Hierdie is die LitNet-argief (2006–2012)
Besoek die aktiewe LitNet-platform by www.litnet.co.za

This is the LitNet archive (2006–2012)
Visit the active LitNet platform at www.litnet.co.za


 
Leefstyl | Lifestyle > Gay > Artikels | Features

Artikels | Features


<< 1 2 >>

Francois Nel in Canada and Mr GSA follow-up
2011-08-10
Untitled Document Francois Nel, Mr. Gay World, at the Winter Olympics Memorial in Whistler, Canada. Francois attended the North American OutGames in Vancouver, Canada and attended the Human Rights Conference there. Entries for Mr. Gay South Africa™ 2011 have opened and the first prize is a trip for two to Thailand including accommodation and airplane tickets sponsored by Wilco van Eeden and Club Travel Honeydew. Coenie Kukkuk, director of operations said: “We...

Spirit Day
Cobus Fourie - 2010-10-27
Today the news broke that a Pink rights activist (or LGBT as they prefer in America) committed suicide in Brooklyn . This follows shortly after a spate of half a dozen young people committed suicide in America in the space of a month due to homophobic bullying and abuse. Subsequently 20 October 2010 was declared Spirit Day after a grassroots campaign by a Canadian Facebook user who started the event on the social media network went viral and attracted millions and helped to draw attention to the...

Masculinity, uncertainty and obscure rites of passage
Cobus Fourie - 2010-10-12
Someone I know quite well alerted me to a (gay) medical doctor and his fascination with all things esoteric, including the sickening concept of male rites of passage. Granted, Mister Medical Doctor is on the wrong side of 40, I am on the wrong side of 25, and I suspect there is also a generation gap between our worldviews. Aside from the generation gap, one also needs to be mindful of my supposed extreme libertarianism in the anarcho-centre-leftist range. Maybe I am viewing all of this through...

The Puppet Public Representative and the lack of accountability
Cobus Fourie - 2010-09-23
This morning I read an interesting piece on Politicsweb titled “[a] call for electoral reform”. The article had seemingly been waiting in my inbox as if it was sent just for me. And it could not have come at a better time. You see, as a generally placid person I have the odd axe to grind and it just so happens to be our shoddy and haughty public representatives with whom I have developed a gripe. Christina Engela had written a lot on the detrimental effects of the lack of citizen participation,...

Tussengebied: ’n Persoonlike keuse uit verskuilde en verbygegane gay-tekste (Deel 4)
Hennie Aucamp - 2010-08-19
Klik hier om die eerste aflewering van Tussengebied te lees. Klik hier om die tweede aflewering van Tussengebied te lees. Klik hier om die derde aflewering van Tussengebied te lees. In hierdie aflewering: 16. Ruth Prawer Jhabvala (1927–): “Parasites,” East into Upper East: Plain Tales from New York and New Delhi 17.Ruth Prawer Jhabvala (1927–): “Bobby,” East into Upper East: Plain Tales from New York and New Delhi 18. Ruth Rendell (1930-): “The...

Tussengebied: ’n Persoonlike keuse uit verskuilde en verbygegane gay-tekste (Deel 3)
Hennie Aucamp - 2010-08-10
Klik hier om die eerste aflewering van Tussengebied te lees. Klik hier om die tweede aflewering van Tussengebied te lees. In hierdie aflewering: 11. Eudora Welty (1909-2001): “First Love”, The Collected Short Stories. 12. Maeve Brennan (1916-1993): “The Servant’s Dance”, The Rose Garden: Short Stories. 13. Primo Levi (1919-1987): “The Juggler”, Moments of Reprieve 14. Primo Levi (1919-1987): “A long duel”, Other People’s Trades. 15....

We’re all African
Cobus Fourie - 2010-08-04
It is the theme of 2010 Joburg Pride (Africa’s oldest and largest Pride event) and the venerable Archbishop Emeritus Desmond Tutu proclaimed it during the kick-off concert of the FIFA 2010 Soccer World Cup. It is a statement encapsulating unity in diversity. And its scope is not limited to denizens of Africa, as anthropologists and historians alike have postulated that humanity has its origins in Africa. The preamble to the Constitution of the Republic of South Africa and the inscription on...

