On Sex and Sublimation

Watercolor by Auguste Rodin: The Devil or Milton (c. 1900)

Sexual energy not used by homosexuals for procreation, as it is by heterosexuals, should be channelized elsewhere where its ends can be creativity.

Harry Hay, 1951

Sex is. There is nothing more to be done about it. Sex builds no roads, writes no novels and sex certainly gives no meaning to anything in life but itself.

Gore Vidal, 1960

Watercolor by Auguste Rodin: The Devil or Milton, c. 1900

Let Your Spirit Be Gay


Whereas heteros believe that spirituality requires the fervent denial of carnality…for us gay folk the preprogrammed instinctual behaviors triggered by, and thus awakened by, our early sexual and sensual discoveries constitute for us the gateway to the growth of spirit in heart and mind.

Harry Hay
American writer/activist, 1987

Photo by Jan Saudek: Rejoice (1993)