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06/29/2005 

 
 
 
 

Scott Heim, 1995
 
In a 1995 interview with Owen Keehnen, Scott Heim discusses his novel, Mysterious Skin (1995), the influences on his writing, UFOs, music, Kansas, filmmaker Dario Argento, and his meeting with William Burroughs.

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06/14/2005 

 
 
 
 

Mark Doty, 1996
 
In this 1996 interview with Owen Keehnen, poet Mark Doty discusses his memoir of his lover's death from AIDS, Heaven's Coast (1996), and his transition from poetry to prose, the nature of grieving, the writers who have most influenced his work, and his plans for the future.

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06/14/2005 

 
 
 
 

Emma Donoghue, 1994
 
In this 1994 interview with Owen Keehnen, the Irish playwright and novelist Emma Donoghue discusses her first play, first novel, and first nonfiction book, as well as her works in progress and the changing Irish political climate regarding lesbianism.

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  interview

05/31/2005 

 
 
 
 

George Chauncey, 2004
 
In this 2004 interview with Owen Keehnen, gay historian George Chauncey discusses the historical background of the opposition to same-sex marriage, putting it in the perspective of earlier opposition to interracial and interfaith marriage and suggesting profitable ways of countering the arguments of its opponents.

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05/31/2005 

 
 
 
 

Kate Bornstein, 1998
 
Transsexual S&M feminist, performance artist, and playwright Kate Bornstein became a celebrated gender theorist with the publication of Gender Outlaw: On Men, Women, and the Rest of Us (1994). In this 1998 interview with Owen Keehnen, she discusses her book, My Gender Workbook: How to Become a Real Man, a Real Woman, the Real You, or Something Else Entirely (1998), an interactive work designed to cause a rethinking of the binary man/woman gender system and a breaking down of its restraints.

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05/15/2005 

 
 
 
 
  Magnus Hirschfeld

The Homosexual Emancipation Movement in Germany
 
The German homosexual emancipation movement emerged decades before the 1969 Stonewall Riots inspired the gay liberation movement in the United States. It began with the formation of the Scientific Humanitarian Committee in 1897, but was crushed under the boot of Nazism in the early 1930s.
 
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  interview

05/14/2005 

 
 
 
 

Michelangelo Signorile, 1994
 
In this 1994 interview with Owen Keehnen, controversial journalist/activist Michelangelo Signorile discusses the three closets of power (New York, Washington, and Los Angeles) and how to dismantle them, as well as his outing of closeted celebrities.

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05/14/2005 

 
 
 
 

Jaime Manrique, 1993
 
In this 1993 interview with Owen Keehnen, Colombian author Jaime Manrique discusses his first English language novel, Latin Moon in Manhattan (1992), his writing career, his coming out in a repressive society, and his intent to master the English language.

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  interview

04/30/2005 

 
 
 
 

Neil Miller, 1994
 
In this 1994 interview with Owen Keehnen, journalist Neil Miller, author of Out in the World: Gay and Lesbian Life from Buenos Aires to Bangkok (1992), discusses some of the differences between American attitudes and those of other countries toward gay and lesbian life, with examples from both the most repressive and the most progressive cultures.

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04/30/2005 

 
 
 
 

Janis Ian, 1993
 
In this 1993 interview with Owen Keehnen, singer/songwriter Janis Ian discusses her album Breaking Silence (1993) and the difficulties in getting it produced, her public coming out, the subjects of her most popular songs, the issues she confronts in them, and her inspiration for writing them.

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