York: Warner Books (1997); pg. 303. "'That's what they say. But one person never matters, even if that person turns out to be Jesus, or Kali Meitner, or something.'

'You have a sense of history in your head, Gaetan du Cheyne. A fascinating human history of isolates interacting.'

I almost didn't hear its words muttering, 'Not to mention Hitler and Napoleon, Temujin and Attila, Wang Mang, Sargon the so-called Great . . .' "

historical people world 3000 Hubbard, L. Ron. Battlefield Earth. New York: St. Martin's Press (1982); pg. 474. Pg. 474: "God's real name was Der Fuehrer but Hitler had taken his place on Earth to make a world of peace and goodwill. Now Napoleon was also a military leader and before him was Caesar and before him was Alexander the Great and before him was Attila the Hun. But these men were not holy. One really had to know history to tell the difference. Now even though Napoleon was a great military leader, on many points he didn't favorably compare with Hitler. Even though Napoleon had conquered Russia, he did not show the finesse Hitler showed when he conquered Russia. Now all this was very ancient and a long time ago and man had come to grief since... "; Pg. 530, 556: Napoleon
historical people world 3000 Knight, Damon. "The Dying Man " in Immortals (Jack Dann & Gardner Dozois, eds.) New York: Ace Books (1998; c. 1957); pg. 45. [Quote from Empedocles, 5th cen. B.C.]
historical people world 3044 Stableford, Brian. "Mortimer Gray's History of Death " in Immortals (Jack Dann & Gardner Dozois, eds.) New York: Ace Books (1998; c. 1995); pg. 218. Florence Nightingale
Hittite galaxy 2250 Dick, Philip K. A Maze of Death. Garden City, NY: Doubleday (1970); pg. 131. "Mekkis, the Hittite word for power; it had passed in tot he Sanskrit, then into Greek, Latin, and at last into modern English as machine and mechanical. "
Hittite galaxy 2375 Pellegrino, Charles & George Zebrowski. Dyson Sphere (Star Trek: TNG). New York: Pocket Books (1999); pg. 33. "They ate dates from a golden dish found in the tomb of Shubad Khan, and drank tea from Hittite clay goblets. "
Hittite Roman Empire 620 C.E. Douglas, L. Warren. The Veil of Years. New York: Baen (2001); pg. 207. -
Hittite Turkey 1995 Silverberg, Robert. "The Red Blaze is the Morning " in New Legends. Greg Bear (ed.) New York: Tor (1995); pg. 286. "...tiny fishing village here now; before that... a Minoan trading outpost; before that, Halvorsen thinks, a proto-Hittite encampment... At mid-morning on this blazingly hot day Halverson is working alone on high, extending the trench that runs along the proto-Hittite side of the hill. Nobody he knows believes that the Hittities ever lived here, or anywhere else along this coast; and he himself has nothing to go by in that direction except the presence at the highest point of the site of a double line of mud-brick walls, two courses high, that feel more or less Hittite to him. But he is not particularly concerned with Hittites, anyway: they are a Bronze Age folk, and he is looking for something much more ancient. Still, it would be helpful to prove that the Hittites had passed this way, too. And this is his dig. He can call this wall proto-Hittite if he feels like it, at least for the time being. " [Other refs., not in DB.]
Hittite Turkey 1995 Silverberg, Robert. "The Red Blaze is the Morning " in New Legends. Greg Bear (ed.) New York: Tor (1995); pg. 290. "Halvorsen beholds on the screen of his mind the facade of a many-columned three-terraced structure that might almost be Hatshepsut's temple at Deir al-Bahri, except that the colonnades fold back upon themselves in topologically implausible ways... " [More.]
Hittite United Kingdom: England 1955 Lewis, C.S. The Magician's Nephew (Narnia #6). New York: Macmillan (1970; c. 1955); pg. 19. "'...My first task was of course to study the box itself. It was very ancient. And I knew enough even then to know that it wasn't Greek, or Old Egyptian, or Babylonian, or Hittite, or Chinese. It was older than any of those nations...' "
Hittite Utah: Beaver County 2010 Hickman, Tracy. The Immortals. New York: ROC/Penguin Books (1997; c. 1996); pg. 420. "'President, you know the story of King David?' he called out.

Jeff looked perplexed. 'Yes, I do.'

'Ain't he one o' them Jewish kings from the Bible?'...

