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October 12, 2021

The myth of Oscar Wilde’s martyrdom · Clare Bucknell reviews Matthew Sturgis’ new biography of the “gay, Irish, Catholic, socialist” aesthete, Oscar Wilde: A Life. ► Read more in The New Yorker

“Time to honor LGBTQ people,” says Biden on National Coming Out Day · “Despite the extraordinary progress our nation has made, our work to ensure the full promise of equality is not yet done,” he said. ► Read more in the Los Angeles Blade

The overlooked LGBTQ+ history of the Harlem Renaissance · “There was a thriving LGBTQ+ scene in New York City” long before Stonewall. ► Read more in Time

How a U.S. group with links to the far right may have influenced a crackdown on Ghana’s LGBTQ community · In 2015, Human Rights Campaign called the World Congress of Families “one of the most influential American organizations involved in the export of hate.” ► Read more at CNN

New film chronicles the fight to remove homosexuality’s “mental disorder” label · Julianne McShane reviews new PBS documentary Cured, which details activists’ long war with the American Psychiatric Association. ► Read more at NBC News

DC Comics reveals latest Superman as bisexual · “The Man of Steel will be in a same-sex relationship while combating the climate crisis and protesting against the deportation of refugees.” ► Read more in the The Guardian

Art note · Napoleon Sarony, “Oscar Wilde,” ca. 1882 (Wikimedia Commons)

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