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homosexual Oregon: Portland 2002 Le Guin, Ursula K. The Lathe of Heaven. New York: Charles Scribner's Sons (1971); pg. 113. "He kept his sex life almost entirely to one-night stands, semipros, sometimes women and sometimes young men; he knew which bars and cinemas and saunas to go for what he wanted. He got what he wanted and got clear again, before he or the other person could possibly develop any kind of need for the other. He prized his independence, his free will. But he found it terrible to be alone, all alone in the huge indifferent Park, hurrying, almost running toward the Institute, because he did not have anywhere else to go. "
homosexual Pennsylvania: Lancaster County 1983 Anderson, Jack. Millennium. New York: Tor (1994); pg. 11. "To be honest, she found boys strangely repellent. Just when one came along that she thought was worth pursuing, the strange dreams would return, and the next day she would wonder what she ever found so attractive. All she knew for sure was that she wasn't a lesbian. She didn't really know much about lesbians, but she had heard the stories. Boys might be repellent, she thought, but to her the members of her own gender often seemed downright strange.

She lay awake in that cool, pure darkness and wondered what was wrong with her. Pushing seventeen and pretty enough to leave a string of broken hearts in her wake. Not the least bit interested in boys. "

homosexual Pennterra 2233 Moffett, Judith. Pennterra. New York: Congdon & Weed, Inc. (1987); pg. 133. "I guess I'm licked, and I guess I was wrong all along to be so unyielding, but damn it all anyhow. For the first time in my life I can sympathize with all those hateful, heavy fathers cracking down on a son who had decided he was gay or a daughter in love with a black/Jew/Parsee/whatever. Unfortunately, being able to see the resemblance doesn't help me break free of it. "
homosexual Pennterra 2233 Moffett, Judith. Pennterra. New York: Congdon & Weed, Inc. (1987); pg. 149. "I've not had repeated sexual contact of some sort with every member of this team... which includes a middle-aged lesbian and a boy just entering puberty. Now, up to the time of this field trip I'd never experience what might be called 'casual' sex, or 'deviant' sex either, with anybody... "
homosexual Proton 2990 Anthony, Piers. Phaze Doubt. New York: G. P. Putnam's Sons (1990); pg. 51. "'Also, Tsetse's bisexual,' Nepe said. 'She can make it with any man, but she prefers women. So scratch that.' "
homosexual Roman Empire 296 C.E. Bradley, Marion Zimmer & Diana L. Paxson Priestess of Avalon. New York: Viking (2001); pg. 237. "'...My husband left me with enough to live on, but I find myself a little lonely, and would welcome a . . . circle . . . of friend.'

'You will be like Sappho among the maidens of Lesbos,' exclaimed Corinthius, 'beloved of the gods!'

'Perhaps not quite like Sappho,' I replied, smiling, for when we live din Drepanum I had read some of her poems that my tutor had never shown me. 'But tell the women, and we shall see.' "

homosexual Solar System 2061 Clarke, Arthur C. 2061: Odyssey Three. New York: Ballantine (1987); pg. 255. "Maggie M had created quite a scandal with an uninhibited account of Zeus-Jupiter's torrid love affairs with Io, Europa, Ganymede, and Callisto. Appearing to the nymph Europa in the guise of a white bull was bad enough... But what upset many local residents was the news that the mythological Ganymede was of quite the wrong gender. "
homosexual Spain 1994 Delacorte, Peter. Time On My Hands. New York: Scribner (1997); pg. 244. "'Federico Garcia Lorca... A Spanish poet who was killed by the Nationalists near the start of the war... 'They killed him because he was a leftist and a homosexual.'

Dutch made a face. 'A homosexual?' ";

Pg. 245: "'...But there's no reason this poet has to be homosexual, no reason he has to be a Communist. Hell, we can give him a wife.' "

homosexual Sudan 1883 Miller, John J. "Hewn in Pieces for the Lord " in Drakas! (S. M. Sterling, ed.) New York: Baen (2000); pg. 71. "Not that he could ever really love the Mahdi, in the physical sense. That was surely impossible. It was not natural. It was a sin. True, it was a sin he had carried with him since his thirteenth year when he'd been forced into such a relationship with a teacher at his preparatory school. Not forced in a physical sense, but overwhelmed by an older and more powerful personality, a personality he had loved, had worshiped . . .