'Yes, Virgil, I suppose that's pretty much it. In the end he murdered Uriah the Hittite just so he could cover up his sin with Uriah's wife Bathsheba.' "

Hittite Washington, D.C. 1995 Hand, Elizabeth. Waking the Moon. New York: HarperPrism (1995); pg. 44. Pg. 44, 129
Hittite world -1400 B.C.E. Anderson, Poul. The Dancer from Atlantis. Garden City, NY: Nelson Doubleday (1971); pg. 78. "...their fortunes off a Levantine tin ship or a Hittite town? "
Hittite world -1250 B.C.E. Sterling, S. M. Island in the Sea of Time. New York: Penguin (1998); pg. 268. "Greece looks like the best bet. The Hittite Empire was too big and too tightly centralized, a god-king autocracy. He'd learned Troy was a prosperous city-state that controlled the approaches to the Black Sea; but he'd have to learn yet another language to operate there. Greece, now... "
Hittite world -1000 B.C.E. Tucker, Wilson. The Year of the Quiet Sun. New York: Ace (1970); pg. 107. "'...It happened three thousand years ago but if the Hittites had lost--if Ramses had beaten Muwatallis--we'd likely be Egyptian subjects today.' "
Hittite world 1980 Anthony, Piers. Faith of Tarot. New York: Berkley Books (10th printing 1986; 1st ed. 1980); pg. 77. "'The Sumerians, the Egyptians, the Minoans, the Eblans, the Hittites, the Greeks, the Megalithic society--all the ancient peoples who know so much more than history has credited them with...' "
Hittite world 2020 Dick, Philip K. & Roger Zelazny. Deus Irae. Garden City, NY: Doubleday (1976); pg. 6. Pg. 5: "'Do you know... what the oldest word in the English language is?'

'No,' Tibor said. "; Pg. 6: "' 'Might,' 'Father Handy said. 'In the sense of being mighty. It's Macht in the German. But it goes further back than Teutonic; it goes all the way back to the Hittites.'

'Hmmm.'

'The Hittite word mekkis. 'Power.' ' " [This discussion takes place in Charlottesville, Utah.]

Hmong California: Fresno 1994 Ing, Dean. Spooker. New York: Tom Doherty Associates (1995); pg. 56. "On Oregon reservations, the visitor is encouraged to risk a bit of cash in tribal casinos where the state government cannot prevent gambling. On California reservations, Asian card games add a modern touch; for a generation, Fresno's Hmong immigrants have cooled their gambling fever with the help of America's earliest immigrants. From the first time she saw the Yomo reservation and its casino, Romana had told him, she knew that ordinary laws and law enforcement stopped at the tribal boundary. "
Hmong Minnesota 1998 Erdrich, Louise. The Antelope Wife. New York: HarperCollins (1998); pg. 110. "Swedish and Norwegian Indians abound in this region, too, and now, Hmong-Ojibwas, those last so beautiful you want to follow them around and see if they are real. "
Holiness/Holy North Carolina 1992 Card, Orson Scott. Lost Boys. New York: HarperCollins (1992); pg. 65. "And it made DeAnne wonder if a compassionate, Christlike character might be something you were born with, rather than something you acquired. Maybe all of Chrisianity was devoted to making normal people believe that they should live and feel and think the way that a few, special people just naturally did. In which case most believers would end up either frustrated at their failure to measure up, or frustrated because the did measure up but got not joy from suppressing all their natural instincts.

Nonsense, she decided. We are what we choose to be. Robbie is so profoundly compassionate because his spirit is that way, and always was that way, long before he was born. And if I'm not as good a person as he is, that doesn't mean that I can' learn to be. To believe anything else would be to despair. "

homosexual Africa 2002 McDonald, Ian. Evolution's Shore. New York: Bantam (1997; c. 1995); pg. 25. "'Those two guys.' He pointed at two men walking hand in hand along the side of the road. 'Gay or just good friends?'

