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American NightThe Literary Left in the Era of the Cold War$
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Alan M. Wald

Print publication date: 2012

Print ISBN-13: 9780807835869

Published to North Carolina Scholarship Online: July 2014

DOI: 10.5149/9780807837344_wald

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The “Homintern” Reconsidered

The “Homintern” Reconsidered

(p.117) Chapter Four The “Homintern” Reconsidered
American Night

Alan M. Wald

University of North Carolina Press

This chapter focuses on the homintern, an example of an “outsider” presence within the Left. The expression “homintern” refers to the milieu of gay men that were at one time pro-Communist. The term was also intended to suggest a humorous parallel between international networks of homosexuals and of Communists.

Keywords:   homintern, gay men, pro-Communist, homosexuals, Communists

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