Talk:The Curious Case of Herman B Wells

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ehartsay said ...
22:41, 13 August 2010 (EST)
" insists he has found no evidence whatsoever that Wells was ever involved in a romantic or sexual relationship with anyone, of any gender" wouldn't this tend to suggest an ASEXUAL, rather than a bloated gay?
ehartsay said ...
22:46, 13 August 2010 (EST)
Rather than a closeted gay

darn auto spell checker

Seriously, though. Asexuality is a legitimate orientation as werll. Not having relationships with the opposite sex foes not mean tsar you must be gay, it just means that you aren't actively straight.

So says a near asexual who is sick of explaining, that no, I am not gay,
Maida said ...
12:10, 5 February 2011 (EST)
I was a lesbian activist in Bloomington from 1973-1980. I never met Wells but heard all the rumors about him. It wasn't until I saw the movie "Kinsey" that I understood Bloomington. I helped organize the 1975 Midwest Lesbian/Gay Conference at IU, as well as many other on-campus events, and we organizers were surprised by how cooperative many IU staff people were in helping us get rooms and other conference facilities. (In today's world, this might seem small, but in 1975, it was huge to get respect and support from any straight entity.) I believe it was Wells' influence on IU that the university had such a liberal attitude behind the scenes. I also spent a lot of time researching in the Kinsey Institute library and the movie helped me understand the larger context of the Institute's presence in Bloomington. I'm very grateful to Herman B. Wells: whatever his sex life, he did a lot for gay liberation in Indiana and beyond.