Includes bibliographical references (pages 309-310.).
Part I. Our place in the world: culture and identity. Flaming without burning: some of the roles of gay people in society / Judy Grahn ; Reform or revolution? the challenge of creating a gay sensibility / Michael Bronski ; What price gay nationalism? / Dennis Altman ; Thoughts on a gay state / William S. Burroughs ; Sex and politics of identity: an interview with Michael Foucault / Bob Gallagher and Alexander Wilson ; Double reflections: Isherwood and Bachardy on art, love, and faith / Mark Thompson ; Children of paradise: a brief history of queens / Mark Thompson ; Living the tradition: gay American Indians ; Telling a lie for Christ? / Malcolm Boyd ; We, the fairy headhunters / Tobias Schneebaum ; Urban Aboriginals and celebration of leather magic / Geoff Mains -- Part II. The world within ourselves: voices and visions. Gay people at a critical crossroad: assimilation or affirmation? / Don Kilhefner ; Seven glimpses of Walt Whitman / William Moritz ; Selected insights / Edward Carpenter ; I should have been listening: a memory of Gerald Heard / Jim Kepner ; A future for the Isophul and What is religion? / Gerald Heard ; Harry Hay: a voice from the past, a vision for the future / Mark Thompson ; In the service of ecstacy: an interview with James Broughton / Mark Thompson ; Visionary love: the magickal gay spirit-power / Mitch Walker ; Gay soul making: coming out inside / a group interview -- Part III. A world of our making: myth and meaning. The truth come out / Aaron Shurin ; This gay tribe: a brief history of fairies / Mark Thompson ; A separate people whose time has come / Harry Hay ; The evolution of a fairie: notes toward a new definition of Gay / Mark Thompson.
This book of essays explores gay male identity and looks at ways gay men might find a place and purpose in human culture unique to themselves.