Jeffrey Escoffier writes on glbtq history, politics, culture, sexuality,
music, and dance. One of the founders of OUT/LOOK: National Lesbian and
Gay Quarterly, he has published widely. Among his books are American
Homo: Community and Perversity and a biography of John Maynard Keynes in
the Chelsea House series on the Lives of Notable Gay Men and Lesbians. He
co-edited (with Matthew Lore) Mark Morris' L'Allegro, il Penseroso ed il
Moderato: A Celebration. His most recent book is Sexual Revolution, an
anthology of writing on sex from the 1960s and 1970s. He is currently
working on a book on sexual politics and writing about the production of
Entries by Jeffrey Escoffier
social sciences >> Fire Island
Two of the communities of Fire Island, New York--Cherry Grove and Fire Island Pines--are famous as hedonistic resort towns for gay men and lesbians.
social sciences >> Gay Left
The Gay Left refers to a cluster of positions on the political spectrum that has existed within the lesbian and gay rights movement at least since the Stonewall riots.
arts >> Jazz
The relation of jazz to homosexual and transgendered experience has varied enormously over the course of its history, but, despite a hostile atmosphere, glbtq artists have made significant contributions.
social sciences >> Keynes, John Maynard
The thought of John Maynard Keynes, the most influential economist of the twentieth century, was influenced by his experience as a homosexual.
social sciences >> Kinsey, Alfred C.
The most important sex researcher of the twentieth century, Alfred C. Kinsey contributed groundbreaking studies of male and female sexual behavior in America.
social sciences >> Kinsey Institute
The Kinsey Institute at Indiana University, established by Alfred Kinsey in 1947, has pioneered in the study of American sexual behavior.
social sciences >> Marcuse, Herbert
German-born philosopher Herbert Marcuse had an enormous influence on theories of sexual liberation, particularly in the early post-Stonewall gay movement and on the left.
arts >> McPhee, Colin
Canadian-born composer Colin McPhee not only helped preserve the musical traditions of Bali but also incorporated non-Western musical styles into his own compositions, a practice that influenced other North American composers.
social sciences >> New York City
Off and on over two centuries, New York City has also reigned as the capital of homosexual, transgender, and queer life in America.
social sciences >> The Sexual Revolution, 1960-1980
The sexual revolution of post-World War II America changed sexual and gender roles profoundly.
social sciences >> Sex Work and Prostitution: Male
Sex workers range from well-organized professionals who work for escorting agencies, perform in pornographic films, or manage independent escort businesses to those who engage in unpremeditated and sporadic cash transactions resulting from casual encounters.