The first homophile
organization, the Mattachine Society, was formed in Los Angeles in 1951 by a handful of men, most of whom were former members of the Communist Party.
There have been some exceptions: I think of Craig Loftin's marvelous exploration of homophile
hostility to the swish as one example.
is one of the factors that influence the informal network destruction.
That same fall the University of Toronto Homophile
Association (UTHA) was formed.
expatriate Jearld Moldenhauer, who placed a small advertisement asking "Anyone interested in discussing the organization of a student homophile
league please contact J.
Despite his insistence on the importance of mass circulation periodicals and the "politics of communication" in the formation of a gay identity, Meeker focuses on San Francisco-based magazines and the tiny homophile
magazines, provided lists and reviews of homophile
novels and poetry,
Although the debates in homophile
periodicals were superficially similar to debates between writers and subscribers in any magazine, in one crucial way they were different.
50) Jan Smith, Lesbian Sexuality (Wellington: Sisters for Homophile
Equality, 197-), 4.
Equally moving is the career of Allan Horsfall, an openly gay, working-class man who during the 1950s organized homophile
groups and a "Buggers Club" with the acceptance of ordinary working people, if not of the trade union leadership, in the industrial towns he moved through as a labour activist.
Sous cet angle, l'alternance des chapitres travaille a une poetique subversive de la marginalite: aux chapitres ou Marie Monda est aveuglee par ses illusions sentimentales et son conformisme, s'opposent ceux qui a l'inverse presentent la veritable identite de Diego Sandovas dans l'univers marginal et homophile
du port, de la prison et des berges (chapitres I-VI, XVI, XIV).