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homosexual USA 1996 Hauman, Glenn. "On the Air " in The Ultimate X-Men (Stan Lee, ed.) New York: Berkley (1996); pg. 155. "Finckley: Since then, you haven't been anywhere near as public a figure as you were. After all, you were one of the most prominent 'out' mutants.

Worthington: [laughs] Sorry, your choice of phrase--'out' mutants.

Finckley: There's something wrong with the phrase?

Worthington: It's an interesting crossover from the gay subculture. But unlike being gay, there are lots of mutants who can't hide who they are, regardless of whether or not they might want to. "

homosexual USA 1996 Hauman, Glenn. "On the Air " in The Ultimate X-Men (Stan Lee, ed.) New York: Berkley (1996); pg. 158. "Finckley: Certainly that can't be the only reason you went public.

Worthington: No, it wasn't. A big reason was to bring home the fact that anybody can be a mutant, that it cuts across race and class. Even the bluebloods can have a mutant baby. It's not a 'only gays, only Haitians, only poor white trash, only Jews, only blacks' sort of thing... "

homosexual USA 1997 Sawyer, Robert J. Illegal Alien. New York: Ace Books (1997); pg. 95. [Various homosexual serial killers are mentioned.] "'Rather, almost automatically, if they're found insane, they're committed to a mental institution. Remember the Jeffrey Dahmer trial? He tried the insanity defense. So did John Wayne Gacy and the Hillside Strangler. All of them failed on that defense, but if they had succeeded, I can guarantee they would have been committed for life. "
homosexual USA 1998 Atwood, Margaret. The Handmaid's Tale. Boston, MA: Houghton Mifflin (1986); pg. 245. "'I chose them because they were a married couple, and those were safer than anyone single and especially anyone gay. Also I remembered the designation beside their name. Q, it said, which meant Quaker...' "
homosexual USA 1998 Dick, Philip K. Time Out of Joint. New York: Random House (2002; c. 1959); pg. 38. "'The bell told on tee-hee.'

That stuck in his craw. Gibberish, certainly. But it suggested homosexuality. 'Bell.' and the 'tee-hee', the effeminate laugh of the queer, the belle. And the John Donne sermon with the line, 'For whom the bell tolls.' Also a Hemingway book. Tee might be tea. Ring bell, get tea served. Tiny silver bell. Mission! "

homosexual USA 1999 Anderson, Jack. Millennium. New York: Tor (1994); pg. 35. "Every cause, from the most serious to the most frivolous, seemed to draw thousands of followers to the nation's capital. Early on, Lorenzo thought that the gays were the nuttiest, but they had long been surpassed by the animal-sacrifice crowd, the animal-rights gang, and the Society for Legalized Pederasty. And lately, within the last six months or so, the millennialists had started to emerge from the woodwork. "
homosexual USA 1999 Anderson, Jack. Millennium. New York: Tor (1994); pg. 185. "Remember the old tale of the monkey's paw?... the moral of the story was that you should be careful what you wish for because you might just get it.

I'd now like to add a corollary to that old saw, one that is perfect for the state our species now finds itself in. That corollary is, when people become militant about something they want, they don't really want it.

For example, a battle has been raging back and forth between scientists over whether or not homosexuality is inherited. This is something which the gay-rights lobby wants desperately to prove, in order to legitimize their minority status with mainstream America.

But I suspect that those who would further the homosexual agenda would beat a hasty retreat from that stand if they took five minutes to think about it.

Think about it for yourself. Besides hair and eye color and the length of Dad's nose, what other things can you receive from the genetic legacy of your parents?

Hemophilia. Heart disease... "

homosexual USA 1999 Anderson, Jack. Millennium. New York: Tor (1994); pg. 186. "Even now, many gynecologists and obstetricians act as genetic counselors for their patients, advising them on whether they should be fruitful and multiply or adopt, depending on what they may be passing on to their children.

You can answer this next question yourself. Would you choose to adopt if you knew that your genetic child would be predisposed toward homosexuality?

Or what if the 'natural cause' of homosexuality is found? Would that not necessitate that the search begin to find a cure? Do gay-rights advocates really want a cure for their condition, or would they live with their affliction in order to maintain their political clout? "

homosexual USA 1999 Casil, Amy Sterling. "My Son, My Self " in Writers of the Future: Volume XV (Algis Budrys, ed.). Los Angeles: Bridge Publications (1999); pg. 299. "My son was a f---ing faggot. A prancing queen, a...

