Journal of Homosexuality

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The Journal of Homosexuality is a long-standing peer-reviewed academic journal published by The Haworth Press, Inc., in New York. This highly respected forum for research into same-sex desire examines sexual practices and gender roles in their cultural, historical, interpersonal, and modern social contexts. In the fall of 2005, the Journal celebrated it's 50th volume.

The Journal of Homosexuality is published quarterly with two volumes per year (that is total eight issues per year). Its special issues that appear every year are simultaneously published as edited books by Haworth Press. According to its mission statement, apart from scholarly research on homosexuality the journal aims "to confront homophobia through the encouragement of scholarly inquiry and the dissemination of sound research".

Over the years, the Journal has published many scholarly articles that carefully considered boylove related topics. Among those include Tindall's study of loved boys that grow to be heterosexuals (Vol. 3, No. 4, 1978), Jones' bibliographical survey of pederasty (Vol. 8, No. 1, 1982), Sandfort's article on pedophilia and the gay movement (Vol. 13, Nos. 2/3, 1986), Tsang's article on chemical castration (Vol. 28, Nos. 3/4, 1995), Mirkin's controversial article on pedophile politics (Vol. 37, No. 2, 1999), Graupner's work on the age of consent (Vol. 37, No. 4, 1999) and others.

In 1990 the Journal of Homosexuality published a special issue on boylove under the title Male intergenerational intimacy with guest editors Theo Sandfort, Edward Brongersma and Alex Van Naerssen. This issue remains as one of the most important scholarly works on boylove.

The last decade the Journal went under attack by anti-homosexual, anti-boylove lobbyers mostly because several members of its editorial board (Vern Bullough, Wayne R. Dynes, Gert Hekma, Hubert Kennedy, D.H. Mader, Theo Sandfort, Daniel Tsang) including its editor John P.De Cecco used to be members of the editorial board of Paidika: The Journal of Paedophilia. Most recently the journal was attacked for publishing Bruce Rind's article "Pederasty: An Integration of Cross-Cultural, Cross-Species, and Empirical Data" in a special issue on pederasty (Vol. 49, Nos. 3/4, 2005). After much negative publicity, the journal eventually removed the article from the journal's website and the subsequent publication of the special issue as an edited book.

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