The Guide, January, 1989; volume 9, number 8

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Editorial

Title: Arresting fear

Author: French Wall

Summary: At the top of the sexual-liberation agenda must be the abolition of all laws and police practices that label consensual sex as criminal and brand our very bodies as indecent.

First sentence(s): Two incidents in the Northeast this summer underscore that the abortion rights battle, triggered by July’s Supreme Court decision, is not the only area in which the struggle to control one’s own body is being fought.

Keywords: right of women to go topless, public sex at highway rest stops, police sting operations, Rochester (New York)


News Notes

Topics: Gay lawyer to run for Albany post; Religious right blocks San Francisco partner law; Damages won in job bias suit; Citizenship granted but no precedent; Urvashi Vaid to head NGLTF; Condoms to carry freshness date; New York City to give mourning leave; Amendments threaten Massachusetts gay rights bill; Rochester women charged with exposing breasts.


Dirty Dishes

Author: French Wall

Topics: Newfoundland Catholic sex scandals, André Guindon, Priests need close friendships and sensual relations such as hugs and kisses, Sigourney Weaver, jockstrap centennial, George Brett, t-shirt censorship at Tufts University, Nolan Panisiak as ‘Asshole of the month’, Jesse Helms on Stonewall, Barney Frank on flag burning, German sex-change operation.


Common Sense

Author: John Mitzel

Title: Freak show

Summary: American society is degenerating owing to an epidemic of mediocrity and right-wing viciousness that is sapping the strength of homosexuals as much as anyone.

First sentence(s): What a fucking freak show this whole society is.

Keywords: After the Ball, Marshall Kirk, Hunter Madsen, Harvard, Ayn Rand, J. Walter Thompson.


When dad is gay

Article type: main feature

Author: Bill Andriette

Summary: Profile of a number of gay fathers and their children, and discussion of the affect of gay fathers on society and sexual mores.

First sentence(s): Paul’s two teenage sons live with his ex-wife, but visit their father and his gay lover on weekends as they have for 10 years – since Paul got divorced after realizing he was gay.

Keywords: gay fathers, homosexuals and children, child rearing.


Sex in the News

Author: Boyd McDonald

Titles: Garter belts for men; The moral majority; Sheriff, 23, ‘molested’ 27 boys; Nazi superman had woman’s hips; Athlete gets hot nuts; News of the sexually normal; Christian fights sin in New Orleans; Banker picks up two greaseballs.

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