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Ayn Rand, Homosexuality, and Human Liberation

Pages:  viii + 62 pp, with a preface by Lindsay Perigo
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Release Date:  11 November 2003

This monograph is an expanded, revised and fully re-edited version of a controversial five-part Free Radical magazine series (links to which appear below).  A combination philosophical exegesis, sociological study, and political tract, it examines Ayn Rand's impact on the sexual attitudes of self-identified Objectivists in the movement to which she gave birth and the gay subculture that she would have disowned.

Ayn Rand, Homosexuality, and Human Liberation

"Chris Sciabarra's discussion of homosexuality and the moralistic, unreasoning rage unleashed against it---and against Dr. Sciabarra---by a small number of self-appointed guardians of the 'one true Objectivist faith' almost make it embarrassing to admit that one has any past or present association with Objectivism. The booklet is an expose of cultism at its most hysterical." --- Nathaniel Branden

 

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Links to the Original Series and Related Sites

"Objectivism and Homosexuality -- Again,"  The Free Radical  48 (August/September 2001):  20-21.  Discussion is archived.

"Objectivism and Homosexuality, Part 2:  The Rattigan Society," The Free Radical  49 (October/November 2001):  34.  This part was republished on the site of The Rattigan Society.

"Objectivism and Homosexuality, Part 3 in a Series:  The Horror File," The Free Radical  51 (April/May 2002):  28-31.   Discussion is archived.

"Objectivism and Homosexuality, Part 4 in a Series:  The Times They are a Changin'," The Free Radical  52 (June/July 2002):  10-14.  Discussion is archived.

"Objectivism and Homosexuality:  Ayn Rand and Beyond," The Free Radical  53 (September / October 2002):  29-31. [Warning:  Contains Nudity.  Please note:  The conclusion of the series was republished in its intended form in The Free Radical  54 (November 2002/February 2003):  38-40; notices on the series were published in the newsletter of the Society for Lesbian and Gay Philosophy (Winter 2003): 4-5; and notices on the monograph were also published in the SLGP newsletter (Fall 2003):  4].  Discussion is archived.

And Lindsay Perigo's "SOLO Proudly Announces..." (11 November 2003).  Discussion is archived.

See also "In Praise of Hijacking", "Homo Hijackers? Sciabarra's Rejoinder to Firehammer", and "It's Time to Move On: A Personal Statement", all authored by Chris Matthew Sciabarra


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