Tussengebied: ’n Persoonlike keuse uit verskuilde en verbygegane gay-tekste (Deel 2)
Hennie Aucamp - 2010-08-03
Klik hier om die eerste aflewering van Tussengebied te lees. In hierdie aflewering: 6. Isak Dinesen (Karen Blixen) (1885-1962): “The Monkey”, Seven Gothic Tales. 7. Elizabeth Bowen (1899-1973): “The Happy Autumn Fields”, Stories by Elizabeth Bowen. 8. Sean O’Faolain (1900-1991): “How to write a short story”, The Collected Short Stories. 9. HE Bates (1905-1974): Triple Echo (novelle), opgeneem in Now Sleeps the Crimson Petal and other stories. 10....

Tussengebied: ’n Persoonlike keuse uit verskuilde en verbygegane gay-tekste (Deel 1)
Hennie Aucamp - 2010-07-28
My stuk “Ander weides, ander keuses” het ’n oorsig gebied van gay-bloemlesings uit die tweede helfte van die vorige eeu tot 2007 toe. Soos in gemelde stuk, wil my hipotetiese bloemlesing “Tussengebied” ook ’n oorsig bied, weer met die klem op literêre gehalte. Ek het my toegespits op verskuilde tekste, dit wil sê tekste wat nog nie in standaard gay-bloemlesings opgeneem is nie, en sluit dus aan by die kategorie “concealed gay literature”,...

The Mr Gay South Africa road show heads to Durban
2010-07-22
After a successful kick-off with a ‘welcoming lunch’ for selected guests at Zietsie’s restaurant in Johannesburg, hosted by celebrity chef and actor Elzabé Zietsman, the Mr. Gay South Africa™ road show heads to Durban this weekend to find the finalist – or finalists – from the Central Region. It is to be held at Durban View Guest House, 16 Holstead Gardens, Musgrave, Durban and hosted by Dave McNaught, local attorney and co-owner of the Guest House...

The supposed prevention of homosexuality through antenatal medicine
Cobus Fourie - 2010-07-13
It is not often that I receive an email addressed to “all human rights campaigners” that concerns a medical development that infringes on some very basic human rights; but there it was on Friday. My colleague often expresses her immense disgust for weekends because such disparaging news has a tendency to arrive just as the weekend is about to kick off. Normally the bad news is a matter of social or religious conservatism, hateful propaganda, gay-cure pseudoscience, hatred, intolerance,...

Scars and suicidality
Cobus Fourie - 2010-06-29
We are well aware what effect societal prejudice has on the mental health of people in the Pink community. I use the word Pink community here since even the most inclusive, well-intentioned and long-winded acronyms, like LGBTIQ, is bound to leave someone out. In Canada, the de rigueur acronym is LGBTTIQQ2SA – quite a mouthful. But I digress. So before I get a semantic headache, back to the topic. I read an article on gay teen suicide not too long ago and it left a lasting impression. The article...

Paranoia: the fuel of the Culture War
Cobus Fourie - 2010-06-25
I have harboured the idea contained in the title for a while now and subjectively it has been proven correct time after time. It is uncanny when one has a grasp on the raison d’être of a social phenomenon and impertinently watch from the sidelines. There is a certain magical realism to it. One is both connected and unconnected, both objective observer and subjective participant. They might sound mutually exclusive but alas, they are not. Intent: the one word which makes the world’s...

The politicisation of gender and sexuality through taxonomy
Cobus Fourie - 2010-04-06
The world is obsessed with taxonomies, I told myself upon reviewing some of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual – Fifth Edition (DSM-5) diagnoses. The American Psychiatric Association (APA) revamps and republishes its “bible” about every 20 years. The dubious, new edition will apparently appear in 2013. People must find it soothing to categorise things. It makes a chaotic world simple to understand, to interpret and to analyse. What can be more precious than a framework...

Survival of the Righteous
Christina Engela - 2010-03-10
It's not that God isn't a God of love, patience, kindness etc; it's just that some people who claim to follow God aren't - and see fit to single others out - but not themselves. While I have been a Christian and now consider myself an agnostic and spiritual, I differ in my views of the value of the Bible as any form of authority, as it has been shown to have been manipulated and edited to suit those who use it as an instrument of control. This is, of course, a point which is actively...

