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The Queer Sexual Politics of New York and America

Ed Koch's death signals a new era in the sexual politics of the US. No longer forced to be closeted, queer leaders can run and win office, as long as they're married. Even gay married. But is this new era really represent more sexual freedom or just a different set of constraints? Read More

Ed Koch

The death of Ed Koch, while regrettable, signals nothing. He was right that the sexual business of individuals is strictly their own. Inquiring minds should leave well enough alone. Must we label people by their sexual preference as we label them by their racial background? Ah, let's see is this person a gay Afro-American Texan from the great state of Texas? Who cares?

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Laurie Essig, Ph.D., is a professor of sociology and women and gender studies at Middlebury College.

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