Encyclopedia of Anti-Revisionism On-Line

Los Angeles Research Group

Toward A Scientific Analysis of the Gay Question

First Published: n.d. [1975].
Transcription, Editing and Markup: Paul Saba
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EROL Note: This pamphlet was described in a introduction to an much-edited version which was published in the Guardian, on September 3, 1975, as “written by the Los Angeles Research Group, a group of gay communist women, to ’combat the antigay line that is found in some segments of the communist movement.’”



Introduction to the Second Printing

I. Methodology

II. Is Gayness a Response to Decaying Imperialism?

III. Is Gayness a Reflection of Petty Bourgeois Ideology?

A. Ideology
B. Escape
C. Individual Choice
D. Individual Solution
E. Periphery of Society
F. Strains & Self Indulgence

IV. Anti-Imperialism & Communists

V. Material Oppression

A. Historical Perspectives
B. Sexuality, Reproduction and Sex-roles

VI. Democratic Rights

VII. The Gay Movement

VIII. Conclusions


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