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The International Homosexual Conspiracy

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"Regardless of the subject, the writing is always tight and has that sort of delayed sting as you realize the sleeping prejudice he's been pricking. And nothing is sacrosanct."—Jeff Dawson, co-author of Stitching a Revolution: The Making of an Activist

In this series of cultural polemics on an unexpected array of contemporary topics—from mistaken first impressions ("Presume
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Paperback, 158 pages
Published October 5th 2010 by Manic D Press, Inc. (first published September 1st 2010)
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Adam Hodgins
Oct 02, 2010 Adam Hodgins rated it really liked it
Shelves: queer
Good stuff. I've already started using the term "failed Dorian Grey"
Alan
Dec 11, 2010 Alan rated it liked it
The International Homosexual Conspiracy is non-fiction. The author presents a series of cultural polemics on an array of contemporary topics that pokes fun of the gay lifestyle and the absurd homophobic idea that gay’s recruit young people into our community – from gay community, to writing, to popular culture, and mostly on homosexuality in general.

In this collection of short essays, Larry-Bob Roberts offers funny, thought-provoking insights into the absurdities of modern queer culture. The wr
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Drew
Jul 08, 2014 Drew rated it did not like it
The IHC is nothing more more than a poorly written, mean spirited blog with no real insights. Larry-Bob Roberts' diatribes sound more like junior high school bitch sessions than observant social commentary. Knowing that Roberts writes a zine called Holy Tit Clamps without any other contributors - and without the aid of an editor to help guide his thoughts or style - helps explain how he managed to come up with a entire book of opinions that will likely interest no one: he works alone, and thinks ...more
Robert
If I could, I would issue a copy of this new book to every impressionable young gay person just taking those first little timid babysteps out of the closet, in an effort to keep them the hell off of the so-called Right Path of the cookie-cutter mainstream gay scene; I'd encourage them instead to stray over to the less-traveled DIY realm of Larry-Bob and his friends, where folks are encouraged to color outside of the lines and make up their own lyrics, while having a lot more fun thinking for the ...more
Samuel
Jul 01, 2015 Samuel rated it liked it
A collection of brief essays, divided into eight broad thematic categories. I found them wildly inconsistent -- some of them were poignant and interesting, and some just didn't work for me. I preferred the more sincere ones, I think -- something about Roberts' style of satire simply falls flat to me, and doesn't seem complex or thoughtful enough to really work. Much more interesting to me were the pieces about Roberts' adventures in flyering, event-going, and generally trying to be socially enga ...more
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Larry-bob Roberts is into sparking culture and politics, and creating fusions between the two. His book "The International Homosexual Conspiracy" is newly published by Manic D. Press. Since 1989, he has been publishing in print and now online the queer zine of art and writing Holy Titclamps. He maintains the SF Bay Area weekly queer cultural calendar, Queer Things To Do aka SFQueer.com. With Kirk ...more
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