In our new monthly column, YA of Yore, Frankie Thomas takes a second look at the books that defined a generation. My micro-generation—that is, the subset of millennials who were born in the second term of the Reagan administration and graduated face first into the Great Recession, and of which the most famous member is probably Mark Zuckerberg—has very little to brag about, so you can hardly blame us for our possessive attachment to Harry Potter. Harry Potter is to us what the Beatles were to our baby boomer parents. It was a classic everybody-gets-a-trophy policy, a fitting legacy for the foundational text of millennial childhood. The fifth book in the series, Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix , was published in the summer of , by which point Harry was fifteen and those of us growing up along with him had discovered sex.
I’m An Older Gay Man And I Know It Will Get Worse
BBC - WW2 People's War - A Gay Soldier's Story
For a long time, the future was inconceivable for gay men. Even before the Aids pandemic, social stigma led to the pathologisation and criminalisation of the global community. Gay men lived in the shadows of society, maintaining their veneer of heteronormative stability by marrying straight women at great cost to themselves and their families. Still, we purposefully leave behind our forebears to carry their trauma alone. They need to be seen.
‘Elder: A Mormon Love Story’
Aaron Williams and Michael Dugay look pretty ordinary walking along the streets of downtown New Bern, unless you notice they are holding hands. Although not marked on most refrigerator calendars, Oct. The gay celebration of living openly dates to The date, Oct. Being gay is still a challenge as far as acceptance and rights.
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