Since then Gordon had wished fervently that he was a eunuch so he'd never be tortured by such terrible desires again. He had felt them since, but had never given in. His iron will and determination had prevented him from again slipping into sin. " [The main character here recalls being raped by a homosexual school teacher. Some of the story from this point deals with Gordon's struggle with homosexual feelings--toward the Mahdi (who is killed later in the story) and in general. Other refs. not in DB.]

homosexual Sudan 1883 Miller, John J. "Hewn in Pieces for the Lord " in Drakas! (S. M. Sterling, ed.) New York: Baen (2000); pg. 86. "...just this morning he and his wife Edith were telling me about this new houseguest due to arrive later today... He's a writer... an Irish chap, name of Oscar Wilde. Ever heard of him? " [Wilde is apparently mentioned here specifically because he is gay, and the main character Gordon may hope to have sex with him.]
homosexual Sweden 1975 Batchelor, John Calvin. The Birth of the People's Republic of Antarctica. New York: Dial Press (1983); pg. 32. "As art dealer, he was owed favors by most of the well-placed members of the homosexual community in Stockholm. As 'extraordinary tradesman,' his term for smuggler, he simply owned every other third-level official in the government. "
homosexual Sweden 1988 Batchelor, John Calvin. The Birth of the People's Republic of Antarctica. New York: Dial Press (1983); pg. 59. "It cost Thord heavily to escape that net. There were many nasty turns in all this, such as an undercurrent of Loyalist prejudice against homosexuality and possibly sexuality in general. "
homosexual Sweden 1988 Batchelor, John Calvin. The Birth of the People's Republic of Antarctica. New York: Dial Press (1983); pg. 91. Pg. 88: "...there would be an end to so-called tolerance of so-called undesirable elements; this means that aliens, half-breeds, and socio-sexual deviants were marked for terror. "; Pg. 91: "...at least in part because of his deep regret for disappointing his father, Anders Horshead, the attending physician at my birth. Thord's homosexuality seemed to preclude a natural family; the weight of that had split father and son, more Thord's doing than Dr. Horshead's. "
homosexual Sweden 1989 Simmons, Dan. Phases of Gravity. New York: Bantam (1989); pg. 257. "He could not have been more surprised if Scott had calmly announced that he was flying to Sweden for a sex-change operation. "
homosexual Tennessee 2000 Talbott, Anne Marie. "A Walk in the Park " in Drakas! (S. M. Sterling, ed.) New York: Baen (2000); pg. 293. "Oh, my God, I'm trapped . . .

'May as well have some fun before we get to the House, eh, Dietrich?' Gwen murmurs, as she slides her hands down my chest, caressing, tugging off my rugby shirt . . .

He laughs, and says, 'You can go first; I don't mind.' Gwen's eyes seem to fill mine. My shorts rip like tissue paper under her hands. Oh my God! The last conscious thought running through my mind: Draka? They can't be!... " [The Draka woman Gwen here begins the homosexual rape of the main character, another woman.]

homosexual Tennessee 2054 Dick, Philip K. & Ray Nelson. The Ganymede Takeover. New York: Ace Books (1967); pg. 134. Pg. 134: "Four squealing transvestites in silk evening gowns swung, with deadly accuracy, blue-sequined purses filled with cement, while cavemen and Pygmies hurled poisoned confetti. "; Pg. 135: "...passing the time between moves by painting pictures of her favorite celebrities, Marshal Ky, Marshal Koli and Adolf Hitler, on her naked but flat chest, with purple lipstick. Little nude lesbians no more than one inch high scampered over the faces of the enemy chewed contentedly on a big toe, spitting out the toenail. "
homosexual Tennyson 2200 Anthony, Patricia. Conscience of the Beagle. New York: Ace Books (1995; co. 1993); pg. 49. "'Butt out,' I tell him. 'And stay away from him from now on. Homosexuality is a crime here, or haven't you read your briefing report? Besides, there's no death on that bomb casing...' "
homosexual Texas 1994 Anthony, Patricia. Happy Policeman. New York: Harcourt Brace & Co. (1994); pg. 130. "The gay boy in Dallas had twitched his life out on the sidewalk, hyoid bone crushed. A prolonged death. A crowd-pleaser. The boy flailed while the drunken mob watched. "
homosexual Texas 1994 Anthony, Patricia. Happy Policeman. New York: Harcourt Brace & Co. (1994); pg. 25. "Pastor Jimmy Schoen could smell sin... He could smell it around the condom rack and on the black teenager who was surreptitiously studying the stock. And when Purdy Phifer came in, the stench of homosexuality nearly overpowered him. "
homosexual Thailand 1992 Simmons, Dan. "Dying in Bangkok " in Lovedeath. New York: Warner Books (1993); pg. 76. "My San Francisco lover of six years left me after he awakened to me calling him 'Tres' while I slept. "
homosexual Thailand: Bangkok 1992 Simmons, Dan. "Dying in Bangkok " in Lovedeath. New York: Warner Books (1993); pg. 37. "'Mister, best live sex shows...'

