I didn’t even know that Susan Sontag was in, or out, or whatever. Very interesting post from Andrew Sullivan:
THE INNING OF SONTAG: I have to say I’m amazed at the fact that almost all the obituaries for Susan Sontag omitted her primary, longtime relationship with Annie Leibovitz, the photographer. Of 315 articles in Nexis, only 29 mention Leibovitz, and most of them referred merely to their joint projects. Leibovitz was unmentioned as a survivor in the NYT and Washington Post. It’s striking how even allegedly liberal outlets routinely excise the homosexual dimension from many people’s lives – even from someone dead. But perhaps it is reflective of Sontag’s own notions of privacy and identity. She championed many causes in her day, but the gay civil rights movement was oddly not prominent among them.