Limited Global History
Same-Sex Marriage: The Road to Equality, 1990-2013
July 28th, 2013
Sometimes we over-estimate the difficulties of changing the world. When The Independent was founded, in 1986, the idea that same-sex couples in Britain would one day enjoy the same rights to matrimony as heterosexual ones was barely thinkable: not because there was anything improbable about the concept itself, but because the required changes to the status quo seemed too mountainous. Yet somehow, barely a quarter of a lifetime later, everything has changed. Immovable obstacles have been pushed aside; prejudices have been eroded; the seemingly immutable established order has changed. Love between two people of the same gender can be proclaimed and celebrated as loudly and joyously as any other love - and the idea that there was once a time when the laws on marriage did not apply to all British citizens equally is already beginning to seem quaint and implausible.
REC*OG*NIZE: The Voices of Bisexual Men
September 26th, 2014
A collection of short fiction, poetry, creative nonfiction, personal narratives, critical essays and visual art produced by 61 cisgender and transgender bisexual, pansexual, polysexual and fluid men from the United States, Canada, Chile, India, Spain, Sweden and the United Kingdom. This compelling anthology—which also includes a resource section—is a significant contribution to literature available about and by bisexual men and expands our understanding of how bisexuality is lived by men across race, class, gender, age and nationality.
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No Bath, But Plenty of Bubbles: An Oral History of the Gay Liberation Front, 1970-73
November 1st, 1995
ISBN 0304332054 (ISBN13: 9780304332052)
The Gay Liberation Front dragged homosexuality out of the closet, onto the streets and into the public eye. Its London supporters held the first gay demonstrations, organized the first Pride march and ran the first public gay dances in Britain. The Front contained an alliance of lesbians, gay men, bisexuals and transsexuals long before 'queer' was fashionable and challenged homophobia before we had a word for it. Their direct action and street theatre were the envy of the rest of the revolutionary counterculture, their politics the most diverse, their communes the wildest and their arguments the loudest. In two short years, the Gay Liberation Front created the conditions for a lesbian and gay movement for generations to come and then imploded into fragments that became our newspapers, helplines and activist groups.
Surpassing the Love of Men: Romantic Friendship and Love Between Women from the Renaissance to the Present
October 1st, 1981
ISBN 0688133304 (ISBN13: 9780688133306)
A classic of its kind, this fascinating cultural history draws on everything from private correspondence to pornography to explore five hundred years of friendship and love between women. Surpassing the Love of Men throws a new light on shifting theories of female sexuality and the changing status of women over the centuries.
Sexy Origins and Intimate Things: The Rites and Rituals of Straights, Gays, Bis, Drags, Trans, Virgins, and Others
April 1st, 1998
ISBN 0140271449 (ISBN13: 9780140271447)
Has there ever been a gay pope? What is history’s first love poem? Why do men have nipples? How did “drag” come to mean cross-dressing? Who was the first prostitute? At what age does a man’s penis stop growing? Do female animals have orgasms? How long have people been giving the finger? Charles Panati explores hundreds of racy and “unmentionable” subjects, including words, practices, and taboos. Obsessed with getting to the root of things, Panati reveals facts that will surprise even the most informed reader.
Strangers: Homosexual Love in the Nineteenth Century
January 1st, 2003
ISBN 0393326497 (ISBN13: 9780393326499)
The nineteenth century was a golden age for those people known variously as sodomites, Uranians, monosexuals, and homosexuals. Long before Stonewall and Gay Pride, there was such a thing as gay culture, and it was recognized throughout Europe and America. Graham Robb, brilliant biographer of Balzac, Hugo, and Rimbaud, examines how homosexuals were treated by society and finds a tale of surprising tolerance. He describes the lives of gay men and women: how they discovered their sexuality and accepted or disguised it; how they came out; how they made contact with like-minded people. He also includes a fascinating investigation of the encrypted homosexuality of such famous nineteenth-century sleuths as Edgar Allan Poe's Auguste Dupin and Sherlock Holmes himself (with glances forward in time to Batman and J. Edgar Hoover). Finally, Strangers addresses crucial questions of gay culture, including the riddle of its relationship to religion: Why were homosexuals created with feelings that the Creator supposedly condemns? This is a landmark work, full of tolerant wisdom, fresh research, and surprises.
Same Sex Love and Desire Among Women in the Middle Ages
October 19th, 2001
ASIN 0312210566 (ISBN13: 9780312210564)
While scholarship in lesbian/gay studies, queer studies, and studies of gender and sexuality has had an enormous impact on medieval studies, little attention has been paid thus far to women who chose to live according to same-sex affectivity and desire. General treatments of homosexuality in the Middle Ages have assumed that little can be said on the subject. The contributors explore the many ways that lesbian love and desire may have been articulated and represented in the medieval period.
No Girls Allowed: Tales of Daring Women Dressed as Men for Love, Freedom and Adventure
August 1st, 2008
ISBN 1554531780 (ISBN13: 9781554531783)
Based on legends, poems, letters and first-hand accounts, these seven biographical tales tell of women who disguised themselves as men. From ancient Egypt through the Middle Ages to the 19th century, this historically accurate graphic treatment is perfect to transport readers back to bygone eras. The lives of these daring women were often filled with danger and the fear of discovery. However, for the sake of freedom, ambition, love or adventure, these women risked everything. No Girls Allowed brings a contemporary edge to a part of history largely untold - until now.
Pages Passed from Hand to Hand: The Hidden Tradition of Homosexual Literature in English from 1748 to 1914
January 20th, 1998
ISBN 0395837057 (ISBN13: 9780395837054)
There have been several recent anthologies of twentieth-century gay fiction, but Mark Mitchell and David Leavitt's book is the first to explore the texts that circulated before the genre of "gay fiction" came into being, and before greater tolerance allowed writers to treat homosexual themes directly. The result is both an entertaining and a revelatory anthology, and a valuable contribution to our understanding of the literary treatment of homosexuality.
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