The Lives of Angels

Aside from the lgbt books that crossed my path recently, one book, The Lives of Angels by Emanuel Swedenborg, caused me to look twice. … read more

Queer Rites: November 2012

While reading Salman Rushdie’s Joseph Anton, the story of Rushdie’s life in hiding after he was “sentenced to death” by the Ayatollah Khomeini on February 14, 1989—a book that I am still reading, but slowly, because I am not all that enamored with Rushdie’s style—I came across a reference to English writer Bruce Chatwin. Chatwin, born… read more

Queer Rites: Where Are All the Old Philadelphia LGBT Heroes?

What happens to the legacy of lgbt leaders when they are no longer in the spotlight? I ask this question because on Facebook recently somebody posted a YouTube video of the 1989 Philadelphia Pride march and rally.  I remember arriving at that march somewhat late and attended the events near the LOVE sculpture near City… read more