...'You want girls? No? You want boys?'

I stroll on, ignoring the gentle tugs at my sleeve. The last query had come as I entered the lane called Patpong Two. The night zone is divided into three areas: Patpong One serves straights, Patpong Two offers delights to both straights and gays, and Patpong Three is all gay. The majority of the action here on Patpong Two is still for heterosexuals, although most of the bars have smiling boys as well as girls. "

homosexual Thailand: Bangkok 1992 Simmons, Dan. "Dying in Bangkok " in Lovedeath. New York: Warner Books (1993); pg. 53. Pg. 53: "The two boys came onto the stage wearing costumes of their own and carrying an ornate chair. I was afraid we were going to get into more of the gay and lesbian stuff, but the boys merely set the chair down and disappeared. ";

Pg. 72: "'We think that it is . . . how you say it . . . a queer thing. A fight between faggots. We have seen this type of injury before. Always it is a type of queer thing. Jealousy.'

'A queer thing,' I repeated... 'Yeah.' I could see the arrest and trial ahead of me... "

homosexual Treason 4500 Card, Orson Scott. A Planet Called Treason. New York: St. Martin's Press (1979); pg. 49. [Mwabao thinks Lanik is a woman; Lanik thinks Mwabao is a woman. Both are actually men in disguise.] "'You owe me a favor,' she said, and I suddenly felt dead.

Her breath was hot on my cheek and her hand was stroking my throat when finally I thought of a way out of this. At least a way to postpone it. My inhibitions had been, to say the least, inhibited. But the inhibition against dying is very strong, and hadn't weakened anywhere near as much as my inhibition against making love to a woman...

'I can't,' I said.

'You will,' she said, and her cold hand slid inside my robe. 'I can help you,' she said. 'I can pretend to be a man if you like,' and she began humming... Almost immediately that hand inside the robe became rougher, stronger, and the face that kissed my cheek was rough and bearded... part of my mind... shouted silently to her that it didn't help things one bit for her to pretend to be male, I had no tendency yet to desire members of that particular sex. "

homosexual Treason 4500 Card, Orson Scott. A Planet Called Treason. New York: St. Martin's Press (1979); pg. 50. "I cursed again and again, very softly, of course, wondering why I had the miserable fortune to end up imprisoned in a woman's body, with a lesbian for a jailer, and hundreds of meters of gravity serving as the bars for my cell. "
homosexual United Kingdom 2010 Sagara, Michelle. "The Sword in the Stone " in Alternate Tyrants (Mike Resnick, ed.) New York: Tor (1997); pg. 289. "'All right. Sanderton's managed to pull three of the current ministers on board. Two of them are senior. One of them can't spell.' He sniggered for a moment. 'And is having an affair.'

'We don't need salacious details.'

'Yes you do. He's having an affair with another minister.'

'Pierce, that doesn't--'

'And it's not a she.'

'Is there something wrong with that?'

'You know damned well there is,' Peter said. 'Don't play liberal games. Preference is preference if you can keep it private, but you know that the general populace doesn't accept it. What do you think they are, Americans?' He laughed. 'Get us those names, then.' "