I cried like a woman. And then it occurred to me. Was I a fag, too? Why couldn't I ever get it together with a woman? Good old Jerry, was that why Kendra took off? Stupid, stupid, I'd always had this fantasy that Rennie would grow up, find a decent woman, a beautiful girl, get married, have kids the right way, the normal way. God, I pictured it, Rennie and this faggot jock Jack, or some other big macho guy, Rennie wearing an apron and pushing their little boy baby down the street in a baby carriage, keeping it all in the gender. Just one big happy faggot family. " [Other refs., not in DB.]

homosexual USA 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. 25. [1] "Jerry had described the party as a chance for his wife, Meg, to meet a group of his gay friends, and after much wrangling she'd finally agreed, but only on the condition that she could invite her hairdresser, the one 'avowed' homosexual she knew. Rick had a hunch that the man driving the Mustang was Mrs. Pilling's hairdresser--the skin of his face was shiny and taut, his silver hair moussed--and decided to follow him. 'Avowed' had about it a quaint, anachronistic ring, and Rick pictured a dandy in an ascot, hand raised as he swore some sort of oath. " [Other refs., not in DB.]
homosexual USA 2000 Cullin, Mitch. "Excerpt from The Cosmology of Bing " in Circa 2000: Gay Fiction at the Millennium (Robert Drake & Terry Wolverton, eds). Los Angeles, CA: Alyson Pub. (2000); pg. 53. "...that cloistered threesome of Dr. Richards, Dr. Hershfield, Dr. McDouglas, or, as he often denounced them to his wife, that Holy Trinity of Rot: 'The faggot, Jew...' " [Other refs., not in DB.]
homosexual USA 2000 Currier, Jameson. "Pasta Night " in Circa 2000: Gay Fiction at the Millennium (Robert Drake & Terry Wolverton, eds). Los Angeles, CA: Alyson Pub. (2000); pg. 86. "Religion falters, I believe, when it teaches that gay men should be failures, pariahs, unloved and unlovable outcasts. Society suffers as well by treating these same men as exiles... But if, to me, AIDS is not a retribution, is there some sort of meaning in the challenge it provides? Is there meaning in suffering or merely meaning from experience? " [Other refs. to gays and AIDS throughout story, not in DB.]
homosexual USA 2000 Currier, Jameson. "Pasta Night " in Circa 2000: Gay Fiction at the Millennium (Robert Drake & Terry Wolverton, eds). Los Angeles, CA: Alyson Pub. (2000); pg. 91. "Every gay man facing AIDS reviews, at some point, the sexual contacts he has had in his lifetime. It's not really to try to pinpoint the source of infection--there is seldom a way of knowing what encounter was the source--and between Nathan and myself we had slept with many, many, many men. I believe this review, this inspection, is to reassure ourselves that the act of sex itself was not the cause of the problem--sex, after all, is what defines and unites gay men, it is their God and their religion, the way they dress and talk and sing and move down the street, the way they meet their friends and lovers, the way too they define their community. " [Other refs. to gays and AIDS throughout story, not in DB.]
homosexual USA 2000 Drake, Robert. "Power " in Circa 2000: Gay Fiction at the Millennium (Robert Drake & Terry Wolverton, eds). Los Angeles, CA: Alyson Pub. (2000); pg. 103. "...where we talked ideas of community and responsibility among gays and lesbians, people of color, women and men, people. I'm bitter and disillusioned over the fragmentary nature of what has come to be popularly labeled as the gay and lesbian community; Ophelia's disgruntled over what she sees as the black community's penchant for self-betrayal and destruction. She's filled with revulsion at the way young black men prey upon each other and their families in America's inner cities. " [Other refs. throughout story, not in DB.]
homosexual USA 2000 Drake, Robert. "Power " in Circa 2000: Gay Fiction at the Millennium (Robert Drake & Terry Wolverton, eds). Los Angeles, CA: Alyson Pub. (2000); pg. 105. "I try to see if I'm enough of an optimist to believe what I've said is achievable... Gays and lesbians as a whole today seem more concerned with having differences to argue about than celebrating common strengths to build upon. Oppression's like a monster, in a way, and the gay/lesbian/queer/homosexual idealists 'we' canonized seem to hold a greater interest in working to feed the monster than they do in working to feed the people. So, while the efforts of the recognized go toward well-stoking the monster's belly, the rest of us who want change and seek an uncompromising assimilation, a happy joining with the human community, waste away from lack of nourishment. The best grows stronger while the people starve. But if it weren't for the beast, these pundits would have no source of income or 'glory,' and I'm back at the ruling self-interest again. No dragon, no need for the knight. "
homosexual USA 2000 Ebershoff, David. "The Rose City " in Circa 2000: Gay Fiction at the Millennium (Robert Drake & Terry Wolverton, eds). Los Angeles, CA: Alyson Pub. (2000); pg. 125. "They were two men and a woman, salad plates for all. Faggy-fags, Roland thought, eyeing the two men's haircuts. A couple, you could tell. but from the way the blond kept himself up, with his pressed shirt and mud-mask complexion, Roland knew what was going on. Why, just now the blond's eye was following Johnny's butt across the Rose City! The couple would last another two months, Roland thought. There'd be a hurled dinner plate and screaming in the parking lot of a bar. " [Other refs. throughout story, not in DB.]
homosexual USA 2000 Heim, Scott. "Deep Green, Pale Purple " in Circa 2000: Gay Fiction at the Millennium (Robert Drake & Terry Wolverton, eds). Los Angeles, CA: Alyson Pub. (2000); pg. 158. "'Little faggot,' he said. 'That's what we got here. A maggot and a faggot.' From my place at the table I sensed the pride rising in my father's chest, the laughter at his own joke, his rhyme. 'Maggot and Faggot, Faggot and Maggot.' " [Other refs. throughout story, not in DB.]
homosexual USA 2000 Leavitt, David. "The Term Paper Artist " in Circa 2000: Gay Fiction at the Millennium (Robert Drake & Terry Wolverton, eds). Los Angeles, CA: Alyson Pub. (2000; c. 1997); pg. 175. "'What's so funny?'

