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Gay spirit : myth and meaning

Gay Spirit, the psychic and creative energies generated by people now called gay, has always existed on the outer shores of this culture's collective consciousness. This book of essays explores the possibilities of that spirit--suggesting ways in which gay people might find a place and purpose in human culture.
Print Book, English, 1988
St. Martin's Press, New York, 1988
xviii, 310 pages : illustrations ; 21 cm.
9780312017651, 0312017650
Part I. Our place in the world: culture and identity. Flaming without burning: some of the roles of gay people in society / Judy Grahn ; Reform or revolution? the challenge of creating a gay sensibility / Michael Bronski ; What price gay nationalism? / Dennis Altman ; Thoughts on a gay state / William S. Burroughs ; Sex and politics of identity: an interview with Michael Foucault / Bob Gallagher and Alexander Wilson ; Double reflections: Isherwood and Bachardy on art, love, and faith / Mark Thompson ; Children of paradise: a brief history of queens / Mark Thompson ; Living the tradition: gay American Indians ; Telling a lie for Christ? / Malcolm Boyd ; We, the fairy headhunters / Tobias Schneebaum ; Urban Aboriginals and celebration of leather magic / Geoff Mains
Part II. The world within ourselves: voices and visions. Gay people at a critical crossroad: assimilation or affirmation? / Don Kilhefner ; Seven glimpses of Walt Whitman / William Moritz ; Selected insights / Edward Carpenter ; I should have been listening: a memory of Gerald Heard / Jim Kepner ; A future for the Isophul and What is religion? / Gerald Heard ; Harry Hay: a voice from the past, a vision for the future / Mark Thompson ; In the service of ecstasy: an interview with James Broughton / Mark Thompson ; Visionary love: the magickal gay spirit-power / Mitch Walker ; Gay soul making: coming out inside / a group interview
Part III. A world of our making: myth and meaning. The truth come out / Aaron Shurin ; This gay tribe: a brief history of fairies / Mark Thompson ; A separate people whose time has come / Harry Hay ; The evolution of a fairie: notes toward a new definition of Gay / Mark Thompson. place in the world: culture and identity
The world within ourselves: voices and visions
A world of our making: myth and meaning