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In 1972, the literary world was introduced to books by gay and lesbian activists. Most notable among the titles was Kay Tobin and Randy Wicker’s The Gay Crusaders, which featured detailed interviews with 15 gays and lesbians. Visit South Florida Gay News for more information about this game-changing work.
How Edward Albee Is Still Redefining Himself, 50 Years After ‘Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf’?: Vulture writer Jesse Green converses with celebrated playwright Edward Albee. Despite Albee’s age, Green remarks that:
“There’s nothing vague or grandparental about him. Despite some hearing loss and the occasional “trouble concentrating” in conversation (though not, he says, in writing), he is the opposite of fading. He’s intensifying, saturating. Even his witticisms have achieved a deeper economy, beyond which you’d think communication might cease entirely.” [Vulture]
Matthew Shepard Book Released: In 1998, two men tied a young gay boy named Matthew Shepard to a fence and beat him to death. More than two decades later, Leslea Newman’s October Mourning: A Song for Matthew Shepard has hit bookstore shelves across the nation. [WindyCityMedia]
Toronto Decides Whether It Needs Separate Gay High Schools, Or Just Gay Equality: Some in Toronto hope to create an LGBT high school comparable to the Harvey Milk school in New York. Autostraddle joins the debate, arguing that a gay-centric school in Toronto might take away needed funding from the city’s existing Triangle Program.