Interesting piece on Stanford historian Paul Robinson. He didn’t come out to colleagues until 1982 but now writes and teaches gay culture. He published Gay Lives: Homosexual Autobiography from John Addington Symonds to Paul Monette in 1999 and started teaching a freshman seminar on gay autobiography in 2000. Robinson is not the only Stanford academic to expand the reach and sweep of gay life. Art historian Richard Meyer co-authored last year’s big gay coffee-table book, Art and Queer Culture, more than 400 image-heavy pages on everything from San Francisco street scenes to Charles Demuth’s fabulous Dancing Sailors (1917).