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A Little Gay History

A Little Gay History

Desire and Diversity Across the World

  • Author: R. B. Parkinson
  • Publisher: Columbia University Press
  • ISBN: 023116663X
  • Category: Art
  • Page: 128
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Documents the history of homosexuality and its representation in art, using objects from the British Museum's collection that date from 9000 BC to the present to illustrate how same-sex love has always been a part of human history.

A Little Gay History

A Little Gay History

Desire and Diversity Across the World

  • Author: R. B. Parkinson,Kate Smith,Max Carocci
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: 9780714151007
  • Category: Homosexuality
  • Page: 128
  • View: 8434
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How old is the oldest chat-up line between men? Who was the first lesbian? Were ancient Greek men who had sex together necessarily gay? And what did Shakespeare think about cross-dressing? A Little Gay History takes objects ranging from Ancient Egyptian papyri and the erotic scenes on the Roman Warren Cup to images by modern artists including David Hockney and Bhupen Khakhar to consider questions such as these. Explored are the issues behind forty artefacts from ancient times to the present, and from cultures across the world, to ask a question that concerns us all: how easily can we recognize love in history?

Gay Life and Culture

Gay Life and Culture

A World History

  • Author: Robert Aldrich
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: 9780500287071
  • Category: Gays
  • Page: 384
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Now available in paperback, 'Gay Life and Culture' is a comprehensive, global account of gay history. It is spectacularly illustrated throughout and includes an extensive selection of images, many of them only recently recovered. From Theocritus verses to Queer as Folk, from the berdaches of North America to the boy-wives of Aboriginal Australia, this extraordinarily wideranging book illustrates both the commonality of love and lust, and the various ways in which such desires have been constructed through the ages.

The Health of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender People

The Health of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender People

Building a Foundation for Better Understanding

  • Author: Institute of Medicine,Board on the Health of Select Populations,Committee on Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Health Issues and Research Gaps and Opportunities
  • Publisher: National Academies Press
  • ISBN: 0309210658
  • Category: Medical
  • Page: 366
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At a time when lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender individuals--often referred to under the umbrella acronym LGBT--are becoming more visible in society and more socially acknowledged, clinicians and researchers are faced with incomplete information about their health status. While LGBT populations often are combined as a single entity for research and advocacy purposes, each is a distinct population group with its own specific health needs. Furthermore, the experiences of LGBT individuals are not uniform and are shaped by factors of race, ethnicity, socioeconomic status, geographical location, and age, any of which can have an effect on health-related concerns and needs. The Health of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender People assesses the state of science on the health status of LGBT populations, identifies research gaps and opportunities, and outlines a research agenda for the National Institute of Health. The report examines the health status of these populations in three life stages: childhood and adolescence, early/middle adulthood, and later adulthood. At each life stage, the committee studied mental health, physical health, risks and protective factors, health services, and contextual influences. To advance understanding of the health needs of all LGBT individuals, the report finds that researchers need more data about the demographics of these populations, improved methods for collecting and analyzing data, and an increased participation of sexual and gender minorities in research. The Health of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender People is a valuable resource for policymakers, federal agencies including the National Institute of Health (NIH), LGBT advocacy groups, clinicians, and service providers.

Pictures and Passions

Pictures and Passions

A History of Homosexuality in the Visual Arts

  • Author: James M. Saslow
  • Publisher: Viking Adult
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Art
  • Page: 342
  • View: 3981
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Covering the history of homosexuality in art, this comprehensive chronicle of gay and lesbian visual expression covers the field, from the sexual practices of prehistoric people, to satirical Medieval art, to the emergence of modern-day gay institutions. 12,500 first printing. Tour.