'Just good friends. African men have no problem showing same-sex physical affection.' "

homosexual Africa 2008 McDonald, Ian. Evolution's Shore. New York: Bantam (1997; c. 1995); pg. 40. Pg. 40: "...Jake Aarons, SkyNet's chief East African correspondent... Please note that video evidence to the contrary, he does in fact exist from the waist down. Apparently there is a cute little Somali boy who can personally testify to this same fact, but one shouldn't repeat office bitchery. Sexual peccadilloes aside, he gets the angles on the news that no one else gets... "; Pg. 103: "'...It is an African problem in that it is African scientists trying to save African people from an African pandemic. It is not a gay plague here, Gaby. It is an everyone plague.' " [AIDS]; Pg. 143: "'Admit it, you get some lesbo-sado-dominatrix thrill out of locking naked women in cells,' Gaby said...' "; Pg. 145: "The black lesbo-sado-dominatrix with the French accent introduced herself as Celeste... " [More]
homosexual Africa 2018 Bova, Ben. Voyager II: The Alien Within. New York: Tor (1986); pg. 222. "It's like a bloody 'Arabian Nights,' Baker thought, brought up-to-date by this daffy giant gook. Temujin, he calls himself. A gay egomaniac. Mad as a hatter. No, two hatters, considering the blooming size of him. "
homosexual Alabama 1972 McCullough, Ken. "Chuck Berry, Won't You Please Come Home " in Again, Dangerous Visions (Harlan Ellison, ed.) Garden City, NY: Doubleday (1972); pg. 469. "...and there they are in the bedroom like Dracula and his gay bride "
homosexual Alabama 1974 Disch, Thomas M. Camp Concentration. New York: Random House (1999; c. 1968); pg. 6. "The two faggots with whom, grudgingly, the Mafia and I share our [prison] cell (it is not, you will observe, theirs) are suddenly not speaking to each other. Donny sits on the can all day and tinkles blues. Peter broods butchly on his bunk. Occasionally Donny will address a loud complaint to me, concerning Peter's promiscuities, real or imagined. (When do they find opportunities for unfaithfulness?) Donny, younger and black, is feminine, even in his butchiness, which is skilled and futile. Peter, at thirty, is still rather handsome, though his face has a seamy, second-hand look. They are both here on narcotics charges, though it is Peter's distinction that he once stood trial for murder. One gets the impression that he regrets having been acquitted. Their passion has too much of the element of necessity about it to be quite convincing: If you were the only boy in the world, and I were the only other. Now who's being bitch? "
homosexual Alabama 1974 Disch, Thomas M. Camp Concentration. New York: Random House (1999; c. 1968); pg. 6. "I must say, thought, that I find this sort of thing [homosexuality] more palatable at second hand--in Genet, for instance. My liberality balks before the real thing.

So there is, in this context, an advantage in being as fat as I am. No one in his right hand would lust after this body...

The bedsprings are quiet tonight, but ever and again, between the Mafia's snores, Donny or Peter [the narrator's homosexual cellmates] heaves a sigh. " [Also, pg. 16.]

homosexual Alabama 1986 Anderson, Jack. Control. New York: Kensington Publishing Corp. (1988); pg. 298. [Pentecostal televangelist Billy Bob's telecast.] "'And now we will smite the anti-Christ . . . uh! We will smite the sodomite . . . uh! We will smite the purveyor of lewdness and filth . . . uh! And we will keep the miracle of television in God's service . . . uh!' "
homosexual Alabama 1993 Ellison, Harlan. Mefisto in Onyx. Shingletown, CA: Mark. V. Ziesing Books (1993); pg. 60. "Every... psycho who had stolen, [sodomized], and sliced up an altar boy in the name of secret voices that 'tole him to g'wan do it!'... In a moment of human weakness. "
homosexual Argo 2179 Sawyer, Robert J. Golden Fleece. New York: Time Warner (1990); pg. 90. "'...Which type of sex do you prefer: masturbatory, coitus, oral, anal--and do you prefer same-sex or opposite-sex partners?'

'Oral, opposite-sex partners exclusively.'

'Correct...' "

homosexual Arizona 1995 Hand, Elizabeth. Waking the Moon. New York: HarperPrism (1995); pg. 238. "Flagstaff Police Chief Robert Morales has voiced concern that whatever attacked Benson may also be responsible for a string of unsolved disappearances in the Southwest. Since last October, seventeen young men between the ages of 15 and 27 have been reported missing in Arizona alone. Several of the men were known to be prostitutes and runaways, and authorities are concerned that the actual numbers may actually be higher. "
homosexual Arizona 2002 Le Guin, Ursula K. The Lathe of Heaven. New York: Charles Scribner's Sons (1971); pg. 41. "'He felt that the psychiatrist, by ordering him to dream certain dreams, might be infringing upon his rights of privacy as defined in the New Federal Constitution of 1984.

