HP review

Anna Clare McDuff amcduff at math.sunysb.edu
Wed Jul 2 03:58:53 EDT 2003

On Wed, 2 Jul 2003, deborah wrote:

> On Mon, 30 Jun 2003, Anna Clare McDuff wrote:
> |	Yes, it is a bit sad, isn't it? But to give a bit of context I'm
> |not overly familiar with the Boston Phoenix but I understand it to be a
> |specialist alternative-lifestyle newspaper so maybe Queer-as-gay is the
> |dominant usage for their readers?
> Michael Bronski is the primary gblt-issues writer for the Phoenix (and
> so paranoid I often skip his columns, as I did this one; now I'll read
> it), so it's reasonable that a writer reading a Bronski colum would
> assume "queer" == "non-hetero secuality".

	Ah, thanks! That makes sense to me. I was a bit surprised to see
someone had managed to both write & publish an intelligent, non-hysterical
analysis of the queer (in *two* senses of the word :-) subtext of HP, as
normally articles like that tend to get *so* hung up on the "shock/horror"
aspects of the queer subtext that they never go anywhere with it, but if
he's an old hand at the politics of it all then it's not so surprising is


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