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Martin Duberman Asks What History Is

Martin Duberman Asks What History Is

BY DUNCAN OSBORNE | Early in her discussion with Martin Duberman, the author of “Jews Queers Germans,” a “novel/ history, Alisa Solomon, a professor at Columbia University’s Graduate School of Journalism, asked Duberman, “You’ve written in every genre there is… You chose to write it as fiction. Why?” Why indeed. Duberman, a distinguished professor of […]

A Prophet for the Age    

A Prophet for the Age    

BY MICK MEENAN | The Judean prophet Jeremiah from –– yes –– the Old Testament is a fitting exemplar for the late Doug Ireland, one of the modern gay movement’s greatest seers. Jeremiah warns his people in Lamentations –– as fitting a title for speaking to today’s LGBT community as it was in addressing the misbegotten […]

Lambda Literary Fêtes Rita Mae Brown, John Waters

Lambda Literary Fêtes Rita Mae Brown, John Waters

BY MICHAEL LUONGO | America’s LGBT literati descended on New York for the 27th annual Lambda Literary Awards held June 1 in the historic Great Hall of Cooper Union in Lower Manhattan. Writer Perry Brass said he has attended the awards from nearly the very beginning, commenting that the event “has preserved the glamour of the gay […]

Controversies Continue as CB2 Takes Up Stalled Stonewall Plaque

Controversies Continue as CB2 Takes Up Stalled Stonewall Plaque

BY ANDY HUMM |  The Stonewall Inn bar –– the 1969 raid on which sparked the modern LGBT liberation movement –– is on a street renamed Stonewall Place and was made an official National Historic Landmark in 2000, but it does not have an official plaque marking its role in history. Gay State Senator Brad […]

Stonewall Plaque Dedication Planned Tuesday –– With No Stonewall Participants

Stonewall Plaque Dedication Planned Tuesday –– With No Stonewall Participants

BY ANDY HUMM | The private Historic Landmarks Preservation Center (HLPC) will “commemorate the Stonewall Inn and the Stonewall Rebellion” on Tuesday, July 16 at 3 p.m. outside the bar, but the plaque created for the occasion was not reviewed by anyone who participated in the June 1969 uprising nor were any of its veterans invited […]

A Breathtaking Catalog of Integrity and Insight

A Breathtaking Catalog of Integrity and Insight

BY DOUG IRELAND | Queers of all colors, styles, and status owe an enormous debt to Martin Duberman. Anyone who doubts that would likely learn otherwise from “The Martin Duberman Reader: The Essential Historical, Biographical, and Autobiographical Writings,” just published last week by The New Press. Marty, as he is known to legions of same-sexers […]

Marty Duberman Sounds Off…

Marty Duberman Sounds Off…

BY  DOUG IRELAND | Nothing human is alien to me.” This famous dictum, from the young Marx, Martin Duberman can be said to embody in his life and work. Of course, Marty — as those of us who are privileged to know and love him call him — is always quick to point out that […]