'Nothing, it's just that . . . you're really gay, aren't you?'

'Is that a surprise?'

'No, no. I'm just . . . I mean, you're really into my...' " [Other refs. throughout story, not in DB.]

homosexual USA 2000 Leavitt, David. "The Term Paper Artist " in Circa 2000: Gay Fiction at the Millennium (Robert Drake & Terry Wolverton, eds). Los Angeles, CA: Alyson Pub. (2000; c. 1997); pg. 205. "'So you're an atheist,' he said. 'I suppose I should have expected it. I suppose I should have guessed most homosexuals would be atheists.'

'Oh, some homosexuals are very religious. It wouldn't surprise me to find out one or two were Mormons.'

'Ex-Mormons.'

'A lot more than two of those. But to get back to what you were saying, I wouldn't call myself an atheist. Instead I'd say I'm a skeptical lapsed Jew, distrustful of dogma.' "

homosexual USA 2000 Leavitt, David. "The Term Paper Artist " in Circa 2000: Gay Fiction at the Millennium (Robert Drake & Terry Wolverton, eds). Los Angeles, CA: Alyson Pub. (2000; c. 1997); pg. 206. "Modernism and espionage, Diaspora and homosexuality, religious mania and anti-Semitism and most vividly--to me most vividly--desire and disease, gruesomely coupled. "
homosexual USA 2000 Mann, William J. "Say Goodbye to Middletown " in Circa 2000: Gay Fiction at the Millennium (Robert Drake & Terry Wolverton, eds). Los Angeles, CA: Alyson Pub. (2000); pg. 256. "There was no community center then, no gay characters on Rhoda, as there are on TV today. I'd flip through the card catalog at the school library, only to find nothing between homoeans, a fourth-Century Christian heresy, and Homs, a city in Syria. Occasionally there was something on the news--'Gay rights marchers paraded down Fifth Avenue in New York City today'--reports that caused me great distress if my mother happened to be in the room, shaking her head silently as if to ask: 'What is this world coming to?' " [Other refs. throughout story, not in DB.]
homosexual USA 2000 Mann, William J. "Say Goodbye to Middletown " in Circa 2000: Gay Fiction at the Millennium (Robert Drake & Terry Wolverton, eds). Los Angeles, CA: Alyson Pub. (2000); pg. 273. "'...There was so much, so very much you taught me. I am who I am because of you. Everything I know about being gay, about our history, our traditions--you taught me. You taught me not to be ashamed. I owe you enough to at least come back here and tell you--' "
homosexual USA 2000 Newman, David A. "Mystery Spot " in Circa 2000: Gay Fiction at the Millennium (Robert Drake & Terry Wolverton, eds). Los Angeles, CA: Alyson Pub. (2000); pg. 293. "Greedy. Selfish. Promiscuous. Truit, obsessive and superior in his love, was convinced Alice was jealous. He never imagined he would lose his boyfriend, his job, and his identity on the same Tuesday afternoon, pieces falling from the heart of him that still haven't been found yet, let alone put back together. " [Other refs. throughout story, not in DB.]
homosexual USA 2000 Ridgway, Keith. "Fruit " in Circa 2000: Gay Fiction at the Millennium (Robert Drake & Terry Wolverton, eds). Los Angeles, CA: Alyson Pub. (2000); pg. 332. [Main characters are homosexual. Refs. throughout story, pg. 332-345.]
homosexual USA 2000 Ronan, Frank. "The Last Innocence of Simeon " in Circa 2000: Gay Fiction at the Millennium (Robert Drake & Terry Wolverton, eds). Los Angeles, CA: Alyson Pub. (2000; c. 1996); pg. 346. [Main characters are homosexual. Refs. throughout story, pg. 346-373.]
homosexual USA 2010 Hickman, Tracy. The Immortals. New York: ROC/Penguin Books (1997; c. 1996); pg. 135-136. "The eye that had followed them with suspicion for so long did not look so threatening as once it had--but it was still watching.

In the Decade of Excuses, as the end of the twentieth century was later known, there were concerted efforts, connected with the AIDS research of the time, to discover the 'cause' of homosexuality. To this now advanced and scientifically liberal patriarchal eye, finding some reason or cause for a person's sexual preference would 'excuse' the fact and make it more palatable for 'real' society. Sexual preference could then easily be categorized like someone suffering from some physical or societal defect--suffering and defect being the unspoken operative words--which now understood, could be excused.

