The Shrinking Ten Percent

A new national survey claiming that only 1% of men are gay has put the movement off stride

Even by American standards of interest-group celebrity, gay men have loomed large in the nation's consciousness, surfacing at Roseanne's side on prime time television, as superheroes in DC Comics and on Capitol Hill, where lawmakers fuss over showering habits in the barracks. But last week, as they prepared for the largest march on Washington in six years, gay men became the - first put-upon minority in the country to have struggled toward a moment of national definition only to find themselves suddenly redefined. Here they were, about to sit down face to face with the President in the Oval Office, when...

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