The secret about The Secret
Cobus Fourie - 2010-03-10
The Law of Attraction, also known as The Secret, is a trademark mass marketing phenomenon even endorsed by Oprah. That alone is a sign of pedestrian popularity. Let us play with some juxtaposition here. In 2001 there was a specific song which played regularly on an indie rock station in Pretoria. This meant that the vast majority were excluded from it, which saved the song from overkill by the commercial radio stations, and as I was quite fond of the song I quite liked the idea of exclusivity. Problem...

Mr Gay South Africa™ Charl van den Berg crowned Worldwide Mr Gay 2010 in Oslo!
2010-02-15
At just after 3 am local time on Valentine’s day, Charl van den Berg, Mr Gay South Africa, was crowned as the new Worldwide Mr Gay 2010 in Oslo, Norway. The competition (previously known as Mr Gay World) drew delegates from all over the world representing all of the continents. Australia came second and the rest of the top five were made up, in descending order of Hong Kong, China (who still managed to take part even after the Chinese government shut down the national competition) and...

Uncle Angus says ...
Cobus Fourie - 2010-02-10
Our managing director is a devout workaholic; his wife quite pragmatic. He spends day and night at the office, so the dear children have to visit; they make a virtual appointment and there they are. I have workaholic tendencies as well and more than enough work to keep a clone and me busy. I thus see aforementioned children once in a while. Once a year is too much for moi, though, as they are completely impossible little brats. The boy is eight, the girl is twelve. The elder is way too wise...

Die Pienk Dossier # 10
Coenie Kukkuk - 2010-02-04
Die Pienk Dossier verskyn so elke drie weke en word saamgestel deur Coenie Kukkuk, redakteur van Gayspeak.co.za. Ons poog om soveel as moontlik te berig in dié kort spasie oor wat in die LGBTI (lesbiese, gay-, biseksuele, transseksuele en interseksuele) wêreld gebeur, hier in Suid-Afrika en elders. Bydraes is welkom en kan gestuur word aan coenie@gayspeak.co.za. Dit blyk reeds dat 2010 ’n besige jaar gaan wees wat betref pienk feeste, geleenthede en Prides. Die ...

SA GLAAD & Gayspeak.co.za protest the appointment of Jon Qwelane as SA Ambassador to Uganda
2010-01-27
SA GLAAD & Gayspeak condemn in the strongest terms possible the appointment of disgraced Sunday Sun journalist Jon Qwelane as South African Ambassador to Uganda. SA GLAAD & Gayspeak believe that Qwelane is in no way suitable for such an appointment because of his record of making homophobic and sexist remarks in his journalism, which in our view disqualifies him. Uganda is at present a hot-spot for homophobic and transphobic activity on the part of social organisations, churches and...

Gay Californians should be able to marry – everyone has the right to be miserable
Cobus Fourie - 2010-01-15
The sardonic title aside, herewith a rough dissection of the issues pursuant to the very contentious federal court case currently underway in San Francisco, CA. The United States Ninth Circuit Court is currently in session with both sides of the aisle fiercely debating marriage equality in Perry v Schwarzenegger. The federal trial is to determine whether Proposition 8 was in contravention of the United States Constitution. The scope is further expanded to ask the question whether individual...

First they came
Cobus Fourie - 2009-12-17
The title might sound familiar to readers and many versions of this profound modern-day, apotheosis-like statement appeared almost everywhere after World War II. Pastor Niemoller, like many German intellectuals, declared their effective though unintended complicity in the holocaust by remaining silent. The text as it probably first appeared, provided by The Holocaust Memorial Day Trust, reads as follows: First they came for the Communists And I did not speak out Because I was...

Mr Gay South Africa™ 2009 - The Winners
2009-12-10
photographer: Duy Vo Lap On 28 November 2009 the South African State Theatre in Pretoria played host to the most glitzy event on the 2009 social calendar and arguably the richest male pageant in South African history. The event was very well attended and the Opera was packed with very exuberant spectators and it was a show to die for. The famous air-hostess Cathy Specific in her signature baby blue outfit greeted the audience as they took their seats and exchanged a few words with some of...