homosexual United Kingdom 2800 Gotschalk, Felix C. "Vestibular Man " in Future on Fire (Orson Scott Card, ed.) New York: Tor (1991; story copyright 1985); pg. 297. "The naked young men in one room, Derek realized, and the scene was without precedent in his experience. He could not help but appraise the bodies of the men, to compare the somatotypes with his own. There were a few plump ones, their bodies remarkably feminine, and Derek had a memory-trace of cabin boys and sodomy in the British navy in ancient times. Given an imprisoned sample of men, with no access to women, and the intromisive drives still sought culmination, and it was a matter of targeting in on female surrogates and alternative apertures. There were thin, asthenic boys, with every muscle visible beneath thin skin... "
homosexual United Kingdom: England 1100 C.E. White, T. H. The Once and Future King. New York: Ace Books (1996; c. 1939, 1940, 1958); pg. 22. Pg. 22: "He [Merlyn] was dressed in a flowing gown with fur tippets which had the signs of the zodiac embroidered over it, with various cabalistic signs, such as triangles with eyes in them, queer crosses, leaves of trees, bones of birds and animals... "; Pg. 645: "'...He walks about so softly lately, and . . . looks at people in a queer way...' "
homosexual United Kingdom: England 1979 Ballard, J. G. The Unlimited Dream Company. New York: Holt, Rinehart and Winston (1979); pg. 39. "I studied Stark's unsettled eyes, the fine hairs that stood like needles around his lips. Had he revived me? I visualized his handsome mouth locked against my own, strong teeth cutting my gums. In some ways Stark resembled a muscular, blond-haired woman. I felt attracted to him, not by some deviant homosexual urge the crash had jerked loose from my psyche, but by an almost brotherly intimacy with his body, with his thighs and shoulders, arms and buttocks, as if we had shared a bedroom through our childhoods. "
homosexual United Kingdom: England 1979 Ballard, J. G. The Unlimited Dream Company. New York: Holt, Rinehart and Winston (1979); pg. 75. "Carried away by the sweat that smeared the stone floor, and by the smell of our bodies, I happily watched the blood spring from my knuckles. An almost homoerotic excitement had seized me. I dragged the last of the pews across the open nave, twisting it out of the priest's hands as he tried to keep up with me. "
homosexual United Kingdom: England 1985 Dickinson, Peter. The Green Gene. New York: Random House (1973); pg. 65. "'Come and meet Denny and Toby,' said Glenda. 'They're our two Christian queers. They might try to nobble you to play Balthazar in their nativity play, if you're still here at Christmas. It's a zoned church now, so Dad has to green up to play McCaspar.' "
homosexual United Kingdom: London 1989 Campbell, Ramsey. Ancient Images. New York: Charles Scribner's Sons (1989); pg. 6. "'The two of you are enough of a feast,' Sandy declared, raising her voice to drown out a man at the bar who was telling a joke about gays and AIDS. She thought h might be unaware of the periphery of his audience until he and his cronies stared at Graham and Toby and burst out laughing.

'I think we may adjourn to our place,' Graham said, 'lest my mood be spoiled.'

'Just as you like,' Toby said... the men turned their thick necks toward them. The joker's eyes met hers in the mirror between the inverted bottles. His face was a mask made of beef. When he smirked she said, 'You must feel very inadequate.'

'Queers and women's libbers, I can do without the lot of them,' he told a crony out of the corner of his mouth.

'Then you'll have to take yourself in hand,' Sandy laughed. " [May be other refs., not in DB, but not by name.]