'Well. Something like this came up last year in Arizona,' said Miss Lelache. 'Man under VTT tried to sue his therapist for implanting homosexual tendencies in him. Of course the shrink was simply using standard conditioning techniques, and the plaintiff actually was a terrific repressed homo; he got arrested for trying to bugger a twelve-year-old boy in broad daylight in the middle of Phoenix Park, before the case even got to court. He wound up in Obligatory Therapy in Tehachapi...' "

homosexual Australia 2025 Egan, Greg. "Cocoon " in Isaac Asimov's Detectives (Gardner Dozois and Sheila Williams, eds.) New York: Ace Books (1998; c. 1994); pg. 46. "I said flatly, 'Why would I want to watch ten thousand drag queens ride down Oxford Street, blowing kisses to the tourists?'

'Don't exaggerate. There'll only be a thousand men in drag, at most.'

'Yeah, the rest will be in sequined jockstraps.'

'If you actually came and watched you'd discover that most people's imaginations have progressed far beyond that.'

I shook my head, bemused. 'If people's imaginations had progressed, there'd be no Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras at all. It's a freak show, for people who want to live in a cultural ghetto. Forty years ago, it might have been . . . provocative. Maybe it did some good, back then. But now? What's the point? There are no laws left to change, there's no politics left to address. This kind of thing just recycles the same moronic stereotypes, year after year.' "

homosexual Australia 2025 Egan, Greg. "Cocoon " in Isaac Asimov's Detectives (Gardner Dozois and Sheila Williams, eds.) New York: Ace Books (1998; c. 1994); pg. 47. "Martin said smoothly. 'It's a public reassertion of the right to diverse sexuality. Just because it's no longer a protest march as well as a celebration doesn't mean it's irrelevant. And complaining about stereotypes is like . . . complaining about the characters in a medieval morality play. The costumes are code, shorthand. Give the great unwashed heterosexual masses credit for some intelligence; they don't watch the parade and conclude that the average gay man spend all his time in a gold lam?tutu. People aren't that literal-minded. They all learnt semiotics in kindergarten, they know how to decode the message.'

'I'm sure they do. But it's still the wrong message: it makes exotic what ought to be mundane. Okay, people have the right to dress up any way they like and march down Oxford Street . . . but it means absolutely nothing to me.' "

homosexual Australia 2025 Egan, Greg. "Cocoon " in Isaac Asimov's Detectives (Gardner Dozois and Sheila Williams, eds.) New York: Ace Books (1998; c. 1994); pg. 47. "'I'm not asking you to join in--'

'Very wise.'

'--but if one hundred thousand straight can turn up, to show their support for the gay community, why can't you?'

I said wearily, 'Because every time I hear the word community, I know I'm being manipulated. If there is such thing as the gay community, I'm certainly not a part of it. As it happens, I don't want to spend my life watching gay and lesbian television channels, using gay and lesbian news systems . . . or going to gay and lesbian street parades. It's all so . . . proprietary. You'd think there was a multinational corporation who had the franchise rights on homosexuality. And if you don't market the product their way, you're some kind of second-class, inferior, bootleg, unauthorized queer.' "

homosexual Australia 2025 Egan, Greg. "Cocoon " in Isaac Asimov's Detectives (Gardner Dozois and Sheila Williams, eds.) New York: Ace Books (1998; c. 1994); pg. 47. "Martin cracked up. When he finally stopped laughing, he said, 'Go on. I'm waiting for you to get to the part where you say you're no more proud of being gay than you are of having brown eyes, or black hair, or a birthmark behind your left knee.'

I protested. 'That's true. Why should I be 'proud' of something I was born with? I'm not proud or ashamed. I just accept it. And I don't have to join a parade to prove that.'

'So you'd rather we all stayed invisible?'

'Invisible! You're the one who told me that the representation rates in movies and TV last year were close to the true demographics. And if you hardly even notice it anymore when an openly gay or lesbian politician gets elected, that's because it's no longer an issue. To most people, now, it's about as significant as . . . being left or right handed.' "

homosexual Australia 2025 Egan, Greg. "Cocoon " in Isaac Asimov's Detectives (Gardner Dozois and Sheila Williams, eds.) New York: Ace Books (1998; c. 1994); pg. 48. "Martin seemed to find this suggestion surreal. 'Are you trying to tell me it's now a non-subject? That the inhabitants of this planet are now absolutely impartial on the question of sexual preference? Your faith is touching...' "

I said, 'We're equal before the law with any heterosexual couple, aren't we? And when was the last time you told someone you were gay and they so much as blinked? And yes, I know there are dozens of countries where it's still illegal--along with joining the wrong political parties or the wrong religions. Parades in Oxford Street aren't going to change that.'