Die Pienk Dossier #9
Coenie Kukkuk - 2009-12-09
Die Pienk Dossier verskyn elke twee tot drie weke en word saamgestel deur Coenie Kukkuk, redakteur van Gayspeak.co.za. Ons poog om soveel as moontlik te berig in die kort spasie oor wat in die LGBTI (lesbiese, gay-, biseksuele, transseksuele en interseksuele) wêreld gebeur, hier in Suid-Afrika en elders. Bydraes is welkom en kan gestuur word aan coenie@gayspeak.co.za. Charl van den Berg was die beoordelaars se onverwagte keuse as Mnr Gay Suid-Afrika 2009 tydens ’n glansgeleentheid...

The road to hell is paved with good intentions
Cobus Fourie - 2009-11-19
Aforementioned is becoming my favourite adage. It is so true it is unreal. My other favourite, which often ties in with aforementioned, is “Plus ça change, plus c’est la même chose” (“the more things change the more they stay the same”). A lot has been written about the looming LGBTIQ genocide in Uganda with its hideously named Anti-Homosexuality Bill of 2009. There are even a couple of Facebook pages and groups dedicated to the support of the Nazi-esque...

Die Pienk Dossier # 8
Coenie Kukkuk - 2009-11-13
Die Pienk Dossier verskyn elke twee weke en word saamgestel deur Coenie Kukkuk, redakteur van Gayspeak.co.za. Ons poog om soveel as moontlik te berig in die kort spasie oor wat in die LGBTI (lesbiese, gay-, biseksuele, transseksuele en interseksuele) wêreld gebeur, hier in Suid-Afrika en elders. Bydraes is welkom en kan gestuur word aan coenie@gayspeak.co.za. 1. Na agt maande se soeke regoor die hele land breek die groot aand uiteindelik aan: die kroning van Mr Gay Suid-Afrika™...

Gay marriage is not up for auction!
Cobus Fourie - 2009-10-27
The first signs appeared shortly before the April elections when pious Jacob Zuma played charlatan preacher addressing the Rhema congregation after being invited by the very virtuous Ray McCauley. The signs were hard to miss as the then presidential candidate placed gay marriage and abortion up for auction to the loudest demagogue and sycophant to secure some votes from the devout. On 11 September 2009 the article "Zuma's new God squad wants liberal laws to go" hit LGBTIQ and...

PFOX – the last refuge of the unimaginative, self-righteous and petty
Cobus Fourie - 2009-10-14
In the United States of Bigotry (aka America) the ex-gay industry is big business. Exodus International churns out recloseted and psychologically scarred children like some mass-manufactured item. “Pray away the gay” makes them big bucks. They feed on confused parents and defenceless children. The medical fraternity has on various occasions stated in no uncertain terms that “reparative” therapy is totally inefficacious, is detrimental to the wellbeing of the clients, and leads...

Die Pienk Dossier # 7
Coenie Kukkuk - 2009-10-09
Die Pienk Dossier verskyn elke twee weke en word saamgestel deur Coenie Kukkuk, redakteur van Gayspeak.co.za. Ons poog om soveel as moontlik te berig in die kort spasie oor wat in die LGBTI (lesbiese, gay-, biseksuele, transseksuele en interseksuele) wêreld gebeur, hier in Suid-Afrika en elders. Bydraes is welkom en kan gestuur word aan coenie@gayspeak.co.za Die Pienk Spooktrein, oftewel die “Get Your Freak On Steam Train” het aangekondig dat Queerlife.co.za sal optree...

Towards a label-free society
Cobus Fourie - 2009-10-01
We have a rather clumsy and long acronym for our beleaguered community: LGBTIQ. I propose that henceforth we refer to ourselves as the Pink Community. The acronym perpetuates division through the use of language and if you read some of the works of Foucault you will see how linguistics is an existential tool used to construct reality – I am, of course, a huge follower of the poststructuralists. During the weekend of 15 and 16 August 2009 a rather strident war of words was exchanged on Facebook....

