Synopses & Reviews
, the psychic and creative energies generated by people we now call gay, has always existed on the outer shores of our culture's collective consciousness. In the past, gay people were labeled heretics, perversions of nature, or categorized pseudo-scientifically. Gay people lived on the edge of the global village or worked within its mainstream in denial and disguise. But today that spirit has re-emerged and lives among us.
This book of essays explores the possibilities of that spirit--suggesting ways in which gay people might find a place and purpose in human culture unique to themselves, departing with the questions asked nearly forty years ago by the Mattachine Society: Who are we? Where have we come from? Why are we here?
is so terrific at making the reader feel there might be something more wondrous, more miraculous to life...the book's exciting challenge to conventional thinking is that it's not merely time for society to tolerate but time to cherish its intermediate sexual types."--Los Angeles Times Book review
"Gay Spirit is daring, which only proves its timeliness...it signals the opening of a new area of gay publishing, a field of spiritual exploration outside the context of religion or politics."--The Advocate
"Gay Spirit calls gay people back to the Circle of Life as full participants in the dance of survival and joy...this anthology is like the rains of spring hastening our unique growth, flowering and fruition."--Gay Community News
About the Author
Matt Thompson is the Cultural Editor of The Advocate