'People are still bashed in this city. People are still discriminated against.'

'Yeah. And people are also shot dead in peak-hour traffic for playing the wrong music in their car stereos, or denied jobs because they live in the wrong suburbs... leaving out a few psychotics, and a few fundamentalist bigots . . . most people just don't care.' " [More.]

homosexual Australia 2025 Egan, Greg. "Cocoon " in Isaac Asimov's Detectives (Gardner Dozois and Sheila Williams, eds.) New York: Ace Books (1998; c. 1994); pg. 68. "Seen as prejudicial by whom?' It was a rhetorical question: the media, of course. By keeping silent on the issue, she'd minimized the risk of being seen to have launched a witch-hunt. Telling me to go look for homosexual terrorists might have put LEI in a very unsympathetic light... " [Homosexual terrorists are suspected in an atomic bombing incident that is at the heart of the story. The main character is a homosexual police investigator. Many other refs., not in DB.]
homosexual Australia 2025 Egan, Greg. "Cocoon " in Isaac Asimov's Detectives (Gardner Dozois and Sheila Williams, eds.) New York: Ace Books (1998; c. 1994); pg. 73. [The story's main character, who is gay, watches the Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras] "I'd missed the start of the parade; the first thing I saw was a long line of people wearing giant plastic heads bearing the features of famous and infamous queers... It was all so Disney I could have gagged--and yes, there was even Bernadette, the world's first lesbian cartoon mouse. I only recognized three of the humans portrayed--Patrick White, looking haggard and suitably bemused, Joe Orton, leering sardonically, and J. Edgar Hoover, with a Mephistophelian sneers. Everyone wore their names on their ashes, though, for what that was worth. A young man beside me asked his girlfriend, 'Who the hell was Walt Whitman?'

She shook her head. 'No idea. Alan Turing?'

'Search me.'

...I wanted to yell at the marchers: So what? Some queers were famous. Some famous people were queer. What a surprise! Do you think that means you own them? "

homosexual Australia 2025 Egan, Greg. "Cocoon " in Isaac Asimov's Detectives (Gardner Dozois and Sheila Williams, eds.) New York: Ace Books (1998; c. 1994); pg. 74. Pg. 74: "A hundred or so leather-clad women--on noise-enhanced--electric motorbikes went riding past in a crucifix formation, behind a banner which read DYKES ON BIKES FOR JESUS. I recalled the small group of fundamentalists I'd passed earlier, their backs to the parade route lest they turn into pillars of salt, holding up candles and praying for rain. ";

Pg. 75: "'How can I be a traitor? What is there to betray? Dykes on Bikes for Jesus? The William S. Burroughs Dancers?' "

homosexual Avernus 4901 Aldiss, Brian W. Helliconia Winter. New York: Atheneum (1985); pg. 76. "...the young on the Observation Station [Avernus] rose up in despair and overthrew their masters. What though their masters were themselves slaves? The era of asceticism was gone. The old were slain. Minimalism was slain. Eudaemonism ruled in its stead. Earth had turned its back on the Avernus. Very well, then Avernus would turn its back on Helliconia.

At first, blind indulgence in sensuality had been sufficient. Just to have broken the sterile bonds of duty was glory enough. But--and in that 'but' lies possibly the fate of the human race--hedonism proved insufficient. Promiscuity proved as much of a dead end as abstention.

Cruel perversions grew from the sullied beds of the Avernus. Woundings, slashings, cannibalism, pederasty, paedophilia, intestinal rape, sadistic penetrations of infants and the ageing became commonplace. Flayings, public mass fornications, buggery, irrumation, mutilation--such was the daily diet. Libido waxed intellect waned. "

homosexual California 1952 Dick, Philip K. Radio Free Albemuth. New York: Arbor House (1985); pg. 15. "...he had plastered the southern part of the state with billboards darkly alluding to Mrs. Greyson's sex life.

CALIFORNIA NEEDS A STRAIGHT CANDIDATE!
DON'T YOU THINK THERE'S SOMETHING QUEER ABOUT GREYSON?