A Queer Little History of Art

A Queer Little History of Art

  • Author: Alex Pilcher
  • Publisher: Tate Publishing
  • ISBN: 9781849765039
  • Category: Gay artists
  • Page: 160
  • View: 1131
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This small but lavishly illustrated book showcases a selection of works which illustrate the breadth and depth of queer art from around the world. Exploring identity, eroticism, relationships, hidden desires, love and gender through drawing, painting, photography, sculpture and film, it tells the story of queer art from 1900 to the present, revealing how experiences have also been shaped by class and ethnicity, and how art itself has played a key role in changing attitudes and crystalising identities. From the deeply personal to the political or emotive, each work is beautifully reproduced with a short text explaining its wider social and cultural context, and what 'queer' means in different historic and contemporary contexts. 0Including works from a variety of artists - among them Egon Schiele, Duncan Grant, Romaine Brooks, Edward Burra, Salvador Dali, Frida Kahlo, David Hockney, Diane Arbus, Francis Bacon, Bhupen Khakhar, Zanele Muholi, Allyson Mitchell and Tomoko Kashiki - all of whom found new freedom in radical ideas and new art forms, A Queer Little History of Art is a true celebration of over 100 years of queer art, as well as the LGBT community that has embraced it.

Queer London

Queer London

Perils and Pleasures in the Sexual Metropolis, 1918-1957

  • Author: Matt Houlbrook
  • Publisher: University of Chicago Press
  • ISBN: 0226354628
  • Category: History
  • Page: 384
  • View: 3618
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'Queer London' explores the underground gay culture of London during four decades when homosexual acts between consenting adults remained illegal. The author discovers how queer men made sense of their sexuality and how their lifestyles were affected by and in turn influenced the life of the metropolis.

Out in the Periphery

Out in the Periphery

Latin America's Gay Rights Revolution

  • Author: Omar G. Encarnacin
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press
  • ISBN: 0199356653
  • Category: Gay liberation movement
  • Page: 256
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"Known around the world as a bastion of machismo and Catholicism, Latin America in recent decades has emerged as the undisputed gay rights leader of the Global South. More surprising yet, nations such as Argentina have surpassed more "developed" nations like the United States and many European states in extending civil rights to the homosexual population. Setting aside the role of external factors and conditions in pushing gay rights from the Developed North to the Global South--such as the internationalization of human rights norms and practices, the globalization of gay identities, and the diffusion of policies such as "gay marriage"--this study aims to "decenter" gay rights politics in Latin America by putting the domestic context front and center. The intention is not to show how the "local" has triumphed the "global" in Latin America, but rather to suggest how the domestic context has interacted with the outside world to make Latin America an unusually receptive environment for the development of gay rights. Of special attention to the study is the role of local gay rights organizations, a long-neglected social movement in Latin America, in filtering and adapting international gay rights ideas. Inspired by the outside world but firmly embedded in local politics, Latin American gay activists have succeeded in bringing radical change to the law with respect to homosexuality, and, in some cases, as in Argentina, in transforming society and the culture at large"--

The Culture of Desire

The Culture of Desire

Paradox and Perversity in Gay Lives Today

  • Author: Frank Browning
  • Publisher: Vintage
  • ISBN: 0307765598
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 256
  • View: 7818
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Is there such a thing as an American gay culture--a set of styles, values, and behaviors that arises not from ethnicity or religion but from sexual orientation? How is that culture transmitted? And how is it likely to survive the depradations of homophobia and AIDS? These questions are explored by Browning, a reporter for NPR. From the Trade Paperback edition.

Queer City

Queer City

Gay London from the Romans to the Present Day

  • Author: Peter Ackroyd
  • Publisher: Abrams
  • ISBN: 1683353013
  • Category: History
  • Page: 272
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PRAISE FOR QUEER CITY “Always entertaining . . . much to be recommended.”—The Spectator “A nimble, uproarious pocket history of sex in his beloved metropolis.”—Independent “Ackroyd has an encyclopedic knowledge of London, and a poet’s instinct for its strange, mesmerizing drives and urges . . . Queer City contains something to alarm or fascinate on every page.”—The Mail on Sunday “Droll, provocative and crammed to busting with startling facts.”—The Guardian “Succinct, perceptive and robust.”—Daily Telegraph In Queer City, the acclaimed Peter Ackroyd looks at London in a whole new way–through the complete history and experiences of its gay and lesbian population. In Roman Londinium, the city was dotted with lupanaria (“wolf dens” or public pleasure houses), fornices (brothels), and thermiae (hot baths). Then came the Emperor Constantine, with his bishops, monks, and missionaries. And so began an endless loop of alternating permissiveness and censure. Ackroyd takes us right into the hidden history of the city; from the notorious Normans to the frenzy of executions for sodomy in the early nineteenth century. He journeys through the coffee bars of sixties Soho to Gay Liberation, disco music, and the horror of AIDS. Ackroyd reveals the hidden story of London, with its diversity, thrills, and energy, as well as its terrors, dangers, and risks, and in doing so, explains the origins of all English-speaking gay culture.