homosexual United Kingdom: London 1990 Byatt, A.S. Possession. New York: Random House (1991; c. 1990); pg. 43. Pg. 43: "Thirty years later the feminists saw Christabel LaMotte as distraught and enraged. They wrote on 'Ariachne's Broken Woof: Art as Discarded Spinning in the Poems of LaMotte.' Or 'Melusina and the Daemonic Double: Good Mother, Bad Serpent. 'A Docile Rage: Christabel LaMotte's Ambivalent Domesticity.' 'White Gloves: Blanche Glover: Occluded Lesbian sexuality in LaMotte.' "; Pg. 129: "Those girls in the 1950s and 1960s had thought of her as motherly. Later generations had assumed she was lesbian, even, ideologically, that she was a repressed and unregenerate lesbian. In fact her thoughts about her own sexuality were dominated entirely by her sense of the massive, unacceptable bulk of her breasts. These, in her youth, she had flattened uncorseted under tunic dresses... " [Some other refs., e.g. pg. 154.]
homosexual United Kingdom: London 1995 Ryman, Geoff. 253. New York: St. Martin's Press (1998); pg. 60. "Mr Andre Stanley... A minister from an Episcopalian diocese in Wisconsin on a theological fact-finding mission. Andre is particularly bemused by the debate about gay priests. Why the fuss? There are none. "
homosexual United Kingdom: London 1995 Ryman, Geoff. 253. New York: St. Martin's Press (1998); pg. 71. "The National Film Theatre is one of the best repertory film theatres in London--though less adventurous than the ICA... Part of the British Film Institute, it is the central venue for the London Film Festival and the Gay and Lesbian Film Festival. "
homosexual United Kingdom: London 1995 Ryman, Geoff. 253. New York: St. Martin's Press (1998); pg. 148. "Mrs Emma Christie... Clandestine author of slash fiction, for which she publishes a monthly fanzine. Slash is written almost exclusively by women. It describes in livid physical and romantic detail, love affairs between male television characters. Bodie and Doyle from The Professionals, or Sulu and Chekov from Star Trek. Emma's province is Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea. The ruined beauty of Richard Basehart, the slightly ageing delicacy of David Hedison... "
homosexual United Kingdom: London 2075 Ryman, Geoff. The Child Garden; or A Low Comedy. New York: St. Martin's Press (1989); pg. 349. "Dante himself seemed to climb up over the edge of the world. In the last Canto he had passed through the uppermost level of Purgatory through the fire that purified those whose only sin had been to love. The homosexuals walked the circle in the oppose direction from the others. The sin of Caesar, Dante called it. The sin of love was the highest sin, the last that needed expiation. Love was burned away, and then came elevation to the Earthly Paradise, Eden. "
homosexual USA 1950 Martin, George R. R. "Interlude One " in Wild Cards (George R. R. Martin, ed.) New York: Bantam (1986); pg. 180. "Certainly, HUAC could claim credit for discrediting and destroying Archibald Holmes's Exotics for Democracy, the 'Four Aces' of the halcyon postwar years and the most visible living symbols of the havoc the wild card virus had wrought upon the nation (to be sure, there were ten jokers for every ace, but like blacks, homosexuals, and freaks, the jokers were invisible men throughout this period, steadfastly ignored by a society that would have preferred they not exist). "
homosexual USA 1965 Vonnegut, Kurt. Slaughterhouse-Five. New York: Random House (1999; c. 1969); pg. 146. "The Tralfamadorians tried to give Billy clues that would help him imagine sex in the invisible dimension. They told him that there could be no Earthling babies without male homosexuals. There could be babies without female homosexuals. There couldn't be babies without women over sixty-five years old. There could be babies without men over sixty-five... It was gibberish to Billy. "
homosexual USA 1968 Ing, Dean. Spooker. New York: Tom Doherty Associates (1995); pg. 11. "The Spooker file does not explain how J. Edgar Hoover, who hated the CIA enough to have bulldozed the entire acreage of Langley if given half a chance, was persuaded to turn Masaryk over. Old hands speculate that Hoover was persuaded by a photograph held by the CIA's James Jesus Angleton of Mr. Hoover engaged in homosexual activity. It is clear that CIA director James Schlesinger and his deputy, Rufus Taylor, wanted to cash in on that bad Czech and, in retrospect, could have learned more to aid Western spying than the FBI could in plugging U.S. aerospace leaks. "
homosexual USA 1974 Dick, Philip K. Flow My Tears, the Policeman Said. New York: Doubleday (1974); pg. 119. The new revision of the Penal Code... has it that twelve is the age of consent for a minor to engage in a sexual act either with another child of either sex or an adult also of eithe rsex but with only one at a time.'

'But it's goddamn sick,' one of his pols protested.

'That's your opinion,' Mufi said, more bravely now.

'Why isn't it a bust, a hell of a big bust?' the pols standing beside him persisted.

'They're systematically taking all victimless crimes off the books,' the corporal said. 'That's been the process for ten years.'

'This? This is victimless?'

To Mufi, the corporal said, 'What do you find about young boys that you like? Let me in on it; I've always wondered about scans like you.'

' 'Scans,' ' Mufi echoed, his mouth twisting with discomfort. 'So that's what I am.'

'It's a category,' the corporal said. 'Those who prey on minors for homosexual purposes. Legal but still abhored. What do you do durring the day?' "

homosexual USA 1974 Dick, Philip K. Flow My Tears, the Policeman Said. New York: Doubleday (1974); pg. 119. "'And if they, your employers, knew you were a scan they wouldn't want you handling their quibbles Not after what those hairy white hands have been handling outside the workday. Right, Mr. Mufi? Even a used-quibble salesman can't get away morally with being a scan. Even if it's no longer on the books.'

Mufi said, 'It was my mother's fault. She dominated my father, who was a weak man.'

'How many little boys have you induced to go down on you during the last twelve months?' the corporal inquired. 'I'm serious. Are these all one-night stands, is that it?'

