National Gay History Project. While writer Horatio Alger Jr.’s work has come to symbolize the “rags to riches” possibilities of the post-Civil War 19th-century American dream, his stories were also an outlet for his own desires and frustrations -fueled by his probable life in the closet. Alger gave away most of his royalties to "needy" young men. America's all-time best-selling author was Horatio Alger, Jr whose 118 novels sold more than 400 million copies. Had Horatio Alger lived today, he might have been a charter member of the Gay Liberation movement, and the North American Man/boy love Association.
Oct 22, 2011 · This post is presented as part of the 2011 National Gay History Project. While writer Horatio Alger Jr.'s work has come to symbolize the "rags to riches" possibilities of the post-Civil War 19th-century American dream, his stories were also an outlet for his own desires and frustrations -- fueled by his probable life in the closet. Horatio Alger, Jr. The Telegraph Boy.Philadelphia: Henry T. Coates & Co., [between 1896 and 1904?]. Gift of Renée Betts. Horatio Alger Jr (1832-1899) was forced to resign as a Unitarian minister due to allegations that he had had sexual relations with boys in his congregation in Brewster, Massachusetts – charges he did not deny.
How Conservatives Threaten Basic Personal Freedom With The Perpetual Culture War The political press takes it as a given that there is a sharp dividing line between the “social issues” propelling the culture wars (abortion, school prayer, gay rights) and matters of substance (the economy, foreign policy, immigration and safety-net programs like unemployment benefits).Author: Johanson. I flagged this for a political friend a few weeks ago and he speculated that maybe Rubio’s Horatio Alger story about his family succeeding in America despite starting with nothing has special resonance with an older group that cherishes the idea of American exceptionalism and relishes Rubio’s rhetoric about a new American century.
May 10, 2010 · Sex And The Supremes – Kagan Is Sixth “Maybe Gay” Nominee. With the nomination of Elena Kagan to replace John Paul Stevens on the Supreme Court, rumors began to fly that she is .