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Finally a gay voice from the Indian subcontinent

There is a strange thrill in having a chilled beer on a winter night. Descending your throat, the way it navigates through your body, making its way down, piercing through your chest, almost, dissecting it… one may think, that thrill … Continue reading

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How many more children have to die?

Jamie Rodemeyer, a boy of fourteen just starting high school in Buffalo, New York has taken his own life because he could no longer bear being harassed for being gay. A lot has been said about and against the bullying … Continue reading

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“Let us now praise famous men . . .”

Thus the Bible, and surely it knows whereof it speaks. It has become cliché for those who write about the love of one male for another to unmask figures from the past. Surprisingly, the work is not finished, for there are … Continue reading

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A poem, by Ashk Ruhani

Shaman Untitled … long ago in the timeless now, we traveled, when came a shaman giggling in the glee of bringing us chest-to-chest, his eyes mirroring our lustful wonder of nipple-kisses in burnished darkness, a dawn flooding our mouths in … Continue reading

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Gay Phoenicians?! Who cares!

We might take a quick look at who the Phoenicians were. A Semitic people of the land of Canaan (modern day Israel and Lebanon), they spoke a language related to Hebrew and Arabic, circumcised their boys, used the shekel for … Continue reading

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Gay Muslim heroes: Mahmud of Ghazni and Ayaz

The names of Sultan Mahmud’s nine wives, dozens of concubines, and more than fifty children are largely lost to history. Not so the name of Ayaz, his slave and male lover. The love between the two is often given as … Continue reading

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Lucien Létinois, Paul Verlaine’s secret lover

The whole world knows about the steamy gay love affair between Verlaine and the rambunctious seventeen year old genius, Rimbaud.  But Rimbaud was neither the first nor the last of Verlaine’s lovers. In 1878, at the age of 34, three years … Continue reading

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The Conformosexuals

We all have a choice to make, in forging a life for ourselves as sexual beings. It is a choice both simple and complex, both conscious and unconscious. To put it simply, do we get with the program or do … Continue reading

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