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Jeff Baker, Boogieman in Lavender: The Groovy Gay World of Victor Banis

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    The Groovy Gay World of Victor J. Banis                                          By Jeff Baker             It was the Swinging Sixties.             Spies were everywhere. Fictional ones, anyway. James Bond was all … Read more

“On Beyond Cisgender; Part Two.” Jeff Baker, Boogieman in Lavender.

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                            On Beyond Cisgender Part Two                                          By Jeff Baker             About a year ago I posted a column suggested by A. M. Leibowitz’ list of suggested reading for High … Read more

That’s The Signpost Up Ahead; Jeff Baker, Boogieman in Lavender

  That’s The Signpost Up Ahead                                     By Jeff Baker Somehow in the last few weeks, nostalgia has been flowing freely here. Not the drinkable kind, but a feeling, that … Read more

Lewis Padgett’s “Mutant,” Jewelle Gomez’ “Gilda” – Boogieman in Lavender

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LGBT people are regarded as “the Other,” and sci-fi and fantasy specializes in characters who are “the Other.” And “the Other” is often perceived as a metaphor or stand in … Read more

Boogieman In Lavender: On Beyond Cisgender: Books for High School

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On Beyond Cisgender: Books For High School                                                By Jeff Baker    A. M.  (Amy) Leibowitz has grumbled on Facebook about the “Old Dead White (mostly/presumed) Cis Hetero Male Literature Canon,” … Read more