That kind of thing. It was based on a supposedly actual incident in Mrs. Greyson's life, but no one really knew. Mrs. Greyson fought back but never sued. After her defeat she vanished into obscurity, or maybe, as Republicans joked, into the gay bars of San Diego. Mrs. Greyson, needless to say, had been a liberal. In the McCarthy days there wasn't that much difference in the public's view between communism and homosexuality, so Fremont had little difficulty winning, once his smear campaign began. "

homosexual California 1972 Dick, Philip K. "The Android and the Human " in The Dark-Haired Girl. Willimantic, CT: Mark V. Ziesing (1988; c. 1972); pg. 139. "...and a fifth of Seagram's VO propped up against his steering wheel. And his bumper sticker that night read: GRANT FULL RIGHTS TO US HOMOSEXUALS. He has of course torn the sticker off by now, but both you and ten of your friends witnessed it. And they are all at pay phones right now, ready to phone the news to the local papers. And, if he is still so foolish as to sentence you, at least ask him to give back the little tape recorder you inadvertently left in his bedroom. "
homosexual California 1972 Disch, Thomas M. The Dreams Our Stuff Is Made Of: How Science Fiction Conquered the World. New York: Simon & Schuster (2000; c. 1998); pg. 159. "...when Applewhite [founder and leader of the Heaven's Gate suicide cult] met nurse and astrologer Bonnie Lu Nettles at the clinic he'd entered to be cure of his homosexuality... "
homosexual California 1975 Dick, Philip K. The Transmigration of Timothy Archer. New York: Timescape Books (1982); pg. 61. "One of the strangest and most perplexing accounts I ever read concerning my husband's suicide was that he, Jeff Archer, Bishop Timothy Archer's son, killed himself because he was afraid he was a homosexual. Some book written a number of years after his death--after all three of them had died--mangled the facts so thoroughly that, when you had finished reading it... you knew less about Jeff and Bishop Archer and Kirsten Lundborn than before you started. "
homosexual California 1994 Dick, Philip K. A Scanner Darkly. Garden City, NY: Doubleday (1977); pg. 58. "'I'll slash your tires.' He ran downstairs, and Arctor and the girl watched through the broken window together as Dan Mancher, a skinny, short-haired, homosexual-looking dude waving a knife, approached her car, still yelling up at her, his words audible to everyone else in the house. 'I'll slash your tires, your [expletive] tires!...' "
homosexual California 2008 England, Terry. Rewind. New York: Avon Books (1997); pg. 49. "Aaron stepped up to him. 'All right?'

Tom looked up with moist eyes. He nodded, then took several deep breaths.

'I'm emotionally wracked, that's all. My spouse refuses to listen to me. I don't want him burdened with this. It's bad enough being gay, but now it'll be worse with what looks like a boy in the house.'

'Didn't you say you were from California?... I thought that state passed a cohabitation law.'

'Oh, yes.' Tom rubbed his jaw, then looked at his hand. 'Huh. I keep forgetting I don't have a beard anymore. Anyway, yes, you're right, and Mark and I had declared ourselves married cohabitants. But the law does not change eons of prejudice. And you know us fags. Always on the lookout for sweet young boys to seduce into our perverted lifestyle.' He extended his arms. 'And I look like a boy. There's trouble ahead. So what does Mark say? 'We'll bar the door together.' ' "

homosexual California 2008 England, Terry. Rewind. New York: Avon Books (1997); pg. 49-50. "Aaron thought he saw tears. He walked over to Tom [the gay man, now turned into a boy].

'What is it?'

'I'm scared, Aaron. I had a pretty good life. I was in love, and I was in loved in return, but we cannot do a thing about it. We're too frightened even to touch each other.'

He turned, took two steps, turned back.

'But that's not the worst of it. I have my tonsils back. A scar on my leg from a hiking accident is gone. What else did they fix? What did they do to my brain?'

He stepped close to Aaron. 'Don't you see? What if they 'fixed' my homosexuality, just took it right out of me the way the pediatrician yanked out my tonsils?'

He stepped back, gestured with his arms.

'What if I am incapable of returning Mark's love?' "

homosexual California 2009 England, Terry. Rewind. New York: Avon Books (1997); pg. 324. "'The state wants to remove me from the home of a homosexual. They say the Holn might have fixed me so I'm not gay anymore and they don't want bad influences to corrupt me again.'

'Jesus. Well, I'll tell you, if I were still a lawyer, I'd offer my services.'