Excused--but never understood and, certainly, never ever accepted. "

homosexual USA 2010 Hickman, Tracy. The Immortals. New York: ROC/Penguin Books (1997; c. 1996); pg. 136-137. "There were behaviorists who claimed that they had found the behavioral roots of gays, and there were geneticists who claimed to have discovered 'defective' strands in the genetic code that determined lesbian proclivities. Each in turn proclaimed it possible to 'cure' these behaviors.

No one ever asked if they should.

Nor did they want, really, to know. So when the V-CIDS detonated in the gay community like a mushroom cloud, it evaporated with it all the tentative steps that had been made toward understanding, and blasted it with a vengeance back into the closet. The sound bites and the three-minute 'in-depth coverage' quickly and efficiently tagged the gays with the same stigma that AIDS had done over a decade earlier. "

homosexual USA 2010 Hickman, Tracy. The Immortals. New York: ROC/Penguin Books (1997; c. 1996); pg. 137. "V-CIDS was not only a gay problem, but had somehow been caused by gays as well. Only occasionally did anyone ask the question 'Why?' and the reasons were clouded in a research trail and government red tape, no clear answer ever was able to fit into the news format. The leaders of the gay community were stunned at the swiftness with which the western eye had turned suddenly against them. Finally, they tried to rally support with the Great Frisco March, which became the San Francisco Massacre. That march quite inadvertently provided the excuse that the great majority needed to change its hateful mind again--this time to surer, swifter ways of hiding the gays from their sight. "
homosexual USA 2010 Hickman, Tracy. The Immortals. New York: ROC/Penguin Books (1997; c. 1996); pg. 137. "So it was that in the nearly five hundred camps set carefully in places beyond the sight of the mass eye, this same tide of dark figures [gays and lesbians] emerged each night to work, to eat, and to slowly die. They shared the darkness and a brotherhood whose very concept was sniggered at by the powers that had always been and now were openly murdered when they tried to walk in the light. They were faceless, without identity in the minds of those who ruled.

Who wants to look into the face of sin, Gene thought grimly, when it so often turns out to be a mirror. "

homosexual USA 2015 Sullivan, Tricia. Someone to Watch Over Me. New York: Bantam (1997); pg. 240. "At the bar were two weary transvestites. "
homosexual USA 2020 Hollis, H. H. "Stoned Counsel " in Again, Dangerous Visions (Harlan Ellison, ed.) Garden City, NY: Doubleday (1972); pg. 273. "Then Corky realized they were repeating, in Morse, 'Queerqueerqueerqueerqueer . . .' "
homosexual USA 2020 Kube-McDowell, Michael. The Quiet Pools. New York: Ace (1990); pg. 138. "To start with, the well-networked Womyn's community, its lesbian leanings anathema to both species of monogamist, was barely touched by the plague. It became ever moe visible as a political constituency and ever more attractive as a sexual safe haven; it exercised its economic might by building Aurora Sanctuary, the smallest of the satlands.

Separatist hard-liners resented the influx of the 'fashionably femme,' but their presence made for a more credible voice and the leverage to win two-women couples the right to contract 'marriages' in five states. "

homosexual USA 2023 Haldeman, Joe. The Forever War. New York: Avon Books (1997; first ed. 1975); pg. 111. "'Things have changed so very much since I was a boy... to begin with, how many of you are homosexual?' Nobody [among the platoon of soldiers born around 1970.] 'That doesn't really surprise me. I am, of course, I guess about a third of everybody in Europe and America is.

'Most governments encourage homosexuality--the United Nations is neutral, leaves it up to the individual countries--they encourage homolife mainly because its the one sure method of birth control.'

That seemed specious to me. Our method of birth control in the army is pretty foolproof: all men making a deposit in the sperm bank, and then vasectomy. "; Pg. 155: "I'd gotten used to open female homosex in the months since we'd left Earth. Even stopped resenting the loss of potential partners. The men together still gave me a chill, though. "