How To Be Gay

How To Be Gay

  • Author: David M. Halperin
  • Publisher: Harvard University Press
  • ISBN: 0674070860
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 560
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A pioneer of LGBTQ studies dares to suggest that gayness is a way of being that gay men must learn from one another to become who they are. The genius of gay culture resides in some of its most despised stereotypes—aestheticism, snobbery, melodrama, glamour, caricatures of women, and obsession with mothers—and in the social meaning of style.

Mostly Straight

Mostly Straight

Sexual Fluidity among Men

  • Author: Ritch C. Savin-Williams
  • Publisher: Harvard University Press
  • ISBN: 0674981049
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 256
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A growing number of young men today say they are “mostly straight” and yet feel a slight but enduring desire for men. Ritch Savin-Williams explores the stories of 40 mostly straight young men to help us understand the biological, psychological, and cultural forces that are loosening the sexual bind many boys and young men experience.

Queer Science

Queer Science

The Use and Abuse of Research Into Homosexuality

  • Author: Simon LeVay
  • Publisher: MIT Press
  • ISBN: 0262121999
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 364
  • View: 1887
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Argues scientific research shows homosexuality is not merely a set of behaviors anyone might show, but that homosexuals are a distinct group of people, and discusses the social implications

Outlaw Representation

Outlaw Representation

Censorship & Homosexuality in Twentieth-century American Art

  • Author: Richard Meyer
  • Publisher: Beacon Press
  • ISBN: 9780807079355
  • Category: Art
  • Page: 376
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Outlaw Representation is a Beacon Press publication.

50 Queers Who Changed the World

50 Queers Who Changed the World

A Celebration of LGBTQ+ Icons

  • Author: Dan Jones
  • Publisher: Hardie Grant
  • ISBN: 9781784881344
  • Category: Biography & Autobiography
  • Page: 112
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LGBT people are some of the coolest in history – Freddie Mercury, Divine, Virginia Woolf, Marlene Dietrich, Andy Warhol... the list goes on. Queer subculture has had an enormous impact on style, music, science, art and literature. From Oscar Wilde, who defended his homosexual relationships in court, to Rupaul acting as an ambassador for drag on network television, queer people have fought to express their identities and make a difference. This book will celebrate the lives, work, and unique perspectives of the icons who changed the world. Featuring beautifully illustrated portraits and profiles, 50 Queers Who Changed the World is a tribute to some of the most inspirational people of all time

Images of Ancient Greek Pederasty

Images of Ancient Greek Pederasty

Boys Were Their Gods

  • Author: Andrew Lear,Eva Cantarella
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 1135235996
  • Category: Art
  • Page: 288
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This lavishly illustrated book brings together, for the first time, all of the different ways in which vase-painting portrays or refers to pederasty, from scenes of courtship, foreplay, and sex, to scenes of Zeus with his boy-love Ganymede, to painted inscriptions praising the beauty of boys. The book shows how painters used the language of vase-painting to cast pederasty in an idealizing light, portraying it as part of a world in which beautiful elite males display praiseworthy attitudes, such as moderation, and engage in approved activities, such as hunting, athletics, and the symposium. The book also incorporates a comprehensive catalogue of relevant vase-paintings, compiled by noted archaeologist Keith DeVries. It is the most comprehensive treatment available of an institution that has few modern parallels.

