The Long War Against a Gay “Cure”

The Long War Against a Gay “Cure” With one of the three traditional condemnations of homosexuality—sickness—obviated by the medical establishment in 1973, the destructive effort to make gay people straight was then smuggled in under the rubric of another: sin.

Of Badgers and Bunnies: Jeremy Thorpe’s Career in the Closet Upon the release of his book about the rise and fall of the Liberal politician, John Preston observed that “If homosexuality had been legal, none of this would’ve happened.” In an ideal world, where homosexuality was not only never legally proscribed, but also never the target of intense and widespread social stigma, this would be...

A Thing for Men in Uniforms

A Thing for Men in Uniforms If fascism has had an allure for some gay men, it is anti-egalitarianism that provides the connective tissue—the belief that homosexuality belongs to an elite caste, an exclusive fraternity existing above the heterosexual masses and destined for greatness.

Trump’s Debt to Ron Paul’s Paranoid Style

Trump’s Debt to Ron Paul’s Paranoid Style Ron Paul’s paleolibertarianism is, in many ways, a forerunner of today’s alt-right, and Paul himself has proven to be something of a gateway drug to even more extreme political movements.