homosexual USA 2029 Clarke, Arthur C. The Hammer of God. New York: Bantam (1993); pg. 85. "There may be truth in both versions. The Prophet never disowned the young man who claimed to be her son, nor did she make any serious attempts to conceal later involvements with lovers of both genders. Indeed, a relaxed attitude to sexual matters, almost approaching that of Hinduism, was one of the most striking differences between Chrislam and its parent religions. "
homosexual USA 2040 Alexander, Eitan. "Beneath the Planet of the Compulsives " in Circa 2000: Gay Fiction at the Millennium (Robert Drake & Terry Wolverton, eds). Los Angeles, CA: Alyson Pub. (2000); pg. 1. "I have this problem. And one of the things I'm doing about it is going to these meetings. I'm in this program called Coitus and Anal Compulsive Addicts Anonymous. That makes the acronym for it C.A.A.C.A.A... Basically, it's a program to get you sober. Not from drugs--at least, not from what most people think of as drugs, like alcohol, cocaine, or heroin. It's for people who are addicted to sex or love. Or drama... It's hard to break the habits you develop as a child. About three years ago, I got arrested by an undercover transit cop... It was either jail time or a fine, community service, and mandatory attendance at a twelve-step group for sexual recovery... There are actually a lot of different programs that deal with this issue, but i picked C.A.A.C.A.A. because it's almost all gay men that are involved with it, and that's a big part of my problem... " [Other refs. throughout story, not in DB.]
homosexual USA 2051 Kress, Nancy. Beggars in Spain. New York: William Morrow and Co. (1993); pg. 180. "'Wake up, Jordan. No social movement has ever progressed without emphasizing division, and doing that means stirring up hate. The American revolution, abolitionism, unionization, civil rights--'

'That wasn't--'

'At least we didn't invent this particular division--the Sleepless did. Feminism, gay rights, Dole franchisement--'

'Stop it! Stop throwing sterile intellectualizations at me!' "

homosexual USA - men 2010 Hickman, Tracy. The Immortals. New York: ROC/Penguin Books (1997; c. 1996); pg. 136. "Despite the provocative research, no single, underlying cause for this 'abnormal' behavior--a behavior that some people placed as affecting as many as ten percent of the male population in the U.S.--was ever accepted by the mass audience of the great eye of media. All problems were explainable in three-and-a-half minute reports. All comments worth hearing were never longer than thirty seconds of sound bite. All the world's knowledge worth knowing could be learned while standing on one foot. If not, thought the mass audience of the patriarchal eye, then it was just too complicated to be worth knowing. Gays and lesbians were hard to explain in twenty-five words or less. "
homosexual Utah: Beaver County 2010 Hickman, Tracy. The Immortals. New York: ROC/Penguin Books (1997; c. 1996); pg. 44. "'this Jason Lee Barris is your son, and you say he's in the [ERIS] centers. Is he straight, bi, or gay?'

Michael blinked as though he'd just been hit unexpectedly by a damp mop. All he could manage was an indescript sound 'Ahhhhh.'

'Well, is he straight, bi, or gay?'

Michael looked away again. 'He's gay.'

Olivia turned to her assistant. 'Gene, have you ever heard of this Jason Lee Barris?'

'Well, now, ma'am, you know just how crowded it is over in Z block. It might take me awhile to find out if he's in there or not.'

Olivia had begun waving her hand during the middle of his reply. 'Fine, fine! You go ask the Dark Queen for permission to tell us one way or the other--Sweet Mary, Gene, don't you ever do anything on your own?'

Michael interrupted. 'Excuse me, the 'Dark Queen'?' "

homosexual Utah: Beaver County 2010 Hickman, Tracy. The Immortals. New York: ROC/Penguin Books (1997; c. 1996); pg. 44. "Olivia turned back to him. 'Yes, deary, the Dark Queen. None of us hetros are supposed to know who he is. He runs things over in the G/L barracks--oh, don't look so pathetically baffled, that's Gay/Lesbian barracks to you. He occasionally holds court--God only knows where. The man's got ears in every corner of this camp and is supreme ruler of the X, Y, and Z blocks in the compound--believe that no matter what the Right Reverend Weston may say to the contrary. If your son's gay, he's in one of those blocks, and if he's in one of those blocks, then you'd best stay the hell away from him. Hetros like yourself go poking about Z block and all that happens is that the body count escalates.'

She suddenly noticed the deep pain in Michael's eyes. Grand, she thought, another bleeding tragedy for me to sort out. 'Check back with me. Gene here is a spy for the Dark Queen... and he'll find some sneaky way to let me know if your son's in the camp...' "

homosexual Utah: Beaver County 2010 Hickman, Tracy. The Immortals. New York: ROC/Penguin Books (1997; c. 1996); pg. 59. "'Your son is, indeed, in this camp, Michael--in Barracks 10-Y-2D or E, if memory serves me correctly. If you have not yet been so informed, that's in the very heart of that collection of homosexuals and perverts known as the G/L blocks. You would be well advised to avoid entering that area alone, especially during evening and nighttime hours.'

'You consider it a dangerous place, then?'

The reverend leaned back, looking for words... 'Michael, most of the people in this camp are decent folks. They were hard-working people who were caught up in V-CIDS through no fault of their own. They are the innocents. They are the true victims here. Such is not the case with the perverted heathens in the G/L blocks. They caused this, Michael. V-CIDS came from them--they spawned it. They are the ones who are in need of punishment! They are the ones who have brought this curse on us all. It is a judgment from God, and it is his justice that we administer in this camp...' "

homosexual Utah: Beaver County 2010 Hickman, Tracy. The Immortals. New York: ROC/Penguin Books (1997; c. 1996); pg. 59. [The Protestant reverend who is charge of the ERIS camp speaks.] "'...The sodomite corrupt are kept strictly separate from the righteous here, Michael. They stay within the law and boundaries we have set for them.'

