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Gay Cosmos

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    Lars Eighner
A thought-provoking volume from widely acclaimed author Lars Eighner. Gay Cosmos is a volume of essays on the place, meaning, and purpose of homosexuality in the universe and gay sexuality on human societies. — This is a work that emphasizes the dignity of gays in society and provides a framework for inclusion, persuasively positing that all sexualities are natural and innate. Eighner argues that homosexuality has played an integral part in the traditional family and in society at large, but that the racism and homophobia of cultural anthropologists and behavioral scientists have led to poor scholarship. In "Black Ganymede," for example, he rejects the notion that homosexuality was a European or Moslem import through a well-argued discussion of traditional African homosexuality: he observes that in many African cultures, a man may maintain a male lover, but since he is married he is considered heterosexual. It is Eighner's main contention that being gay is "not an affliction that exceptional individuals can compensate for or overcome. It is a positive good, an adaptive trait, a desirable and necessary attribute of humanity." Essential and cogently argued, Gay Cosmos provides a much needed cultural and historical context for homosexuality.   show more
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  • PDF | 249 pages
  • Lars Eighner
  • Hard Candy
  • Unknown
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  • Literature Fiction

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