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Letter to Councilman LaBonge
Real People as Fictional Characters
Female Actors, Part Two
One Culture Hero Award
Adelante Gay Pride Gala
Best Work of Fiction?
Tom of Finland: Sexual Liberator or Enslaver
Lying Writers
Review of The Man Who Invented Rock Hudson
Promiscuous Thoughts
A Crime of the Heart
A Letter to Michael Silverblatt
"Have you no decency, sir?"
Political Incorrectness: Female Actors and Trojans
He Hugged Moms and Dads
What is a Girly Man?
Review of Eats, Shoots & Leaves: The Zero Tolerance Approach to Punctuation
From Sunset Boulevard to Mulholland Drive
The Gay Mammies
A Writer Protests
Review of Beyond Paradise: The Life of Ramon Novarro
A Spirit Preserved in 'Amber'
The Supreme Court Case
Review of "Live from Golgotha: The Gospel According to Gore Vidal"
Review of "Lost Years: A Memoir 1945-1951" by Christopher Isherwood
Review of "Out For Good"
Review of "Hoyt Street: an Autobiography"
Review of "Sergei Eisenstein: A Life in Conflict"
Review of "Places Left Unfinished at the Time of Creation"
Review of "Whores for Gloria"
Muscles and Mascara
Review of "Blonde"
Brother Paul, Sister Jan, Brother Hinn, God and the Folks
Advice to the Next Generation
Sins of the Fathers
Beatin' Around the Bush

Cruise Not Gay! The Judge Has Spoken

The Horror, The Horror
LA--a Cliché?
Dominick, Mark & Orenthal
Holy Drag!
Ms. Hill & Mr. Tom
George, Jr.
Mrs. guy Ritchie 
Supreme Court 
Tom Cruise 
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The Supreme Court

Having dropped all camouflage of non-partisanship by selecting George Bush as president of the United States, although he did not win--not even Florida--the so-called Supreme Court (Extreme Court) is now apparently emboldened in going about altering the political landscape of the country, aiming at civil rights especially, knocking down some of the hard-fought gains minorities have made....  The democrats, of course,  are not blameless.  They have been constantly acquiescing as they watch this sad erosion.  The so-called liberal press was a main culprit in allowing the selection of Bush; they were led by the New York Times, the first newspaper to call for Gore to pull out, even before all the irregularities of the Miami voting had been exposed.  That single action emboldened the Republicans to charge forth in their coup to seize the government.  Sad times for the country. Fortunately there now are occurring some acts of  resistance and courage, notably Senator Jerrold's brave defection from the right wing.  Perhaps that will embolden the seemingly somnolent Democrats to oppose the mounting reactionary tide of  selected-president Bush and his chilling gang.

John Rechy
Los Angeles, California
May 2001

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