'And if they don't?' Michael asked quickly.

'Then, their punishment is sure if not swift.'

'You murder them?' Michael's voice sounded strangely calm in his own ears.

'We execute them as publicly and as painfully as possible,' the reverend said easily. 'It has proven to be a most effective deterrent. They are, after all, not really human like you and I. They have squandered away their humanity on their own carnal and base desires. Our policy just keeps the animals in their place.' "

homosexual Utah: Beaver County 2010 Hickman, Tracy. The Immortals. New York: ROC/Penguin Books (1997; c. 1996); pg. 60. "Michael couldn't decide whether to laugh or choke at the vile absurdity of the [Reverend Weston's] statement. 'I take it that these, uh, animals, don't much care for your policy. That's why the G/L barracks are avoided?'

'It is, indeed, a dangerous place, Michael. Not even Brother Bullock here goes in there at night. However, I suspect that you will, indeed, enter into that unholy flock to find such a wayward son.' The reverend leaned forward, the cold fire again alight in his eyes. 'And when you do, you will, of course, let us know anything you may hear that may be of use to us. There are certain deviant elements in this camp--centered in those blocks--which would propose to bring about the destruction of our entire social order. Their unenlightened and pagan viewpoints are contrary not only to our traditional values but the will of God. If you were to hear any such elements meeting or where their leaders might be found, would you keep such knowledge from us?...' "

homosexual Utah: Beaver County 2010 Hickman, Tracy. The Immortals. New York: ROC/Penguin Books (1997; c. 1996); pg. 126. "'That leaves Blocks X, Y, and Z. On the official map they are noted as 'G/L barracks'--that's gay and lesbian to you. If there's a faggot, queer, fairy queen, or butch in the camp, that's where they are kept...' " [Many other refs., not in DB, e.g., pg. 132-144.]
homosexual Utah: Beaver County 2010 Hickman, Tracy. The Immortals. New York: ROC/Penguin Books (1997; c. 1996); pg. 134. "She died long before the men had finished with her. Bullock had put her unrecognizable head on a pole above the body, but friends had stolen it and the body in the night. Many in the G/L [gay/lesbian] barracks had wanted to bury her under the Y barracks, but the Dark Queen [leader of the homosexuals] said no--the 'hetties' [heterosexuals] would still locate her remains from the satellite transponder in her forehead and just put her back... In the end, they stuck her onto the death pallets quietly in the night, which was the most decent funeral they could give her. "
homosexual Utah: Beaver County 2010 Hickman, Tracy. The Immortals. New York: ROC/Penguin Books (1997; c. 1996); pg. 223. "Gene shuffled his feet slightly. There were those among the gays who knew the identity of the Dark Queen, but he was not among those privileged few. He could only stand outside the room, staring into the blackness and wonder with the rest of the camp as to the identity of the one person who coordinated every action of the gays and lesbians in the camp. "
homosexual Washington, D.C. 1995 Hand, Elizabeth. Waking the Moon. New York: HarperPrism (1995); pg. 32. Pg. 32: "'Are you related to the Wilde?' Angelica was asking...

'Ah, yes. 'The old somdomite,'' he said... ";

Pg. 210: "Kickboxers and former nuns and slacker dykes, New Age hausfraus and fin de siecle suffragettes. "; Pg. 213: "Two years ago in October, she'd attended Angelica's Samhain workshop in Minneapolis, the one where Angelica had been heckled by a guy who kept calling her a castrating bitch and a bull dyke... But she'd had a brief fling with a girl at UCLA; she figured Angelica must be a lesbian, one of those older lipstick dykes with the clothes and the heels and Opium perfume. although Cloud had already decided she wasn't going to go to bed with her. It was bad karma to sleep with people you had to work with. But, somewhat to Cloud's disappointment, Angelica didn't put the make on her. She never seemed to put the make on anyone. "; Pg. 235: "...an ancient vase fragment depicting Sappho's lament for the virgin Gorgo. "

