Gay Spirit: Myth and Meaning
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Gay Spirit: Myth and Meaning

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Gay Spirit, the psychic and creative energies generated by people we now call gay, has always existed on the outer shores of our culture's collective consciousness. In the past, gay people were labeled heretics, perversions of nature, or categorized pseudo-scientifically. Gay people lived on the edge of the global village or worked within its mainstream in denial and disgu
Paperback, 352 pages
Published March 15th 1988 by St. Martin's Griffin (first published 1987)
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Eliot Fiend
oh my goodness this book is great. one of the best books i've read on gay stuff in many years. varingly and broadly accessible to a wide readership, a mixup of gay "theorists" (i hesitate to call them that because none of the essay authors seem to call themselves "theorists" in an academic sense....they are visionaries, artists, casual writers, authors, friends, lovers, etc.) that traces the roots of homos who wondered about the broader "reason" or purpose of homosexuality back to the 1920's and...more
Beautiful! Deepened my understanding of the collective spirit of gay men unlike any other book I have found well as introducing me to some other great authors...
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important read for those who struggling with spirituality and sexuality
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Mark Thompson is an American writer, editor and activist. His work centers around gay issues, particularly spirituality.
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