'I love Ben,' Mufi said, staring fixedly ahead, his mouth barely moving...

To the boy Ben, the corporal said, 'Do you want us to take you out of here? Return you to your parents?'

'He lives here,' Mufi said, grinning a little.

'Yeah, I'll stay here,' the boy said sullenly...

'Christ. And they took it off the books.' "

homosexual USA 1974 Disch, Thomas M. Camp Concentration. New York: Random House (1999; c. 1968); pg. 166. "Assuming that Busk's adventures began immediately after she left the cap... then the first fruits of her sowing would have begun to appear by mid- or late August. My estimates of the rate of progress are based on the new edition of Kinsey and so it probably errs in the direction of conservatism. The fact that promiscuity (and VD) is more common among homosexuals would likewise tend to accelerate the process, especially in its early stages when rapid dissemination is crucial. The facts in my museum did show a preponderance of 'breakthroughs' in just those areas where homosexuality is thickest: the arts, sports, fashion, religion, and sex crimes. "
homosexual USA 1979 Dick, Philip K. "The Exit Door Leads In " in I Hope I Shall Arrive Soon. Garden City, NY: Doubleday (1985; c. 1979); pg. 111. "They gave him a physical, a haircut, a uniform, and a place to bunk down, and many psychological tests. Bibleman suspected that the true purpose of the tests was to determine if he were a latent homosexual, and then he suspected that his suspicions indicated that he was a latent homosexual, so he abandoned the suspicions and supposed instead that they were sly intelligence and aptitude tests, and he informed himself that he was showing both: intelligence and aptitude. "
homosexual USA 1979 Ing, Dean. Soft Targets. New York: Tor (1996; c. 1979); pg. 100. "'And you, Dahl? Will CBS keep out of the fun for some asinine inscrutable reason? Or will one of its most active--' he paused, the word homosexuals hanging inaudibly in the air like an echo without an antecedent, '--free spirits, champion the idea from the inside? That's really the only question, Dahl...' "
homosexual USA 1979 Ing, Dean. Soft Targets. New York: Tor (1996; c. 1979); pg. 157. "'That' what I didn't want to say n front of the lady. D'Este seemed to think he could lose himself among all the other homosexuals in the Gay city--Bay City, that is. He must've been cruising the gay strip near the downtown hotels where they make a lot of pickups off the street. Pathetic little guys carrying overnight kits, feet hardly touching the pavement, waiting for a score like any other hooker; makes you sad to see it, Mr. Everett,' he muttered... " [More.]
homosexual USA 1982 Knight, Damon. The Man in the Tree. New York: Berkley Books (1984); pg. 193. "'Who was the man who made that movie of Beauty and the Beast?' the publisher asked.

'Cocteau.'

'Cocteau, right. Wasn't he a fag? Who do you suppose so many--' "

homosexual USA 1982 Knight, Damon. The Man in the Tree. New York: Berkley Books (1984); pg. 210. "'...A good friend of mine, you probably don't know him, but he is quite well known in his field, and he happens to be gay. The university dismissed him this week for moral turpitude.'

...'These swings in attitude are a very effective way of weeding out deviants,' he said.

...'...I have another friend who is gay, a philosophy professor; he was fired in November, and the last I heard he was tending a bar in Detroit.' " [More]

homosexual USA 1982 Norden, Eric. "The Curse of Mhondoro Nkabele " in The Best from Fantasy & Science Fiction: 24th Series (Edward L. Ferman, ed.) New York: Charles Scribner's Sons (1982); pg. 178. "At a recent autograph party in Poughkeepsie, several nubile young ladies, obviously enamored of both my charm and talent, inquired if I had a hobby. I replied, with a bow to Oliver St. John Gogarty: 'Converting lesbians.' Well, I can tell you, Edward, I couldn't get rid of them after that. In fact, later that night. . . .

Cordially,
Isaac [Asimov] "

homosexual USA 1982 Straub, Peter. Koko. New York: E. P. Dutton (1988); pg. 129. [References to homosexual serial killers.] "...and Juan Corona who labored in fields, and he who dressed in Chicago as a clown, John Wayne Gacy, and Son of Sam, and Wayne Williams out of Atlanta, and the Zebra Killer, and they who left their victims on hillsides, and the little guy in the movie Ten Rillington Place, and Lucas, who was probably the greatest of them all. "
homosexual USA 1982 Straub, Peter. Koko. New York: E. P. Dutton (1988); pg. 554. [References to homosexual serial killers.] "These were photographs of convicted or accused serial murderers Dengler had clipped from newspapers and magazines... Juan Corona, John Wayne Gacy, Wayne Williams... "
homosexual USA 1984 Heinlein, Robert A. Job: A Comedy of Justice. New York: Ballantine (1984); pg. 130. "There were other interesting and worthwhile goals that I kept off the agenda... but instead carried them on my 'Maybe next year' list:

...Federal control of prostitution...

