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White Crane, #58 Fall 2003
constant reminder to us of our homosexuality is being attracted to
certain of the men we meet in the routine activities of our lives and
seeking to recognize in them both reciprocal interest and a mutual
experience of being attracted to other men. We look for gay men around us
and are generally aware of them when we see them. And we look for men we
find attractive in order, at least, to experience the joy of beholding
male beauty. Indeed, we live in a web of desires, hopes, expectations,
judgments, and self-judgments--all revolving around being attracted to
to discussion of male beauty, sexual attractiveness, and psychodynamics,
like Jungian anima/animus, this topic includes the subject of gaydar and
the experience of feeling part of a timeless "gay brotherhood."
Issue #58 Attraction
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in Summer 2003 issue
WCJ Winter 03
will features articles from the last seven years of White Crane's
under Toby Johnson.
invited to write us regarding favorite articles from the past. We won't
be accepting new material, except for book reviews. Letters to the editor
are always welcome.
Spring 2004 issue will be on Elders.
"A society that no longer respects its
elders is a society that has lost touch with its history and its very
grounding. Gay culture, so often a leader in so many ways, and yet at the
same time so focused on beauty and youth, as a rule, is one rich with
ancestors, teachers and elders of all ages and sizes, and of both sexes.
How do we recognize our Elders? How do we treat our Elders? What respect
is owed to them? What care and response-ability do we have to them? Who
are they? Who do you look up to as your predecessors, your teachers, your
path makers? What are the traditions that teach us how to work with and
leam from our elders and become elders ourselves? As we age, we all
become elders. What kind of elder will you be?"
for this issue: February 1st, 2004
Summer 2004 issue will feature articles on the topic of Marriage.
"Will you marry me? So sweet and innocent a
question and yet somehow it sendspoliticians, fundamentalists and even
those who seemingly would not deny gay people most other civil equalities
off the deep end of rhetoric. What do you think? Do you want to marry?
Should we try to emulate a failing heterosexual institution? Or could we
offer a better way and save ourselves a lot of craziness? Should we even
use the term? Is it simply a matter of civil rights? How do you feel
about being scapegoated for the failures of heterosexual marriage? What
is marriage anyway? Where does it come from? How do you experience is in
your life? What great "tradition" do we threaten with our
desire to make commitments to one another? Are lasting commitments
anathema to gaiety? How do we go about them without ape-mg the traditions
of heterosexuals? How did you get married? Do you dream of getting
married? What is this all about anyway?"
for Summer issue: May 1st 2004
are invited on these
--and any other--topics of interest to a gay readership.
is always interested in book reviews of titles related to gay men's
interested in B&W line drawings.
Artists are invited to contact us about subject matter for graphics.
info, see Call for Submissions
About Toby Johnson, WCJ Editor
is edited and published by gay writer Toby Johnson whose books include the
Lambda Literary Award-winning gay science fiction novel SECRET MATTER.
Young, WCJ New Editor
#59, Bo Young will be taking over the role of General Editor of White Crane
Journal. Dan Vera will take over as Associate Editor
Read about The Near Future of White Crane Journal
Journal's Associate Editor and Poetry Editor is Bo Young. White Crane
welcomes poetry submissions -- especially related to the featured theme of
an upcoming issue. Read About Bo Young for poetry
Bo Young has
an interesting, even uplifting, article on being HIV positive
on the AIDS MEDS website. Living with HIV: A Personal Testimonial
Other gay spirituality sites on the web
Things of Note:
wonderful website at GayEvolution. Opportunities to post
gay-sensitive solutions to the world's problems. Post articles, chat with
fellow gay world-changers.
The Dalai Lama
religion is very simple. My religion is kindness."
"This is my simple religion. There is no need for temples; no need for
complicated philosophy. Our own brain, our own heart is our temple;
the philosophy is kindness."
live without religion and meditation,
but we cannot survive without human affection."
writes heartfelt and insightful --and very appealing--columns on a
variety of gay spiritual and gay political subjects. He is author of the
Shirt of Flame: The Secret Gay Art of War.
has recently issued a major attack on gay and lesbian rights. The
Australian Rainbow Sash Movement has issued a ringing response. Read
The Vatican Attacks
from the Village Voice about Father Mychal Judge the gay
priest who was killed in the WTC rescue effort.
photos of all the
gay victims of 9/11
information about anything and everything in the gay world at least in
the US and Canada, check out the
lovely meditation on creating peace by conscious
at Findhorn in Northern Scotland
Oct 4-11, 2003, and other dates
Most of the
books reviewed in White Crane Journal or mentioned in these web pages
(including White Crane Journal itself) can be ordered mail order from
Lambda Rising in Washington DC (202-462-6969) or online from A Different Light Bookstore.
editor Toby Johnson recently attended the Fall Conference of the
Atlanta-based Gay Spirit Visions. What a wonderful time! Check into this at
Johnson's boyhood friend, writer and consciousness explorer Whitley
Strieber has a wonderful essay about the nature of religion. Click on the
title to go to Whitley's website: Religious Fanatics and the Ruin of the World
The INTERNATIONAL GAY AND LESBIAN REVIEW
(IGLR) covers all subjects relating to gay, lesbian, bisexual and
transgendered people. Electronically published by the University of
Southern California, IGLR aims to post reviews of as many books as
possible on the internet.
Joseph Kramer's New School of Erotic Touch
video training in spiritual aspects of massage and masturbation.
We Are One:
the message of A Story of the Self, a neat
little internet movie by a young black man in England with a beautiful
Alyson Adventures offers
adventure travel and active vacations for gay men, lesbians, and friends.
1-800-8-ALYSON. Both under new ownership, Alyson has merged with Hanns Ebensten Travel.
Gay Male Life connects gays
across generations and builds awareness of the opportunities and
challenges for us gay men as we age.
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