Die Pienk Dossier #6
Coenie Kukkuk - 2009-09-23
Die Pienk Dossier verskyn elke twee weke en word saamgestel deur Coenie Kukkuk, redakteur van Gayspeak.co.za. Ons poog om soveel as moontlik te berig in dié kort spasie oor wat in die LGBTI (lesbiese, gay-, biseksuele, transseksuele en interseksuele) wêreld gebeur, hier in Suid-Afrika en elders. Bydraes is welkom en kan gestuur word aan coenie@gayspeak.co.za. Die hoofnuus in Gay Suid-Afrika op die oomblik is natuurlik Joburg Pride wat plaasvind op 3 Oktober 2009 te Zoo Lake. Dis...

“Die Beloofde Land” – a young gay man’s experiences in 21st-century heteronormative Pretoria
Cobus Fourie - 2009-09-16
I arrived a wide-eyed young adult in Pretoria in 2001 and commenced studies at the University of Pretoria. I was, of course, inducted into the crowd of instant liberals who defied the culture of the heteronormative. I quickly examined and experienced the prevailing culture in the city. In retrospect I see it as a large Afrikaans colony and maybe this has lead to the topic. I am happy to report that I no longer reside there, but I did long enough to know its ins and outs. I started jokingly calling...

Die Pienk Dossier #5
Coenie Kukkuk - 2009-09-10
Die Pienk Dossier verskyn elke twee weke en word saamgestel deur Coenie Kukkuk, redakteur van Gayspeak.co.za. Ons poog om soveel as moontlik te berig oor wat in die LGBTI (lesbiese, gay-, biseksuele, transseksuele en interseksuele) wêreld gebeur, hier in Suid-Afrika en elders. Bydraes is welkom en kan gestuur word aan coenie@gayspeak.co.za. 1. Mnr en Mej Legends is elke jaar ʼn hoogtepunt op die gay-kalender in Gauteng. Vanjaar is geen uitsondering nie - met die nuus dat niemand anders nie...

Die Pienk Dossier # 4
Coenie Kukkuk - 2009-08-21
Die Pienk Dossier verskyn elke twee weke en word saamgestel deur Coenie Kukkuk, redakteur van Gayspeak.co.za. Ons poog om soveel as moontlik te berig in dié kort spasie oor wat in die LGBTI (lesbiese, gay-, biseksuele, transseksuele en interseksuele) wêreld gebeur, hier in Suid-Afrika en elders. Bydraes is welkom en kan gestuur word aan coenie@gayspeak.co.za. 1. ’n Storm in ’n teekoppie het in die pers losgebars nadat ’n klein, verregse jeugbeweging, die Pretoria...

Identity politics and the quarterlife crisis
Cobus Fourie - 2009-08-20
To start with - I am an Afrikaans dissident who absolutely refuses to be referred to as an "Afrikaner". In fact that term conjures up images and memories of our fascist past, stuffy old boys' clubs like the nefarious Broederbond and the equally disgusting Jong Dames Dinamiek, and who can forget the Afrikaans churches who wholeheartedly preached apartheid from the pulpit? I refuse to be called that and I inform everyone of it. By pure chance I happened to have been born into...

The heterosexual agenda
Cobus Fourie - 2009-08-18
In a basement of an unusually inconspicuous building an intrepid bunch of militant heterosexuals plot their next move. The gays are taking over, they say. Yes, and they prey on our children, someone else says. All nod in self-righteous agreement. They close ranks. Of course they don’t close information highways – it is an efficient method of spreading nefarious fallacies and to recruit gay people because they are not content with just ninety per cent. * Here is where my anti-nausea...

Die Pienk Dossier #3
Coenie Kukkuk - 2009-08-06
Die Pienk Dossier verskyn elke twee weke en word saamgestel deur Coenie Kukkuk, redakteur van Gayspeak.co.za. Ons poog om in dié kort spasie soveel as moontlik te berig oor wat in die LGBTI (lesbiese, gay-, biseksuele, transseksuele en interseksuele) wêreld gebeur, hier in Suid-Afrika en elders. Bydraes is welkom en kan gestuur word aan coenie@gayspeak.co.za. 1. Die groot nuus is natuurlik die Pienk Jakaranda Musiek Gedoente wat plaasvind op 15 Augustus in Pretoria vanaf 10 vm tot...

