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20th Century Gay History : Part III
"The third in a series of modern gay history. See how much you know! "
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Today we have such organizations like the "Exodus Ministry" that claim that the proper dose of preaching can "cure" homosexuality. Which of these other methods were also used in the 20th century to "cure" homosexuality?
All of these methods were used
Now that we have discussed the "cure" for homosexuality, let's get to the root cause! In 1986, Carlton Turner, and drug advisor to President Reagan, claimed that smoking marijuana leads to homosexuality.
"The Children's Hour" is a play centered around lesbianism and was first made into a movie in 1936. Although the play was centered around lesbianism, the 1936 version removed all references to homosexuality and was retitled "These Three". The 1961 version starring Audrey Hepburn and Shirley McLaine was faithful to the original and turned out to be a compelling film. Who was the playwright?
"And the Band Played On" chronicled the early days of the AIDS epidemic. It covered the the first known appearances of the disease through the recognition of the retrovirus. It also identified "Patient Zero", a Canadian flight attendant who was probably the first person to import the virus into North America and spread it around. Unfortunately, this flight attendant had incredibly good looks, an insatiable sexual appetite, and apparently no qualms about spreading his infection. This book was authored by whom?
Patricia Nell Warren
When condemning homosexuality, preachers, legislators and others often like to point to Leviticus 18:22, which, according to the King James version of the Bible, states, "Thou shalt not lie with mankind, as with womankind, it is abomination." Which of the following are also provided for by Levitican law?
Death penalty for using the Lord's name in vain
Sanctioning of human slavery
Death penalty for adultery
All of these
Jerry Falwell often makes national news with his remarks. In 1999 by saying that one of the Teletubbies was gay! After all, it had a male voice, was a gay color (purple), carried a red purse, had a triangle (gay symbol) on his head, and was also seen on television with Ellen DeGeneres. What other proof is there? Which Teletubby was this?
Controversy seems to abound not only when it comes to gay issues, but also when it comes to the arts! Mix the two and you and you really can stir up some quality controversy. Funded by the National Endowment of the Arts, an exhibit of photographs, several of which were homoerotic, by the late Robert Mapplethorpe was cancelled by the Corcoran Gallery of Art in Washington, DC, upon pressure from the conservatives on Capitol Hill. Ultimately, the Corcoran tried to apologize for cancelling the show, but its failure to stand up for the rights of the artist was certainly noted in the artistic community. The director of the gallery subsequently resigned and the exhibit was displayed at the Contemporary Arts Center in Cincinnati. Which U.S. Member of Congress led the conservatives' battle against Mapplethorpe's photographs?
Sen. Orrin Hatch
Sen. Strom Thurmond
Sen. Jesse Helms
Rep. Newt Gingrich
Ending on Merlo's death, Frankie Merlo had been in a long term (15 year) relationship with this 20th century playwright. This author of such plays as "Cat on a Hot Tin Roof" said, "I went to pieces. I retreated into a shell. For nine months I wouldn't speak to a living soul. I just clammed up. I wouldn't answer the telephone, and I wouldn't leave the house." Who was this playwright?
The U.S. Customs Department is protecting us against pornography! In 1933, books featuring works by the late Michelangelo (who was well known to be gay) were seized in New York City by a U.S. Customs agent because of indecency. What was pictured in the books?
"David" and other statues
"The Last Judgment" (Sistine Chapel Nudes)
The "Venus de Milo"
This quiz I would like to end with a quote. "Feminism ... encourages women to leave their husbands, kill their children, practice witchcraft, destroy capitalism, and become lesbians." This statement was made by a noteworthy televangelist who once ran for President of the United States. This 700 Club founder is who?
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