homosexual Washington, D.C. 1995 Hand, Elizabeth. Waking the Moon. New York: HarperPrism (1995); pg. 276. "'Yes, I would say a murder in the middle of a crowded party is a pretty big surprise! Pretty careless, too--a lot of people noticed your girls and boys there, and even though the gay press is trying to make this out to be some kind of queer-bashing, the local media and the national news are talking about ritual murders. They're talking covens, they're talking witches, Satanic rites . . .' "
homosexual Washington, D.C. 1999 Anderson, Jack. Millennium. New York: Tor (1994); pg. 44. "It was the end of his life he was looking at. Alex was going to prison. It was full of faggots. And now there was AIDS. "
homosexual Washington, D.C. 1999 Anderson, Jack. Millennium. New York: Tor (1994); pg. 69. "Unfortunately, a judge had told him that the difference between standing flat-footed and on a milk crate was the difference between the First Amendment and creating a public nuisance. Harry thought the judge had been persecuting him because of his message, especially when he found out this same judge had ruled for choice in abortion cases and in favor of homosexuals in gay-rights cases. "
homosexual Washington: Seattle 1995 Chalker, Jack L. The Cybernetic Walrus (Book One of The Wonderland Gambit). New York: Ballantine (1995); pg. 18. "Robert Garnett, our sales manager... those fresh-faced suit-and-tie conservative businessmen from the New Asia wouldn't waste ten seconds laying off the co-chair of Seattle's Gay Pride Parade. Rob's sexual orientation had never given any of the rest of us a second thought, but those boys were famous for 'image,' and if they closed down the whole place who could scream discrimination?... Robert Garnett, our sales manager... He'd actually been headhunted by Novell, the big boy in networks, but he'd turned it down because it meant moving to Utah. He was quite comfortable most places but somehow he didn't think there was a closet big enough for him in Utah; life was too short. That's not to knock Utah or its people or its religion, but, face it, if Utah were a tuxedo, Rob would be a pair of brown shoes.' "
homosexual Women's Country 1988 Tepper, Sheri S. The Gate to Women's Country. New York: Doubleday (1988); pg. 66. "Even in preconvolusion times it had been known that the so-called 'gay syndrome' was caused by aberrant hormone levels during pregnancy. The women doctors now identified the condition as 'hormonal reproductive maladaption,' and corrected it before birth. There were very few actual HNRMs--called HenRams--either male or female, born in Women's Country, though there was still the occasional unsexed person or the omnisexed who would, so the instructors said, mate with a grasshopper if it would hold still long enough. If the warrior had indeed 'forced one of the boys,' it had almost surely been done out of viciousness and dominance, not from any libidinal need. Libidinal need was fully accepted as a normal and useful fact of life. Viciousness was not; rape wasn't tolerated in Women's Country. 'He could have been executed for that,' she said soberly. 'I can't imagine why he wasn't.' " [Other refs., not in DB.]
homosexual world 1000 C.E. Yolen, Jane. White Jenna. New York: Tor (1990; c. 1989); pg. 163. "The sexual taboos of the ancient Garunians and Dalites differed so greatly that one would be hard put to find any commonalities. The Garunians had a sophisticated society and had borrowed eagerly from their Continental neighbors for both their hetero- and their homosexual tastes. By the time they had conquered the island kingdom of the Dales, they had been through many baroque periods of alternating orgiastic and celibate marriage modes. We have much evidence of this from Continental sources... "
homosexual world 1000 C.E. Yolen, Jane. White Jenna. New York: Tor (1990; c. 1989); pg. 165. "Leaving aside the fact that Langbrow's Garunian wife was named Jo-el-ean... the name Annuanna, despite its feminine ending has long been considered a man's name, being the shortened form of Annuannatan. If in fact the dedication is in Langbrow's hand, it makes more sense that he would sign the Book of Battles to a male friend; Annuannatan can only be his homosexual lover, his blanket companion from the army. If Dr. Magon had done this kind of root work, he would not now be making a fool of himself in scholarly circles. "
homosexual world 1887 Anthony, Piers. God of Tarot. New York: Berkley (1982; c. 1977); pg. 163. "...Aleister Crowley, said to be the wickedest man in the world, who created the Thoth Tarot deck under the name Master Therion. Crowley was a highly intelligent and literate man, the author of a number of thoughtful books, but he had strong passions, indulged in drugs like cocaine and heroin, practiced black magic (one episode left one man dead and Crowley in a mental hospital for several months; they had summoned Satan), and had homosexual tendencies that led him to degrade women. "
homosexual world 1944 Turtledove, Harry. Worldwar: Striking the Balance. New York: Del Rey (1996); pg. 318. "He remembered all too vividly the Jewish and homosexual prisoners who worked on the atomic pile under Schloss Hohentubingen till they died, which seldom took long. "
homosexual world 1967 Leiber, Fritz. "The Winter Flies " in A Pocketful of Stars (Damon Knight, ed.) Garden City, NY: Doubleday (1971; c. 1967); pg. 120. "You are not wholly unacquainted with the secret fellowships of munition manufacturers, financiers, dope addicts and procurers and pornography connoisseurs and the brotherhoods and sisterhoods of sexual deviants and enthusiasts. "
homosexual world 1973 Sagan, Carl. Cosmic Connection: An Extraterrestrial Perspective. Cambridge, UK: Cambridge University Press (2000; c. 1973); pg. 21. "The golden greeting card placed aboard the Pioneer 10 spacecraft... The graphics of the message have been reproduced widely in newspapers and television programs... We have received letters from scientists and housewives, historians and artists, feminists and homosexuals, military and foreign-service officers, and one professor of bass fiddle... "
homosexual world 1975 Shea, Robert & Robert Anton Wilson. Illuminatus, Vol. III: Leviathan. New York: Dell (1975); pg. 17. "The guard, a surly-looking woman whose picture John had seen in the newspaper as a leader of the Radical Lesbians, fed the card into a wall slot; it came out again almost at once, and a green light flashed.

