Fascinating reading on the plight of gay men and women through the ages. The contributors to this compassionate book document how society has made life difficult and even dangerous for homosexual people. Through narrative history as well as biography, these essays trace the legal, social, and physical consequences of this oppression.
TABLE OF CONTENTS
chapter |17 pages
"Writhing Bedfellows": 1826
Two Young Men from Antebellum South Carolina's Ruling Elite Share "Extravagant Delight"
chapter |22 pages
Inverts, Perverts, and Mary-Annes
Male Prostitution and the Regulation of Homosexuality in England in the Nineteenth and Early Twentieth Centuries
chapter |20 pages
The Pink Triangle
The Persecution of Homosexual Males in Concentration Camps in Nazi Germany
chapter |29 pages
The Homosexual Rights Movement in the United States
A Traditionally Overlooked Area of American History