THE HOMOSEXUAL REVOLUTION by R. E. L. Masters

THE HOMOSEXUAL REVOLUTION

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KIRKUS REVIEW

Not quite as flamboyant or militant as the title would lead you to believe, this discussion of the homophile movement, attacking the restraints imposed by a hostile society, states, evaluates and in some cases arbitrates the homosexual's case. In the first part Masters (director of Psychology Research Associates and the author of Forbidden Sexual Behavior) deals with the various known homosexual publications and organizations. He then itemizes the points in their ""Bill of Rights"", acceptance in the armed forces and other ""sensitive"" areas; marital status; social and legal demands. Closing chapters include illustrations of unwarranted police harassments, of differing approaches, more punitive than rehabilitative, to a problem where the causation has not been definitely established by psychiatry, and the general lack of tolerance toward the homosexual (he is not unnatural; he is not a criminal). Masters, while not as professional a writer as Jess Stearn (The Sixth Man), still is aiming for much the same market without the vicarious-voyeur inducements. It is chiefly a fair presentation of the homosexual's status, aims and rights.

Pub Date: May 29th, 1962
Publisher: Julian Press