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Entries by Richard Lyon from 06/2012

Gay White Male Angst: Clutching the Pearls of Privilege

| Posted 06.14.2012 | Gay Voices

We have long had problems with inclusiveness within the LGBT world. Pundits frequently express concern that the gay quest for respectability will be tainted by association with transgender folk. Racism within the gay community has a long and shameful history.

The Illusion of Middle Class Security and the Demise of Unions

| Posted 06.19.2012 | Business

Most of the people who were old enough to remember living through the Great Depression never forgot it. The fear and uncertainty left them inclined to look over their shoulders for the rest of their lives.

The Joys of Being Queer

| Posted 06.21.2012 | Gay Voices

"Queer" is more than some kind of catch-all basket. When I am able to put aside my childhood memories, "queer," in the sense of being different and unusual, captures the way I feel about myself.

The Cult of Gay Masculinity

| Posted 06.28.2012 | Gay Voices

It seems that there is a trend afoot among many politically self-conscious gay men. From an effort to counter the notion that all gay men are effeminate, they have moved toward the position that all gay men should present an image of red-blooded American masculinity.