Queer spirits : a gay men's myth book / [edited by] Will Roscoe.

A collection, with commentary, of traditional myths, as well as excerpts from literature, poems, anthropological accounts, children's books, and newspaper clippings; compiled to inspire, guide, and challenge gay men who are seeking a deeper understanding of their sexuality and identity, of the...

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Other Authors: Roscoe, Will.
Format: Book
Published: Boston : Beacon Press, [1995]
Table of Contents:
  • Stories for boys
  • Invocation / Jim Eggeling (J.L.S.E.)
  • The golden key / Peter Cashorali
  • Two pretty men
  • The basket and the bow
  • A temple of the holy ghost / Flannery O'Connor
  • Behind the hill / Samuel M. Steward
  • First contacts / Jean Cocteau, Clyde Hall (M. Owlfeather)
  • We two boys together clinging / Walt Whitman
  • Rites of passage
  • What one dreams, that will be
  • The ugly duckling / Hans Christian Andersen
  • I am holy
  • Soft man
  • The gallus and the lion / Antipater of Sidon
  • Gay ways: the path of the two-spirit
  • They have been given certain powers / John Fire (Lame Deer)
  • A very great doctor
  • I alone keep up life.
  • I'm going to have you
  • There was great rejoicing
  • His appearance is brilliant (Asushunamir)
  • Hurrah for the Mahu! / George Biddle
  • Respect
  • Wearing rings on my ears and bangles on my wrists (Arjuna)
  • Strap of my bra, hem of my pants
  • A different world / Quentin Crisp
  • Auld Scratty'll git thi
  • Why Lizard's head is always moving up and down
  • Son of the Sun (Begochídíín)
  • A vast hermaphrodite / William Blake
  • The divine twins
  • Becoming one instead of two / Plato
  • None like him (Kepakailiula and Kaunalewa)
  • He is an equal to you (Gilgamesh and Enkidu)
  • All ills grow better (Baldr and Loki)
  • When you piss, I shall piss as well.
  • Linked jade disks
  • That moon which the sky ne'er saw / Rūmī
  • The way of initiation
  • Gold is put into our eyes
  • Muscle bound / Christopher Morgan
  • Snatched away (Zeus and Ganymede) / Strabo
  • He fell in love when the mountain rose was in bloom / Ihara Saikaku
  • And he remained with him that night (Jesus) / Clement of Alexandria
  • You will now perhaps be less angry (Kolhamana)
  • The ecstatic body
  • The power of the Hijras
  • He ceased to be what he was (Attis) / Pausanius
  • Blue light / Steven Saylor (Aaron Travis)
  • Their beastly customs and inordinate desires / Apuleius
  • Dionysus at the disco / Will Roscoe
  • Our spiritual neitherness / Harry Hay
  • The circle of loving companions.
  • Don't look back
  • Thou shalt ever be with me (Apollo and Hyacinthus) / Ovid
  • Sweet to me above all sweetness / Augustine
  • His mind became healthy (Dekanawida and Hayonhwatha)
  • The moth and the star / James Thurber
  • Future spirit
  • Sun and flesh / Arthur Rimbaud.