The End of Gay: (and the death of heterosexuality)

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Doubleday Canada, Jul 31, 2012 - Social Science - 320 pages
Gay is a phase. Not something people go through in adolescence, but, like feminism, a cultural, historical movement, on the way to something bigger.

Through the prism of his own sexual past and present, with a wide array of references to pop culture, literature and history, Archer traces the rise and imminent fall of gay. Along the way, he cites historical examples of greater sexual liberation, embracing the lessons of these precedents as models for our own less inhibited times. Celebrating art that expresses love and passion unfettered by gender, Archer claims Shakespeare and Prince, Goethe and Madonna, as icons for a new, more open age of sex. Stimulating, engaging and entertaining, The End of Gay is a bold work that looks forward to the vast possibilities of love without labels.
 

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Many contemporary observers of sexual mores and politics have begun to argue that the rigid gender/sexual identity distinctions that have framed discussions of these issues are outdated. Some, such as ... Read full review

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Excellent book.
A must read for those who are questioning or anyone seeking understanding of the move toward a fluid identity.

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Bert Archer is a columnist for fab, and a regular reviewer for Publishers Weekly and the New York Blade. His writing has also appeared in several national and international newspapers and magazines including The Globe and Mail, The Toronto Star, The Georgia Straight, POZ Magazine, and Xtra. Born in Montreal in 1968, Bert lives in Toronto.

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