Posts Tagged ‘glbt



Alfred Hitchcock, 1948. Rope

“Most expressions of homosexuality in most of movies are indirect. And what’s interesting about that is of course that is what it was like to express homosexuality in life, that we could only express ourselves indirectly, just as people on the screen could only express themselves indirectly. And the sense in which the characters are in the closet, the movie is in the closet and we are in the closet.”

Richard Dyer



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Rembrandt von Rijn, 1642. David and Jonathan

“And as soon as the lad was gone, David arose out of a place toward the south, and fell on his face to the ground, and bowed himself three times: and they kissed one another, and wept one with another, until David exceeded. And Jonathan said to David, Go in peace, forasmuch as we have sworn both of us in the name of the LORD, saying, The LORD be between me and thee, and between my seed and thy seed for ever.”

1 Samuel 41-42


Are We Alone?

 Bagoas, the Persian boy, as depicted in Oliver Stone’s Alexander (2004)

Mehdi Kazemi, a 19-year old Iranian who dared identify as gay nervously awaits a court ruling in the Netherlands that may lead to his deportation to and execution in Iran. In 2006 his partner, Parham, was executed in Tehran. More

The ominous heritage of modern idea of sovereignty has turned countries into safe havens of brutal dictatorships, and surprisingly enough the free world cannot or more possibly do not bother to intervene. “The world is a dangerous place to live, not because of the people who are evil, but because of the people who don’t do anything about it.” Albert Einstein