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Larry Gross is a longtime contributor and a Truthdig advisory board member. Truthdig also features items from his blog, “Larry’s List” in our Ear to...


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Why ‘When We Rise’ Is Historic

The ABC miniseries, which aired earlier this year, tells the story of the “gay revolution” with an accuracy and complexity that has rarely been attempted—or achieved.

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Reading ‘Goliath’: Inconvenient Truths

AP/Tara Todras-Whitehill

Doorstop. That’s what publishers call 400-page books like Max Blumenthal’s “Goliath: Life and Loathing in Greater Israel.” But as I read it the term that came to mind was heart stopper.

Posted on Nov 5, 2013 READ MORE


Gay Marriage: From Stonewall to Albany

AP / Louis Lanzano

New York’s action last week signifies more than just one more state added to the list of those permitting same-sex marriage.

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Homo Nest Raided, Queen Bees Stinging Mad

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Among the many landmarks of the turbulent decade of the 1960s, few have achieved the fame and symbolic resonance of events that began as a fairly routine example of police harassment on a hot June night in 1969.

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Reflections on Israel: From Idealism to Ethnic Cleansing

AP / Muhammed Muheisen

When I was a youngster learning Jewish history in Jerusalem’s schools, the story was clear and even simple. “A land without people for a people without land.” Well, there are several striking problems with this aphorism.

Posted on Jun 8, 2011 READ MORE

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Is Congress More Progressive Than Hollywood?

AP / Maya Hitij

Who would have thought that the political capital of Washington would be ahead of the entertainment capital of Hollywood when it comes to allowing gay folks to serve openly?

Posted on Dec 31, 2010 READ MORE


‘Don’t Ask’: Not Quite Fa La La Just Yet

AP / Alex Brandon

It would appear that all us gay folks should don our gay apparel and go caroling from 1600 Pennsylvania Ave. to the Capitol, thanking our elected representatives for finally giving us the right to kill and be killed without simultaneously hiding in the closet.

Posted on Dec 22, 2010 READ MORE

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Larry Gross
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Larry Gross is a longtime contributor and a Truthdig advisory board member. Truthdig also features items from his blog, “Larry’s List” in our Ear to the Ground. A specialist in the areas of media and culture, art and communication, visual communication and media portrayals of minorities, Gross helped found the field of gay and lesbian studies. He taught at the USC Annenberg School for Communication and was director of the school from 2003 to 2014. Before joining USC Annenberg, Gross spent 35 years teaching communication at the University of Pennsylvania where he was the Sol Worth Professor of Communication and deputy dean of the their Annenberg School for Communication. He has written and edited a number of books, including “Contested Closets: The Politics and Ethics of Outing” and “Up from Invisibility: Lesbians, Gay Men, and the Media in America.”


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