From the October, 2008 issue of Touchstone
sex Sodom on Itself by David L. Tubbs

Sodom on Itself

What Do Gay Men Want? An Essay on Sex, Risk, and Subjectivity
by David M. Halperin
University of Michigan Press, 2007
(167 pages, $22.95, hardcover)

reviewed by David L. Tubbs

Writing in 1979, William F. Buckley, Jr., observed that the nascent gay-rights movement lacked readily identifiable national leaders. He also noted that beyond pleas for undefined “equal rights”—no one at the time suggested “gay marriage”—the goals of its activists were obscure. This distinguished it from the civil rights movement, and it helped to explain why many Americans viewed the new movement with suspicion.

Almost thirty years later, the movement has won high-profile . . .


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