Homosexuals--what's the answer? Punishment? Surgery? Other?

There are endless good causes commending themselves to guardians of the public morals--the question is always how to pick and choose to the greater glory of God. "

homosexual USA 1985 Anderson, Jack. Control. New York: Kensington Publishing Corp. (1988); pg. 85. "'Thaddy? . . .' Charles asked.

Thad shrugged. 'Nothing has changed. My nineteen-year-old son is a homosexual.'

'Anne says he shows a real talent for photography.'

Thad sighed. 'He's shown no talent for anything else.' "

homosexual USA 1985 Barnes, John. Kaleidoscope Century. New York: Tor (1995); pg. 54. "Once I left home I'd dropped everything connected with the Communist Party. Now, if I wanted to, I could let the Party go completely. They couldn't make me do anything; if I wanted to leave the Party forever, I could just listen politely to Harris and send him on his way. I resolved to keep that in mind as I talked to him. 'But I've got three jobs already, and I'm not hurting for money. It would have to be something worthwhile.'

Gwenny nodded. 'He's not a fag, is he?'

'I don't think so?'

She smiled. 'Good. I don't mind telling you, I hate fags. They do things to young boys, ones that aren't queer. I mean, so that they're never quite the same again. The money can't be worth it.'

'It wouldn't be that kind of thing. He's a very old friend of my mom and my grandpa.' "

homosexual USA 1986 Anderson, Jack. Control. New York: Kensington Publishing Corp. (1988); pg. 139. "'So you have two sons. One thinks he wants to study for the priesthood . . . this son of two atheists. And the other is? . . .'

'Homosexual,' she said. 'He just dropped out of school--the State University of New York at Purchase--and is living with . . . How shall I say it? Is living with other young men of his own kind, in an apartment in Westchester. And you know something? I'm not so upset about him. His grandmother is an artist. I'd like to think I am, too . . . through my photography. And so is Thaddy. He's working on a book of photographs. He has a publisher interested...' " [Other refs., not in DB.]

homosexual USA 1986 Anderson, Jack. Control. New York: Kensington Publishing Corp. (1988); pg. 220. "Asked if he himself believes that F. Thad Catlett is an atheist and pornographer, Senator Borman replied, 'Well, I do wonder just what sort of man he is. His son, we are given to understand, is what they call a 'gay.' '

'That's rotten,' Bert muttered. 'Rotten.'

'It's the truth, of course,' she said... 'But we didn't need to see it on the AP wire.' "

homosexual USA 1986 Anderson, Jack. Control. New York: Kensington Publishing Corp. (1988); pg. 223. Pg. 223: "Thad insisted that both his sons be home for Christmas. That meant accepting Thaddy's apartment mate as a house guest for the weekend, since Thaddy would not let Alan spend Christmas alone. When the two boys arrived, carrying one bag between them, Thaddy made it plain that Alan would not sleep alone in a guest room. "; Pg. 224: "'Alan and I have come to a decision,' Thaddy said the afternoon before Christmas. 'We're going to move to London . . . as soon as Alan's show closes... We've talked to people over there. We think we can do better with both our careers in London.' " [More, pg. 224-225.]
homosexual USA 1986 Kessel, John. "The Pure Product " in Modern Classics of Science Fiction. (Gardner Dozois, ed.) New York: St. Martin's Press (1991; story c. 1986); pg. 571. "'What's your name, son? What are you so mad about?'

'Milo. Look, are you queer? If you are, it doesn't matter to me but it will cost you . . . if you want to do anything about it.'