Die Pienk Dossier # 2
Coenie Kukkuk - 2009-07-23
Die Pienk Dossier verskyn elke twee weke en word saamgestel deur Coenie Kukkuk, redakteur van Gayspeak.co.za. Ons gaan poog om soveel as moontlik te berig oor wat in die LGBTI (lesbiese, gay-, biseksuele, transseksuele en interseksuele) wêreld gebeur, hier in Suid-Afrika en elders. Bydraes is welkom en kan gestuur word aan coenie@gayspeak.co.za. 1. La Diva tree op by Legends in Pretoria op Woensdag 29 Julie. Met hulle oorspronklike musiek, wat 'n gesofistikeerde mengsel is van volwasse...

Die Pienk Dossier # 1
Coenie Kukkuk - 2009-07-08
Die Pienk Dossier sal elke twee weke verskyn en word saamgestel deur Coenie Kukkuk, redakteur van Gayspeak.co.za. Ons gaan poog om soveel as moontlik te berig oor wat in die LGBTI (lesbiese, gay-, biseksuele, transseksuele en interseksuele) wêreld gebeur, hier in Suid-Afrika en elders. Bydraes is welkom en kan gestuur word aan coenie@gayspeak.co.za. 1. Die Radio Kalahari Orkes het vir ’n opskudding in die kleine gesorg toe hulle op 1 Julie by die gayklub Legends in Pretoria opgetree...

Die Pienk Dossier # 1
Coenie Kukkuk - 2009-07-08
Die Pienk Dossier sal elke twee weke verskyn en word saamgestel deur Coenie Kukkuk, redakteur van Gayspeak.co.za. Ons gaan poog om soveel as moontlik te berig oor wat in die LGBTI (lesbiese, gay-, biseksuele, transseksuele en interseksuele) wêreld gebeur, hier in Suid-Afrika en elders. Bydraes is welkom en kan gestuur word aan coenie@gayspeak.co.za. 1. Die Radio Kalahari Orkes het vir ’n opskudding in die kleine gesorg toe hulle op 1 Julie by die gayklub Legends in Pretoria opgetree...

Die Pienk Dossier # 1
Coenie Kukkuk - 2009-07-08
Die Pienk Dossier sal elke twee weke verskyn en word saamgestel deur Coenie Kukkuk, redakteur van Gayspeak.co.za. Ons gaan poog om soveel as moontlik te berig oor wat in die LGBTI (lesbiese, gay-, biseksuele, transseksuele en interseksuele) wêreld gebeur, hier in Suid-Afrika en elders. Bydraes is welkom en kan gestuur word aan coenie@gayspeak.co.za. 1. Die Radio Kalahari Orkes het vir ’n opskudding in die kleine gesorg toe hulle op 1 Julie by die gayklub Legends in Pretoria opgetree...

Die vere maak die voëls by Pink Loerie Mardi Gras 2009
Rayne Stroebel - 2009-05-05
By die Pink Loerie Mardi Gras, wat van 30 April tot 3 Mei 2009 op Knysna aangebied is, het gays, lesbiërs en almal wat lief is vir dié kleurvolle spesie, gekaperjol dat die kranse antwoord gee. Rayne Stroebel en Michael de Kock-Willemse deel hul foto's van dié plesierige geleentheid met LitNet-lesers. Hings! Merries! Wie het gesê drie is 'n skare? Boudjies vir boeties ... Hou haar...

Die perfekte kelner
Hennie Aucamp - 2008-11-12
St Peter's Basilica was built only because Cavalieri's "beautiful lips" requested it. - Anthony Heilbut, Thomas Mann: Eros and LiteratureAs it is, in three days I won't see the boy anymore, will forget his face. But not the experience of my heart. He will join that gallery about which no literary history will speak. - Thomas Mann, Diary, July 11, 1950Daar is sekere gestaltes en figure binne die wêreld van die homoërotiek wat oor die jare, en selfs oor eeue heen, iets...