'Pass,' she said. 'Heute die Welte.' "

homosexual world 1975 Shea, Robert & Robert Anton Wilson. Illuminatus, Vol. III: Leviathan. New York: Dell (1975); pg. 55. "George... suddenly found himself face to face with two ancient, bent German men. One, with a white mustache... said, in heavily accented English, 'Get out of my way, degenerate Jewish Communist homosexual.' "
homosexual world 1976 Kotzwinkle, William. Doctor Rat. New York: Marlowe & Co. (1976); pg. 177. "Good heavens, this rat just beyond the doorway is wearing the pink identity tag (Homosexuality in Rats, Rutledge and Hall; see also Socially Outcast All-Male Groups, Randall and Bailey).

I edge very discreetly forward, not wishing to appear nosy. The music is louder now, the floor is covered with empty peanut shells. Around this corner . . .

Oh my goodness!

Pink identity rats everywhere, talking at the water tap, lounging around the earthen feeder. Some have shaved heads, there's one with an eye patch, another one wearing a black mouse-skin jacket.

And male rats--dancing with each other, cheek to cheek, whisker to whisker! " [More, not in DB, pg. 177-180.]

homosexual world 1976 Kotzwinkle, William. Doctor Rat. New York: Marlowe & Co. (1976); pg. 178. "I try to backpedal, to stall. 'Surely you know St. Paul was against homosexuality. It's not Christian.'

His tail touches mine.

'I can show you biblical proof!'

'Don't be alarmed. I'm a Christian minister.'

'You are?'

'I am.' He pushes me onto the stairs. Other paws grab me from behind.

'What sort of debate is this anyhow? I can quote you from my paper--'

'My friends and I have a private room upstairs. Come on. . . .'

His friends are--two sailors! Covered with tattoos. I'm swept up the stairs with them. ";

Pg. 179: "I could spend a little more time with him in order to make important field observations on Homosexuality in Rats--My Intimate Experiences. I could publish it with the U.S. Department of Health and Welfare... " [More.]

homosexual world 1979 Ing, Dean. "Fleas " in Firefight 2000. New York: Baen (1987; c. 1979); pg. 5. "Maels reviewed each datum: brachycephalic; under thirty years old; body mass well over the forty kilo minimum; skin tone excellent; plenty of hair. And unless Mael was deceived--he rarely was--the quarry offered subtle homosexual nuances which might simplify his isolation.

Maels smiled to himself and delivered an enormous body-stretching yawn that advertised his formidable biceps, triceps, laterals. The quarry approached swimming; symbolically, thought Maels, a breast stroke. Great.

Maels made a pedal gesture. A joke, really, since the gay world had developed the language of the foot for venues more crowded than this. The quarry bared small even teeth in his innocent approval. Better.

'I could watch you all evening,' Maels rumbled, and added the necessary lie: 'You swim exquisitely.'

'But I can't go on forever,' the youth replied... "

homosexual world 1980 Zelazny, Roger. "Fire and/or Ice " in Unicorn Variations. New York: Timescape (1983; story c. 1980); pg. 142. "' 'You call leaving a girl pregnant nothing?' she cried. 'With all the abortionists busy treating frostbite? No! I want no part of men, never again!'

' 'Be of good cheer, sister,' I replied, unpinning my shirt. 'I found myself too attractive to men, not to mention weak-willed--this long night being what it is--and suffering with a similar medical quandary, I resolved in a fit of remorse to lead the life of a simple transvestite.'

' 'Sappho be praised!' she replied.

'And we both had twins, and lived happily ever after...' "

homosexual world 1984 Adams, Douglas & John Lloyd. The Meaning of Liff. New York: Harmony Books (1984); pg. 2. "Ainderby Quernhow (n.) One who continually bemoans the loss of the word gay to the English language, even though they had never used the word in any context at all until they started complaining that they couldn't use it anymore. "
homosexual world 1984 Delany, Samuel R. "The Mummer's Tale " in Flight from Neveryon. Hanover, NH: Wesleyan University Press (1994; c. 1984); pg. 148. [Year indeterminate.] "Since then I have known boys years younger, soliciting years longer, who merely wanted to do the deed, take their pay, and go. Today, I would not fault them But the fact is, a mere five years before that warm afternoon, I would have sworn to anyone who asked that I would never pay for sex! In my own way I was as new to buying as he was to selling. Oh, we had both bought and sold before. That is not the level of innocence I am trying to establish. The surprise to me now, however, was that he was not so experienced that he took my offer of a little sociability mixed in with our transaction as a sign of what, eventually, we would both learn it was: in terms of any continuing monetary relation, I would be a rather poor-paying customer. " [The story's narrator is a man who likes to have sex with young boys. Other refs. not in DB.]


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