'Thanks. The ACLU has jumped in. And the foundation... Of course, it's not just the state. A gay AIDS activist told me I should've had AIDS, or at least been HIV positive, so the miracle cure would have been worthwhile.'

'God,' Linda said. 'What did you say?'

'Mark [Tom's gay partner] decked the guy before I could.'

'Good for him!' "

homosexual California: Fresno 1994 Ing, Dean. Spooker. New York: Tom Doherty Associates (1995); pg. 89. "Quietly furious, he would not speak to the girl again for weeks. Crestfallen, she had finally left the troupe. Still, I don't think our Andy is a latent gay, she thought, toying with the single gypsy bangle earring she often wore. Perhaps a mild fixation on mature women. "
homosexual California: Hollywood 1955 Bradbury, Ray. A Graveyard for Lunatics. New York: Alfred A. Knopf (1990); pg. 34. "'...A gorilla carrying his head, ran in Stage 10. A homosexual art director got thrown out of the Men's. Judas is on strike for more silver over in Galilee...' "
homosexual California: Los Angeles 1986 Bear, Greg. The Serpent Mage. New York: Ace Books (1987; 1st ed. 1986); pg. 30. "'Something you're ashamed of? Something . . . sexual?'

'Jesus,' Michael said, shaking his head and chuckling. 'I did not run off to San Francisco and . . . whatever. You can reassure Mom of that.'...

'We didn't think you had. Believe it or not, we know you pretty well. Not so well you can't surprise us, but well enough to believe you didn't do anything self-destructive...' "

homosexual California: Los Angeles 1996 Powers, Tim. Expiration Date. New York: Tor (1996); pg. 38. "'...'We Wish You a Merry Christmas'--'We won't go until we got some, we won't go until we got some, we won't go until we got some, so trot 'em out now.'

'What the hell, Suke,' Pete had said, bewildered by her manic cheer.

'I figure that's what the Sodomites and--what would you call 'em, Gomorrites?--were singing outside of Lot's house, you know? In the Bible, when all of Lot's neighbors wanted to bugger the angels what were visiting him...' "

homosexual California: Los Angeles 1996 Powers, Tim. Expiration Date. New York: Tor (1996); pg. 91. "'...We got a broad spectrum of media out to do resonance tests at the houses he lived in, and in his old law office...'

'What kind of mediums?' Obstadt hated faggoty overprecise language. "

homosexual California: Los Angeles 2000 Cooper, Bernard. "Hunters and Gatherers " in Circa 2000: Gay Fiction at the Millennium (Robert Drake & Terry Wolverton, eds). Los Angeles, CA: Alyson Pub. (2000; c. 1995); pg. 26. [2] "'Well, take it form me, not all of us are polygamists who bathe in our holy undergarments. There's lots of ways to be a Mormon; at least, that's the way I see it.'

'There's a guy at my gym,' ventured Rick, 'who wears the garments under his workout clothes, even in summer.'

'Or proselytize on our bicycles.'

'I'm sorry?'

'Not all of us proselytize on our bicycles.'

Rick pictured Jerry listing from a Schwinn.

'Listen,' said Jerry, giving Ricmk a let's-lay-our-cards-on-the-tray-table look. 'Are you by any chance . . . I don't mean to be presumptuous, so forgive me if I'm wrong, but you haven't said anything about a wife, and I was wondering if you're . . .'

'Gay?'

'I knew it!' blurted Jerry, slapping his armrest. 'I have a sick sense--sixth sense--about these things. I am too!' "

homosexual California: Los Angeles 2000 Cooper, Bernard. "Hunters and Gatherers " in Circa 2000: Gay Fiction at the Millennium (Robert Drake & Terry Wolverton, eds). Los Angeles, CA: Alyson Pub. (2000; c. 1995); pg. 27. [3] [Rick talks with Jerry, a gay Mormon.] "To Rick's way of thinking, Jerry was unduly excited by this coincidence, as if he'd discovered they shared the same mother. Still, he found something ingenuous about the portly, balding stranger beside him. He eyed Jerry's wedding ring, and with no prompting whatsoever, Jerry launched into the story of his marriage. 'I only recently told Meg that I fooled around with men in college. Groping a housebrother, that sort of thing.' This piqued Rick's interest... 'The point,' continued Jerry, 'is that I wanted to write off my college flings as trial and error, youthful confusion. But after six children and twenty years of marriage, I couldn't ignore my thing for guys. College men, especially. Studious types...' "
homosexual California: Los Angeles 2000 Cooper, Bernard. "Hunters and Gatherers " in Circa 2000: Gay Fiction at the Millennium (Robert Drake & Terry Wolverton, eds). Los Angeles, CA: Alyson Pub. (2000; c. 1995); pg. 27. [4] [Rick talks with Jerry, a gay Mormon.] "'The more I tried to pray it away, the stronger it got... We counseled with the church elders, Meg and me, and they thought that male companionship--strictly platonic of course--would help me 'scratch the itch,' as they put it. So we decided to stay married and faithful, and I'm going to make some homosexual friends.' Jerry brightened. 'We'll have to have you over for dinner.'

