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Roos, Don (b. 1955)  
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Adopting a child in 2005 was a source of great joy for Roos and Bucatinsky. Roos supports a woman's right to choose abortion but was glad to find a woman who not only decided to carry through her pregnancy but also chose a gay couple as the adoptive parents for the child, who was born in Wisconsin. Roos and Bucatinsky were able to file an amended birth certificate in California, with both of their names listed as parents.

In speaking of his goals in a 1999 interview in The Advocate, Roos said, "It's about visibility above all, and telling people there's more to life. Even films like In & Out and The Birdcage at least show we exist. And that's very different from when I was growing up."

Linda Rapp

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arts >> Overview:  Film

Since cinema began, Hollywood has been fascinated with finding ways of representing homosexuality.

arts >> Overview:  Film Actors: Gay Male

Although few gay actors have been permitted the luxury of openness, many of them have challenged and helped reconfigure notions of masculinity and, to a lesser extent, of homosexuality.

arts >> Overview:  Film Directors

Gay, lesbian, and bisexual film directors have been a vital creative presence in cinema since the medium's inception over one hundred years ago.

social sciences >> Overview:  Roman Catholicism

Historically, the Roman Catholic Church may be the institution most responsible for the suffering of individuals involved in same-sex sexual relationships.

arts >> Overview:  Screenwriters

Although film may be a director's rather than a writer's medium, gay and lesbian screenwriters have made significant contributions to both mainstream and independent film.

arts >> Crowley, Mart

Playwright Mart Crowley deserves honor for having blazed the trail for gay-themed theater with his 1969 groundbreaking play The Boys in the Band.

arts >> King, Michael Patrick

Writer, director, and producer Michael Patrick King has been creatively involved in a number of ground-breaking television series featuring gay themes and strong women.

arts >> Star, Darren

Responsible for such pop culture touchstones as Beverly Hills, 90210, Melrose Place, and Sex and the City, writer-director-producer Darren Star has had a prolific career in television.


Basile, Joanne. "Notre Dame's Queer Moment: Condemned by the Catholic University's Leadership, an LGBT Film Festival Goes Forward." The Advocate 958 (March 14, 2006): 56.

Canby, Vincent. "A Devoted (and Deadly) Roommate." New York Times (August 14, 1992): C8.

Carr, David. "The Family Guy." New York Times (May 8, 2005): 2A, 3.

Dening, Penelope. "The Opposite of Hype." Irish Times (February 27, 1999): Weekend, 64.

"Director Don Roos Seeks 'Happy Endings.'" Fresh Air from WHYY (July 12, 2005).

Graham, Bob. "Like a Gay Lucy and Ricky." San Francisco Chronicle (August 12, 2001): Sunday Datebook, 31.

Maslin, Janet. "Another Buddy Story, With a Twist or Two." New York Times (February 3, 1995): C3.

______. "Her Mouth Is Poison, and Her Heart Is Fool's Gold." New York Times (May 29, 1998): E18.

Moore, Candace. "Filmmakers Debate Current, Future State of Gays in Film." AfterElton (July 28, 2005).

Natale, Richard. "Opposites Attract." The Advocate 776-777 (January 19, 1999): 97.

Quart, Alissa. "Networked." Film Comment 41.4 (July-August 2005): 48-51.

"Wanting Children, Gay Men Are Turning to Surrogacy." Gay News Blog (March 26, 2007).


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    Author: Rapp, Linda  
    Entry Title: Roos, Don  
    General Editor: Claude J. Summers  
    Publication Name: glbtq: An Encyclopedia of Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual,
Transgender, and Queer Culture
    Publication Date: 2007  
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