Date: Tue, 7 Oct 1997 08:04:50 -0400

From: Fred Shapiro fred.shapiro[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]YALE.EDU

Subject: Re: ONE: In & Out of a homosexual magazine

On Sat, 4 Oct 1997, Barry A. Popik wrote:


March 1955, page 8.

No "homphobes" here, but "homophiles" are. The paper "The Homophile in

Society" is reprinted here; it was delivered in its original form to the

International Congress for Sexual Equality at its 1953 session in Amsterdam

by its author, Prof. G. Th. Kempe, PH.D. of Utrecht, Holland.

OED's first "homophile" citation is 1960.

See my note, "Earlier Citations for Terms Characterizing Homosexuals,"

American Speech 63: 283-85 (1988), for a 1945 usage of _homophile_ by

Henry Gerber, who probably coined the term.