Behavior: Is The Gay Revolution a Flop?

A new book urges homosexuals to tone down and blend in

"The gay revolution has failed." To thousands of homosexuals who marched last weekend in the annual Gay and Lesbian Pride Day parades, the thought may be heretical, but it is exactly the argument put forth by Marshall Kirk and Hunter Madsen, two Harvard-trained psychologists, in a provocative new book, After the Ball (Doubleday; $19.95). As Kirk and Madsen point out, the revolution began 20 years ago last week in New York City at a gay bar, the Stonewall Inn, when for the first time patrons fought back against police conducting a routine raid.

The authors, both of whom are gay, acknowledge...

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