HOMOSEXUAL: OPPRESSION AND LIBERATION by DENNIS ALTMAN 242 pages. Outerbridge & Dienstfrey.
ON BEING DIFFERENT by MERLE MILLER 65 pages. Random House. $4.50.
In a now celebrated essay in the New York Times Magazine, printed in January 1971, Novelist Merle Miller gravely and eloquently admitted he was a homosexual. It was an act of courage and some grace, made at a time when most avowedly homosexual voices were those of shrill types with long hair and little reputation to lose. In the months since, a whole tumble of homosexuals have "come out of the...