Aftermath

Aftermath

  • Author: Thomas March
  • Publisher: Hilary Tham Capital Collection
  • ISBN: 9781944585204
  • Category: Poetry
  • Page: 84
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Poetry. LGBTQIA Studies. Thomas March's debut collection, AFTERMATH (The Word Works, 2018), the author turns over a lifetime of queer desire never quite requited enough. In these poems, aesthetic payoffs arrive through technical precision, but desire, death, jealousy and grief stay as messy and unresolvable here as they are in life. According to judge Joan Larkin, the poems explore "queer identity, troubled masculinity, and those unsettling truths that illuminate and disorient consciousness." Startling aphorisms, like grief as "a cold bath / only your own / body warms," lie alongside generous sentences stretched taut over March's metrical frames. Even the most material of experiences, the weight of a drunk's dead body in his pallbearers' arms, glints with the clarity poetry can give it. March is never sentimental, but his personae understand desire for the sometimes petty, sometimes expansive experience that it is, and he gives us a collection that feels at once generous and sophisticated, full of poems wild with wanting, yet precisely controlled in their delivery. AFTERMATH is the introduction of a brave and essential new voice in American poetry. Says Rigoberto González, "Hindsight opens the door to insight in Thomas March's AFTERMATH, an emotionally intelligent book that invites us to mine the rubble of 'this world / that always wants repair.' The natural rhythms of iambic pentameter pace the heartbeat of this journey toward queer identity, troubled masculinity, and those unsettling truths that illuminate and disorient consciousness, like 'dark stars against the warm, awaiting light.' A superb debut."

Representing the Rainbow in Young Adult Literature

Representing the Rainbow in Young Adult Literature

LGBTQ+ Content since 1969

  • Author: Christine A. Jenkins,Michael Cart, columnist, reviewer, Booklist magazine; author or editor of 25 books including: “Representing the Rainbow: LGBTQ+ Content since 1969” co-authored with Christine A. Jenkins; past president, Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA) and the Assembly on Literature for Adolescents of the National Council of Teachers of English (ALAN)
  • Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
  • ISBN: 1442278072
  • Category: Literary Criticism
  • Page: 310
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This volume examines YA literature that features LGBTQ+ characters and themes. In addition to identifying titles that are notable either for their excellence or deficiencies, this resource also includes chapters on bisexual, transgender, and intersex issues and characters, as well as chapters on comics, graphic novels, and works of nonfiction.

The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian

The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian

  • Author: Sherman Alexie
  • Publisher: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
  • ISBN: 0316219304
  • Category: Young Adult Fiction
  • Page: 272
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Bestselling author Sherman Alexie tells the story of Junior, a budding cartoonist growing up on the Spokane Indian Reservation. Determined to take his future into his own hands, Junior leaves his troubled school on the rez to attend an all-white farm town high school where the only other Indian is the school mascot. Heartbreaking, funny, and beautifully written, The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian, which is based on the author's own experiences, coupled with poignant drawings by Ellen Forney that reflect the character's art, chronicles the contemporary adolescence of one Native American boy as he attempts to break away from the life he was destined to live. With a forward by Markus Zusak, interviews with Sherman Alexie and Ellen Forney, and four-color interior art throughout, this edition is perfect for fans and collectors alike.

Prejudice and Pride

Prejudice and Pride

National Trust Guidebook

  • Author: Matt Cook,Alison Oram
  • Publisher: History Press
  • ISBN: 9781911384304
  • Category: History
  • Page: 60
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Both celebratory and reflective, this captivating guide sheds light on the LGBTQ heritage of many National Trust people and places. It commemorates figures such as Vita Sackville-West and her husband Harold Nicolson, owners of Sissinghurst Castle in Kent, but also delves into the lives of lesser-known individuals associated with Trust landscapes and collections, such as William Bankes, who fled from his home at Kingston Lacy to avoid prosecution for homosexuality, and lived abroad for the last 15 years of his life. From Smallhythe, Monk's House, and Nymans in the South East, to Kingston Lacy in the South West and Ickworth in East Anglia, the Trust is exploring places that have been shaped by the sexuality of their inhabitants, workers, owners, and guests. This guide brings to light turbulent stories of exile and tragedy, tales of loving relationships and family, and sometimes challenging histories of public front and private expression.