Chris Ashford (Sunderland): (Homo)Normative Legal Discourses and the Queer Challenge. From The Chronicle, a special section on Queer Studies, Queer 2.0 and the Q Factor. Surprisingly, queer theorists have rarely encountered Shakespeare — since neither the terms “queer” nor “theory” existed when Shakespeare was writing, how can we export the amalgam of those terms to his works? The myth of the tragic gay death: Parsing the controversy behind Andrew Embiricos. A UN milestone: LGBT rights treated as human rights. Michael Bronski on the meaning of LGBT history. A look at how advertising shapes the image of gayness in America. Kevin Hogan may be fired from his teaching job for having a porn past, but — asks teacher and porn actor Conner Habib — is anyone clear why? Catching up with Gert Jonkers: Looking back at 10 years of Butt upon the release of its final issue. Donovan Lessard on a critique of the "post-gay" thesis. Nadja Sayej on the gayest story ever told: Why did The New Yorker reject this R. Crumb cover?