TITLE: CONDUCT UNBECOMING: GAYS & LESBIANS IN THE U.S. MILITARY
AUTHOR: RANDY SHILTS
PUBLISHER: ST. MARTIN'S PRESS; 784 PAGES; $27.95
TITLE: QUEER IN AMERICA: SEX, THE MEDIA, AND THE CLOSETS OF POWER
AUTHOR: MICHELANGELO SIGNORILE
PUBLISHER: RANDOM HOUSE; 378 PAGES; $23
THE BOTTOM LINE: Two new books about homosexuality are launched into the mainstream. The heavy one floats. The lighter one sinks.
When asked about his homosexuality, W.H. Auden replied that he was a poet first and a "queen" second. It was a modest response in a less touchy time. Auden was, in fact, a great poet, but for all the...