Twee gay-gedigte
Hennie Aucamp - 2008-05-12
Tema is onverskillig, en hieruit volg dat homofobie net so ’n geldige tema as homofilie is, mits hierdie temas literêr oortuigend vergestalt word.Homofobie duik meerdere male op in die verse van Lina Spies, maar nêrens so verbitterd as in die vers “Skemertyd” in Oorstaanson nie. Die gay-gemeenskap het aanstoot geneem aan hierdie vers, maar dit nie fyn genoeg gelees om te besef dat die ek-spreker – kennelik ’n vrou – ook haarself ontluister nie.Die spreker...

Ander hoofde, ander sinne: oor dagboeke; veral twee
Hennie Aucamp - 2008-03-17
Die gay skrywer het ’n belangrike bydrae tot die dagboekliteratuur van die twintigste eeu en tot op hede gelewer. In die twee belangrikste dagboek-bloemlesings van onlangse tye, The Assassin’s Cloak: an anthology of the World’s greatest diarists (2000) en The Secret Annexe: an anthology of War Diaries (2004), saamgestel deur die Skotse egpaar Irene en Alan Taylor, figureer bekende gay skrywers soos André Gide, Jean Cocteau, Ned Rorem, Joe Orton, Cecil Beaton, Alan Bennett,...

Consumption as citizenship, the media, and the making of a gay niche market
Theo Sonnekus - 2008-03-03
The concept of identity is rather contentious, and is constantly theorised and subjected to a number of critiques vying for legitimacy in the process of understanding how people identify with one another and the social realm (Hall 1996:1). One of the most important developments in making sense of social subjectivity is to be found in the apparent shift from considering identity within the bounds of modernism, to expanding the concept in a postmodern vernacular. Douglas Kellner (1995:231,233), for...

Die opgesmukte seun: ’n verhaal uit Gay New York, circa 1890
Hennie Aucamp - 2008-02-11
“I cannot help vanishing, disappearingand dissolving. It is my foremost trait.”: Stephen Crane in ’n brief aan Ripley Hitchcock,1896.“Lives do not have plots, only biographies do.”: Guy Davenport in sy opstel “Stephen Crane”,The Hunter Gracchus, 1996.1Die gay gemeenskap is geneig om selebriteite vir die “clan” op te eis, selfs waar daar onvoldoende, of selfs géén bewysmateriaal is dat die betrokkenes homofiel van aanleg is nie.Twee...

Die kajuitjonge en die swart matroos
Hennie Aucamp - 2008-02-05
1In 1895 het die Oscar Wilde-verhore plaasgevind, en in dieselfde jaar het die Portugees-Brasiliaanse klassieke werk Bom-Crioulo van Adolfo Caminha verskyn. Volgens EA Lacey, wat dié boek opnuut in Engels vertaal het as The Black Man and the Cabin Boy (1982), is Bom-Crioulo die eerste moderne gayroman, en as sodanig verdien dit die aandag van gender-navorsers. Lacey verswyg Billy Budd van Herman Melville, en tereg, want alhoewel dié novelle in 1891 geskryf is, kort voor Melville se...

Die gay cowboy
Hennie Aucamp - 2007-12-05
We loved each other in the way men do And never spoke about it, Al and me,But we both knowed, and knowin’ it so true Was more than any woman’s kiss could be. Badger C. Clark, The Lost Pardner. 1 Die voorafreklame vir die rolprent Brokeback Mountain het sulke afmetings aangeneem dat van ’n veldtog gepraat kan word. Hierdeur het die prent die allure van ’n gewaagde en selfs kontroversiële rolprent gekry, wat dit hoegenaamd nie is nie:...

Homosexuality: unnatural? Immoral? Un-African?
Eusebius McKaiser - 2007-11-28
Introduction Eusebius McKaiser Homophobia, like racism, does not seem to be going out of fashion. I have been back in this town (Grahamstown) – and country – for only a couple of weeks and already witnessed racism, and experienced homophobia. The kind of racism one witnesses now is, in a sense, more unpalatable than the explicit stuff of yesteryear. That is no doubt a callous thing to say, but I mean...


<< 1 2 >>