Born to Be Gay

Born to Be Gay

A History of Homosexuality

Book - 2004
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There has long been an assumption in the West that views on sex and sexuality are basically similar worldwide. This has never been the case. Many ancient cultures actively promoted same-sex relationships as an integral part of adolescence or even worship. The rise of Judeo-Christian views forced homosexuality "underground," leading to Henry VIII's 1533 ban on homosexuals and Oscar Wilde's imprisonment for sodomy. Born to be Gay takes a radical look at the history of homosexuality, from Bacchanalian orgies to Gay Pride.
Publisher: Stroud : Tempus, 2004
ISBN: 9780752429175
0752429175
Branch Call Number: 306.766 N195b 2004
Characteristics: 288 p. : ill. ; 24 cm

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“This survey of homosexuality from ancient times to the present is unlike other histories of the same ilk; it is truly global in scope, covering the subject not only in the West, but across Asia and the Pacific archipelagoes, among aboriginal populations of both North and South America, throughou... Read More »


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