I smiled and adjusted the rear-view mirror so I could watch him -- and he could watch me. 'No, I'm not queer...' "

homosexual USA 1986 Martin, George R. R. "From the Journal of Xavier Desmond " in Wild Cards IV: Aces Abroad (George R.R. Martin, ed.) New York: Bantam (1988); pg. 126. "And are we so very much better in the enlightened USA, where fundamentalists like Leo Barnett preach that jokers are being punished for their sins? Oh, yes, there is a distinction, I must remember that. Barnett says he hates the sins but loves the sinners, and if we will only repent and have faith and love Jesus, surely we will be cured. "
homosexual USA 1986 Martin, George R. R. "From the Journal of Xavier Desmond " in Wild Cards IV: Aces Abroad (George R.R. Martin, ed.) New York: Bantam (1988); pg. 152. "The wild card is forty years old, and we have grown used to it--but AIDS, that is a new terror in the world, and one that we have only begun to understand. At home [USA] it is thought of as a homosexual affliction, and I confess that I am guilty of thinking of it that way myself, but here in Africa, that belief is given the lie. "
homosexual USA 1993 DeChance, John. MagicNet. New York: William Morrow and Co. (1993); pg. 64. [Grant first meets Jill, a self-described witch.] "She hesitated a moment, then said, 'Did Grant tell you I was gay?'

'Uh . . .'

Her blurting it out like that puzzled me. Had that smile of mine been interpreted as some sort of overture? Nothing could have been further from my mind. I felt no pangs of arousal whatsoever. The reason wasn't Jill's lack of appeal; I found her attractive, in a strange way. It was simply a matter of my sex drive having gone into neutral since the murder... Just how was I supposed to respond to that revelation?... what do you say? Do you congratulate the person?--or express solidarity with them in their political struggle? Or do you simply fob them off with a polite 'That's nice.'? But any of that is fatuous, so there is really nothing to say. But she had left me an opening, asking only if Grant had told me that she was a lesbian, to which question a simple negative response would be appropriate. " [Jill is a main character in novel.]

homosexual USA 1993 Turrow, Scott. Personal Injuries. New York: Farrar, Straus and Giroux (1999); pg. 62. "'Okay, here's the play. Shaheen never made any secret about her proclivities. She had a wild thing going with one of the makeup girls. Open and notorious. But we had this onstage kiss, and for that moment she couldn't wait to get after me. Every bit of her. I mean, afterwards, I was afraid to turn around and face the audience. Because for 30 seconds, she'd stopped hanging on to herself. And that's what makes her great. The letting go....'

'Wait,' she said. She'd actually reached out to grab the armrest. 'Wait. Let's see if I'm getting this. You're so hot that even another dyke couldn't keep her hands off you?'

The car jerked briefly when he went for the brake. 'What! Not at all.'

'The hell.'

'You think I was calling you a lesbian?'

'Weren't you? Not that I give a hoot.'

'Hey,' he said, 'that's your thing, that's not my thing.'

'I mean, it's gotta be, doesn't it? Why else would I be making faces at such a wonderful opportunity?' "

homosexual USA 1993 Turrow, Scott. Personal Injuries. New York: Farrar, Straus and Giroux (1999); pg. 211-212. "Gay--the thought that there was anyone on earth like that--was still kind of a legend, as far as she was concerned, one of those terrible things that people tell you about the world that you suspect is exaggerated or not even true. She sounded like a hick, she knew. But she'd grown up on a ranch. Rams with ewes. Bulls with cows. She'd heard about Sodom in church. And God had destroyed them.

'I made it through hockey camp the first summer with no clue. And some of those girls were so dykey, so out, one of them, Anne-Marie--the girls joked about not being alone with her. I still didn't get it.' " [Other res., not in DB.]

homosexual USA 1995 Chalker, Jack L. The Cybernetic Walrus (Book One of The Wonderland Gambit). New York: Ballantine (1995); pg. 26. "I gestured to the TV, where a bunch of women were screaming at an audience all in blissful silence. 'I can't be any worse than that.'

'Oh, you're much worse, although I got to admit that I was screaming back at that show today. 'My Boyfriend Just Discovered I'm a Transsexual.' ' "

homosexual USA 1995 Chalker, Jack L. The Cybernetic Walrus (Book One of The Wonderland Gambit). New York: Ballantine (1995); pg. 259. "Looked like Rob and Lee weren't the only same-sex couple in the project. " [Some other refs., not in DB.]
homosexual USA 1995 Hand, Elizabeth. Waking the Moon. New York: HarperPrism (1995); pg. 330. "'...He said these Potnia people have apparently joined up with an alliance of Native Americans' civil rights groups, some African-American groups, the Celtic Gay and Lesbian National Congress--' "


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