'The church wants you to have gay friends?'

'Hey,' said Jerry... 'They didn't say homosexual or not. But 'male companionship' is open to interpretation, don't you thing?' " [Many other refs. throughout story, not in DB.]

homosexual California: Los Angeles 2000 Cooper, Bernard. "Hunters and Gatherers " in Circa 2000: Gay Fiction at the Millennium (Robert Drake & Terry Wolverton, eds). Los Angeles, CA: Alyson Pub. (2000; c. 1995); pg. 27. [5] "'According to the church, if me and Meg get divorced, old Jerry here wanders around heaven for time immemorial, a soul without a family.'

It was delicate: Rick didn't want to mock Jerry's religious beliefs, but he found this punishment cruel and unusual. Not to mention superstitious. 'Do you really believe that's what would happen?'

'The idea scares me whether I believe in it or not. An outcast even after I'm dead. Lifelong bonds coming to nothing. Estranged from my very own kids... I joined Affirmation, a group of gay Mormons, and they say the church is run by humans, and humans don't know everything there is to know about the creator's plan; only one judgment matters in the end, and at least He'll know what made me tick and how I tried to do what's right...' "

homosexual California: Los Angeles 2000 Cooper, Bernard. "Hunters and Gatherers " in Circa 2000: Gay Fiction at the Millennium (Robert Drake & Terry Wolverton, eds). Los Angeles, CA: Alyson Pub. (2000; c. 1995); pg. 28. [6] "'...But Rick,' said Jerry... 'here's where I part company with the folks at Affirmation: They're skeptical about a man staying married.'

'You mean about a gay man staying married?'

'Isn't that what I said? Anyway, living in a family makes me happy. My kids are turning into people I like, and the little ones shriek and swamp me every time I walk through the door. Chalk it up to my having been an only child, but even when they're fighting and crying, the chaos is kind of cozy, you know?' "

homosexual California: Los Angeles 2000 Vernon, David. "Couple Kills " in Circa 2000: Gay Fiction at the Millennium (Robert Drake & Terry Wolverton, eds). Los Angeles, CA: Alyson Pub. (2000); pg. 389. [Main characters are homosexual. Refs. throughout story, pg. 389-424.]
homosexual California: Orange County 2027 Robinson, Kim Stanley. The Gold Coast. New York: Tor (1995; c. 1988); pg. 163. "So Abe drives then to Brookhurst and Garden Grove, and they find no sign of a wreck. They see only: A Seedy audio outlet, a See-All Video Rental. The Gay/Lesbian Adult Video Theater, A Kentucky Colonel's... "
homosexual California: San Francisco 1984 Heinlein, Robert A. Job: A Comedy of Justice. New York: Ballantine (1984); pg. 326. "'I wonder. More girls like me, maybe, in various flavors? Drown you in tits?--chocolate, vanilla, strawberry, tutti-frutti. 'Tutti-frutti'--hmm . . . Maybe you'd like a San Francisco sandwich? Or some other Sodom-and-Gomorrah fancy? I have a male friend from Berkeley who isn't all that male; he has a delicious, playful imagination; I've teamed with him many times. And he has on call others like him; he's a member of both Aleister Crowley Associates and Nero's Heroes and Zeroes... Persian Garden, sorority house, Turkish harem, jungle drums with obscene rites...' " [More.]
homosexual California: San Francisco 1999 Kessel, John. Good News from Outer Space. New York: Tor (1990; c. 1989); pg. 56. "'The Lord holds out one hand in invitation. In his other he holds raised the flaming sword! Anyone who needs a reminder--look at San Francisco! The sodomite has learned, the harlot is learning, and the atheist will learn!' "


homosexual, continued

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